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   LATEST ADDITIONS
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...
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 ...

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TEXAS INSTRUMENTS  LCM-1001
Almost no information about this 'computer' which was probably the first microprocessor trainer Texas Instruments produced. The system held two chips, a quad-Nand 74279 logic chip and a 4-bit SPB0400 processor which was the first processor made using the VLSI process technology. One programmed it through various switchs, results were displayed on LED diodes. Thanks to Steve Perry for information and pictures....
AMSTRAD  PCW 16
The PCW 16 replaced the PCW 9512. Contrary to the previous models, which used a text-based interface, the PCW 16 used a graphical user interface called The Desktop. The computer didn't run CP/M like the old PCW computers, but had its own operating system called Roseanne. Even though CP/M wasn't supplied, it was adapted to this machine by independent developers. Unlike the previous PCW models which came with only the Locoscript word-processor, the PCW16 came w...
PANASONIC FS A1
The Panasonic FS-A1 is a MSX2 system. There are two versions: red or black case. There is DESKPAC software built-in which starts automatically when the system is booted. It offers several interesting utilities : world time clock, chronometer, alarm, calculator, calendar and diary (see software section for screenshots). From here you can also choose to go directly to MSX Basic v2.0. Concerning audio and music, the FS A1 is equiped with an AY-8910-3 chipset (or the YM2149 variant/clone) whic...
GEM GEM 1000 Junior Computer / Charlemagne 999
A quite little strange belgium computer, which appeared under different designs... However, it is strangely similar to the Brazilian MC-1000 Color Computer from CCE. Vaporware ?...
PHILIPS  VG 8235
The Philips VG-8235 belongs to the MSX 2 standard. For its release, Philips presented the VG-8235 as the first link of their audio-video-micro concept, being able to use the newly announced CD-i system, but few VG-8235 were actually seen connected to a CD-i. It was the successor of the the short-lived VG 8230, wich only had 64K RAM and a single sided disk drive. Contrary to other MSX computers, the Philips used a custom chip for the sound i...
HEATHKIT  H8
This early computer was to be used with a terminal for better control. A lots of expansion boards were available for this computer. Memory boards were available in 4K, 8K, and 16K (note: 4k memory board was 8k half populated.) The H8 was sold with software: Benton Harbor BASIC, the HASL-8 2 pass assembler, TED-8 Line oriented text editor and BUG-8 terminal console debugger.
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Further information from John H. Swalby:

SPECTRAVIDEO  SVI 738 - X'press
This computer was a MSX 1 computer equipped with V9938 Video chip, which was quite unusual. It was probably meant to become an MSX 2, thus first versions were prepared to hold a CLOCK-IC chip. Thanks to its V9938 it could display 80-column text. It was called SPECTRAVIDEO XPRESS because it was delivered with a bag to easily carry it around in. The XPRESS designation was also used in a MSX 2 and PC hybrid (X'PRESS 16, for 16-bit...
FOX Fox-640
A.Becket says in its site : ''One of the most interesting Apple ][ clones I have seen. This machine claims to be a "Multi-System" computer, and the manual speaks of future advancements, allowing other systems to be housed. Basically, it is an Apple ][ with a Z80 Card, which can boot into CP/M or Apple ][ software. Instead of saying APPLE ][ on boot, it says -:FOX:-'' Source :
INTERTEC  SUPERBRAIN
The Superbrain was an integrated system with keyboard, display and disc drives. The system used two Z80A microprocessors at 4 MHz, one for the main processing, and the other for peripheral activities. The dual 5" floppy disc units could be 2x170 KB (single side), 2x340 KB (DS), and a 10 MB CompuStar hard disk could be added. The SuperBrain was sold with the CP/M operating system, Microsoft Basic, an 8080 assembler and Microsoft Cobol 74. The SuperBrain II appeared in 1982. It of...
MOTOROLA  WDR-1-Bit Computer
This is a homemade and nicely built training computer, and probably one of the rare computers in the world based on the 1-bit (yes, one bit) Motorola MC14500 processor. This machine was conceived en sold in Germany by DATANorf Hard and Software in kit or ready-built forms. Originally, the MC-14500, also called Industrial Control Unit (ICU) was a CMOS processor designed for controlling simple industrial devices and making binary decisions based on successive single bit information. ...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Jason
9/19/2021
PROCESSOR TECHNOLOGY CORP  SOL - 10 / 20
Built the Sol 20 kit back in the late ''70s and bought a used one in the ''80s. They are both long gone, but I would love to add one back into my S-100 collection.

