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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
ATARI  800XE
The Atari 800XE was the last 8-bit machine produced by Atari. It was almost the same machine as the 800XL with a case almost the same as the 130XE. It was only sold in East European countries, mainly Germany and Poland. The main hardawe difference with the 800XL was FREDDIE, a new memory management custom chip (also found in the 65XE) allowing to address up to 128 KB of RAM and to better share RAM area with ANTIC, the graphics ch...
HUSKY COMPUTERS LIMITED Hawk
The Husky Hawk has inherited the very solid case of the Hunter. The screen was well protected with a thick layer of plastic and all the ports had protective coverings. However, it was not designed to take the rough treatment that the Husky could endure. For example, it could not being used in the rain. The chicklet keyboard featured a numeric and arrow key keypad. However, Husky could produce 'cut down' versions dedicated to particular applications. Severa...
EXELVISION  EXL 100
The EXL 100 was done by people who worked at Texas Instruments. It uses a lot of technologies of the TI CC40 (like the basic and the CPU for exemple). All the hardware is based on Texas Instruments chips. The TMS 7020 is the CPU, the TMS 7041 manages all I/O, the speech synthesizer (TMS 5220) and the infrared receiver. The keyboard and the joysticks are linked by infrared to the CPU. Several peripherals were developped for this computer : a dot matrix printer ...
SAMSUNG SPC-1000
The SPC-1000 is a Z80-based home computer from Samsung. This machine was developed in Korea, but built-in BASIC was written by Hudson soft in Japan. Because of its integrated tape recorder design, it looks like MZ 700 series. It has a button 'ILP' on its left side. Pushing ILP button enables this machine to load a new O/S from tape recorder. (This concept resembles MZ 700, too). This machine was quite popular at the first time, but advent of MSX and MSX2 ...
COMX COMX 35
Very little is known about this obscure and rare computer. It was desgined by a Netherlands based company called NOXON AB, and was manufactured in Hong Kong by COMX WORLD OPERATIONS LIMITED. There is no graphic mode, but user definable characters can be used to simulate graphics. The sound features are poor as there is only one single channel beeper. You can hear it when pressing a key. The Basic is very simple, with not a lot of specific statements, since there is not much ...
COMPAQ Portable 386
Apart from the Compaq logo, the Compaq Portable 386 was externally identical to the Portable III, but the inside was a true revolution in the portable computers field of the time. Its Intel 386-20 processor offered more speed, power and capabilities than ever before. About the Portable 386, PC Magazine said in its review: Its the hottest thing you can pick up with a handle. At 20 MHz, it outperforms everything else on the market but its deskbound sibling ...
PHILIPS  Odyssey 2001
This is an exclusive european version derived from Magnavox pong systems (the Magnavox Odyssey 4000 has the same case), as Philips owned Magnavox at this time. It offers three games in color (Tennis, Hockeu & Squash) via a National Semiconductor chip. There are 6 game variations, automatic speed adjustment and the active player gets highlighted. There are absolutely no button or switch on this system, all settings are made with the two buttons on the controllers. One button is used to select ...
EAGLE COMPUTERS INC. Eagle PC
This was an IBM PC compatible system. It could even boot the IBM PC system disks. Its overall design was smarter than the traditional IBM PC. The keyboard could be stored in a dedicated space under the main unit. The Eagle PC was first designed as a terminal to the Eagle 2000 System which used the 8086 chip as a client. However when IBM released the PC eagle turned it into a low end PC to compete. It worked without any fan and was thus quite silent, which was rare for an PC compatible syst...
NEXT COMPUTERS  NeXT Station
The NeXTstation was a light version of the NeXTcube. The magnetic-optical drive has been replaced by a hard-disk, as NeXTcube users found this drive too slow compared to "modern" hard-disks available then. The thin design of the case didn't make it possible to keep the NeXTbus slots. There were several models, including a NeXTstation (25 Mhz), a ColorStation with color display (4096 colors, 25 Mhz) and a ColorStation Turbo (33 Mhz).
CONITEC Prof80
This computer was never sold in computer stores. It is an homebrew machine built around an unique board called PROF80. The Prof 80 was a CPM Board for CP/m 2.2 or (later) 3.X., manufactured by Conitec, Dieburg, Germany. There is also a branch in US. The company still exists, and the chief designer of the board, Joachim Hanst, is still working there. It was sold in France in kit form by the Pentasonic stores chain. User had to solder all the components onto the bare board. The PROF80 bo...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Seawarrior
10/22/2019
TRIUMPH ADLER  ALPHATRONIC PC
My very first programming job, when I was 19, was programming accounts receivable, sales lead tracking, and creating some spreadsheets on a Royal Alphatronic PC in 1986, in Peabody at the New England Home Planning Center, a place that sold modular homes. 33 years later and I''m still hacking. All the coding I did on this thing was in Beginners All Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code. I forget the name of the software, but PeachTree rings a bell. Would love to find one on eBay for a trip down memory lane.

