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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
ALPHA MICRO 1000 Series
The Alpha Micro 1000 was a line of systems based on the 68000 microprocessor. According to customer requests, each system could be configured from a single user microcomputer with 128 KB of RAM, up to a 60-users system with 3 MB of RAM and 2.4 GB of disk storage. The operating system of the 1000 series was AMOS, a multi-user, multi-tasking and timesharing system allowing the user to easily add terminals and printers to the current configuration. Several programming languages were available to...
TOSHIBA  PASOPIA 7
This is the successor of the Pasopia 5. It has improved sound and graphics. A cool feature was it was sold with three interchangeable colored panels, so it was possible to change the color of your computer any time you liked. There were blue, red and black panels....
PRAVETZ 8C
The 8C was the last and most improved Apple II clone version produced by the Bulgarian Pravetz Co. The 8C was actually designed in Bulgaria but most of them were manufactured in Tasjkent, former USSR. The 8C had had same capabilities as the Apple IIc. Its main board offered 64 KB of RAM expandable to 128 KB, only 3 expansion slots but had built-in 80-column card, floppy drives controller, parallel printer port and, depending on mainboard versions, RGB, RS232, J...
AMSTRAD  GX 4000
The GX 4000 is a game system based on the hardware of the Amstrad 464+ and 6128+ computers. Like Commodore did at the same time with the C64 and the C64 GS, Amstrad tried to enter the gaming market with a console based on its aging but popular 8-bit technology (CPC computers). Sadly, at a time when 16-bit gaming systems like the Sega Megadrive and
PANASONIC FS A1F
The Panasonic FS-A1F ia basicaly a FS-A1 (MSX2 system) with a built-in 3.5" floppy disk drive mounted on the front of the case, below the keyboard. 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. From here you can also choose to go directly to MSX Basic v2.0. Concerning audio and music, the FS A1 is equiped...
ATARI  MEGA ST
The Atari Mega ST was the "professionnal" version of the Atari STf. Atari added the "Blitter", a custom chip designed to perform quick memory moves and increase display speed. The Mega ST had a small battery to hold time and date and a small fan (except for the Mega ST1). This computer was especially designed to be the cheapest publishing solution (and it was!). The photo shows the Mega ST 4 (4 MB) with a monochrome display (640 x 400), the publishing softwar...
CASIO  PV-2000
Also called "RakuGaki" in Japan, the PV-2000 is a very obscure japanese system released in 1983 at the same time of the PV-1000 gaming system. These two systems are not compatible with each other, as they have very different architecure. The PV-2000 is closer to MSX systems than to its little brother PV-1000. The PV-2000 is crude little computer marketed as an initiation and gaming machine. The keyboard uses a flat plastic ...
HITACHI  MB-16000
Hitachi, along with Sharp and Canon, were among the Japanese video manufacturers who have decided to diversify into computers. They brought with them a strong reputation for reliability and value for money. The Hitachi MB-16000 was one of the first Japanese IBM PC compatibles.It was certainly well equipped and was able to compete at the highest level of PC and compatible systems of the time. It came complete with a colour monitor. One of its interesting cha...
APPLE  MACINTOSH II
The Apple Macintosh II was launched in 1987 at the same time as the Macintosh SE. It was considered "revolutionary" because, for the first time, the Macintosh was expandable thanks to its internal slots and had colours (the previous Macintoshes all had monochrome displays). The Mac II also marked Apple's entry into the realm of serious computing. It used a more classic keyboard (which looked like a PC keyboard) and proprietary RGB monitor (see 'Read more' sec...
KYOCERA Kyotronic 85
The Kyotronics 85 may be considered the world's first true laptop computer. It was designed and sold in Japan by Kyocera (Kyoto Ceramics). But curiously, apart from the Japanese market, it was little sold in the world despite its very innovative design. On the other hand, three major computer firms noticed this little gem and licenced it. Shortly afterwards, one would see the same computer sold under three different names and case designs in every corner of the world. These machines wer...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Alien
7/17/2019
MULTITECH  MPF-I/88
Forth starts with Key H after boot.

Jeremy Barr-Hyde
7/16/2019
FOX Fox-640
Documentation such as manuals and schematics are now available at my blog here: https://jbretro.wordpress.com/2018/09/01/fox-640-computer/

I purchased a complete Fox 640 computer from local seller (Canberra, ACT) who kept all the original documentation, which was scanned and shared above.

