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   LATEST ADDITIONS
BANDAI Arcadia
The Bandai Arcadia, is the same system as the Emerson Arcadia 2001, but sold in Japan. Please see this entry for more detailed informations. The Arcadia 2001 clones includes : Advision Home Arcade (France), Bandai Arcadia (Japan), GiG Electronics Leonardo (Italy), Hanimex HMG-2650, Leisure-Dynamics Leisure-Vision, Intercord XL 2000 system, Eduscho / Tchibo Tele-Fever, etc... It...
BANDAI TV Jack 5000
The TV Jack 5000 from Bandai released in 1978 is one of the first cartridge based system from Japan. It's the equivalent of european and american systems like the Hanimex SD-050, Acetronic Color TV Game, Prinztronic Micro 5500, SHG Blackpoint, Binatone Cablestar, Radofin telesports, etc. There have been tons of systems like these. The TV Jack 5000, like all these systems, use cartridges based on General Instruments chipsets which offers different games on each chip. That's why all these sy...
OLIVETTI  A5
Olivetti introduced a mainframe about 1960 which was called ELEA, then in 1965 the Programma 101 - which was probably the world's first real desktop computer. Then a little later they introduced the Audiotronic range of "office computers". The first was the A770, which was replaced by the A7. The A5 was the desktop version. The Olivetti Audit 5 or A5 was largely an electro mechanical computer. It printed via a golf ball typewritter mechanism at the astonishing speed of 16 character per second...
TRIUMPH ADLER  TA-1600
The TA 1600 system was introduced in 1983 at the CeBIT (which was only a part of the "Hannover-Messe" by that time). TA showed a few sample applications and the 1600 family in general. Triumph Adler's hardware included also the 1600/20-3 which was supplied with a permanent-swap-HDD-unit. This unit had a memory/storage capacity of 2 x 8 MB (Winchester technology). Triumph Adler said the system (the 1600) will fit the demand of medium-sized businesses, due to the facts that these companies w...
MIDWICH Microcontroller
Called the Midwich Microcontroller, this British computer was developped to provide a small desktop micro capable of running other equipment throug a variety of interface cards. In 1979 an Italian IC manufacturer designed and began to sell a single board micro system that could be expanded to a full system with a VDU, discs, etc. Called the Nanocomputer, it was manufactured by SGS Ates and one of the distributors in the UK was Midwich. The Nano was somewhat expensive and suffered from a numbe...
RADIONIC Model R1001
This is an extremly rare TRS-80 Model 1 clone, based on an other clone: The Komtek 1 (from Germany). It's equiped with a Level II basic and powered by a Zilog Z80 cpu. _________ Contributors : Incog...
BASF 7100
The BASF 7000 systems are professional computers from Germany. They seem to be based on the Microterm II Intelligent Terminal by Digi-Log Systems, Inc. There were several models in the 7000 serie....
PERTEC PCC 2000
PCC 2000 is a professional computer released in 1978. It was designed in 1978 by Pertec, the company which merged with MITS by the end of 1976. The PCC is conceived as a monobloc machine, where the display and two 8" floppy disk drives are built-in the main case. The mechanical keyboard offers separated numeric and editing keypads. The system is powered by an Intel 8085 microprocessor and offers 64 KB RAM. The whole thing was apparently delivered with an extended Basic language, which has...
UNIVERSUM Multispiel 2006
Basic pong system based on the popular AY-3-8500 chipset from General Instruments....
TERTA TAP-34
TAP 34 is a self design of Terta company from Hungary. Primarily it was designed as a terminal for big computer systems but it was also able to process data alone. The main integrated circuits were assembled in the USSR and in Hungary by Tungsram, but several parts were imported from other countries. The built-in monitor was a DME-28 monochrome CRT made by Orion. This company was famous for its televisions in Hungary and the other KGST countries. The floppy drive attached to the compute...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
HONEYWELL H316 - Kitchen computer
