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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...

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INTERTEC  SUPERBRAIN
The Superbrain was an integrated system with keyboard, display and disc drives. The system used two Z80A microprocessors at 4 MHz, one for the main processing, and the other for peripheral activities. The dual 5" floppy disc units could be 2x170 KB (single side), 2x340 KB (DS), and a 10 MB CompuStar hard disk could be added. The SuperBrain was sold with the CP/M operating system, Microsoft Basic, an 8080 assembler and Microsoft Cobol 74. The SuperBrain II appeared in 1982. It of...
NOVOTON Video Sports
One more system which looks like the Markint 4A system. This one has got a different selector knob from the Markint system which is round. The system is very large. The middle part looks like a common system but it feels like two additional parts has been added on each side. The paddles can be inserted in these parts which allow the player to play without removing the paddles. All texts are in french....
SHARP  SM-B-80TE
the SM-B-80TE and the SM-B-80TC training boards seem to be the first computers made by Sharp having the general public in mind. At the time, a professional division of Sharp already sold a range of computers called Hayac. These boards, as well as the first MZ computer series were conceived by the Sharp parts division as a market test. The same board concept could be found in the USA since 1985 (MOS Kim 1, Intel SD...
CODIMEX 6809
The Codimex 6809 is a brasilian clone of the Tandy TRS-80 Color Computer. After the success of another brazilian Coco clone, the Prologica CP-400, several brasilian companies tried to release their own compatible system. The Codimex 6809 is one of them. It has nothing quite special and doesn't seem to innovate at all... Anyone has more info about this system ? Source :
VIDEO TECHNOLOGY  Laser 350 / 500 / 700 / 750
Technically the Laser 350 / 500 / 700 / 750 are completely different from the Laser 100 / 200 / 300 family and thus non compatible with them. All 4 computers are nearly identical but the Laser 350 uses a Laser 300 case while the Laser 500 / 700 / 750 use a "new" case. Though the CPU is still a Z80A compatible one (the D780c from NEC), its capabilities are better. There are now 6 graphical modes, ranging from 160 x 96 in 16 colors to 640 x 192 in 2 colors. The memory size is also bigger ...
CORVUS SYSTEMS Concept
The Concept system was intended to be an individual diskless workstation operating within a Local Area Network (LAN). Each user could use the ressources of the computer and share both data and peripheral devices, including mass storage devices. The network connected computers offered some attractive cost advantages and allowed several people to work simultaneously on the same task. Users' data were shared through the Corvus OmniNet networking system which was the core product of Corv...
TANDY RADIO SHACK  2000
The Tandy 2000 was launched in December 1981, a full year BEFORE the 1000, and proved to be a mistake on the part of Tandy, but to their credit they weren’t alone, many manufacturers who built systems based on the Intel 80186 CPU suffered the same fate. On the surface the computer was quite the catch: The “T-2000” featured new instructions and new fault tolerance protection over the TRS-80 and COCO lines. Tandy built the 2000 with advanced color graphics, Intel 16bit processing at 8 Mhz and ...
COMMODORE  C64 GS (Games System)
The C64 GS (Games System) is basically a C64 motherboard in a simple beige plastic case without a keyboad, serial port and tape interface. Apart from some minor ROM changes the circuitboard inside is exactly a C64. Thus it can play all the C64 cartridges that don't require interaction with the keyboard. Some cartridges were specificaly produced for the C64 GS, but there are a few... These cartridges could also be used with the original C64 or C128 both being equiped with the same cartridge slot....
FRANKLIN  ACE 2000
The ACE 2000 series consisted of three computers the 2000, 2100, and the 2200. The 2000 had no disk drives, the 2100 had one disk drive, and the 2200 had two disk drives. All featured a detachable keyboard, the same 1.02 MHz 65SC02 processor, the usual scattering of expansion slots around the motherboard and the half-height case. Graphics modes and sound capabilities were in line with the Apple ][e. On the front panel, it had a row of ...
TANDY RADIO SHACK  Portable Wordprocessor WP-2 / WP-3
Still sought after by writers and students, the Tandy WP-2 and Tandy WP-3 are perfect writing companions. Used to take notes, prepare reports and write letters, these WP systems are technically real computers based on a Zilog Z80 processor. The WP-2 is essentially a Tandy-branded version of a Citizen portable wordprocessor called the CBM-10WP. Extract from Tandy catalog: "There are battery operated, weight only 3.1 pounds and are 1" thin. The full size keyboard lets you cut, paste, se...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Mark (Michigan)
8/18/2019
SEEQUA  CHAMELEON
I got mine at a computer show in Detroit when the computer was about a year old. It still fires up. I did have to replace the power supply. (try to find one!) I wish they would make a Windows, Mac dual boot laptop!!!

technology history junky
8/16/2019
R2E  MICRAL-N
nitpick: it is not fair description to call the 8008 "8-bit 4004".
the 4004 was very limited intel in-house design, and not much was left from this - i think the 4040 and there the dynasty ends/

the 8008 was built to CTC instruction set, same as datapoint 2200, which was a reasonably capable processor. (interesting tidbit is that CTC also asked TI to build one, not just intel. they came up with a chip, and had samples, but very few people ever saw one, let alone a working circuit with one).
its weaknesses were the straight jacket of 18-pin package, and only 14 address bits, so only 16K.
the 8080 added a lot more than just the 40-pin package and 16 address lines, but it''s hard to argue that those were the main difference.

it is fair to say that the 8008 was closer to the 8080 which started the revolution than to the 4004/ i believe the instruction set of the 8008 is the foundation of the 8080, which was the foundation of the 8086, and all the way to the intel engine which still runs the world to this day.

