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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
UNIVERSUM Color TV-Multi-Spiel 4010
A classic looking German pong with colour video and 10 built-in games, including 2 shooting games (similar to the PC-501 "Supersportic" cartridge for SD-0x0 systems). This system was sold in Europe by the "Quelle International" German mail order company under its own hi-fi and video equipment brand, Universum. All labels and manuals are written in German. As there is no gun, the shooting games (one and two players) are played with the joysticks. Holes are provided in the case for two gun ...
SHARP  X1-CK (CZ-804C)
The X1ck, as well as the X1cs, are derived from the X1c. They are low price models. The difference between X1c and X1ck, is that the X1ck has a "KANJI" ROM (Chinese characters, character matrix 16x16 pixels) as standard. Tape Basic and Disk Basic were available but had to be loaded from tape....
CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY CUBIC 99
This computer, also known as the Talking Computer, was fully compatible with the Apple II and the CP/M operating systems thanks to its dual processor motherboard (6502 and Z80). It was manufactured by the Creative Technology Cie. which will later become wide-world known for its Sound Blaster cards. Cubic 99 also had a vocal synthesizer which allowed the user to record and to reproduce words in English or Chinese language. Several commands of the BASIC lan...
ATARI  STACY
The Atari Stacy is the transportable version of the Atari STf. It has a 9" monochrome LCD screen which can only use the 640x400 graphic mode. The other STF graphic modes can only be used with an external color monitor. It uses 12 small batteries and can be used for five hours. It has the same internal SCSI interface as the Mega STe. Unfortunately it has no energy management. It was a bit big and heavy (more than 7 kg) and will be replaced with the
COMPUCOLOR CORPORATION 8001 / 8051
The Compucolor 1 was the first world integrated system which included a graphic colour display. It came with a flicker-free 75 Hz band width monitor and an external floppy tape drive using continuous loop 8 tracks tape cartridges, the same that the ones used in the radio systems of the time, with 1 MB storage capacity and a transfer 'speed' of 600 char./second. The system could be expanded with additional ROM and RAM. Programs were written with the integrated ROM Basic language which used only o...
MICROACE MicroAce
A few months after Sinclair released its ZX-80, Microace of Santa Ana, California launched a clone of this computer. It was exactly the same machine, but a minor modification made that it could be expanded to 2 KB of RAM. The internal ROM was also a pure copy of the Sinclair's original. Sinclair thus sued Microace but met with large difficulties because the judge couldn't seee the ROM content! Sinclair eventually won because the Microace keyboard was also iden...
TOSHIBA  PASOPIA
This is the first home-computer made by Toshiba and was quite powerful for 1981 : 64k RAM, 80 columns, 640 x 200 high resolution and large expansion possibilities. There were two models : the PA7010 with the T-BASIC built-in, and the PA7012 with the OA-BASIC built-in. The advantage of the OA-BASIC is that it can use indexed sequential access methods to handle files, and has an automatic load / run function for launching programs. It can also handle Chinese characters directly within BASIC. F...
DIGITUS DGT100 / DGT1000
Brazil produced several Tandy Model I and III clones. Among them, the DGT-100 and DGT-1000 which were manufactured by DIGITUS Ind. Com. Serv. de Eletr˘nica Ltda and sold only in Brazil. Although their cases looked like an Apple II, both models were compatible with the Tandy Model I and III and featured a Level II BASIC interpreter. The DGT-100 had a monochrome video output while the DGT-...
CAMPUTERS  LYNX
The Lynx 48 was a competitor of the Sinclair Spectrum and the Oric 1. It was a good machine but its main problem was a lack of software. Several models were available with 48 KB, 96 KB or 128 KB RAM, and it was possible to reach 192 KB with on-board RAM expansions! There is even a monitor in the Lynx's ROM which allowed the user to write and edit programs written in machine code. The 96 KB and 128 KB versions featured 4 KB of ...
PHILIPS  P/330
These photos were sent by Pablo Alvarez Doval (Thank you!). This computer belongs to his uncle, unfortunately, he has no information about it. He says: "It's a huge computer, built in a metallic desk, with a printer, two 8" floppy drives, 12" green-screen monitor (I am not sure, but I do believe it is 12"), and a keyboard, everything you needed built in. It even had a chair to compliment it! Obviously, it is some kind of office computer". It has indeed a 12" screen (white characters 25 x 80) ...

   LATEST COMMENTS
David Frith
11/20/2019
AMSTRAD  PPC 512 / 640
I remember a 640 coming into our company''s possession in the late 80''s. We ran our business systems on an IBM S/36, and our month end processing took all week-end. I had to drive to the factory 2 or 3 times every month-end weekend to check the processing was OK, and fix any errors if necessary and prod it along again. We had a PC in the systems office with a S/36 terminal emulator in it, and it also had a modem (for sending BACS payments).
So, when we got the PPC640, I was able to transfer the S/36 console to the systems office PC, and take the PPC home, and dial in and use PCAnywhere to run the PC which had the S/36 Console. Absolutely brilliant for its day. What used to take a few hours out of my weekends now took a few minutes. I don''t remember any complaints about the screen.

