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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
REGNECENTRALEN RC759 Piccoline
The Piccoline is a direct descendant of the Piccolo, and was launched in 1984. It was more or less strictly meant for Danish educational institutions such as schools, high schools and universities. It was used extensively for teaching basic programming skills, using the languages Comal 80 and Pascal. Thanks to Henrik Schmidt from Denmark for information and pictures....
SORD  M203 Mark II
This computer was designed for industrial or engineering applications thanks to its analog to digital/digital to analog converters and to its numeric I/O ports. It has a built-in numeric processor called APU. It is possible to connect up to 4 hard disks (each drive is connected on a special DMA channel designed for the hard disks)....
OSBORNE CORP.  OSBORNE 1
The Osborne 1 is one of the first portable computers but needs external power source. Its name comes from Adam Osborne, the man who made this computer a reality (not quite true, see end of the text). It has a very small built-in screen (8.75 x 6.6 cm, which can display 128 columns!!) and weighs more than 10 Kg. The first models couldn't display more than 52 columns by line, so to access to the 76 other columns, the user had to scroll among the screen thanks to the cursor keys. It works un...
OKI  IF COM7
We have no information about this system, please help !...
SCIENCE FAIR Microcomputer Trainer
Peter Crunden-White, the proud owner of this Microcomputer Trainer, sent us some photos along with the following note: In about 1986, I purchased a Science Fair Microcomputer Trainer (MCT) from my local branch of Tandy (in Cheshire, UK). The machine was sold by Tandy shops, it was one of their 'wire-it-yourself' project kits and ran on 6 penlight batteries. I recall that my older brother wired it up for me, but we never really had much success with it, although we en...
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...
SANCO  8000
The Sanco 8000 series followed the 7000. Like its predecessor, it was actually conceived by the French company SFCE (Sanyo France - Calculatrices Electroniques) and manufactured by Logic Systems International Inc. (LSI), a small Japanese company which would later release some PC compatible systems. Sanco name came from the summary of Sanyo (SFCE was a Sanyo calculators distributor) and Cofelec, a subsidiary of the Thomson co., which made the first Sanco...
FRANKLIN  PC 5000, 6000, 8000
Before Apple forced Franklin out of the desktop computer market entirely, the company released three PC compatible systems, the PC-5000 (picture), PC-6000 and PC-8000. Both were quite similar, based on the Intel 8088. Depending on the versions, they had 512 to 640 KB of RAM, one or two 360 KB floppy drives, standard serial and parallel ports, but also built-in game port, composite video and audio outputs. With the loss of its desktop computer business, Franklin concent...
TANDY RADIO SHACK  Color Computer
The Tandy TRS-80 Color Computer was known to be called "coco" (Color Computer) by its users. It uses its own version of BASIC, "Tandy Color BASIC" instead of the world famous Microsoft BASIC. It was followed by the TRS-80 Color Computer II in 1982. The Welsh Dragon 32 was one of its many clones...
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More information about the various Tandy Color BASIC ...

SHARP  PC-1210 / 1211 / 1212
The Sharp PC-121x series is generally regarded as the first commercially available pocket computers ever. Its design was based on the way normal pocket calculators were built, but the case was turned 90 degrees to allow for a wider display, and most mathematical function keys were replaced with alphanumerical keys. Its main intended use was BASIC programming, although it could be used as a calculator as well, by simply typing in the math functions with the alphanumerical keyboard in one line of ...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Dave K
6/24/2019
SYNERTEK SYM1
The description as "quite a copy of the MOS KIM 1" sells the SYM-1 short - its enhanced features went well beyond those of the original. I vaguely remember the cassette modulation being many times faster (maybe 1600 bps vs. 300?), but one of the coolest features I vividly remember was the built-in raster-scan alphanumeric display. The manual had a driver that would generate 1 line x 32 characters, but I modified it to generate 4 lines of text. One resistor, one capacitor, and some software - now that is elegant design!

I''ve still got my SYM-1 sitting in the closet, and I''m not about to part with it.

Stefan Schomburg
6/23/2019
TANDY RADIO SHACK  MC 10
Carl, could you plese share details about the differences? Your link doesn''t work for me.

