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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
AMSTRAD  464 / 6128 Plus
These Amstrads were the successors of the Amstrad CPC 6128. Amstrad tried to prolong the life of the old 8-bit Amstrads, which suffered from competition with the new 16-bit home computers (like the Amiga and Atari ST). Amstrad made some important modifications to maintain the level of its machines, the CPC 6128 Plus became 95% compatible with the CPC 6128 (using the same operating systems AMSDOS and CP/M 3.0). However, some software did not run on the plus ran...
CANON  X-07
The Canon X07 was very popular. The RAM could be extended thanks to small cards (which looked like credit cards), although these cards were very expensive. ROM cards were also available for professional applications. The Canon X07 had a video interface and uses a cathodic screen. Thanks to this interface, the X07 could use a new text mode, 40 x 24, and a new graphic mode, 256 x 192, with 6 colours. It is unknown if the two displays could be used simultaneously. An infrared interface was ...
PIONEER  Palcom PX-7
This is a very particular MSX 1 computer ! It has an enhanced feature : as the Sony SMC 70, it has an interface (Laser Vision) to control a videodisc player and to do genlocking (superimposing pictures and texts above the Laser Disc image). It was mainly used for video production/editing. The european PX-7 was black whereas the japanese version was black and silver. A graphic tablet (PX-TB7) was also sold with the Palcom PX-7...
IBM  PC - Model 5150
The computer which caused the death of CP/M computers. In the early part of 1980, IBM decided to create a microcomputer (up to this date, IBM produced only mini and mainframes). They didn't really know that they wanted and they didn't think for one second that producing microcomputer was a profitable business (who would have thought!)! After hesitation between the Intel 8086 (16 bit) and the Motorola MC68000, they decided to use the Intel 8088 (8 - 16 bit) processor, as the two other ones we...
FAIRCHILD Channel F
The Channel F was the first programmable video game system, having plug-in cartridges containing ROM and microprocessor code rather than dedicated circuits. Not a very popular or entertaining system, it was nonetheless important at the time for having a number of original features which were copied by later more successful systems. Unique to the console is a `hold' button that allowed the player freeze the game and also change either the time, the speed or both during the course of the game,...
COLECO  Telstar Marksman
After the release of the first Telstar (the first "dedicated-chip" pong system) in 1976 which was a big success, Coleco conceived a whole range of pongs. The focus of the Marskman is made on its gun and shooting games, though the system in itself is not very different from the other pongs of that time. Basicaly it is a Telstar Colortron with two shooting games. The system is powered by the General Instrument AY-3-8...
OLYMPIA  PHC-2
This is a standard MSX 1 computer, no suprise... But though Olympia is a german company, it is in fact a Korean Daewoo / Yeno DPC-64. It is identical except for the colour....
PANASONIC FS A1 FX
The Panasonic FS-A1 FX is a MSX2+ computer. MSX2+ computers were only produced by Panasonic, Sony and Sanyo. There were only available in Japan... The FS A1 FX had 64 KB RAM, 128 KB VRAM, built-in disk drive and A1 Cockpit Internal Software without FM-BIOS (MSX Music Basic ROM). It also features JIS 1st Class Kanji Support (128KB), but no built-in FM sound chipset, the sound cartridge was sold separately. Ren-Sha Turbo feature provides auto-fire mode whil...
TOSHIBA  HX-52
Very little information about this HX-52 which was probably an extended version of the HX-51, but we don't know the technical differences between the two versions. It was a standard MSX 1 machine which held a particular IC, also designed by Toshiba, and called T7937. Inside this unique chip one found a Z80 compatible CPU, a TMS-9918A Video Display Processor, and an AY-3-8910A sound generator. The HX-52 also offered three video outputs - RGB scart socke...
FUJITSU  FM 16 Beta
The model number was FM-16s, and it was sold in the USA from about 1983 to around 1985. It had dual processors on daughter boards, one with a Zilog Z-80a and the other with an i8086 on a true 16-bit bus. Hard drives were external, connecting through a SCSI host adapter. The machine could have up to 2MB of RAM on a proprietary expansion card, and ran at 8MHz. It had a 640x480 16 color display and 104 keys keyboard. CP/M-86, WordStar, SuperCalc and the C/PM-86 operating system were bundled w...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Zzmac
10/15/2019
SONY  Series 35 Model 10
Hey vip_tech (USA) and LBlack8978 (USA) do you still any of the Sony Model 35 stuff you might want to sell?

Zzmac
10/15/2019
SONY  Series 35 Model 10
Hey vip_tech (USA) do you still any of the Sony Model 35 stuff you might want to sell?