Jon W
10/22/2019
TANDY RADIO SHACK  1000
My 3rd computer was a Tandy 1000SX, I stated with a Tandy Color Mini MC-10 and then a TRS-80 4P "portable". I have my original MC-10 and a 4P I was given a few years ago. Recently added a Tandy 1000 HD to the collection. The HD was the original 1000 with a factory Hard Drive.

Bob
10/21/2019
IBM  PS/2 Model 25
To Anthony in MISSOURI, I meant! (Sorry, I was still thinking about the wild card game the Brewers should have won!)

Bob
10/21/2019
IBM  PS/2 Model 25
To Anthony B. in Wisconsin. I have an old IBM PS/2 model 25 with learning games, including "your" MATH BLASTER "Rocket Launcher." If you contact me at bdaniels30@excite.com I''ll provide more details and possibly help you obtain a PS/2. Do you also remember Word Munchers, Trash Zapper, and Number Recycler? Those were the days!

Housemartins
10/21/2019
GAMATIC 7600
I have just recently cleaned it up and put it back in operation, very nice machine, robust and reliable.
My contribution is a VIDEO OUT RCA jack in order to be plugged to a monitor or a modern TV:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v$kH6-0FBgE24

Jeff Friend
10/18/2019
TANDY RADIO SHACK  1000 TX
My first computer was a Tandy 1000TX in 1989. No HDD, only 640K RAM and a single 1.4mb FDD. I ran everything from a MS-DOS 4.2 DOS prompt. About a year later, I upgraded the RAM to 768K and added a second FDD. This cost me about $2500. I gave that computer away in 1994. I wish I had of kept it...

Rich
10/18/2019
TANDY RADIO SHACK  1000 HX
My first Computer $ still running! Looking for parts if anyone has leads! I need the following:

- Plastic cover that slides over the hard card slots
- The door for the Original matching Tandy monitor
- The Original 720K internal 3.5" Floppy Drive

Also interested in any other external accessories!

Thanks


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
GOLGO 13 (G-1014)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Saito Production, Sega - 1984
 game - shooting gallery
ROBO-SQUASH (PA2035)
Atari Lynx
Atari - 1990
 game - ball and paddle
CHEMISTRY MATH (26-3708)
Tandy TRS-80 PC-2
Tandy - 1982
 application - chemistry - mathematics - science
LUPIN III (08)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1984
 game - platform
H.E.R.O. (C-58)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Activision, Sega - 1985
 game - platform
WIPEOUT
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - car - racing
NBA JAM TOURNAMENT EDITION (32X) (T-8104B)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Acclaim (publisher), Iguana Entertainment (developer), Midway - 1995
 game - basketball - nba - sport
3D CRAZY COASTER (VT3634 )
Vectrex
GCE - 1983
 game - 3d - 3d (real) - roller coaster - vector graphics
HANDBALL
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - ball and paddle - sport - squash
EXCITE INVADER
Gakken Compact Vision TV-Boy
Gakken - 1983
 game - shoot them up - space
GALAXIANS
Exidy Sorcerer
System Software - year unknown
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 game - shoot them up - space
DIRTY LARRY - RENEGADE COP (PA2077)
Atari Lynx
Atari - 1992
 game - beat 'em up - platform - police
SPACE WARS (VT3105)
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
 game - duel - gravity - shoot them up - space - vector graphics
SOLDIER
Indata Dai
Dialog Informatique, Mediaplay - 1983
 game - strategy - war
FIGHT FOR LIFE (J9037E )
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari - 1996
 game - 3d - beat 'em up

   RANDOM ADVERTS
Same in German

ALTOS COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Serie 5

 
M-Series brochure - ...

PANASONIC
JD series

 
First Victor advert ...

SIRIUS COMPUTER
Victor 9000 / Sirius 1

 
Brochure

SOCI╔T╔ OCCITANE D'ELECTRONIQUE
OC 2000

 
Radiola advert. 3

PHILIPS
VG 5000

 
French advert (jan. ...

APPLE
APPLE IIc

 
US advert, July 1985

COMMODORE
C128 - C128D

 
U.S. advert (1979)

OHIO SCIENTIFIC
CHALLENGER 4P

 
UK brochure #4

COMMODORE
CBM 700 Series

 
french advert (jan. ...

HEATHKIT / ZENITH
H-89

 
Quasar ad (1983)

PANASONIC
HHC

 
German advert (1983)

C.ITOH
YD-8110

 
UK advert (1984)

COMMODORE
C64

 
US advert, Nov. 1985

AMPERE
WS 1

 
English advert (1984...

ADVANCE TECHNOLOGY
Advance 86

 
Advert #2

SMT
Goupil 3

 
Japanese advert #2

NEC
PC-FX

 
French ad (jan. 1980...

NORTHSTAR
Horizon

 
Tandy 1988 catalog

TANDY RADIO SHACK
1000 SX

 
Jacquard brochure #3

AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS
J100 - J500

 
First advert - Jan.1...

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
French advert

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
TI 99 / 4A

 
French advert (1983)

THOMSON
TO 7

 
French advert (1982)

MICRONIQUE
Victor Lambda

 
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