Oreste
7/16/2019
PHILIPS  P2000C
Hi. By July 2019 there ist very Mint pc2000c in Sale in willhaben.at (Austria eBay) with loads in Disks ....

Peter Elliott
7/15/2019
ACT Apricot PC
I have a Apricot LS 550 model LV 83741-0 Could it be of use to you guys ? I know nothing about PC !!$$128559$

Ryan Schweitzer
7/13/2019
HEWLETT PACKARD  HP-87
The local public safety/911 dispatch center back in the ''80s in my town (Bismarck, ND) had an HP-87 at their dispatch console that was used to control the outdoor warning sirens (for tornado alerts and such) across town. It was loaded with a custom software package for such, IIRC.

GTBZdell
7/13/2019
MAGNAVOX Odyssey▓
I had one of this. It was a great game console. I wish I saved it. Ya know, young and foolish!

GTBZdell
7/13/2019
RCA SuperElf
I learned hexadecimal ml programming on this. Part of high school computer course.


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
BASIC LANGUAGE
Compucolor
company unknown - year unknown
 application - basic - programming language
ASTRO WARS II - BATTLE IN GALAXY (02)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1984
 game - shoot them up
SOLITAIRE
Compucolor
company unknown - year unknown
 game - card game
SOCCER
Magnavox Odyssey 500
Magnavox - 1976
 game - ball and paddle - football - sport
SUPER GOLF (03)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1984
 game - golf - sport
SOUKOBAN (C-56)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega, Thinking Rabbit - 1985
 game - puzzle
.38 AMBUSH ALLEY
Action Max
Sourcing International, Ltd - 1987
 game - lightgun - police - shooting gallery
PREHISTORIC SAFARI
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - dinosaurs - lightgun - prehistory - shooting gallery
ONE ON ONE
Arcade
PMC Electronics - 1974
 game - basketball - sport
ART MASTER (VT3601)
Vectrex
GCE - 1983
 misc - animation - paint program - vector graphics
SQUASH
GI AY-3-8500 (4 games)
General Instruments - 1976
 game - ball and paddle - sport - squash
DESERT STRIKE - RETURN TO THE GULF (L071)
Atari Lynx
Electronic Arts, Telegames (publisher), Teque (developer) - 1993
 game - helicopter - isometric 3d
STARHAWK
Arcade
Cinematronics - 1977
 game - 3d - shoot them up - space - star wars - vector graphics
PAC-LAND (PA2059)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Namco - 1991
 game - pac-man - platform
BOWLING
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 game - bowling - sport

   RANDOM ADVERTS
Goldstar 3DO model a...

GOLDSTAR
3DO Interactive Multiplayer

 
U.S. advert (1982)

DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION
VT-180

 
Japanese advert #1

TOSHIBA
HX-10

 
Demo tape inlay #1

MICROKEY KFFT
PRIMO A-32

 
Philips french adver...

PHILIPS
VG 5000

 
UK advert

CROMEMCO
System I / II / III

 
US ad. 1983 #2

KAYPRO
Kaypro II

 
1977 advert #2

SOUTH WEST TECHNICAL PRODUCTS CORPORATION
6800

 
SuperBrain II advert

INTERTEC
SUPERBRAIN

 
Magazine cover

GRID
GridCase

 
U.S. ad #2 (1983)

COLUMBIA DATA PRODUCTS
MPC

 
Promotional picture ...

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
Advert #1

EPCOM / SHARP
Hotbit HB-8000

 
U.S. advert (1983)

C.ITOH
YD-8110

 
Altair 'mobile' cour...

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
U.S. advert (1977) #...

POLYMORPHIC
POLY 88

 
Motorola ad.

APPLE
MACINTOSH II

 
U.K. ad. (Aug. 86)

AMSTRAD
CPC 6128

 
French advert

MBC
Alcyane

 
French ad (dec.1983)

TOSHIBA
PASOPIA 16 / T300 / PAP

 
Kit version (1982)

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
Advert

ATARI
800

 
Heath catalog

HEATHKIT
EC-1

 
French advert (july ...

AMSTRAD
CPC 664

 
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