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   LATEST ADDITIONS
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...
OSM COMPUTER CORPORATION Zeus 4
OSM Computer Corporation, based in Santa Clara California, produced several multi-user CP/M computers called Zeus. The Zeus 4 was released in 1982, and is a natural follow-up of previous systems: Zeus, Zeus II, Zeus 3 and Zeus 3x. The OSM Zeus 4 is a Z80 based multi-user computer that supports a single hard drive (from 6 to 25 Mb) and up to 8 users (4 on first models) via dumb terminals plugged into RS232 ports. The ports ...
OSM COMPUTER CORPORATION Zeus
OSM Computer Corporation, based in Santa Clara California, produced several multi-user CP/M computers called Zeus. The first Zeus system was released in 1981. It looks like a mini-computer with a fairly big case that can house mutimple user boards. Each user has a dedicated Z80A-base-single board that fits into the system mainframe. The modular, stackable system can expand up to 64 users. To add a user, you need a dumb terminal and a user "microcomputer" module added into the mainframe. ...
ALSPA COMPUTER ACI-1 / 2
The Alspa ACI-2 is an integrated CP/M system. The chassis houses one 8” full height floppy drive (the ACI-1) or two half-height drives (making it an ACI-2). While the machine at first appears to be an external drive box, there’s a single-board Z80 computer mounted below the disk drive(s) that provides for a full, integrated CP/M system. The ACI-2 single-board computer includes a 4 MHz Z80, 64K of dynamic RAM, boot ROM, a double density floppy controller, three 8251A serial ports, and optio...
SYSTEMS GROUP System 2800
The System 2800 is a family of 8 bit multi user microcomputers released by Systems Groups in 1980. The systems are housed in a single desk top or rack mounting cabinet which contains an eight slot S100 bus motherboard, the central processing system and either one disk drive and a tape cartridge backup ot two disk drives. The various models in the family are differientated by the combination and number of disk drives and tape backing stores whith which they are supplied. The basic model...
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 ...
VICTOR HC-6
The HC-6 is the second MSX computer from Victor/JVC (after the HC-5). It is in fact essentially a rebranded Yamaha YIS-503 or CX5 computers without SFG music module and MIDI capabilities. The main feature of the HC-6 was the possibility to add a superimposing adapter module (HC-A602S) which can be used to display computer generated graphics on top of videos ! Look at the adverts for examples. This machine was only sold in the Japanese market....

