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LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) Goliath
Logical’s Goliath is a server or disk file storage device has it was described at the time. It has a capacity for 10 MByte, 30 MByte or 50 MByte of fixed disk storage and 10 MBytes of removable storage. The unit, which also houses the controller, may have memory ranging from 64K to 256K and capacity for up to 20 terminals. Up to 20 Tina or David computers can link to Goliath as a distributed data processing system. For ...
LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) Adam
The Adam was the first computer released by Logical Machine Corporation (LOMAC) in 1975. In 1978 they also produced Tina which stands for "TINy Adam". In 1983 Logical released the David, and the L-XT in 1983. There was also the Goliath, a data storage server with 5MB hard drive. Goliath could be connected to up to 20 Davids or Tinas. David and Goliath names makes a clear reference to the mythic...
LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) Tina
The Adam was the first computer released by Logical Machine Corporation (LOMAC) in 1976. In 1978 they produced Tina which stands for "TINy Adam". It seems to have the same specs as David but with two 8'' floppy disk drives. There was also the Goliath, a data storage server with 5MB hard drive. Goliath could be connected to up to 20 Davids or Tinas. David and Goliath names makes a clear reference to the mythical story found in the biblical Book of S...
LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) L-XT
The L-XT was the last computer released by Logical Business Machines, after the Adam, the David, the Tina and the Goliath in 1982. It was announced at the 1983 COMDEX Fall in Las Vegas, and commercially available in March 1984. The L-XT uses a 16-bit Intel 8088 CPU with 192KB RAM, and equipped with a 5.25'' floppy drive unit (320 KB capacity) and a 10 MB hard disk (upgradable to 60 MB)...
LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) David
The David is not the first computer released by Logical Business Machines. In 1974, LOMAC (Logical Machine Corporation) released the Adam. Some times later they also produced Tina (for TINy Adam). There was also the Goliath, a data storage server with 5MB hard drive. Goliath could be connected to up to 20 Davids or Tinas. David and Goliath names makes a clear reference to the mythical story found in the biblical Book of Samuel. The David is powered by a 16-bit Intel 8086 CPU w...
GESPAC Gescomp 720 / 730
GESPAC SA was a Swiss company who designed the G-64/96 Bus in 1979. This interface bus concept provides a simple way to interface microprocessor modules with memory and peripheral modules on a parallel bus. The G-64/96 Bus uses a simple, yet modern and powerful interface scheme which allows a higher level of functionality from the single height Eurocard form factor. The low overhead of the G-64/96 Bus interface greatly eases the design of custom boards by the User. This is why, even many year...
WELECT  W86
The W86 is a french computer released in 1983 by Welect. It's the second computer released by Welect after the W80.2. The W86 is powered by an Intel 8086 (hence its name) to catch up with the IBM PC compatible trend of the moment and is thus able to run MS-DOS. But the W86 is also equipped with a Z80A to also be CP/M compatible. It's thus an hybrid machine typical of the mid-80s when the professional industry was moving from CP/M to MS-DOS. There is 128 KB...
SMOKE SIGNAL CHIEFTAIN COMPUTERS The Chieftain 9822
In 1978, Smoke Signal Chieftain Computers (SSCC) released their first computer: The Chieftain, followed in 1980 by the Chieftain Business System, an update to the original Chieftain. At the start of 1982, the company introduced the Chieftain 9822, an update to the Business System featuring the same processor and static RAM options, as well as the same nine-slot bus equipped with the first two Chieftains. The system could be equipped with either two 8-inch or two 5.25-inch floppy drives and...
BRIDGE COMPUTER COMPANY Bridge 3C
The Bridge 3C seems to be a rebranded InterSystems DPS-1 computer sold with Televideo terminals. Apparently the Bridge 3C was delivered with the following software: CP/M 2.2, BMATE word processor, R80 RATFOR preprocessor, FORTRAN compiler, Enhanced FORTRAN, Pascal-Z and C compiler. The following extensions/options were advertised for the Bridge 3C: - FPP: system calendar, 3 interval timers, one additional serial port, and a 9511 floating point processor wi...
OSM COMPUTER CORPORATION Zeus 3X
OSM Computer Corporation, based in Santa Clara California, produced several multi-user CP/M computers called Zeus. The Zeus 3X was released in 1983, and is a natural follow-up of previous systems: Zeus, Zeus II, Zeus 3. The Zeus 3X was available as the same time as the Zeus 4, in which it differs in some features (more users, more memory, tape drive, real time clock, etc.) making it more suited for larger companies. The OSM Z...

