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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
UNITRON (BRAZIL) Mac 512
This machine was the first Macintosh clone in the whole world. In Brazil it is almost unknown and there are people who doubt its existence, but it really did exist! This computer almost started a commercial war between Brazil and the United States. Apple persuaded the U.S. government to use everything it could against the Brazilian clone makers (increases in import taxes for brazilian products such as orange juice, shoes, etc.) until this machine was no longer made. Brazil had a tr...
TOSHIBA  T 1200
This page is dedicated to Toshiba range of PC compatible laptop computers. The T1200 is first described model. More models will come soon (see 'Read more' section). T0SHIBA T-1200 The Toshiba T1200 was a very advanced laptop for it’s time, being able to run many powerful programs only a proper PC could use at the time. It has an 8 Inch screen that can only use scales of Green and Blue. Another Feature was the first “Resume” Feature, kind of like suspend or Standby on today’s comp...
HEWLETT PACKARD  HP-9825
Although the HP-9825 was presented by HP as a desktop calculator with some computer features, it was really a desktop computer, in fact the first all-in-one computer everyone could use without being a computers guru. This system was lauched quite at the same time as the first personal systems (Altair 8800, Imsai 8080), however, its concepts and features were much more advanced but its price was about ten times the one of an Imsa...
SORD  M223 series
These computers were generally sold for specific professionnal use along with the appropriate software. Two models were launched: the Sord MK II 203 and Sord MK II 223. The difference is that the 223 has 3 x S100 slots for easy expansion. Both have a special DMA channel for the disks (floppy and hard disk). Some software was sold with them, which included the MFDOS, several Sord BASIC's, a compiled Basic (C-Basic) and many tools. The Fortran IV and the Cobol were also available. For t...
ROBERTS Paddle IV
A classic pong from Roberts with four games (hence the name of the system) and detachables paddles. Apparently made in Japan. The two paddles can be attached to each side of the system, or taken apart. There are only equiped with a unique dial. The general cosmetic design of the Paddle IV looks like the Commodore 64 one. Round edges and beige/creamy color. The games selection is made with a knob... PROMOTIONAL CATCHERS: - Featuring 4 games with detachable...
NATIONAL CF-3000
MSX 1 computer with 64 KB RAM, two cartridge slots and superimposition feature. The keyboard is separated from the main unit. At the right hand side of the main unit, there is enough room for an optional disk drive. The CF-3300 was a CF-3000 sold with this disk drive already mounted. The brazilian computer Gradiente Expert, is a clone of the National CF-3000....
ACT Apricot F2 / F10
Unlike the Apricot F1 which was a kind of bridge between the home-computing and the professional markets, the F2 and the F10 were clearly marketed as business machines. They were quite similar to the F1, but included an extra expansion slot, more memory and larger storage capacity : two disk-drives for the F2 and one disk-drive and a 10MB hard-disk for the F10. Like the F1, the F2 and F10 had an infra-red interface for the keyboard and the mouse/trackball ...
ACETRONIC MPU-1000/2000
The Acetronic MPU-1000 is another Interton VC-4000 "software compatible" system (saying "clone" would be misleading). That is to say that the internal specs are exactly the same and that games would run on both systems. The cartridge slots are however different in shape and cartridges won't fit in each others. This group of consoles is often refered as "Interton VC-4000 compatible system" as the VC-4000 maybe the most popular of all the other systems ...
HITACHI  MB-6880 / Basic Master and Basic Master Level 2
This early japanese computer seems quite strong with its metal case. The machine has a very sober look. The keyboard is minimalist too, no CTRL or ESC keys... There is apparently no graphical high-resolution but the computer offers 253 predefined characters including graphic symbols. The power switch is placed on the front case just above the keyboard. The Basic Master eventually evolved into the Basic Master Level 2 which offered more memory (8k instead of 4k, wow)....
GEMINI  801
Gemini was the company that rose from the ashes of the demise of Nascom (at the same time that Lucas bought the Nascom name). The computer was thus designed by the people who initially set up Nascom. In fact, it tooke advantage of some of the later ideas floated around the Nascom 2. Although it was available as a series of single boards and plug-in modules for the 'kit' enthusiasts, it was mainly sold as a complete unit with typewriter style keyboard and dual fl...

   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
SHANGHAI (PA2063)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Mediagenic (developer) - 1990
 game - mind games - shanghai
ARMOR ATTACK
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
 game - maze - shoot them up - tank - vector graphics - war
ACE
Arcade
Allied Leisure - 1976
 game - dogfight - duel - plane
SMASH
Magnavox Odyssey 400
Magnavox - 1976
 game - ball and paddle - sport - squash
SAUCER ATTACK (PC/SD-203)
SD-2xx systems
SEL - 1982
 game - shoot them up - space
METAL HEAD (32X) (84511)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Sega - 1995
 game - 3d - shoot them up
SYNDICATE (8002-SYNJAG)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari, Bullfrog Productions (developer), Electronic Arts, Ocean Software (publisher) - 1995
 game - isometric 3d - real time strategy
THE TOWER OF DRUAGA
Sharp X1
Dempa, Namco - year unknown
 game -
BEDLAM (VT3305)
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
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 game - shoot them up - vector graphics
DODGE IT (VIDEOCART-16)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1978
 game -
DRAGON BALL (27)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1986
 game - dragon ball - shoot them up - vertical scrolling
BIORHYTHM (TV MYSTIC SERIES) (18V700)
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 application - biorhythm
SUPER SOCCER (13)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1985
 game - football - sport
SPEED RACE
Arcade
Taito - 1974
 game - car - racing
ROBOT WAR / TORPEDO ALLEY (VIDEOCART-13)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1977
 game - naval battle

   RANDOM ADVERTS
Italian ad #3

SINCLAIR
ZX SPECTRUM

 
US advert, 1981

FRANKLIN
ACE 100

 
Promotional pict. #2

APF
Imagination Machine

 
Japanese ad

CASIO
FP 1000 / FP 1100

 
US ad. 1983 #2

KAYPRO
Kaypro II

 
U.K. ad. (Apr. 87)

AMSTRAD
CPC 6128

 
Advert

APPLE
APPLE III

 
Jupiter brochure #1

JUPITER CANTAB
Jupiter Ace

 
U.S. advert (1982)

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
TI 99 / 4A

 
U.S. ad. (1983) #1

OKI
IF 800

 
French advert, Jan. ...

SANCO
8000

 
French ad (dec. 1983...

ORIC
ORIC 1

 
Italian advert

SELCOM
Lemon II

 
French advert #1

INDATA
DAI

 
Accounting systems A...

OLIVETTI
A5

 
Memotech leaflet

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
Z-2H 1980 advert

CROMEMCO
Z-2

 
French advert.

HANIMEX
PENCIL II

 
Semi-Tech brochure #...

SEMI-TECH
Pied Piper

 
Japanese ad

FUJITSU
FM 11 EX

 
Heathkit centers #2

HEATHKIT / ZENITH
H-89

 
U.S. ad #2 (1982)

PANASONIC
HHC

 
Japanese advert. #3

TOSHIBA
HX-10

 
1978 brochure #12

MSI
6800

 
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