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   LATEST ADDITIONS
HINO ELECTRONICS CEFUCOM 21 / Multipurpose SLAP Computer
The CEFUCOM 21 is a very strange computer ! It was built around a Sanyo PHC-25 to be used as a computer-aided teaching and learning system (to learn English for example). A tape recorder is built-in the left side of the plastic case. The tape deck can read data on one channel and audio on the other. This feature is used by the system to output audio instructions at the same time as its loads data programs into the computer. The tape deck can also be used indep...
SANYO  PHC-20
The PHC-20 was released at the same time as the PHC-10 and PHC-25, in 1982. Sanyo wanted to offer a perfect line of products for computing initiation. These three models were supposed to be complementary. But despite high hopes, they just were flops and it's not clear if the PHC-20 was even really sold, as only one or two were found until today. Most pictures found on the net come from press articles from the 80s. PHC stands f...
SANYO  PHC-10
The PHC-10 was released at the same time as the PHC-20 and PHC-25, in 1982. Sanyo wanted to offer a perfect line of products for computing initiation. These three models were supposed to be complementary. But despite high hopes, they just were flops and it's not clear if the PHC-10 was even really sold, as only one or two were found until today, excepts for press pictures from the 80s. PHC stands for "Personal Home Computer". The PHC-10 was the entry-level sys...
SHEEN Sheen 2001 Home Video Center
The Sheen 2001 is one of the many systems "software-compatible" with the Emerson Arcadia 2001. This family of consoles released around 1982, includes many sub-categories depending on the cosmectic plastic case used, the motherboards version and above all its cartridge slot type. That's why all these systems are "software" compatible, but not "cartridge" compatible. The Sheen 2001 Home Video Centre was marketed in Australia. The other systems using the sam...
ORMATU ELECTRIC BV Video Spelcomputer 1001
The Ormatu Video Spelcomputer 1001 (product code SD-290) is exactly the same system as the ITMC SD-290 (see this entry for more info). This particular version was marketed by Ormatu in the Netherlands and in Finland (?)....
ITMC Vidéo Ordinateur MPT-05
The Vidéo Ordinateur MPT-05 is one of the many systems "software-compatible" with the Interton VC-4000 or the Radofin 1292 to name a few. Though, the Interton VC-4000 is the maybe most popular system of this console group, it was not necessarily at the origin of it. Things must be seen differently. Philips / Signetics developped a hardware platform to demonstrate the possibilities of their Signetics 2650 & 2636 chipsets. Somehow, this hardware was licence...
TERAK CORPORATION 8510 Data Processor
The Terak 8510 is a complete stand-alone micro-computer based on DEC's LSI-11 chipset (16-bit !), in other words, it si a PDP-11 compatible. It was one of the first high-end microcomputers and among the first desktop personal computers to offer a bitmap graphics display. It was capable of running a stripped version of UNIX version 6. It was the first personal machine on which the UCSD p-System was widely used. Various universities in the USA used it in the late 1970s through mid-1980s to teac...
TOSHIBA  Visicom 100
This beautiful but obscure Japanese system was released in january 1978. It's basically a clone of the RCA Studio gaming system, one of the first videogame console of all time (released in january 1977). Made by Toshiba, this beauty was also based on the RCA 1802 micro-processor, and its video counterpart, the CDP 1861. However the main difference with the Studio II is that the Visicom 100 offers colour display thanks additional hardware. Another nice difference, is that unlike the Studio ...
BIT CORPORATION  Dina 2-in1 / Bit 7200 / Chuang Zao Zhe 50
The Dina, also known in Taiwan as the Chuang Zao Zhe 50, is a video game console originally manufactured by Bit Corporation, later sold in the United States by Telegames as the Telegames Personal Arcade.It is a clone of both the ColecoVision and Sega SG-1000 consoles, with one cartridge slot for each platform, and came bundled with the game Meteoric Shower, which was built into the system. Telegames never advertised its compatibility with the SG-1000. The Dina's controllers are modeled after ...
OHIO SCIENTIFIC  Challenger
In 1977 computing industry is changing fast. Ohio Scientific Instruments who were making a lot of expansion boards for their 400 single-board computer, called "Superboard", realize that it would be nice to sell all this hardware, all assembled, in a single case, ready to plug and use. That's what is a Challenger computer, more a concept than a single system. Indeed under the name Challenger came different configurations based around the Superboard system: - Challenger 65-1k: 6502A CPU, ser...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
MICRONIQUE  HECTOR HRX
The HRX is only a 2HR with some more memory (RAM of 64kb) and above all, a new integrated language, the Forth !! Yes, you read well : FORTH. At this time, as the Jupiter Ace was no longer produced, the Hector HRX was simply the only micro-computer in the world with Forth originally integrated (at least I think)....
XEROX  860
This wonderful computer was mainly used as an advanced wordprocessing system, but it could do much more. The full-text monitor could display 70 lines of 102 characters. The text could be black on a white background, or the inverse. The Xerox 860 was equipped with one of the first WYSIWYG word processors: BravoX (later called "Xerox Document System Editor") which was originally developed for the 1972 Xerox Alto and became the predecessor of virtually all modern word processors...
NEC  PC 88VA
The PC-88VA was compatible with the PC-8801 and also had a V3 mode that operated in 16bit mode and allowed to run MS-DOS like OS. This machine had sprites for games in character mode. High quality games such as R-TYPE were released using this mode. Unfortunately this machine had no success and was replaced by the PC-88VA2/VA3 series in 1988.
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Thanks to Yoshiki Yasui for the information ...

