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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
COLECO  Gemini
The Coleco Gemini, not to be confused with the Telstar Gemini system released by the same manufacturer in 1978, is a clone of the Atari VCS 2600. It offers the exact same functionalities as the Atari system. Six switches : color/b&w display, on/off, left player difficulty A/B, right player difficulty A/B, Game Select and Reset. Apart from the plastic case, only the controllers differ from the original system. Colec...
HANIMEX  PENCIL II
This Australian computer was in fact built and conceived in Hong Kong by Soundic Electronics, which produced a lot of low-end products at that time. The high-resolution (256 x 192) can only be accessed with at least a 16k RAM extension. The Basic (SD-Basic 2.0) is supplied on a ROM cartridge, it allowed to display up to 32 sprites. The Pencil II also came with an interesting expansion cartridge. The regular cartridge port was the exact same size as a Colecovision cartridge,...
SEGA Mega Drive II
The Mega Drive II is basically just a re-designed Mega Drive. The Mega Drive II was much smaller and squarer then the original Mega Drive. It did not have the headphone jack, volume control or RF TV output. The A/V port changed to a custom multi out port that now provided stereo sound to T.V's (previously only mono was output by the Mega Drive, the headphone jack had to be used for stereo sound). The power lead port was made smaller and a different AC a...
GOLDSTAR FC-80 / FC-200
Goldstar became LG (Lucky-Goldstar) in 1997. The FC-80 and FC-200 are the same computers. The FC-200 was the name used for the "export" model (outside Korea/Asia?). This typical MSX-1 computer was made in Korea. It has no special feature apart from the official MSX specifications... Or maybe just one weird feature : it has a hole at the right of the cartridge slot to store a lightpen when not used. This lightpen was available as an option with its dedicated cartridge. ___________ ...
SONY  PlayStation 2
By the time the PS2 was released in 2000, the PlayStation brand was a household name. Selling well from launch, the PS2 was another success for Sony. Strong third party support and backwards compatability ensured a wide variety of games. After release users reported a variety of problems including DVD playback and the infamous laser problem, where the machine was unable to read blue discs. This problem was so widespread that in America a class action law...
HEWLETT PACKARD  HP-9816
Hewlett-Packard has been one of the first large manufacturer to adopt the Motorola 68000 microprocessor since 1981. The HP9816 was the fourth 68000 based computer of the brand. It was also called the Series 200 Model 16. Hewlett-Packards Series 200 included the HP-9816, HP-9826, HP-9836, and HP-9836C. The Model 16 was intended to be a "lion package in a house cat". When the keyboard was "parked" in the optional special housing placed under the unit, the...
CANON  V-8
This is a very compact MSX-1 computer, it was meant to be portable... It has only 16k of RAM....
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...
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: • 710 (CBM 128/80 in USA): 128 KB RAM • 720 (CBM 256/80): 256 KB RAM • 730 (CBMX 2...
MOS TECHNOLOGY  TIM
The TIM (Terminal Interface Monitor) was a MOS Technology Inc's build-it-yourself 6502 development system that was launched before the KIM-1. When a computer fan ordered a TIM from MOS Technology in Norristown, Pennsylvania, he got a MCS6530-004 (1k TIM monitor program in ROM), and a manual (15 sheets of 11x17 folded & stapled in the middle) containing a suggested schematic, the TIM monitor commands, and listing. He had to provide himself with various components...

   LATEST COMMENTS
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

Mike
11/10/2019
ICL  OPD - One Per Desk
So this listing has a slight bug. It says "The system, as did the QL, had basic task-switching - not real multitasking (background tasks didn''t run)..." I didn''t own an OPD but the QL had a true preemptive multitasking OS (i.e. QDOS) and indeed you could exec(ute) a program and it would keep running in the background while you worked in the foreground and you could have many programs running in the background (it was a cool demo to give).

Contrast that with the Mac which started with basic task switching and up until OS X moved the Mac to BSD Unix had a kernel that did cooperative multitasking (i.e. the difference is in preemptive the kernel keeps control and slices up time for each program but in cooperative the kernel gives up control to each program and hopes it gets it back).

vanpeebles
11/10/2019
TATUNG  EINSTEIN TC-01
A new forum has been setup for the Tatung 256 and Einstein, please pop by and say hello! :)

https://www.robheaton.co.uk/tatung/

VP


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
SPACE SMASH (PC/SD-202)
SD-2xx systems
SEL - 1982
 game - space
BASKETBALL (CX2624)
Atari 2600
Atari - 1978
 game - basketball - sport
HYDLIDE 3 - THE SPACE MEMORIES
Sharp X1
T&ESoft - year unknown
 game -
SCRAMBLE
Arcade
Konami - 1981
 game - horizontal scrolling - shoot them up - space
ROBOT WAR / TORPEDO ALLEY (VIDEOCART-13)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1977
 game - naval battle
H.E.R.O. (C-58)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Activision, Sega - 1985
 game - platform
MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP (32X) (84600)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Sega - 1994
 game - motocross - motorbike - racing
FAT BOBBY (PROTOTYPE)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Lore Games (developer), Purple - year unknown
 game - platform - prototype
HOCKEY
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - hockey - sport
DRAGON - THE BRUCE LEE STORY (J9036E )
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Virgin Interactive Entertainment (developer) - 1994
 game - 2d - beat 'em up - martial arts
SKI
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - skiing - sport
EXPEDITION (PC/SD-208)
SD-2xx systems
SEL - 1982
 game -
SMASH
Odyssey 200
Magnavox - 1975
 game - ball and paddle - sport - squash
CHESS
Compucolor
company unknown - year unknown
 game - chess - mind games
QWAK!
Arcade
Atari - 1974
 game - duck - hunting - lightgun

   RANDOM ADVERTS
French ad (dec. 1987...

COMMODORE
Amiga 500

 
Brochure cover

SHARP
PC-5000

 
Promotional picture

BULL
MICRAL 80/22

 
German ad

SPECTRAVIDEO
SV 318

 
French ad (dec. 1983...

ORIC
ORIC 1

 
1978 brochure #1

MSI
6800

 
1978 brochure #6

MSI
6800

 
Promotional picture

MICROKEY KFFT
PRIMO A-32

 
Leaflet (1982) - pag...

INTERTON
VC 4000

 
Brochure - system in...

ORMATU ELECTRIC BV
Ormatu Video Spelcomputer 2001

 
Sanco brochure #2

SANCO
TPC-8300

 
Microsoft Multiplan,...

COMMODORE
C128 - C128D

 
French ad (july 1984...

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
Promotional picture

PALLADIUM
Tele-Cassetten-Game

 
French advert (nov.1...

AMSTRAD
GX 4000

 
insert - verso

WORLDS OF WONDER
Action Max

 
First U.K. ad (oct. ...

AMSTRAD
PCW 9512

 
US advert, July 1985

DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION
300 Professional series

 
Comparison chart

PANASONIC
JD series

 
Hard working man

THOMSON
TO 7

 
Advert #2

TIMEX / SINCLAIR
1000

 
Z-2D advert (1977)

CROMEMCO
Z-2

 
U.S. ad #1 (1982)

NORTHSTAR
Advantage

 
Japanese advert

PANASONIC
FS A1 WX / WSX

 
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