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   LATEST ADDITIONS
YAMAHA  SX-100
The SX-100 is a MSX 1 computer with a minimal but beautiful case design. Contrary to most of other MSX computers, the single cartridge slot can be found on the right side of the unit. The SX-100 uses a Z80A compatible CPU from Sharp (LH0080A) and a Yamaha YM2220 VDP (Video Display Processor) compatible with the Texas Instruments TMS9918. This YM2220 as only used in the Sakhr AX-150, Victor HC-30 and Yamaha SX-100 MSX computers. The sound is handled by a Yamaha S3527 MSX-Engine, also called...
POLYMAX Maxxi
The Maxxi was one of the first Brazilian clones of the Apple II and Apple II+. It was manufactured in 1982 by Polymax, a subsidiary of Abicomp, which headquarters were located in Porto Alegre. Polymax also manufactured larger computers for commercial applications. It has a slightly different design than other Apple-compatibles, with a taller case that supposedly facilitated internal ventilation. Due to the success of Apple in the North American market, sev...
SYSDATA ELETRONICA JR
The Sysdata JR computer is a Brazilian clone of the Tandy TRS-80 Model 1. Within the white molded plastic case, is a single printed circuit board equipped with a Z80A 8-bit CPU cadenced at 1.78MHz. It can operate at 3.56MHz through an optional modification. The 12 KB ROM memory includes the OS and BASIC Level II interpreter. There is also a 2 KB EPROM (socketed) for additional chips. For example, it could be used for extension of the operating system and BA...
CDSE Apply 300
Very little is known about this very rare Brazilian computer. CDSE stands for Centre de Desenvolvimento de Sistemas Eletricos. The Apply 300 is a home computer aimed at computing initiation. As usual with most Brazilian computers, it must be a copy of a more famous computer... but which one ? The Apply 300 is powered by a Z80A CPU cadenced at 3.24 MHz. There seems to be 32 KB and a 48 KB models. There is a BASIC language bundled in the 8 KB ROM. Text resolution is 32 x 24, and graphical...
RCA System 00
The System 00 is an early computer constructed by Joseph Weisbecker around 1971-72, when he was working at RCA. His goal was to conceive an educational computer able to play games, so that children could easily experience and understand how a computer works. This idea later evolved in FRED systems, COSMAC computers and Studio II game system. All logic circuits in the System 00 utilize 7400...
BANDAI TV Jack 1000
The TV Jack 1000 was the first system from a line of consoles released by Bandai and quite popular in Japan in the late 70s. This particular model was released in Japan in 1977. The TV Jack 1000 offers 4 classic games of that era: Hockey/Football, Tennis, Squash and Practice. It is powered by a Texas Instruments TMS1955NL chip which is a clone of the famous AY-3-8500-1 from General Instruments. A color chip ( SN75499N) add colours to the display....
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...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
ADD-X SYSTÈME SMP-8
This is a French professional computer conceived by ADD-X Systèmes based at Blagnac (Toulouse). It was a CP/M, MP/M compatible system powered by a Z80, with 64k RAM. It had 2.4 MB on floppies but an optional 20 MB hard-disk could be added. It was followed by the SMP-5 . There were also two other models, the SM1 and SM2 which were quite similar technically (Z80, 64k RAM), but could be expanded to multipost configurations with up to 8...
GRANDSTAND T.V. Game Model 3000
The Grandstand T.V. Game 3000 is a classic pong system sold in U.K. It can be also found under different other brands worldwide. It's in fact the same model as the T.V. Game Model 2000 but with a colour display (Model 3000 is in black & white). The system itself seems to have been made in Korea. The electronic board is labeled "F'GAMATIC-7600". Indeed many Gamatic 7600 systems identical to this one can be found worldwide, the earliest one being a japanes...
APPLE  MACINTOSH SE 30
The Macintosh SE/30 was the successor to the Apple Macintosh SE and the Macintosh Plus. It ran under Mac OS 6.0.3 or A/UX (Apple’s Unix variant). Apple had been naming all computers using the 68030 processers with an "x", such as the IIx and IIcx. When it came time to put the 68030 processor into the SE series, they prudently decided that calling it the Macintosh "SEx" wasn't the best marketing idea, so they settled on "SE 30"....
ISKRA DELTA  PARTNER
The computer has an integrated monitor and separated keyboard. It was used as main business computer in Slovenia and also in schools, standing next to Commodore C64 and Sinclair ZX Spectrum series; and normally equipped with Turbo Pascal 3.x and Wordstar. Iskra Delta was one of the biggest producers of computer systems in former Yugoslavia. Their systems could be found in almost all large companies in Yugoslavia where they were ...
POPPY 9015
See the Sanwa 9015 for more information about this system......
MCM COMPUTERS  MCM 70 / 700
All the MCM machines were designed and built in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. The company was originally called "Micro Computer Machines, Inc." (the term "micro computer" was all the rage in the early 70's) but sometime in the late 70's changed the name to simply "MCM Computers". MCM was among the first companies to fully recognize and act upon microprocessor technology's immense potential for developing a new generation of cost-effective computing systems. Their first machine was launched in...
NEC  PC 8001
In 1979, the NEC PC-8001 was an excellent machine, offering 8 colors when most of its competitors were still monochrome. There is even a (low) graphic resolution of 160 x 100 dots. It could display capital and small letters. The PC-8001 had great success with Japanese businesses, where it was widely used. At the time, NEC claimed that the PC-8001 represented at least 45% of their home japanese market. This is when the PC serie from NEC and MZ serie from Sharp started competing! The base sy...
ORIC STRATOS / IQ 164
The Oric Stratos was planned to replace the Oric Atmos. It was quite close to the Atmos but had some clever enhancements like a built-in floppy disk controller. This computer was never marketed but when Euréka purchased Oric, the Stratos project inspired a lot the Telestrat computer....
PRINZTRONIC Videosport 600
In UK, Prinztronic was the market brand used by Dixons Group for their electronics. This system is original because of its large selector in the middle of the front panel. Small and easy to carry. It offers the classic 6 games of the General Instruments AY-3-8500 chipset, including two shooting games playable with an optional light gun. This system will be followed by the Videosport 800, which offers more games (8) and a colour display....
HUSKY COMPUTERS LIMITED HUSKY HUNTER
The Husky Hunter is a very special computer as it was designed to work in all environments (Aluminum alloy case). It is a rugged field computer. It has military characteristics : it is waterproof (against accidental immersion) and shock-proof, and its autonomy can exceeds 45 hours (the endurance time of 45 hours is only achieved with Alkaline batteries, with NiCd they only last about 16 hour). The british army was using some Husky-Hunters in 1983. It was also quite used by doctors and scient...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Karl Cross
1/15/2022
AMSTRAD  NC 100
This website really is ace. Recently came to own one of these machines. A fascinating piece of history. Quite practical as a distraction free writing machine. One query: Does anyone know which printers it is compatible with?