Tof
6/22/2019
SEGA Teradrive
Hello
Amstrad sold this type of computer too (in France for sure, rest of Europe I don''t know): Amstrad Mega-PC

Franklin Couto
6/20/2019
TELEVIDEO  TS-802
Steven, have a god day for you man.
So, i work in a factory end inside we make those computers.
I fixed a lot off end a liked so much.
HD 10MB ou 15MB, 64kb memory, 360k floppy, etc
Sorry about my english.
By man.

george
6/18/2019
OLIVETTI  Programma P101/P102
in autumn 1968 opened the ''IUT informatique'' of Lyon (france). we were teached computing with an Olivetti programma 203 and some teletype connected to GE time sharing running Darthmouth Basic. The (nicely designed) Olivetti programma 203 (and the (little ugly) audit series) as (sort of) first (micro) computer for (very) small company in europe in 70''s was a very good tool (at that time)(but not a success story .. helas)

UZsie
6/17/2019
CASIO  PB-100
My first PC, I recall two things, a blackjack game crammed in the 544 bytes.
And a regularity race among friends where the actual average speed was kept by me using the pb100 as a mere calculator.
The first leg we had 30 secs margin, and the guys with 10 secs margin taunted us. They simply lucked out after that, so we won all the other legs. $P

sanddecker
6/16/2019
ENTEX Gameroom Tele-Pong
I have one of these from my parents''. For some reason it doesn''t show the player''s paddle. Any ideas why?
To add, mine does not have the channel switch but does have sound.


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
ROCKET PATROL
APF MP1000 systems
APF Electronics (publisher) - 1978
 game - shoot them up - shooting gallery - space
PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING (25)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1986
 game - sport - wrestling
BASKETBALL
Arcade
Taito - 1974
 game - ball and paddle - basketball - sport
DOOM (J9029E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), id Software (developer) - 1994
rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4
 game - first person shooter
DINOLYMPICS (PA2089)
Atari Lynx
Atari - 1992
 game - cavemen - puzzle
PINBALL CHALLENGE (VIDEOCART-17)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1978
 game - breakout
FROGGER
Gakken Compact Vision TV-Boy
Gakken, Konami - 1983
 game - frog - frogger
VOODOO CASTLE (VIC-1918)
Commodore Vic 20
Commodore - 1981
 game - adventure - Scott Adams adventure games - text interface - text only
FREEWAY
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 game - car - racing
MATH II (26-3710)
Tandy TRS-80 PC-2
Tandy - 1982
 application - mathematics - science
HOCKEY
Atari Ultra Pong Double
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - hockey - sport
ELEVATOR FIGHT (07)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1984
 game - platform
SPEEDWAY / TAG (RCA STUDIO II) (18V404)
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 game - car - racing
BASEBALL
Arcade
RamTek - 1974
 game - baseball - sport
CHAMPION KENDOU (C-67)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1986
 game - kendo - martial arts - sport

   RANDOM ADVERTS
Sord Brochure #2

SORD
M-100ACE

 
In schools #3

BULL
MICRAL 80/22

 
French advert (1982)

MICRONIQUE
Victor Lambda

 
German promotional p...

MAGNAVOX
Odyssey

 
Isaac Asimov #1

TANDY RADIO SHACK
Color Computer

 
Same with a man

OSBORNE CORP.
OSBORNE 1

 
Promotional picture

MATTEL ELECTRONICS
Intellivision

 
French advert #1

INDATA
DAI

 
Promotional pict.

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-85

 
Advert

KENBAK COMPUTER COMPANY
Kenbak-1

 
U.S. advert #2 (1979...

OHIO SCIENTIFIC
CHALLENGER 4P

 
Wonder Compute

COMMODORE
VIC 20

 
French ad (august 19...

MATTEL ELECTRONICS
Intellivision

 
French ad (sept. 198...

CASIO
PB-100

 
U.S. advert #2

EPSON
HC / HX-20

 
US advert, Oct. 1981

APPLE
APPLE II+

 
Sales catalog

INTERACT
Home Computer System

 
Japanese advert #2

NEC
PC-FX

 
French advert (sept....

SEGA
Master System

 
First ad

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-75C / 75D

 
Motorola ad.

APPLE
MACINTOSH II

 
French advert

MICRONIQUE
Victor / Hector 1

 
french advert (may 1...

COMMODORE
PET 30xx

 
U.S. advert (1982)

AVT ELECTRONICS
Comp 2

 
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