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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
NCR  PC8
After IBM produced the PC/AT, NCR introduced their AT clone and called it the NCR PC8. It was primarly produced in Augsburg Germany. It was 80286 based and clocked the CPU at 8 MHz max. With the PC8, NCR offered their NCR-DOS, but also a UNIX variant (Xenix). The system was bundled with NCR-DOS, GW-BASIC, Getting Started booklet, On-line NCR HELP, NCR User Interface, and User Diagnostics. Better pictures needed ! Ryan May reports :
THOMSON  MO 5
The MO-5 was presented alongside the TO 7/70, in march 1984. While the TO-7/70 follows and enhances the TO-7 philosophy, the MO-5 is more a cut-down version of the TO-7/70. The idea was to design a coherent french home computer, able to compete with such systems as the ZX Spectrum or the Commodore 64. The case of the MO-5 is elegant with its anthracit colour and pl...
OLIVETTI  Prodest PC 128
The Prodest PC-128 was a rebadged and slightly redesigned version of the French Thomson MO6 Apart from case design touching up, technical features was the same as the MO6. This machine seems having been sold in very small quantity in Italy. ...
MICRODIGITAL TK-90X
The TK90X was the first Sinclair Spectrum clone produced by Microdigital. At the time, a special Brazilian regulation allowed local industry to produce and sell copies of foreign computers only to domestic market, however Microdigital computers were also sold in several south American countries. Despite the case was quite the same as the original Spectrum, the TK90 wasn't fully compatible with it because of some additions to the software in ROM (User Defined G...
INTERACT Home Computer System
The Interact computer had a very short life in USA. It had only just got in production when the Interact Co. of Ann Arbor MI, went bankrupt. Several thousand machines were produced though. Some of them were sold by Protecto Enterprizes of Barrington, IL, the liquidator, but the main part was sold by MicroVideo, also of Ann Arbor. Protecto bought lots of back-of-the-magazine ads for years, always printed with "WE LOVE OUR CUSTOMERS". The Interact shipped with 2 joysticks, a built-in tape recor...
EAGLE COMPUTERS INC. Spirit
This transportable computer was compatible with the IBM PC-XT. It had a built-in 9" monochrome monitor, one or two 5"1/4 disk-drive (320k) and a 10 Mb hard-disk for the "1 disk model". This hard-disk was half thinner than "classic" hard-disks of that time (Slimline technology). It also had a color graphic board but the built-in monitor was monochrome (no color model was available). It was not completely useless as it enabled to display 8 shades of green... Hopefully it was possible to connec...
BINATONE Colour TV Game (model n° 01 / 4931)
This pong is one of the many Binatone systems. It is the first of the "Colour TV game" serie and offers 4 pong games (squash, squash practise, football, tennis). In order to understand how this system fits into the Binatone pong range, here is simplified list of the systems : TV Master MK IV TV Master 4 plus 2 TV Master MK 6 TV Master MK 8 TV Master MK 10 Colour TV Game Colour TV Game 4 plus 2 Colour TV Game MK 6 Colour TV Game MK 10 The TV master serie are black & white pongs...
HONEYWELL DDP-516
The Series 16 computers were originally designed by Computer Control Company, which was then bought by Honeywell in 1966. Series 16 computers were used in a wide range of applications. Many were used in computer control applications, and many educational establishments used them as general purpose computers. The most prominent application of them relates to the origins of the internet. The DDP-516 was used as the basis of "Interface Message Processors" or IMPs that were used to connect t...
ATT PC 6300
The PC 6300 was in fact an Olivetti M24 sold under the ATT brand. Launched a few months after the presentation of six new UNIX super-micro and mini ATT computers (march 1984), the PC 6300 was the first ATT system to be IBM PC compatible. It represented the low-end system of the ATT products. But the PC-6300 (and the Olivetti M24) was an excellent PC compatible system, twice faster than the IBM PC XT computer thanks to a real...
NATIONAL CF-2700
Classic MSX 1 computer with 32 KB RAM and two cartridge slots. More picture in the Panasonic CF-2700 entry. Same machine, but with 64 KB of RAM. ...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Dave K
6/24/2019
SYNERTEK SYM1
The description as "quite a copy of the MOS KIM 1" sells the SYM-1 short - its enhanced features went well beyond those of the original. I vaguely remember the cassette modulation being many times faster (maybe 1600 bps vs. 300?), but one of the coolest features I vividly remember was the built-in raster-scan alphanumeric display. The manual had a driver that would generate 1 line x 32 characters, but I modified it to generate 4 lines of text. One resistor, one capacitor, and some software - now that is elegant design!

