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   LATEST ADDITIONS
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...
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 (?)....

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
MUPID Mupid
The MUPID (Multipurpose Universal Programmable Intelligent Decoder) was originally mainly marketed as a Prestel (or BTX as it was called in Austria and Germany) terminal for the Austrian post office (that operated this service). However, contrary to numerous dumb videotext terminals used in various European countries, this one was actually a true home computer featuring a Z80 microprocessor, BASIC, a large amount of memory (128kB), a colour video interface and several I/O ports. It could be c...
POPPY 9017 - Colour TV Game
Though this it looks like a common European pong system, the Poppy 9017 is quite particular for it offers 4 pongs games, 2 shooting games AND 4 motor cycle games in the same case... wow The 4 classic pongs games (Tennis, Soccer, Squash, Practice) and 2 shooting games (Moving target, S.L. Target) are almost certainly offered by the General Instrument AY-3-8512 chipset. The shooting games are only playable with the optional light gun. The 4 motor cycle games (Drag race, Stunt Cycle, Motor Cross...
ABS COMPUTER  ORB
This information comes from Bruce Newman: The Orb computer was designed and made by ABS Computers Ltd (Allied Business Systems) in the early 1980's. ABS was situated in Portslade (near Brighton) Sussex England. It was a multi-user system running the multi-user version of CPM. The main processor unit was housed in the rectangular box along with the monitor logic card and two 800K 51/4 floppy drives. Sitting on top in the ball part was the monitor which was a rehoused mono Tatung RS2...
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...
TRIOS MICRO SYSTEMS MicroMate PMC 101
Also called the PMC 101, this PMC MicroMate is a small CP/M computer that "extends" a dumb terminal into a full blown computer. The case is the size of a full height floppy drive, and contains a half height 5 1/4" floppy drive as well as the Z80 computer itself. The system also has stickers on it indicating it was either sold by or OEM'ed by Trios Micro Systems. It comes with 2 CP/M v3.0 boot disks: one for 9600 baud and one for 300 baud. Communications to the terminal is software selectable ...
FUJITSU  FM Towns
Very little is known about this Japanese system. Help welcome !! It apparently had some success in Japan, with great game conversions. Based on the IBM PC architecture, it had excellent sound and graphic features. It has the barebone of a classic IBM PC system but was conceived from the start as a real familial multimedia system. Graphic resolutions go from 360x240 to 640x480 with 256 colors simultaneously on screen from a color palette of 16.7 millions colors. Most of these graphic modes ...
BASIS  BASIS 108
This professional computer was compatible with most of the hardware and software designed for the Apple II. It could run under DOS 3.x, but thanks to its second CPU, a Z80 processor, it could also run under CP/M. The Basis 108 had 128 KB RAM, (two switchable memory banks of 64k). Two 5"1/4 disk-drives (Apple compatible) could also be mounted inside the computer. In the picture, these are Apple Disk II drives. The Basis 108 was a good Apple II compatibl...
ATARI  600 / 800 XL
The Atari 800XL, together with the 600XL, were successors of the Atari 400/800 series and the unsuccessful Atari 1200 XL in a more compact case. They could use almost the same software, just so long as the program was written correctly, because of some slight differences between OS versions. The 800XL had 64 KB of RAM, two joystick ports and kept all the custom chips (Pokey, GTIA, Antic) of the previous models. It also featured...
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...
PANASONIC FS A1 GT
This system is a MSX Turbo R. It is one of the last MSX computer ever made. It is the successor of the MSX 2+ systems and thus has many characteristics in common. New features include a new PCM sound chip which can sample sound up to 15 KHz and replay up to 22 kHz. There is an internal microphone for the PCM unit. There is also an additional CPU, the R800 wich is a 16-bit RISC processor. The user can select the CPU (Z80 or R800) b...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Dr. Joachim Mueller
11/26/2021
OLIVETTI  ETS 1010
Hello, just found your website while looking for something else. In the early 80s I was head of system-engineers for these productline at Olivetti main solution partner in Berlin (West). I have also been in Eatontown and was supporting the Syntrex products until late 90s. There was a deal with the japanese Konica-U-bix company which was selling the updated Syntrex products. OS: Syntrex Operating System (SOS) was based on Unix Berkeley Version. Monitor in Europe was white chars on black and black chars on white wich was a USP , cause it looks like "printed letters". Still have some documents and information on that. Lett me know what you like to know, or if you need pictures. Greetings across the big pond Joachim

Stefan
11/22/2021
DATAPOINT CORPORATION Datapoint 2200
I have heard from a collector there will be a 2200 in an online auction in December 2021... I hope that I can bid there. But I''m afraid I can''t afford that

Wade
11/21/2021
RADOFIN ELECTRONICS LIMITED AQUARIUS 2
How much were you looking to get for it?