Nils H
8/16/2019
LITTON - MONROE OC-8880
The Monroe OC8800 could probably run CP/M, but it was offered with another operating system called OS8MT which was a multi-tasking 8-bit operating system.

There was a Basic interpreter that is related to the Luxor ABC800 series computers and the Diab Basic on the Motorola Unix computers.

There''s even an MS-DOS version of that Basic named basic2pc. There are however some differences in instruction set, but those differences are minor. Search for BASIC2PC.ZIP to find it. The basic is a semi-compiling basic which makes it fairly fast when executing.

One Monroe-specific instruction that I happen to remember is "OPTION EUROPE", which allowed you to programmatically determine if there should be a comma or dot as decimal separator.


Andres
8/15/2019
APPLE  Apple II clones
I "think" I just bought one of these clones, but still trying to understand exactly what it is. It looks similar to the Lazar II clone, but the power supply and motherboard are original Apple ones, so I guess somebody changed the case.

Graham Nash
8/12/2019
RAIR MICROCOMPUTER Black Box
Hi all,
Wow, I am reading all these posts and many fantastic memories are flooding back of the time I had with Rair Ltd from 1981 to 1989! I remember Mark, Howard and Dave as if yesterday. I was interviewed by Mark , who had been at NCR, where I had been for the last 10 years selling big stuff for tens of thousands of pounds and then he shows me this tiny black suitcase in the corner of the board room at Wellington House, Upper St.Martins Lane and says it can do so much more for £3,500. I was hooked and went on to sell thousands of 3/20, 3/30’s and 3/50’s. Then onto the Supermicro!
Remember Tim, John Petit, the two Clares , Nial( with the campervan) , Tom Frazer,Phil, Richard Little, Bharat ,Camarl , Robert and the boys at the factory in Camden Town.
Hope to hear from one of you again , am enjoying my retirement .
Regards Graham Nash

fireb0y
8/10/2019
SONY  Hit-Bit 75
Very good and reliable computer, my first home computer ever. The cursor keys were good, but they fail about time because the switches used by Sony, but nowadays are easy to find replacement.

Jerri Kohl
8/6/2019
PANASONIC HHC
I''m looking to assembly programming information and to purchase the following items for this system or the system including these items. Does anyone have a TV/monitor interface or any extra info about it? Does anyone have any extra information about (or have?) the EPROM expansion board that Tom Klein described on the main page here for the HHC? He said, "It was housed in a one-inch thicker tray and interfaced between the printer and compueter, adding about 1 inch to the length." And it had sockets for 8-64K EEPROMS. I am curious how the bankswitching was performed.


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
AFTER BURNER COMPLETE (32X) (84507)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Sega - 1994
 game - plane - shoot them up
SHADOW SQUADRON (32X) (84509)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Sega - 1995
 game - flight sim - shoot them up - space
TANK
Arcade
Kee Games - 1974
 game - duel - maze - tank
SOLDIER
Indata Dai
Dialog Informatique, Mediaplay - 1983
 game - strategy - war
CHIP'S CHALLENGE (PA2028)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Epyx (developer) - 1989
 game - puzzle
PIT-FIGHTER (PA2070)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Tengen - 1992
 game - beat 'em up
ALDYNES (HC91044)
NEC Super Grafx
Hudson Soft - 1991
 game - horizontal scrolling - shoot them up
GUNFIGHTER / MOONSHIP BATTLE (MG-213)
MPT-02 systems
RCA - 1977
 game - duel - space - wild west
STAR TREK - THE MOTION PICTURE (VT3107)
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
 game - 3d - first person shooter - shoot them up - space - star trek - vector graphics
EXOA II - WARROID
Sharp X1
ASCII - 1984
 game - duel - platform
NEBULA (09)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1984
 game - egypt - shoot them up
HEADS UP - ACTION SOCCER (VT3203)
Vectrex
GCE - 1983
rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2
 game - football - sport - vector graphics
GRADIUS
Sharp X1
Konami - year unknown
 game - horizontal scrolling - shoot them up
JOUST (PT5005)
Atari Lynx
Shadowsoft Inc., Williams - 1992
 game -
PINBALL CHALLENGE (VIDEOCART-17)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1978
 game - breakout

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INTERACT
Home Computer System

 
New Zealand ad #2

SEGA
SC 3000 / SC 3000H

 
French advert

EPSON
QX 10

 
French advert

SORD
IS 11

 
US ad. 1983 #1

KAYPRO
Kaypro II

 
french advert (jan. ...

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL III

 
French ad (dec. 1983...

SELCOM
Lemon II

 
French advert (1980)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 PC-1

 
Advert

KENBAK COMPUTER COMPANY
Kenbak-1

 
Japanese advert

SONY
Hit-Bit F1XD

 
Plus3 advert

ACORN COMPUTER
Electron

 
Ohio brochure

OHIO SCIENTIFIC
CHALLENGER III

 
US advert, 1981

FRANKLIN
ACE 100

 
UK advert #2

GEMINI
GALAXY

 
French advert (1980)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL I

 
French ad (nov. 1983...

ADVISION
Home Arcade

 
Japanese advert (197...

NINTENDO
Racing 112 (model CTG-CR112)

 
French advert

ACT
Apricot F2 / F10

 
US advert #1

TANDY RADIO SHACK
Color Computer

 
Advert #1

PRAVETZ
IMKO-1/2 & Pravetz 82

 
1978 brochure #10

MSI
6800

 
US advert

MILTON BRADLEY
Vectrex

 
Stupid picture

SMH - ALCATEL
ALPHA Plus

 
Advert (october 1982...

SMT
Goupil 2

 
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