I''ve still got my SYM-1 sitting in the closet, and I''m not about to part with it.

Stefan Schomburg
6/23/2019
TANDY RADIO SHACK  MC 10
Carl, could you plese share details about the differences? Your link doesn''t work for me.

Tof
6/22/2019
SEGA Teradrive
Hello
Amstrad sold this type of computer too (in France for sure, rest of Europe I don''t know): Amstrad Mega-PC

Franklin Couto
6/20/2019
TELEVIDEO  TS-802
Steven, have a god day for you man.
So, i work in a factory end inside we make those computers.
I fixed a lot off end a liked so much.
HD 10MB ou 15MB, 64kb memory, 360k floppy, etc
Sorry about my english.
By man.

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.


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
RYGAR (PA2043)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Tecmo - 1990
 game - platform
ATARI BASKETBALL (CXL4004)
Atari 8-bit computers
Atari - 1979
rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3
 game - basketball - sport
PRIMAL RAGE (32X) (84705)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Probe (developer), Time Warner Interactive (publisher) - 1995
 game - 2d - beat 'em up - dinosaurs
BIPLANE
Arcade
Fun Games - 1975
 game - dogfight - duel - plane
SPACEWAR INTERCEPT (MG-212)
MPT-02 systems
RCA - 1977
 game - shoot them up
ROBOT BOWL
Arcade
Exidy - 1977
rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3
 game - bowling - sport
BARRIER PONG
Atari Ultra Pong Double
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
GALAXY INVASION
Tandy TRS-80
Big Five Software - 1980
rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4
 game - shoot them up - space
RAIDEN
Atari Lynx
Atari, Fabtek, Seibu Kaihatsu - 1990
 game - shoot them up - vertical scrolling
SPACE HARRIER (32X) (84505)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Sega - 1994
 game - shoot them up
N-SUB (G-1003)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1983
 game - naval battle - shoot them up - submarine
SMASH
Odyssey 200
Magnavox - 1975
 game - ball and paddle - sport - squash
SUBMARINE (PC-505)
Hanimex SD-050/SD-070/SD-090 systems
Hanimex - 1977
 game - naval battle - space - submarine
ZAXXON (G-1038)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1985
 game - isometric 3d - shoot them up
TON TON BALL (19)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1985
 game - pachinko - pinball

   RANDOM ADVERTS
U.S. advert (1982)

QUASAR DATA PRODUCTS
QDP-100

 
French brochure fron...

ORIC
ATMOS

 
Promotional leaflet

T.R.Q. (TALLERES RADIOELÉCTRICOS QUEROL)
H-21 Video Computer

 
French advert

MBC
Alcyane

 
Japanese ad

IBM
PC JX

 
First ad.

TELCON INDUSTRIES
Zorba

 
French ad #2

ALTOS COMPUTER SYSTEMS
ACS-586 / 686

 
french advert (may 1...

ORDISOR
PCC 2000

 
Heath 19 terminal (1...

HEATHKIT / ZENITH
H-89

 
close-up

RESEARCH MACHINES
Nimbus PC

 
US ad (July, 1983)

SPECTRAVIDEO
SV 318

 
Advert #1

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
Promo pic #2

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
French advert #4

MATRA HACHETTE
ALICE

 
French ad (june 1986...

TRIUMPH ADLER
ALPHATRONIC PC

 
New Zealand ad. (198...

APPLE
APPLE II

 
Aborted advert

IMSAI
8048

 
U.S. advert (1980)

HEATHKIT
H8

 
816/C version

COMPUPRO
System 816

 
Geneva ad, Oct. 1985

EPSON
PX 8 / HC-88 / Geneva

 
Z-2H 1980 advert

CROMEMCO
Z-2

 
German ad #4

SHARP
MZ 700

 
French ad (sept. 198...

CASIO
PB-100

 
French advert (july ...

ATARI
65 / 130 XE

 
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