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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
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...
THOMSON  TO 9
The Thomson TO9 had a short career and was quickly replaced with the Thomson TO9 plus. It was designed to be a "super" Thomson TO 7-70 and has lost of its characteristics. Some options were available : RS232c and joystick connector, modem or genlock. Notice that the very first version of the TO 9 (never marketed) had a 5.25" floppy disk drive. Contrary to the next Thomson series which have a sophisticated memory management, t...
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...
CZERWENY CZ-1000
TADEO CZERWENY "CZ" is a an electromechanical company, which was founded by Tadeo Czerweny in September 1958. It is located in Parana, Entre Rios province, in Argentina. The company made transformers, electric motors, etc. In the 80┤s Czerweny marketed the Timex Sinclair┤s models, under its own name. The CZ-1000 is thus a rebadged Timex Sinclair 1000, which is itself a Sinclair ZX-81 with 2 KB RAM. In Argentina Czerweny mod...
SNK Neo Geo Pocket
Released towards the end of 1998 in Japan, the Neo Geo Pocket was yet another challenger to Nintendo's Game Boy. The Neo Geo Pocket had great battery life (even the Pocket Color managed around 40 hours from just two batteries!), an area where so many Game Boy competitors had failed, and a number of SNK's popular arcade games appeared on the system. But the sales figures were lower than SNK were expecting and the machine was discontinued after just a few months, only to be immediately rep...
ZENITH DATA SYSTEMS  Z-160 PC
A (trans)portable PC-XT computer made by Zenith, with double 5''1/4 disk drives and amber monitor built-in (23cm). The computer is unusual in that the 2 built-in disk drives are mounted in a tilting case, on top of the computer. The keyboard folded up over the CRT (if you look at the picture just rotate the keyboard in place so that the spacebar is at the top of the machine). It forms the cover over the CRT. the cable went into the pop top. To the right of the two 5.25" floppys is a dark...
LNW RESEARCH LNW-80
LNW company name came from its three founders' names: Gene Lu, Michael G. Norton (President) and Ken Woog. In 1980, the company started manufacturing expansion and interface cards for the Tandy TRS-80 Model 1 and then sold the first TRS-80 compatible single-board kit. The LNW-80 was an early TRS-80 clone system, sold as a kit or assembled, and fully hardware and software compatible. It was a powerful machine offering much more advanced fe...
KAYPRO Kaypro 4
This is the Kaypro 4 released in 1984, usually refered as Kaypro 4/84, as opposed to the Kaypro IV released one year earlier, and refered as Kaypro IV '83. The main differences between the Kaypro 4 '84 and the Kaypro IV '83 were : - A faster CPU, Zilog Z80A running at 4Mhz, - A real time clock which can be used by programs (uses National MM58167), - A better built-in monitor resulting in a very sharp display. The character matrix has also evol...
APPLE  APPLE II
Apple II was the successor to the Apple 1 on which it was largely based. It was the very first commercial success of the Apple Computer Company. Because Steve Wozniak wanted to demonstrate his Breakout game with the new Apple II, he decided to add colour, sound and minimum paddle support to the Apple 1's heir. The Apple II came with 4 KB RAM, but it was possible to add 4 KB or 16 KB RAM chips. Thus, the system could have memory in the following sizes: 4K, 8K...
VIDEO TECHNOLOGY  Laser 50 / One
The Laser 50 was a small and cheap computer, nearly pocket sized. It was sold as an educational computer (it's written on it), and in France it was sold in a suitcase along with an introductory cartoon-book.......

   LATEST COMMENTS
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.

Aaron
7/8/2019
FRANKLIN  ACE 1200
I have a Franklin 1200 and it can put out color its not a monochrome system (the 1000 might have been) although the monitor that came with it is. It however has no graphical capability of its own.


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
TV SCHOOL HOUSE I (18V500)
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 game -
GALAXIANS
Exidy Sorcerer
System Software - year unknown
rating is 3.5rating is 3.5rating is 3.5rating is 3.5rating is 3.5
 game - shoot them up - space
PITFALL II - THE LOST CAVERNS (C-49)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Activision, Sega - 1985
 game - jungle - pitfall - platform
SOLITAIRE
Compucolor
company unknown - year unknown
 game - card game
SUPER OFF ROAD (LX105)
Atari Lynx
Telegames (publisher), Tradewest (developer) - 1993
 game - racing
SPACE INVADERS
Arcade
Taito - 1978
 game - shoot them up
HYPER BARRIER PONG
Atari Ultra Pong Double
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
TABLE TENNIS
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - ball and paddle - ping pong - sport - table tennis - tennis
LODE RUNNER
Sharp X1
Br°derbund Software, Soft Pro International - 1984
 game -
HOCKEY / TENNIS / HANDBALL / TARGET (cartridge #2)
Coleco Telstar Arcade
Coleco - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - handball - hockey - shooting gallery - sport - tennis
STARHAWK
Arcade
Cinematronics - 1977
 game - 3d - shoot them up - space - star wars - vector graphics
ELEVATOR PANIC (#12)
Epoch Cassette Vision
Epoch (publisher) - 1984
 game - elevator - platform
DOOM (32X) (84506)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
id Software (developer), Sega (publisher) - 1994
 game - first person shooter
SPACE RACE
Arcade
Atari - 1973
 game - racing - space
ANALOGIC
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - logic - mathematics

   RANDOM ADVERTS
French advert (septe...

HEATHKIT / ZENITH
Z-100/110/120

 
Jacquard brochure #1

AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS
J100 - J500

 
French advert

THOMSON
TO 8 - TO 8D

 
1979 range advert

HEATHKIT / ZENITH
H-89

 
Computer Notes

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
UK advert (1984)

COMMODORE
SX/DX 64 - Executive computer

 
Orange+ US ad. (1983...

COLLINS INTERNATIONAL TRADING CORPORATION
Orange 2

 
Z-2D advert (1977)

CROMEMCO
Z-2

 
Creativity built-in

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
German promotional p...

MAGNAVOX
Odyssey

 
US brochure (verso)

SANYO
MBC-1000

 
Promotional pict. #1

APF
Imagination Machine

 
French ad (dec.1983)

TOSHIBA
PASOPIA 16 / T300 / PAP

 
First US ad.

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS-80 Model 12

 
Brazilian advert #2

PROLOGICA
CP-400

 
Promotional pict.

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-85

 
french advert (april...

NEC
PC 8001

 
Russian advert - pag...

LEMZ
Agat

 
U.S. Advert #5 (1980...

APPLE
APPLE II

 
Radiola advert. 1

PHILIPS
VG 5000

 
US ad. 1983 #1

KAYPRO
Kaypro II

 
French advert

ORIC
ATMOS

 
Charlie Chaplin #2

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
Advert #3

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
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