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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
COMMODORE  CBM 700 Series
The Commodore 700 series featured the same hardware basis as the 600 series but had a built-in tilt-and-swivel monochrome 12" monitor, a detachable keyboard and housing for two 5.25" floppy drives. It was said that the 5/6/700 cases were designed by Porsche, not the more familiar Porsche auto factory, but the separate Porsche Design firm. Three version were also available: Ľ 710 (CBM 128/80 in USA): 128 KB RAM Ľ 720 (CBM 256/80): 256 KB RAM Ľ 730 (CBMX 2...
SHARP  X68000 Pro II
The X68000 Pro is the successor of the X68000 Pro. It uses a new version of the OS : Human 2.01. The Sharp X68000 Pro II had a co-processor based on the Intel clone from AMD Banchu Bronta 6. The system used a character matrix of 16 X 24 dots which was a lot back then. Its FM Sound chip can produce 3 voices on 8 octaves mono and 4 bit microphone stereo sound (the Yamaha 2000 version). ________ Contributors: Dominique Braam...
AMSTRAD  PenPad
The year 1993 saw Amstrad release a handheld computer capable of handwriting recognition just weeks ahead of Apple's much-hyped Newton. However, Amstrad's approach with the PDA600 was very much more primitive with users only able to input one letter at a time in a box at the bottom of the screen. The device was based on a Z80 compatible Zilog Z8S180 microprocessor running at 14.3MHz and memory was expandable from 128KB up to 2MB with PCMCIA cards. Batteries life was 40 hours, from thr...
PALLADIUM Tele-Play SR
The main feature of this pong is of course its car racing game! Few systems offered this at the time, so it was a strong commercial advantage. We have not been able to open the system yet, so we don't know which chip it uses. It could be the F4301 from Omnetics or the AY-3-8603 from General Instruments. Can anyone confirm?...
KENBAK COMPUTER COMPANY Kenbak-1
The Kenbak-1 is considered by many to be the world's first "Personal Computer." The Computer History Museum granted it this designation when they were still located in Boston in 1986. More specifically, the machine represents the first commercially available Von Neumann (stored program) computing device intended and priced for personal use. John V. Blankenbaker designed the Kenbak-1 and marketed in the pages of Scientific American in 1971. The machine's name was taken from the middle of John...
AMSTRAD  NC 150
The NC150 hybrid was an NC200 in the body of an NC100. It offered 128KB of memory and an interface for connecting a floppy disk drive. However, it was only sold in France and Italy. But the NC100 and NC200 "form factors" appear to have lived on in the shape of the Brainium DreamWriter 450 and 500, portable machines aimed at the US education market....
COLECO  Telstar Classic - Model #6045
After the release of the Telstar (the first "dedicated-chip" pong system) in 1976 which was a big success, Coleco conceived a whole range of pongs for release at Christmas 1977. This pong is identical to the original Telstar but with a big deluxe wooden frame. There's a 3 positions switch that controls difficulty (beginner : slow ball, big paddles / advanced : fast ball, big paddles / expert : fast ball, small paddles). If this is common to the first Telstars, this is quite different from ...
COMMODORE  C64C
The Commodore 64C was simply the original C-64 repackaged in in a beige C-128 style case. Internally, Commodore integrated most of the hardware onto a single VLSI chip. The new model did not differ much from its predecessor, the only innovation was the flatter case, which made the keyboard (which had off-white keys) more ergonomic (it looked like the C128 case), not as high as than the old one. But the new case did not only hav...
JVC HC-95
The JVC-95 conformed to the maximum graphics specification of the MSX-2 standard. However, like the Pioneer PX-7 it also carried a sophisticated hardware interface that handled video superimposition and various interactive video processing features. In fact, the case housed two separate electronic cards. One was purely MSX, the second was dedicated to additional video functions. Several programs were bundled with the system, th...
MOTOROLA  WDR-1-Bit Computer
This is a homemade and nicely built training computer, and probably one of the rare computers in the world based on the 1-bit (yes, one bit) Motorola MC14500 processor. This machine was conceived en sold in Germany by DATANorf Hard and Software in kit or ready-built forms. Originally, the MC-14500, also called Industrial Control Unit (ICU) was a CMOS processor designed for controlling simple industrial devices and making binary decisions based on successive single bit information. ...

   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
FLIPPER PINBALL II / PINBALL II
Atari Video-Pinball (C380)
Atari - 1977
 game - pinball
LODE RUNNER
Atari Lynx
Br°derbund Software - year unknown
 game - platform
SQUASH PRACTICE
GI AY-3-8500 (4 games)
General Instruments - 1976
 game - ball and paddle - sport - squash
COMIC CIRCUS (14)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1985
 game - circus
ZOOM 909 (C-47)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1985
 game - shoot them up
BASIC LEVEL III A (B-30)
Sega SC 3000/SC 3000H
MITEC - 1983
 application - basic - programming language
ASSEMBLER
Compucolor
company unknown - year unknown
 application - assembler - programming language
(VIDEOCART-25)

company unknown -
 game -
PONG DOUBLES
Arcade
Atari - 1973
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
IN THE WORLD OF RELICS
Sharp X1
Bothtec INC - 1986
 game -
DROL (C-51)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Br°derbund Software, Sega - 1985
 game - platform
SUPER ASTEROIDS AND SUPER MISSILE COMMAND (PA2093)
Atari Lynx
Atari - 1995
 game - shoot them up
VIDEO OLYMPICS (CX2621)
Atari 2600
Atari - 1977
rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4
 game - ball and paddle - basketball - football - handball - hockey - sport - tennis - volleyball
BASEBALL (TV ARCADE IV) (18V403)
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 game - baseball - sport
CHOPLIFTER (C-48)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Br°derbund Software, Sega - 1985
 game - helicopter

   RANDOM ADVERTS
french advert (jan. ...

APPLE
APPLE II

 
User manual's cover

INTEL
Intellec Series

 
French advert #2

ORIC
ATMOS

 
1978 brochure #12

MSI
6800

 
In schools #1

BULL
MICRAL 80/22

 
Tandy brochure cover

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL I

 
French Advert

OLIVETTI
M10

 
French advert.

ALTOS COMPUTER SYSTEMS
ACS-8000

 
VC20 German advert

COMMODORE
VIC 20

 
French advert #1

ITT
3030

 
Japanese advert #1

TOSHIBA
HX-10

 
French advert (febru...

LOGABAX
LX-500 series

 
Xerox range, August ...

XEROX
6085

 
French brochure #2

ORIC
ORIC 1

 
French ad #3 (1984)

ACORN COMPUTER
Electron

 
Japanese ad

SHARP
MZ 800 - MZ 1500

 
1977 Advert

VECTOR GRAPHICS
Vector 1

 
 Acorn ad #2

ACORN COMPUTER
BBC Master Compact

 
Diagrams

TESLA
PMI-80

 
U.S. advert (1980)

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-85

 
German advert (1983)

C.ITOH
YD-8110

 
Stupid picture

SMH - ALCATEL
ALPHA Plus

 
French ad (dec.1983)

SMT
Goupil 3

 
Isaac Asimov #2

TANDY RADIO SHACK
Color Computer

 
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