John McLaughlin
10/15/2019
HEATHKIT / ZENITH  Z-100/110/120
My very first computer was an H100 with 256K RAM. I joke with students now that their watch has more current computing power. But for its day, it was a great machine. I wrote my PhD dissertation on it with Peachtext word processing software and a Toshiba dot matrix printer.

David Bakin
10/14/2019
IMLAC PDS-1
I used the Harvey Mudd College PDS-1 from 1973-1977 - I was the main user of it as I was on it all the time when I should have been studying math. Wrote, for a professor, a program to allow building pictures of Maya glyphs - dragging them from a menu to a nested grid with the light pen (then printing them for his publications.)

CPU instruction set was a "stretched" PDP-8 - stretched from 12-bit to 16-bit, a B accumulator added to the A accumulator, and more post- and new pre-indirect-increment addresses.

"GPU" shared cycles with the CPU - only one or the other ran - and had an instruction set that looked like a "display list". So I wrote an implementation of the brand new SIGGRAPH Core Graphics System for it.

Got me my first job out of HMC too! Went to work in 1976 for Honeywell Marine Systems Division which was delivering the PDS-1 as the instructor''s console in a multi-computer multi-student Navy sonar training facility. Wrote the program that drove the console - the teacher would set up ships with their speeds and routes and other ocean noises (whales, etc.) - as a scenario for the students to work.

Legend Chen
10/12/2019
VIDEO TECHNOLOGY  LASER 310
Same as MagNet. I was about 10 in 1988 when my father, chief engineer of a local computer factory, brought me a LASER 310 from Hong Kong. That was one of my best childhood memories ever since. The BASIC language, the official demo cassette including a very attractive game, and the whole configuration that needs several minutes to set up.

Pierre
10/11/2019
SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1
Having been Sirius S1 user for years, it had an Intel 8086 microprocessor, not a 8088. Other wise, could it be CP/M86 compatible ?

shawn
10/9/2019
RAIR MICROCOMPUTER Black Box
I got a few old polaroids of rair people, if any bod want copy''s, leave a contact here or something.
I will look back here some time when :-)


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
RIP-OFF (VT3102)
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2
 game - shoot them up - vector graphics
GOTCHA
Arcade
Atari - 1973
 game - maze
PACAR (G-1020)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1983
 game - car - maze
FLIM-FLAM
Arcade
Meadows Games - 1974
 game - ball and paddle
Y˛ MONSTER-LAND (26)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1986
 game - platform
MATH FUN (TV SCHOOL HOUSE II) (18V501)
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 game - mathematics - mind games
QIX (LX102)
Atari Lynx
Knight Technologies, Taito, Telegames (publisher) - 1991
 game -
SARGON
Indata Dai
company unknown - year unknown
 game - chess
PATTERNS
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 application - paint program
KUNG-FU MASTER
Arcade
Irem - 1984
 game - beat 'em up - martial arts - platform
SHINNYUSHAIN TOORU KUN (G-1041)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Konami, Sega - 1985
 game - maze
ASTRO WARS (01)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1984
 game - shoot them up
PAPERBOY (PA2041)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Tengen - 1990
 game -
IN THE WORLD OF RELICS
Sharp X1
Bothtec INC - 1986
 game -
GALAXIAN (#3)
Epoch Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1981
rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4
 game - shoot them up - space

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french advert (jan. ...

AI ELECTRONICS
ABC 26

 
German advert

CASIO
FP 6000

 
8086 version

SEATTLE COMPUTER
Gazelle

 
Wonder Compute

COMMODORE
VIC 20

 
US advert

SIGNETICS
Instructor 50

 
U.S. ad #2 (1982)

NORTHSTAR
Advantage

 
M-170 advert

SORD
M 170

 
German ad

SPECTRAVIDEO
SV 318

 
1978 brochure #6

MSI
6800

 
Philips french adver...

PHILIPS
VG 5000

 
QL catalogue #5

SINCLAIR
QL (Quantum Leap)

 
French advert.

HANIMEX
PENCIL II

 
Promotional picture ...

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
U.S. advert (1979)

ALTOS COMPUTER SYSTEMS
ACS-8000

 
Jacquard brochure #1

AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS
J100 - J500

 
Brazilian advert

PROLOGICA
CP-400

 
French advert (1980)

MICRONIQUE
Victor Lambda

 
1977 Advert

VECTOR GRAPHICS
Vector 1

 
First SDK-85 ad

INTEL
SDK-85

 
US ad (July, 1983)

SPECTRAVIDEO
SV 318

 
homo-computerus

HOLBORN
9100

 
Brochure extract

CASIO
FX-9000P

 
french advert (april...

NEC
PC 8001

 
1978 brochure #7

MSI
6800

 
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