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SANYO  Wavy 23
This strange shaped computer is a classic MSX-2 computer, sold only in Japan like many other MSX computers....
XEROX  8 / 16
The "best of both worlds". The Xerox 8 / 16 belongs to a family which appeared at the end of the 8 bit era, when MS-DOS began to be a standard for the 16-bit systems. It has two CPUs, the Z80 allows the use of CP/M and the 8086 is for MS DOS and CP/M 86. This computer was actually two computers sharing certain resources, like the display, the power supply and the floppies but essentially seperate. This computer was one of the first, if not the first PC-sized computer that had concurrent process...
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...
FUJITSU  FM-X
The Fujitsu FM-X is one of the first MSX models to be released, and the only MSX computer ever made by Fujitsu. Indeed Fujitsu had another competing computer range which was quite successful, in the form of the FM-7, FM-8 and FM-77, and which were based on a Motorola 6809 processor. Thus Fujitsu didn't really insist in producing other MSX models. The FM-X has only 16 KB of RAM, 1 cartridge port ...
WICAT  150
Wicat stands for World Institute for Computer Aided Training. The Wicat is one of the first (perhaps even the first) computer to use a 16-bit Motorola MC68000 processor. It is a card-based computer. The mainboard just houses the processor, the boot PROMs, a very fast cache memory and the glue electronics. A lot of cards were developed for this computer. Each card has its own CPU: The I/O board called ICI board uses its own 68008 (68000 with 8 bit data bus), the FD & HD controller, as the ...
SHARP  PC-1260 PC-1261 PC-1262
These small pocket computers were derived from the PC-1251. They had same keyboard and size. The main difference was the larger display, which now provided two lines with 24 characters, which was a great advantage, especially for BASIC programming. The built-in BASIC interpreter was also close to the PC-1251 interpreter. In 1984, the PC-1260 and PC-1261 were released. The only difference between these two was that the former had 4 KB RAM and the latt...
LUCAS  Nascom 3
When the original Nascom company went into liquidation, the owner and a number of staff immediately set up Gemini in the next town. Gemini produced computer boards and systems using the same bus as the original Nascom. After some delay, the original Nascom operation was taken over by a division of Lucas Industries in 1981 (renamed Lucas Nascom), who developed the system and produced new boards and software. The Nascom 3 was basically a cased version of the original Nascom 2, using the origina...
NINTENDO Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Nintendo's follow up to the NES arrived in 1990. Bundled with the classic Super Mario World the console proved to be very popular, but never had the same level of success in the States as the NES did. In fact, the SNES could only manage second place in the 16 bit era until the Genesis was discontinued. A similar situation occurred in Europe, where the SNES was competing with the Mega Dr...
MITSUBISHI  Multi 16
Multi16 was Japanese first 16-bit personal computer. This machine is known as first Shift-JIS code machine. Shift-JIS code is Chineese character's code defined by Microsoft. It met great success and became Japanese standard. Multi-16 could be equipped with an optional hard disk unit. It was only 10 MBytes and costed over $4,000! Thanks to Nomura Hisayuki for this information ...
GAKKEN Compact Vision TV-Boy
This is an extremely rare and obscure japanese system released by Gakken in 1983. Very little is known about this weird console... The most striking feature is the T-shaped controller! The unique fire button is placed on the left of the controller so that it can be pressed by the thumb (if you are right handed). Thus you can play this system with only one hand. In fact, you left hand will naturally want to grip the kind of handle placed at the left of the system... There is the START button t...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Savior2022
8/14/2022
MEMOTECH  MTX 500 /512
I found mtx512 games https://www.mediafire.com/file/2tz3ngv9zlhpkgt/MEMOTECH_MTX512_Ultimate_Game_pack_v1.0_$2528BKL$2529.zip/file https://archive.org/search.php?query$memotech

Garry
8/13/2022
DICK SMITH VZ300
Great computer

TB99
8/10/2022
VIDEO TECHNOLOGY  LASER 3000
I had the vtech 3000 version sold in the USA. It didn''''t support Low-Res Apple II mode$this would show garble on the screen..Lots of freeware/Public domain software used this mode. Also, some of the ads in computer shopper implied it had 192k of RAM, when in reality, it only had 64k, so any 128K //c-//e software was out too. The Up arrow key didn''''t work in Apple II software, although it did seem to work in the enclosed "Magic //e" word processor. It also came with MagicMemory Database and MagicCalc spreadsheet. I couldn''''t get Ultima V to load on it, even though the box said 64k. I''''d say most high-res 64k games did work though.