And now something for the ladies... Torin Darkflight kindly sent us following information and picture about this rather weird machine: "This odd-looking and almost laughable computer was released by Honeywell under the official name H316 Pedestal Model, but was featured on the cover of a Nieman-Marcus catalog under its more commonly-known name, the "Kitchen Computer". The Kitchen Computer is most likely where the classic recipe storage clichÚ originated, as this wa...
IBM  PC XT - Model 5160
The IBM PC XT is the successor of the IBM PC. The XT stands for EXtended Technology and was introduced in early 1983. It has enhanced features: CGA graphic card, hard disk, more memory, and no more tape port (!). But it wasn't very innovative. There are in fact two versions of the XT motherboard. The first one can accept from 64k to 256k RAM, whereas the later one has support for 640K RAM max, the 101-key keyboard, a 3.5'' FDD and a few other det...
AI ELECTRONICS  ABC 24
The ABC-24 and ABC-26 could run up to 8 programs simultaneously and could manage 7 work-stations under M/PM (according to the advertisement). they has a real-time clock and 96 graphic symbols built-in. There were several models : 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26, mostly differentiated by their storage capacities... The 2x Models were the successors of the ABC 10, which had a digital tape auxillary...
SHARP  X1-C (CZ-801C)
This is the compact version of the Sharp X1. No new features except the size and the VRAM (48 KB instead of 4 KB). The most famous and strong feature of the X1 series is Programmable Charactor Generator(PCG). Tape Basic and Disk Basic were available but had to be loaded from tape. ...
COMMODORE  PLUS 4 - C232/264/364
Among the Commodore news from the Summer CES 1984 was the renaming of the C=264 to Plus/4. This renaming came along with a slight change in the built-in software: you could not choose between many different programs anymore, but each Plus/4 was delivered with the 3-plus-1 software. The built-in software is not worth the silicon it is etched in: a word processor (only with 40 columns and can manage documents with only 99 lines of 77 columns), a very small spreadsheet (only 17 columns and 50 li...
ULTRASOUND TV-9010
This is a German pong system. All the texts are written in German. It's a handheld pong type: one of the paddles includes the systems hardware and is used by the first player. The second paddle is connected to the first one and is used by the second player. It could easily be disconnected and was very small (1/3 of the main parts size). As it was not hardwired, it was easily lost. This pong system has got an interesting feature: an On/Off switch for sound that allowed the players to turn o...
NEC  PC 6001 MK 2 SR
This is another enhanced version of the original PC-6001 and later PC-6001 MK2. Two Basics languages (N66 & N66SR) are built-in. The computer is still compatible with the N60-Basic and N60-Extended Basic modes from the original PC-6001. The Basic N66 offers a 320x200 graphic mode (in 4 colors) and the new N66SR-Basic offers new text and graphic resolutions, the maximum being 640x200 with 15 colors. There is a ROM holding 102...
COMMODORE  AMIGA 1500
The Amiga 1500 was a variation of the Amiga 2000 that was only available in the U.K. in 1990. This system came with two internal floppy disk drives (only one for the 2000), but without hard disk and controller card. Nevertheless, it was a true Amiga 2000 that could be easily upgraded. It also featured one of the latest motherboard version (6.2), the ECS chipset and Kickstart 2.04.
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MBO Tele-Ball VII
MBO was a famous electronic german brand from Munich. This is a quite sober pong system... actually, not a very fun or nice looking one. At least, it is complete and offers the 6 games of the AY-3-8500 from General Instruments. The detachable controllers have a serve button. Each of them can be stored on the sides of the main unit. MBO produced a large serie of pong systems that they named "tele-ball" with numbers from 1 to 9 (or more ?). But there did not seem to be any real evolutivity as t...
MATSUSHITA  National JR 100
The National (also known as Panasonic or Matsushita in other countries) JR series was pretty popular in Japan. Small quantities were sold outside Japan, in New Zeland among other countries. Little is known about the first system of the range (please help!). It was obviously an initiation machine with black & white display and rubber keyboard. The JR 100 was followed by the JR 200. Thanks to Murray Moffatt from New Zeland for most of the informatio...

