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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
EDUCATEL Microlab
The Educatel Microlab is training computer used to learn/teach how the 6809 processor works. It was conceived (?) and used by Educatel, a french correspondence school, for their private courses. For this reason, this computer is pretty rare nowadays. As it was designed to show the user how the microprocessor works, there are red light indicators monitoring the CPU activity and functions. It is also possible to "slow down" the system and follow step by step the instructions being processed. ...
MILTON BRADLEY Vectrex
Vectrex is one of the most inspired video game machines ever produced. Its point of distinction is the fact that it uses vector "line" graphics (as opposed to raster "pixel" graphics). This is the same type of screen used in such arcade classics as Space Wars, Asteroids, Battlezone and Tempest. The machine has a 9 x 11 inch black and white screen and comes with a built-in Asteroids clone called Minestorm. The games come with plastic overlays that slide over the screen to cut down on flicke...
HEATHKIT  EC-1
From 1950 to 1965, electronic analogue vacuum-tube computers were used to design, test and run civilian and military equipment like aircraft, ships or rockets. The first systems were very expensive. However, components cost (especially vacuum tubes) was steadily decreasing. In 1960, Heath Company launched the Heathkit EC-1, the first analogue computer (almost) anyone could afford. It was sold in kit or pre-assembled forms and was quickly and widely used in industry and universities. Unli...
CASIO  PB-1000
The Casio PB-1000 was an original, well designed and powerful pocket computer for its time. On top of its standard QWERTY keyboard, a row of sensitive keys allowed fast scientific calculations, menus access and text editing. The 4-line LCD display also had 16 sensitive areas. The computer could be programmed either in Basic or Assembly language. The C61 Basic interpreter, based on Japan Industrial Standard BASIC, had a wide range of built-in mathematic, trigonometric and statistic fun...
KOSMOS CP1 / Computer Praxis
Little is known about this german training kit... The Computer is programmed with simple numbers for adding, running loops and so on, but it's not possible to program the cpu directly. Chriz tells us : I own a kosmos cp1 and it's still functioning. It has a very good manual which is kind of a machine language course for the cp1-inctructions. The cpu was a 8049 (8bit) with 2048 byte rom and 128 byte ram integrated (6 Mhz) and the memory+io chip a 8155 with 256...
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...
FRANKLIN  ACE 100
Four years after Apple introduced its computer, Franklin Computer Corporation thought to duplicate Apple’s achievement and released its first computer, the Franklin Ace 100. The ACE 100 was a pure copy of the Apple II. The main board had quite the same design and the ROM content was also exactly identical, aside from the Apple copyright which was removed! Nevertheless, it supported some features that were missing in the Apple II, lower-case letters, and a numeric keypad. The ACE 100 had a...
THOMSON  JV1T
Even Thomson made pong systems! Actually, this system is an Interton 2400 pong system rebadged by Thomson for the french market. Read this entry for more info. Thomson also released another pong system, the JV-1002....
SORD  M 5
The SORD M5 had no really great success outside Japan (and later Czechoslovakia) but had lot of interesting characteristics, very close to MSX computers released soon after. Its design was quite original. The machine xas quite small. The two-tone grey plastic casing opened to reveal a bright yellow back, which housed the ROM cartridge slot. The keyboard was similar to the rubber matting of the Spectrum, but felt markedly better. Most keys had a Basic keyword on them in small light-grey lette...
COMART Communicator
Comart was the computer system group that took over the Byte Shop/Computerland chain when it had financial difficulties in the late 70s. They were a large company distributing North Star systems, and similar equipments. The Communicator was their first effort in distributing a British-made system. The Communicator is a S-100 bus system based around a main chassis with a 10-slot-mother-board. The system had 64 KB of RAM and came with three variations of dual flo...

   LATEST COMMENTS
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

cvxmelody
11/13/2019
CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY CUBIC 99
There is another Apple II clone from Singapore - the LINGO 128 by Limco Products. It has dual 6502/Z80 CPU, RGB, integrated parallel/serial etc. There are at least two models, I have the early one. (The later Mk II has a revised motherboard design, a different case, and requires separate ROM card for Applesoft and DOS 3.3 compatibility) Check out the video I made showing Lingo 128:-
https://youtu.be/I8h_bxqPsMw

Unfortunately I don''t have the compatible detached keyboard, anyone want to sell me one??! Also how to enable the PAL composite colour output?

$_$
11/11/2019
CASIO  PB-770
has a full manual of the casio pb-770


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
ROCK N' BOLT (C-54)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Activision, Sega - 1985
 game - puzzle
SPACE SMASH (PC/SD-202)
SD-2xx systems
SEL - 1982
 game - space
DRAGON BUSTER
Sharp X1
Dempa, Namco - year unknown
 game - platform
POP FLAMER (G-1019)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Jaleco, Sega - 1983
 game - maze
MS. PAC-MAN (PA2057)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Namco - 1990
 game - maze
SUPER NOVA
Tandy TRS-80
Big Five Software - 1980
rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4
 game - shoot them up - space
WHITE MEN CAN'T JUMP (J9070E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), High Voltage Software (developer) - 1995
 game - basketball - sport
ENDURO
Atari Stunt Cycle (model SC-450)
Atari - 1977
 game - motocross - motorbike - stunt
SUPERSPORTIC (PC-501)
Hanimex SD-050/SD-070/SD-090 systems
Hanimex - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - basketball - football - hockey - sport - squash - tennis
CHASER (PC/SD-201)
SD-2xx systems
SEL - 1982
 game - eat them all - maze
CHECKERED FLAG (PA2053)
Atari Lynx
Atari - 1991
 game - car - racing
FIFA SOCCER 96 (32X) (T-5002B)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Electronic Arts (publisher), Extended Play, Probe (developer) - 1995
 game - football - isometric 3d - sport
DUEL
Indata Dai
Dialog Informatique - 1983
 game - fencing - middle ages - pirate
EXERION (G-1028)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Jaleco, Sega - 1983
 game - shoot them up
RAMPAGE (PA2022)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Bally, Midway - 1990
 game -

   RANDOM ADVERTS
Promotional leaflet

SORD
M23 Mark III

 
New Zealand ad. (198...

APPLE
APPLE II

 
Heath catalog

HEATHKIT
EC-1

 
Japanese advert

MATSUSHITA
National JR 100

 
Japanese leaflet

SHARP
MZ 80C

 
1978 brochure #7

MSI
6800

 
U.S. ad. June 1983

KAYPRO
Kaypro II

 
U.S. ad (1983)

ALTOS COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Serie 5

 
U.S. advert (1982)

APPLE
APPLE III

 
Japanese advert

TOSHIBA
PASOPIA 7

 
Japanese advert (198...

PANASONIC
FS A1F

 
Promo pic #5

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
IIe version

MICRODIGITAL
TK-3000

 
French advert (1984)

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-150

 
In schools #1

BULL
MICRAL 80/22

 
Promotional leaflet ...

BANDAI
Gundam RX-78

 
U.S. advert

SAGE COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY
Sage II

 
French advert #3

MATRA HACHETTE
ALICE

 
1978 brochure #13

MSI
6800

 
French (stupid) prom...

ORIC
ATMOS

 
Promotional leaflet ...

FAIRCHILD
Channel F

 
French advert (1981)

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
M-Series brochure - ...

PANASONIC
JD series

 
Apple Business Graph...

APPLE
APPLE II

 
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