TB99
8/10/2022
DICK SMITH Cat
I had the vtech 3000 version sold in the USA. It didn''t support Low-Res Apple II mode$this would show garble on the screen..Lots of freeware/Public domain software used this mode. Also, some of the ads in computer shopper implied it had 192k of RAM, when in reality, it only had 64k, so any 128K //c-//e software was out too. The Up arrow key didn''t work in Apple II software, although it did seem to work in the enclosed "Magic //e" word processor. It also came with MagicMemory Database and MagicCalc spreadsheet. I couldn''t get Ultima V to load on it, even though the box said 64k. I''d say most high-res 64k games did work though.

Ken Bolt
8/9/2022
DURANGO F85
I want to donate my Durango F85 computer. Purchased about 1980. Please text or phone me at 905-741-2658 Ken Bolt

Larry Sh.
8/7/2022
XEROX  820-II
Again, not a "bad" computer per se, but much better was out there in 1983. 8" floppies where already sliding into obsolescence. Some of the same great software was becoming available for the new IBM PC and PC/XT and the new Apple //e had some great productivity software coming soon. This was a case of too little improvement coming too late. A Kaypro 10 was a better deal that was at least as good, or better, at a lower price and excellent build quality. Xerox leadership was caught in the 1970''s or something.

Larry Sh.
8/7/2022
XEROX  820
The idea behind this computer seems solid even if very conservative. A well build and set up CP/M box was a popular idea. But for the price tag the deal was not so hot. You could get a Transportable from Osborne or later Kaypro for cheaper and often have a faster CPU as a great bonus (2.5 vs 4 MHz Z-80). Basing it on the hobbyist "Big Board" was them being cheap and lazy because they sure as hell did not charge a "hobbyist price". Even a "good" system can fail miserably when so much better is around for better prices.


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
BASIC MATH (CX2661)
Atari 2600
Atari - 1977
rating is 1rating is 1rating is 1rating is 1rating is 1
 game - educational game - mathematics - mind games
(VIDEOCART-25)

company unknown - 1979
 game -
BOWLING (VIDEOCART-21)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1978
 game - bowling - sport
HYPER BARRIER HOCKEY
Atari Ultra Pong Double
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - hockey - sport
DOKI DOKI PENGUIN LAND (C-50)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1985
 game - platform
KOLIBRI (32X) (84518)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Amoeba, Novotrade International, Sega (publisher) - 1995
 game -
I-WAR (J9043E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Imagitec Design (developer) - 1995
 game - 3d - shoot them up
BASEBALL (TV ARCADE IV) (18V403)
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 game - baseball - sport
NBA JAM TOURNAMENT EDITION (32X) (T-8104B)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Acclaim (publisher), Iguana Entertainment (developer), Midway - 1995
 game - basketball - nba - sport
DAI-PACMAN
Indata Dai
Dainamic - 1983
 game - eat them all - maze - pac-man
MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP (32X) (84600)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Sega - 1994
 game - motocross - motorbike - racing
RAMPAGE (PA2022)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Bally, Midway - 1990
 game -
STAR TREK - STARFLEET ACADEMY (32X) (84521)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
High Voltage Software, Interplay, Sega - 1995
 game - flight sim - space - star trek
COMBAT (CX2601)
Atari 2600
Atari - 1977
rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5
 game - dogfight - duel - plane - tank
BASEBALL (MG-210)
MPT-02 systems
RCA - 1977
 game - baseball - sport

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Promotional leaflet

FAIRCHILD
Channel F

 
1978 brochure #12

MSI
6800

 
UK advert, Oct 1983

TOSHIBA
T 100

 
French ad (sept. 198...

CASIO
PB-100

 
First U.S. ad (1982)

BASIS
BASIS 108

 
1978 brochure #10

MSI
6800

 
Japanese advert

MITSUBISHI
Multi 16

 
New-Zealand advert (...

ATARI
65 / 130 XE

 
UK advert (july 1984...

PHILIPS
P2000C

 
US advert (1984)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
1000

 
Advert #3

COMMODORE
VIC 20

 
Japanese advert.

TOMY
Tutor / Pyuuta

 
NorthStar cards

NORTHSTAR
Horizon

 
French advert#2

COLECO
ADAM

 
Demo tape inlay #1

MICROKEY KFFT
PRIMO A-32

 
New-Zealand advert (...

TANDY RADIO SHACK
1000

 
French advert (1980)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 PC-1

 
Advert #1

MAGNAVOX
Odyssey˛

 
commercial pamphlet ...

CENTRAL DATA
2650

 
Japanese advert (198...

SONY
Hit-Bit 55

 
TTX 80 french advert...

BULL
TTX 80 / 85 / 90

 
French advert #3

INDATA
DAI

 
1978 brochure #5

MSI
6800

 
Advert #1

EPCOM / SHARP
Hotbit HB-8000

 
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