OldComputers ES
11/21/2021
ROCKWELL  AIM 65
A Spanish version of AIM, the DRAC-1 by Comelta S.A. The motherboard of this machine is a Rockwell R6500 Advanced Interactive Microcomputer, and had a 5.25 floppy drive and a professional keyboard with 54 keys. More info: https://www.oldcomputers.es/drac-1/

Achim Baqué
11/21/2021
IBM  5100
I am looking for a IBM 5100. Any offer welcome.

bryndal36
11/19/2021
VIDEO TECHNOLOGY  LASER 3000
I got one for Christmas 1984 that came with a floppy disk drive as well. It actually had 48K ram but if you bought the 16k expansion/emulator, that brought it up to 64k and allowed you to load prodos.

Juan Maestre
11/17/2021
VOLTMACE Database Games-Computer
Just for info, game $26 CHESS was released, I have one copy of it.


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
BATTLE WHEELS (PT5006)
Atari Lynx
Beyond Games - 1993
 game - car - driving - shoot them up
OTHELLO
Compucolor
company unknown - year unknown
 game - board game - mind games - othello
BASEBALL
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - baseball - sport
BLITZ! (VT3202)
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3
 game - american football - sport - vector graphics
ZAXXON (G-1038)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1985
 game - isometric 3d - shoot them up
THEME PARK (8001-TPKJAG)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari, Bullfrog Productions (developer), Ocean Software (publisher) - 1995
 game - business sim
TENNIS
Odyssey 200
Magnavox - 1975
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
EVOLUTION - DINO DUDES (J9006)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Imagitec Design (developer) - 1994
 game - cavemen - puzzle
CHOMP
Exidy Sorcerer
Global Software Network - 1981
rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4
 game - eat them all - maze
BLACKJACK (CX2651)
Atari 2600
Atari - 1977
 game - blackjack - card game
POLE POSITION II (30)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch (developer), Namco - 1986
 game - car - racing
Y˛ MONSTER-LAND (26)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1986
 game - platform
BOUNCE
Compucolor
company unknown - year unknown
 game -
CONGO BONGO (G-1007)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1983
 game - platform
CHITAIKU
Gakken Compact Vision TV-Boy
Gakken - 1983
 game - helicopter - horizontal scrolling - shoot them up

   RANDOM ADVERTS
UK advert (july 1984...

SANYO
MBC-55x

 
First advert - Jan.1...

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
Wonder Compute

COMMODORE
VIC 20

 
French advert #2 (oc...

INDATA
DAI

 
Terak 8510a brochure...

TERAK CORPORATION
8510 Data Processor

 
Byte shopper

IMSAI
8080

 
U.S. advert #2 (1982...

NEC
APC

 
Software catalogue

ACORN COMPUTER
Electron

 
Computer terminal to...

DIGITAL MICRO SYSTEMS
DMS-3/F

 
1980 range advert

HEATHKIT / ZENITH
H-89

 
UK advert, Oct. 1983

FORTUNE
32:16

 
french advert (april...

SHARP
PC-1500 / PC-1500A

 
Diabolik, french adv...

YAMAHA
YIS-503 / Diabolik

 
US dealer advert

COMMODORE
PET 2001

 
CMC International

INTERTEC
SUPERBRAIN

 
Promo pic #6

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
German advert

MAGNAVOX
Odyssey 200

 
Japanese advert #3

CANON
X-07

 
U.S. advert (1979)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL I

 
French advert

THOMSON
TO 8 - TO 8D

 
464 - 6128 periphera...

AMSTRAD
CPC 464

 
U.K. ad (Dec. 1985)

MEMOTECH
MTX 500 /512

 
french advert (jan. ...

HEATHKIT / ZENITH
H-89

 
French advert.

SPECTRAVIDEO
SV 318

 
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