Webmaster
1/15/2022
MISC Arcade video games
@rod This is Computer Space from Nutting Associates (1971), considered the first commercially available arcade videogame.

Suzy frith
1/15/2022
HUSKY COMPUTERS LIMITED HUSKY HUNTER
I worked at Husky 1984-5 as the first marketing manager. Then Husky was my first client when I set up my PR consultancy. I learnt so much in that year. That piranha tank! And they really were indestructible!

rod
1/14/2022
MISC Arcade video games
What is the name of the game pictured accompanying the article?

rod
1/14/2022
HANIMEX  PENCIL II
Pencil.... What a strange name to give to a computer...

nanoman@stny.rr.com
1/13/2022
INTEL SDK-86
Hi Frank, I have a sdk-86, sdk-85 and others. I would need to dig them out and ensure they still are working.

David Otter
1/13/2022
FRANKLIN  PC 5000, 6000, 8000
i have just got 2 x these pc''s A Spectravideo SVI-808 (number-30 made) and a franken SVI-808 (number-53 made) looking for any info or manuals on these pc''s. put up a disassembly blog on terry''s vintage web page...... https://www.classic-computers.org.nz/forums/viewtopic.php...


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
HYPER BARRIER PONG
Atari Ultra Pong Double
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
BLUE LIGHTNING (PA2020)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Epyx (developer) - 1989
 game - plane - shoot them up
CHALLENGE
Arcade
Mirco Games - 1974
 game - ball and paddle - tennis
GP WORLD (G-1040)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1985
 game - car - racing
BASIC LEVEL III A (B-30)
Sega SC 3000/SC 3000H
MITEC - 1983
 application - basic - programming language
SPIKE (VT3306)
Vectrex
GCE - 1983
 game - platform - speech synthesis - vector graphics
HIT ME
Arcade
RamTek - 1976
 game - blackjack - card game
BREAKOUT
Atari Video-Pinball (C380)
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - breakout
YOSAKU (#1)
Epoch Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1981
rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3
 game -
MISSILE RADAR
Arcade
Nutting Associates - 1973
 game - shoot them up - war
ROCK N' BOLT (C-54)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Activision, Sega - 1985
 game - puzzle
POP FLAMER (G-1019)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Jaleco, Sega - 1983
 game - maze
SONAR SEARCH (VIDEOCART-14)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1977
 game - naval battle
THE RESCUE OF POPS GHOSTLY
Action Max
Sourcing International, Ltd - 1987
 game - ghost - haunted - lightgun - shooting gallery
SUPERCROSS 3D (J9044E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Tiertex (developer) - 1995
 game - motocross - motorbike - racing

   RANDOM ADVERTS
M-Series brochure - ...

PANASONIC
JD series

 
Promo pic #3

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
French advert (july ...

ATARI
65 / 130 XE

 
Greek advert (march ...

ATARI
600 / 800 XL

 
Microsoft advert (19...

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL I

 
German ad #1

SHARP
MZ 700

 
French ad (sept. 198...

MULTITECH
MPF II

 
Victor ad #3 (1982)

SIRIUS COMPUTER
Victor 9000 / Sirius 1

 
Brochure cover

SHARP
PC-5000

 
UK advert

GRANDSTAND
T.V. Game Model 3000

 
Japanese flyer - ver...

EPOCH
Super Cassette Vision

 
Comparison chart #2

PANASONIC
JD series

 
French advert

MATRA HACHETTE
ALICE 90

 
Micro7 coverpage (se...

EXELVISION
EXL 100

 
Isaac Asimov #1

TANDY RADIO SHACK
Color Computer

 
Ontel advert #1

ONTEL
OP-1

 
New Zealand ad #2

SEGA
SC 3000 / SC 3000H

 
Advert #1

SMT
Goupil 3

 
£99 in January 1982

COMPUKIT
UK-101

 
US advert, July 1985

CASIO
FP 6000

 
Nascom 1 brochure

LUCAS
Nascom 1

 
US advert March 1982

APPLE
APPLE III

 
French advert (1984)

MILTON BRADLEY
Vectrex

 
Brochure

SOCIÉTÉ OCCITANE D'ELECTRONIQUE
OC 2000

 
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