ACT Apricot F2 / F10
Unlike the Apricot F1 which was a kind of bridge between the home-computing and the professional markets, the F2 and the F10 were clearly marketed as business machines. They were quite similar to the F1, but included an extra expansion slot, more memory and larger storage capacity : two disk-drives for the F2 and one disk-drive and a 10MB hard-disk for the F10. Like the F1, the F2 and F10 had an infra-red interface for the keyboard and the mouse/trackball ...
FUJITSU  FM 16 Beta
The model number was FM-16s, and it was sold in the USA from about 1983 to around 1985. It had dual processors on daughter boards, one with a Zilog Z-80a and the other with an i8086 on a true 16-bit bus. Hard drives were external, connecting through a SCSI host adapter. The machine could have up to 2MB of RAM on a proprietary expansion card, and ran at 8MHz. It had a 640x480 16 color display and 104 keys keyboard. CP/M-86, WordStar, SuperCalc and the C/PM-86 operating system were bundled w...
RAIR MICROCOMPUTER Black Box
RAIR was a very early UK manufacturer of 8085-based systems and eventually licensed its designs to ICL. This obscure system was sold with a hard-disk and a 5"1/4 disk-drive built-in. It was conceived to be used as a multi-user system. The following languages were available : Basic, Cobol, Fortran, Pascal, PL/1. More information about Black Box internal hardware in the ICL Personal computer page. Pictured here is a model 3/30. ______________________...
IBM  5120
The 5120 integrated system was the last evolution of the 5100 and 5110 portable series, and the last 'heavy desktop' computer made by IBM. The 5120 was an intermediate system between the IBM mainframes and the future 5150 PC. Actually, it was the first desktop Personal Computer made by IBM. Basically, The 5120 technology remained the same as the 5100 model: same custom processor and same IBM typical hardware profile inspired by the mainframes technology. ...
COMMODORE  PET 200
The PET 200 is a rebadged version of the Commodore 8032-SK which is itself the same model as the 8032 with a rounded shape design and a separate keyboard. This design was used later on the CBM-II series computers. It is said that Ferdinand Porsche was involved in this design. It's not true since he died just a few years after the end of World War II. In fact, Commodore enlisted the services of Porsche Design, a separate firm from the famous car maker that specia...
SHARP  X68000 Pro
The X68000 Pro is the successor of the X68000 Ace and Ace HD. It uses a new version of the OS : Human 2.0 and a new Graphic User Interface (SX Windows instead of VS). It has 3 expansion slots instead of two....
SANYO  PHC-30
This is a classic MSX1 computer. In fact it seems to be a PHC-28S with a built-in tape-recorder....

   LATEST COMMENTS
Katy
7/31/2021
AMSTRAD  PCW 8256 / 8512
Hi We are in London I have in the cellar an Amstrad 8512 with monitor, printer, user guide and a number of games and floppy discs Also a BBC micro Would anyone be interested in these? thanks Katy

Dave
7/26/2021
DICK SMITH VZ200
Hi All, We are after retro fans to join our ''VZ200/VZ300 fans" groups on Facebook. We are after more people whom want to make the VZ community grow. We now have arduino and FPGA projects for the VZ. We even have a SD card reader with FAT32 dos running on the VZ ! We''re also trying to gather all known software and articles for the VZ and Laser computers. Do you still have old VZ software laying around on tape or disc? We want a copy of it to keep for historical purposes. Facebook search : VZ200/VZ300 fans.