   LATEST COMMENTS
george
6/18/2019
OLIVETTI  Programma P101/P102
in autumn 1968 opened the ''IUT informatique'' of Lyon (france). we were teached computing with an Olivetti programma 203 and some teletype connected to GE time sharing running Darthmouth Basic. The (nicely designed) Olivetti programma 203 (and the (little ugly) audit series) as (sort of) first (micro) computer for (very) small company in europe in 70''s was a very good tool (at that time)(but not a success story .. helas)

UZsie
6/17/2019
CASIO  PB-100
My first PC, I recall two things, a blackjack game crammed in the 544 bytes.
And a regularity race among friends where the actual average speed was kept by me using the pb100 as a mere calculator.
The first leg we had 30 secs margin, and the guys with 10 secs margin taunted us. They simply lucked out after that, so we won all the other legs. $P

sanddecker
6/16/2019
ENTEX Gameroom Tele-Pong
I have one of these from my parents''. For some reason it doesn''t show the player''s paddle. Any ideas why?
To add, mine does not have the channel switch but does have sound.

Kip Crosby a/k/a panterazero
6/16/2019
NEXT COMPUTERS  NeXT Station
What RAM format allowed 128MB on the NeXT mainboard? I would assume SIMMS, but what size? ty...

Patrick DePalma
6/13/2019
PANASONIC Senior Partner
I am looking for a cable to connect the keyboard to the computer on my Sr. Partner. I’m the original owner and it kills me that I can’t find the cable.

Any advice as to where to find one would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Keith Whitehead
6/12/2019
AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS J100 - J500
I have 4 Jacquards at home along with a shared hard drive . Never powered them up. The external hard drive, is HEAVY, 2 of us can only just do it.

Martin
6/11/2019
CROMEMCO  Z-1
The Z-1 had 3 significant changes from the Imsai 8080 upon which it was based: 1) The Motherboard was replaced with a Cromemco Blitz Bus (the rare version of this bus with the front connector offset to accept the front panel) 2) the CPU was replaced with the Cromemco ZPU, and 3) the film in the front panel was replaced with one that says Cromemco Z-1.

The Blitz Bus was supposed to handle higher frequency better, to support the 4 MHz ZPU.

On my Z-1, the fuse was relocated to the rear panel. I suspect this was also done by Cromemco when they created the Z-1, but I don''t have confirmation.


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
VIDEO CHESS (CX2645)
Atari 2600
Atari - 1979
 game - board game - chess
STUNT CYCLE
Atari Stunt Cycle (model SC-450)
Atari - 1977
 game - motocross - motorbike - stunt
QIX (LX102)
Atari Lynx
Knight Technologies, Taito, Telegames (publisher) - 1991
 game -
SPACE WAR (VIDEOCART-05)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1977
 game - duel - space
ASTRO WARS (01)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1984
 game - shoot them up
HANGMAN (VIDEOCART-18)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1978
 game - hangman - mind games
SPACE HARRIER (32X) (84505)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Sega - 1994
 game - shoot them up
TIMEPARADOX
Sharp X1
company unknown - year unknown
 game -
SHADOW OF THE BEAST (PA2081)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Digital Developments, Psygnosis, Reflections - 1992
 game - platform
MINIATURE GOLF (CX2626)
Atari 2600
Atari - 1978
 game - mini golf - sport
DOGFIGHT
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - lightgun - plane - shooting gallery
BLACKTHORNE (32X)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Blizzard Entertainment (developer), Interplay (publisher), Paradox Development - 1994
 game - platform
GOTCHA
Arcade
Atari - 1973
 game - maze
CUBIC TIC TAC TOE
Compucolor
company unknown - year unknown
 game - tic tac toe
STELLAR ASSAULT (32X) (84509)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Sega - 1995
 game - flight sim - shoot them up - space

   RANDOM ADVERTS
French advert

XEROX
820

 
Promotional picture

FAIRCHILD
Channel F

 
Advert

ATARI
400

 
First advert

OLIVETTI
Programma P101/P102

 
French ad (sept. 198...

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
TI 99 / 4A

 
UK advert (april 198...

GOLDSTAR
FC-80 / FC-200

 
Japanese advert #2

CANON
X-07

 
:-)

SHARP
MZ 700

 
Advert

KENBAK COMPUTER COMPANY
Kenbak-1

 
US advert #2 (1979)

ATARI
400

 
Charlie Chaplin #3

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
First advert - Jan.1...

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
1980 Coleco catalog

COLECO
Telstar Colortron

 
German ad

SPECTRAVIDEO
SV 318

 
Philips french adver...

PHILIPS
VG 5000

 
1st. U.S. advert #2

EPSON
QX 10

 
Promotional leaflet ...

BANDAI
Gundam RX-78

 
Logabax sticker

LOGABAX
LX-500 series

 
F.D. unit advert

ACORN COMPUTER
BBC Model A / B / B+

 
Brochure #1

BAINBRIDGE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, INC.
Dolphin

 
UK advert (Nov. 1980...

ACORN COMPUTER
ATOM

 
US advert #1

TANDY RADIO SHACK
Color Computer

 
French advert

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
TI 99 / 4A

 
New Zealand Review

SEMI-TECH
Pied Piper

 
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