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
ACORN COMPUTER  BBC Master
The BBC Master was an enhanced version of the BBC Model B providing improved features, but sadly also introducing compatibility problems with earlier BBC systems. These features were: loads more memory such as shadow, sideways and private RAM, 4 sound channels, twin cartridge sockets, as well as several built-in ROM software packages like View (word processor), ViewSheet (spreadsheet), ADFS (Advanced Filing System), a text editor and termi...
ASAFLEX 6
This pong has got a big big game selector in the middle. Texts on it are in french....
CONIC TVG-209
This system comes from germany but many clones exist in several other countries. The documentation is both in english and german. This picture doesn't show the cables because they all could be stored into storages. Detachable controllers have their own cable storage at their back and the main unit has got a large storage for the video cable (see more pictures section). This is in fact a classic pong system that uses the GI AY-3-8500 chip, thus playing the 4 basic pong games. No shooting ga...
GAVILAN Gavilan
The Gavilan, along with its optional thermal transfer printer that clipped onto the back, fitted in a standard-size attaché case. It was a true 16-bit laptop computer conceived by John Zepecki, Gaviland's director of hardware engineering. It featured a 8-line LCD screen and was powered by either an AC adaptor or 10 half-D rechargeable batteries with 8 hours autonomy. The 48 KB ROM held the Gavilan GOS (Graphic Operating System) kernel, a FORTH-like interpreter and a desktop manager sof...
COMPUKIT UK-101
Made in the UK by Compukit in New Barnet, North London, the UK-101 was originally a copy of the Ohio Scientific Superboard II. Two years and various legal battles later the UK-101 became, technically, behind its erstwhile rival. You could buy the UK101 as a kit or as ready made for an extra fee. The kit came in a cardboard briefcase, in which there were anti-static tubes containing the 65+ ICs, a box of IC sockets, and bags containing passives (mainly 0.1uF c...
HEWLETT PACKARD  HP-110
The HP-110 was the first laptop computer to offer the power and the possibilities of a desktop. As it was possible to connect a printer and a disk-drive to it, it was a very serious machine in its category, with Lotus 1-2-3 integrated. This was the good occasion for Hewlet-Packard to introduce a laptop computer when IBM and Apple were not yet on this part of the market. The HP-110 is somehow compatible with its big brother, the HP-150, and can communicate with HP "calculators" like the HP-41c...
SONY  PlayStation 2
By the time the PS2 was released in 2000, the PlayStation brand was a household name. Selling well from launch, the PS2 was another success for Sony. Strong third party support and backwards compatability ensured a wide variety of games. After release users reported a variety of problems including DVD playback and the infamous laser problem, where the machine was unable to read blue discs. This problem was so widespread that in America a class action law...
HEATHKIT / ZENITH  H-89
The H-89 was sold under the two names: Heathkit H-89 and Zenith Data Systems Z-89. The H-89 was sold in kit form, the Z-89 came assembled. It originally came with 16 KB of memory, later versions provided up to 48KB on the main CPU board (in groups of 1 KB chips). Zenith and Heathkit offered a 16 KB expansion card ($120) for a total of 64 KB when using CP/M. The system was identical to the H-19 video terminal but had an additional CPU board between the CRT and the ter...
AMSTRAD  CSD
At the time when the Amstrad GX 4000 game console and the CPC+ computers were launched, Amstrad had designed this metallic box to be used by dealers as a demonstration model. It was mainly used in the UK by Dixons chain dealers. Of course, very few models were produced. When opening the front side of the sturdy aluminium case, one finds a metal plate covering the main board, actually a CPC 464+ motherboard, and a daughterb...
SOLID STATE TECHNOLOGY Athena
Little is known about this obscure professional computer. The Athena used a true multi-tasking OS that enabled single keystroke application switching. It also incorporated intelligent distributed multiprocessing into perpherial interfaces. The machine and OS were developed by an MIT graduate and conceived by Solid State Technology from Boston. The Athena is based on a 8085 Intel chipset. Sold with a monochrome monitor and 5.25'' disk drives (320 KB each), it has also a printer (150 charact...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Dorian Viaud
5/16/2022
NCR  PC6
Hi, i''ve got one at home Which used to work several years Before. I Will be able in a month to send you some pictures of the inside and if i can put an hand on the screen, some shots of the interface. Contact me if you''re interested. Best regards, Dorian

Dorian Viaud
5/16/2022
NCR  PC6
Hi, i''ve got one at home Which used to work several years Before. I Will be able in a month to send you some pictures of the inside and if i can put an hand on the screen, some shots of the interface. Contact me if you''re interested. Best regards, Dorian

Joseph Monzo
5/16/2022
YAMAHA  C1
I got a C1 around 1990 and loved it. Only was able to use it for a few years and then something went wrong with it, I don''t remember what it was now, probably the screen. I kept it anyway for a long time, and remember very clearly how painful it felt when I moved and decided to throw it away, just put it in the trash. Now I''ve become a collector of vintage computers and really would love to have one again, that''s in working condition. If anyone has one to donate or sell, search for me on Facebook and send a message.

Christine Earl
5/15/2022
AMSTRAD  PC 1512
Help. I have a 1987 Amstrad PC1512DD with monitor keyboard, printer × some paper, user manuals , other books , interface modem , ( don''t know They are ). Not used now . Can anyone use this .? Everything must go formatted discs etc . Must collect from nr. BAKEWELL. DE45 1LL. A donation would be nice . Going to skip otherwise ..please help. Sentimental reasons .don''t want it to go to skip . Thanks Christine .

Bill Henderson
5/14/2022
IBM  PS/1
Ok, so that last link didn''t work either. If you google this you will find it: www.zonadepruebas.com Restaurando y vitaminando un IBM PS/1 Model 2121. Sorry for the multiple posts.