Zaius
9/17/2021
SEGA Dreamcast
The only console I ever pre-ordered. 9/9/99!

Zaius
9/16/2021
MATTEL ELECTRONICS  Keyboard Component
@Christian - I remember this being advertised before then C64 existed so I would say no... :)

Achim Baqué
9/12/2021
MARK-8 Minicomputer
Hi, I am a vintage computer collector. Please contact me (E-Mail via my website) if you have the Mark-8 to offer.

Achim Baqué
9/12/2021
DATAPOINT CORPORATION Datapoint 2200
Hi, I am a vintage computer collector. I missed my chance to buy it from David Larsen in 2015. Since then, I couldn''t find it elsewhere. Please contact me (E-Mail via my website) if you have a Datapoint 2200 to offer.

Achim Baqué
9/12/2021
WANG LABORATORIES Wang 2200
Hi, I am a vintage computer collector. Please contact me (E-Mail via my website) if you have a Wang 2200 to offer.

Achim Baqué
9/12/2021
MCM COMPUTERS  MCM 800
Hi, I am a vintage computer collector. Please contact me (E-Mail via my website) if you have the MCM 800 to offer.


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
LEMMINGS (PA2080)
Atari Lynx
Atari, DMA Design, Psygnosis - 1993
 game - puzzle
(VIDEOCART-25)

company unknown - 1979
 game -
EUROPEAN SOCCER CHALLENGE (LX106)
Atari Lynx
Telegames - 1993
 game - football - sport
SPACE SLALOM (G-1023)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Orca Corp., Sega - 1983
 game - space
ATARI BASKETBALL
Arcade
Atari - 1979
 game - basketball - sport
DIRTY LARRY - RENEGADE COP (PA2077)
Atari Lynx
Atari - 1992
 game - beat 'em up - platform - police
CHECKERED FLAG (PA2053)
Atari Lynx
Atari - 1991
 game - car - racing
NINJA GAIDEN (PA2039)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Tecmo - 1991
 game - beat 'em up - scrolling
INDY 500 (CX2611)
Atari 2600
Atari - 1977
rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5
 game - car - racing
S.T.U.N. RUNNER (PA2060)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Tengen - 1991
 game -
GALAXIAN
Arcade
Namco - 1979
 game - shoot them up - space
FLICKY (G-1036)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1984
 game - platform
SPACEWAR INTERCEPT (MG-212)
MPT-02 systems
RCA - 1977
 game - shoot them up
SUPER HOCKEY
Atari Ultra Pong Double
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - hockey - sport
SOLAR QUEST (VT3104)
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3
 game - shoot them up - space - vector graphics

   RANDOM ADVERTS
Photography tool

SHARP
PC-1210 / 1211 / 1212

 
Italian ad #3

SINCLAIR
ZX SPECTRUM

 
New Zealand ad #1

SEGA
SC 3000 / SC 3000H

 
German brochure #2

ATARI
MEGA ST

 
TEI brochure cover

TEI
Terminal Processor

 
French advert

SINCLAIR
ZX SPECTRUM +2

 
Acorn ad. #3 (Nov. 8...

ACORN COMPUTER
BBC Master Compact

 
French ad #1 (1984)

ACORN COMPUTER
Electron

 
French advert (june ...

THOMSON
TO 7

 
Promo pic #1

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
U.S. advert (1982)

DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION
VT-180

 
English poster

OSBORNE CORP.
OSBORNE 1

 
French advert #2

SINCLAIR
ZX SPECTRUM

 
French advert.

ALTOS COMPUTER SYSTEMS
ACS-8000

 
UK advert (part 2), ...

DRAGON DATA LTD
Dragon 64

 
U.S. ad (1983)

FRANKLIN
ACE 1200

 
U.S. advert (1982)

AVT ELECTRONICS
Comp 2

 
French promotional p...

MAGNAVOX
Odyssey

 
Plus3 advert

ACORN COMPUTER
Electron

 
Promo pic #3

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
US advert #2 (1979)

ATARI
400

 
1977 advert #2

SOUTH WEST TECHNICAL PRODUCTS CORPORATION
6800

 
First ad.

TELCON INDUSTRIES
Zorba

 
US advert, July 1985

COMMODORE
C128 - C128D

 
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