Alleged_Geek
7/23/2021
BINATONE TV Master MK 10 (model n° 01 / 4834)
I can confirm that this system uses the AY-3-8610 chip. I recently won this beautiful old system at auction and it came in its original box which also included the instruction manual (which also has the circuit diagram) I had to make a minor repair and took a photo of the chip in question.

Sly DC
7/15/2021
PIZON BROS Visiomatic 101
The color version as described by Yves Kien was called the Colormatic 211 ans was going to be sold in 1978 but got cancelled. The story Yves is telling is true except for the year (not 1973...must be a typo). The "Robot" is in fact a small circuit add-on and not implanted in the GI chip. I still don''t know why that is has the "AY-5-8500-G" inscription instead of the usual "AY-3-8500" found in many European consoles.

Chris
7/15/2021
SMH - ALCATEL ALPHA Plus
This computer may have been marketed by Alcatel, but the manufacturer is AES Data Ltd. Montreal/Quebec

Gary
7/13/2021
MEMOTECH  MTX 500 /512
Does anyone know where I can source a replacement PSU?

Guy Spriet
7/12/2021
ONTEL OP-1
TRUE,,, Yes, ONTEL was a wonderful partner. I had to design a full computer system named GS132 for a French based company specialized in the Graphic industry (1976) and the team at Ontel had the most intelligent terminal one can dream of. It helped to decentralize the intelligence at the operator level, thus making the software design much easier at the CPU level. I have worked in cooperation with many OEM manufacturers and I can tell, Ontel''s team was exceptional. Only good memories.


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
JIMMY CONNORS' TENNIS (PA2085)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Hand Made Software (developer), Ubi Soft - 1993
 game - sport - tennis
MORTAL KOMBAT II (32X) (T-8101B)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Acclaim (publisher), Midway, Probe (developer) - 1994
 game - 2d - beat 'em up - mortal kombat
ELEVATOR ACTION (C-55)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega, Taito - 1985
 game - platform
HOCKEY
Arcade
RamTek - 1973
 game - ball and paddle - football - hockey
JOUST (PT5005)
Atari Lynx
Shadowsoft Inc., Williams - 1992
 game -
SUPER OFF ROAD (LX105)
Atari Lynx
Telegames (publisher), Tradewest (developer) - 1993
 game - racing
MAZE (VIDEOCART-10)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1977
rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4
 game - maze
HOVER STRIKE (J9009E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari - 1995
 game - 3d - shoot them up
I-WAR (J9043E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Imagitec Design (developer) - 1995
 game - 3d - shoot them up
RAYMAN (C3669T)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Ubi Soft - 1995
 game - platform
SARGON
Indata Dai
company unknown - year unknown
 game - chess
BATMAN RETURNS (PA2101)
Atari Lynx
Atari, DC Comics - 1992
 game - batman - beat 'em up - platform - superheroes
Q*BERT (OM-G001)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Tsukuda - 1983
 game - isometric 3d - platform
STUNT CYCLE
Arcade
Atari - 1976
 game - motocross - motorbike - stunt
007 JAMES BOND (OM-G008)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Parker Brothers, Tsukuda Original - 1984
 game - 2d - james bond

   RANDOM ADVERTS
French advert (1982)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL III

 
US advert #1

TANDY RADIO SHACK
Color Computer

 
US advert (nov. 1980...

EACA
VIDEO GENIE 1 / EG-3003

 
French advert #2

ITT
3030

 
Japanese advert.

SONY
Hit-Bit 75

 
Japanese Ad

SHARP
MZ 800 - MZ 1500

 
US brochure (verso)

SANYO
MBC-1000

 
Your Computer articl...

SANYO
PHC-25

 
(funny) promotional ...

HONEYWELL
DDP-516

 
Advert for the Memor...

ROCKWELL
AIM 65

 
insert - recto

WORLDS OF WONDER
Action Max

 
French advert #2

ORIC
ATMOS

 
U.S. advert (1979)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL I

 
French advert #4

INDATA
DAI

 
French brochure #3

ORIC
ORIC 1

 
Advert

APPLE
APPLE III

 
UK advert

GRANDSTAND
T.V. Game Model 3000

 
U.S. Advert #2 (1979...

APPLE
APPLE II

 
US advert March 1982

APPLE
APPLE III

 
Jacquard brochure #1

AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS
J100 - J500

 
Philips french adver...

PHILIPS
VG 5000

 
US advert, July 1985

DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION
300 Professional series

 
US advert, July 1985

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS-80 Model 200

 
US advert Oct 1983

APPLE
APPLE II+

 
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