Lars Vadjina
11/19/2019
ATARI  130 ST - 260 ST
The 260 ST has no build in floppy disc drive. I should know as I was one of the first buyers/owners back in the days. Still own that wonderful machine :-)

Dan
11/17/2019
PHILIPS  VG 5000
The Philips VG 5000 definitely isn''t the first homecomputer by Philips. They had several systems like the P2000 series before the 5000!

Colin Barker
11/17/2019
XEROX  8 / 16
As a working technology journalist I got a 16/8 to test and then write about. The ability to be able to swap between MSDOS and CP/M at will was great. It as an elegant system and came with a cool Xerox printer. I gave it an OK review but argued that people would use either CP/M or MSDOS but not both. The nice people at Xerox never asked for it back so I wrote all my copy on it for the next four years - lucky me!

Bob
11/14/2019
AMSTRAD  CPC 464
I am trying to print out an asci file on an Amsoft CF2 compact floppy disc . Can anyone help ?

MirandaM
11/13/2019
HEWLETT PACKARD  HP-150
Matt: the HP150-II was indeed commercialized. I have a complete set as well as the HP150 early two floppy version and the later HD version. Biggest difference is the bigger monitor which was tilteable
for better viewing angle. It also lacked the holes for the infrared system which was placed behind a black transparent rim. The keyboard was much better. It used to be my work station for a fair number of years back then.

alysdexia
11/13/2019
MOTOROLA  WDR-1-Bit Computer
That''s not nesciently built$ you are.
"LCD display": retard


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
MELODY MASTER (VT 3602)
Vectrex
GCE - 1983
 misc - music creation/editing - vector graphics
DOUBLE DRAGON (L070)
Atari Lynx
Technos, Telegames (publisher) - 1993
 game - beat 'em up - scrolling
EXCITE INVADER
Gakken Compact Vision TV-Boy
Gakken - 1983
 game - shoot them up - space
TANK
Arcade
Kee Games - 1974
 game - duel - maze - tank
AIR-SEA BATTLE (CX2602)
Atari 2600
Atari - 1977
rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3
 game - plane - shoot them up - shooting gallery - submarine
GATE OF LABYRINTH
Sharp X1
Dempa, Ymcat - 1987
 game - role playing game
200X
Gakken Compact Vision TV-Boy
Gakken - 1983
 game - maze - shoot them up - tank
SOCCER
Magnavox Odyssey 500
Magnavox - 1976
 game - ball and paddle - football - sport
SUPER SOCCER (13)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1985
 game - football - sport
DOGFIGHT
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - lightgun - plane - shooting gallery
SONIC INVADER
Video Technology - Laser 2001
Video Technology - 1983
 game - shoot them up - space
NINJA GAIDEN EPISODE III - THE ANCIENT SHIP OF DOOM (PA2092)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Tecmo - 1993
 game - beat 'em up - platform
FUN WITH NUMBERS (TV ARCADE II) (18V401)
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 game - mathematics - mind games
HANGMAN
Compucolor
company unknown - year unknown
 game -
CHESS
Compucolor
company unknown - year unknown
 game - chess - mind games

   RANDOM ADVERTS
Advert #1

MICRODIGITAL
TK-85

 
German advert

COMMODORE
C64

 
1980 Coleco catalog

COLECO
Telstar Marksman

 
U.S. ad. June 1983

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-9816

 
US advert #6 (1980)

ATARI
800

 
First advert - Nov.1...

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
US advert (1982)

DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION
DECMATE II

 
US advert, September...

VIDEO TECHNOLOGY
LASER 3000

 
1978 brochure #19

MSI
6800

 
Tandy 1988 catalog

TANDY RADIO SHACK
1000 SX

 
French advert (1983)

THOMSON
TO 7

 
French advert #2

PIZON BROS
Visiomatic 101

 
French ad (dec. 1983...

SELCOM
Lemon II

 
French ad #2

BASIS
BASIS 108

 
Isaac Asimov ad #1

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL III

 
UK advert (dec. 1979...

COMPUKIT
UK-101

 
Leaflet #2

ROWTRON
Television Computer System

 
 U.S. ad #2 (1983)

OLIVETTI
M20

 
(funny) promotional ...

HONEYWELL
DDP-516

 
Radiola advert. 1

PHILIPS
VG 5000

 
Japanese advert #1

TOSHIBA
HX-10

 
US advert, July 1985

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS-80 Model 200

 
Japanese advertiseme...

HITACHI
H1 / H1E

 
Wonder Compute

COMMODORE
VIC 20

 
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