Bill Henderson
5/14/2022
IBM  PS/1
I''m running an IBM PS/1 2121 now. I upgraded to a 486SX-33 as described at https://www-zonadepruebas-com.translate.goog/viewtopic.php?f$59$t$6184$sid$078a4ebc32f203e564c4e16dca108a4b$_x_tr_sl$es$_x_tr_tl$en$_x_tr_hl$en$_x_tr_pto$wapp. In addition to this, I was able to improve performance by using the SXL_Control_Util.zip utility at https://www.vogons.org/download/file.php?id$56580. My command line to enable caching is: cyrix.exe -f -b -xA000,64 dram 1300 (the -xA000,64 excludes video memory from caching, which was necessary for me to avoid graphical glitches). I was able to see a decent increase in performance by enabling cache.

Lance Norskog
5/13/2022
FORTUNE 32:16
I did the boot ROM and some kernel bits, 1982 to 1984. We shipped a pretty computer, and then 1.5 years later shipped a computer that actually worked. My first corporate job, and certainly a lot of fun.


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
PINBALL CHALLENGE (VIDEOCART-17)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1978
 game - breakout
SPORT GAMES (1)
Bandai TV Jack 5000
Bandai (publisher) - 1978
 game - ball and paddle - basketball - football - hockey - lightgun - shooting gallery - sport - squash - tennis
NAVAL BATTLE / BLAST-AWAY / SPEED-BALL (cartridge #4)
Coleco Telstar Arcade
Coleco - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - naval battle - shoot them up
WIPEOUT
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - car - racing
MEADOW LANES
Arcade
Meadows Games - 1977
 game - bowling - sport
CHECKERED FLAG (PA2053)
Atari Lynx
Atari - 1991
 game - car - racing
BLACKJACK (CX2651)
Atari 2600
Atari - 1977
 game - blackjack - card game
SPASIM

company unknown - 1974
 game - 3d - first person shooter - space
ROBOT WAR / TORPEDO ALLEY (VIDEOCART-13)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1977
 game - naval battle
FOOTBALL
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - american football - sport
SQUASH
GI AY-3-8500 (4 games)
General Instruments - 1976
 game - ball and paddle - sport - squash
BANK PANIC (C-53)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1985
 game - shooting gallery - wild west
KOLIBRI (32X) (84518)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Amoeba, Novotrade International, Sega (publisher) - 1995
 game -
ROAD RACE (AY-3-8603) (2)
Bandai TV Jack 5000
Bandai (publisher) - 1978
 game - car - racing
SUPER OFF ROAD (LX105)
Atari Lynx
Telegames (publisher), Tradewest (developer) - 1993
 game - racing

   RANDOM ADVERTS
Brochure - system in...

ORMATU ELECTRIC BV
Ormatu Video Spelcomputer 2001

 
Geneva ad, Oct. 1985

EPSON
PX 8 / HC-88 / Geneva

 
French advert (1984)

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-150

 
Promotional picture

ATARI
5200 SuperSystem

 
Last sales

DRAGON DATA LTD
Dragon 64

 
French advert

SINCLAIR
QL (Quantum Leap)

 
US advert (december ...

ATHENA COMPUTER & ELECTRONIC SYSTEM
ATHENA 1

 
U.S. advert (1979)

INTERSYSTEMS
DPS-1

 
An advertising for t...

HITACHI
MB-6885 / Basic Master Jr

 
French advert (1984)

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-150

 
Philips french adver...

PHILIPS
VG 5000

 
Proud !

THORN EMI
WREN

 
Terak 8510a brochure...

TERAK CORPORATION
8510 Data Processor

 
French advert (oct. ...

MICRONIQUE
Victor Lambda

 
Japanese advertiseme...

HITACHI
H1 / H1E

 
US advert #7 (1980)

ATARI
800

 
UK advert (july 1984...

SANYO
MBC-55x

 
Lisa 1 pin

APPLE
LISA / LISA 2 - Mac XL

 
German advert

CASIO
FP 6000

 
Advert

ATARI
400

 
French ad (july 1983...

ORIC
ORIC 1

 
Creativity built-in

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
Dutch advert

COMMODORE
PET 2001

 
Bridge Computer vers...

INTERSYSTEMS
DPS-1

 
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