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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
APPLE  MACINTOSH
With their II and III series getting rather long in the tooth, and the Lisa being rather pricey, Apple had to do something to get back into the small-business market. They did. The Macintosh can be considered the very first commercially successful computer to use a GUI (Graphical User Interface). It was, however, not the first GUI based computer, the first GUI based computer ever sold was the Xero...
EPSON  PX 4 / HC 40
This computer is the successor of the HX-20. The main cosmetic difference is a wider screen that can be adjusted to the right angle. There are 2 ROM slots under the machine to implement additional ROM programs. On the right of the LCD display can be plugged a tape-recorder, a plotter, RAM expansions, a lot of things or ... nothing. A lot of peripherals were available for this little computer (see hardware page), at least in japan. The PX-4 was logi...
AMSTRAD  CSD
At the time when the Amstrad GX 4000 game console and the CPC+ computers were launched, Amstrad had designed this metallic box to be used by dealers as a demonstration model. It was mainly used in the UK by Dixons chain dealers. Of course, very few models were produced. When opening the front side of the sturdy aluminium case, one finds a metal plate covering the main board, actually a CPC 464+ motherboard, and a daughterb...
ACT Apricot F1
After the launch of the Apricot PC, largely inspired by the Victor S1 which sold well in the UK, ACT developed another computer, the Apricot F1. This new system was marketed equally as a business system and as a home-computer (with its TV video output for example). The design of the F1 is quite innovative with its original shape and infrared keyboard. The main unit is much more deep than large, and the straight line of the whole system was quite stylish for the time. There was no lead or...
SHARP  X1 (CZ-800C)
This is the first member of the X1 family. Difficult to locate this computer in the Sharp family, it has some characteristics of the MZ 2000 but is not compatible with it. The X1 family had a very great success in Japan, and the last models were very powerful. Go figure why Sharp didn't market these computers outside Japan… The most famous and strong feature of the X1 series is its Programmable Charactor Generator(PCG). Tape Basic and Disk Basic were availa...
MICRODIGITAL Tk-95
The goal with the TK95 was to offer a true Spectrum compatible system with a case and keyboard as strong and convenient as a Commodore 64. The inside of the machine was neverthless quite similar to its predecessor, the TK-90, with some ROM improvements that increased the degree of compatibility and corrected some bugs (ROM No Maskable Interrupt) of the original Sinclair and Timex models. Two BASIC command were added, ...
PANASONIC Senior Partner
This is a luggable IBM-PC compatible system. It tends to offer an all-in-one solution for the perfect 80's business man. Back in 1983 it was the first Japanese computer completely IBM-PC compatible (hardware & software). It has a built-in thermal printer (80/132 columns, 8.5'' wide) using paper-rolls. This was quite useful where you were on the move, but the weight of the whole system is also quite impressive. It is maybe transportable but surely not portable ! It was also possible to connec...
SANDS 3000
Little is known about this small pong system made in Hong Kong. It seems to be a classic pong system with 4 pong games. Games selection is made through a small dial in the middle of the case. Switches are used to choose different functions. The two controllers (sliders) are detachable. ________ Contributors : Grant Meredith...
TIMEX COMPUTERS TC-2048
In fact, two different systems were called Timex 2048. The first, called TS-2048 (for Timex-Sinclair) was designed by Timex USA but never passed the prototype stage. It was a 16K version of the TS-2068 with the same silver case but reduced features, a Kempston joystick interface and additional video modes. At the time when it was ready to be launched, the market had moved to 48K and 64K systems, and there was no future for a new 16K machine....
ACORN COMPUTER  Archimedes A3010
The Acorn Archimedes A3000 was replaced by the Acorn A3010 and A3020, two simililar but slightly different models, aimed at the home and educational market. See common features text in A3020 page. For the first time, the A3010 was sold in electrical retail stores, next to the Amiga A1200 and Atari Falcon 030, as well as 486 class PCs which where starting to become popular in UK homes. The Acorn A3010 had two Atari style joystick ports, green functi...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Henk
10/16/2019
DATAPOINT CORPORATION Datapoint 2200
Hi all,

I am trying to find a copy of CP/M for a DP1550.
This version of CP/M was developed by Lifeboat Associates.

Can anyone help me with a image copy the 8" diskettes of this very hard to find CPM flavour ?

Thanks !
Regards Henk Stegeman

Call Voice Support
10/16/2019
PRAVETZ IMKO-1/2 & Pravetz 82
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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.


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
CASINO I: ROULETTE / KENO / SLOTS (MG1009)
APF MP1000 systems
APF Electronics - 1978
 game - casino - roulette - slot machine
STUNT CYCLE
Atari Stunt Cycle (model SC-450)
Atari - 1977
 game - motocross - motorbike - stunt
BASEBALL (VIDEOCART-12)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1977
 game - baseball - sport
ORGUSS (G-1015)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Big West, MBS, Sega - 1984
 game - horizontal scrolling - shoot them up
SQUASH PRACTICE
GI AY-3-8500 (4 games)
General Instruments - 1976
 game - ball and paddle - sport - squash
WWF WRESTLEMANIA (32X)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Acclaim (publisher), Midway, Sculptured Software (developer), TitanSports - 1995
 game - wrestling
CLEAN SWEEP
Arcade
RamTek - 1974
rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3
 game -
PAC-MAN
Arcade
Midway, Namco - 1980
 game - eat them all - maze - pac-man
SOCCER
Arcade
RamTek - 1973
 game - ball and paddle - football - sport
TV GOALEE
Arcade
Chicago Coin - 1974
 game - ball and paddle - football
ZETA 5
Sharp X1
Champion Soft - year unknown
 game -
KLAX (PA2031)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Tengen - 1990
 game - puzzle
SPIDER-MAN - WEB OF FIRE (32X)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Blue Sky (developer), Marvel Characters, Sega (publisher) - 1995
 game - platform - spider-man - superheroes
PONG DOUBLES
Arcade
Atari - 1973
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
NBA JAM TOURNAMENT EDITION (J9089E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Acclaim, Atari (publisher), High Voltage Software (developer), Midway - 1996
 game - basketball - nba - sport

   RANDOM ADVERTS
New Zealand ad #2

SEGA
SC 3000 / SC 3000H

 
U.S. advert (1982)

LNW RESEARCH
LNW-80

 
U.S. advert (1979)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL I

 
QL catalogue #6

SINCLAIR
QL (Quantum Leap)

 
Aborted advert

IMSAI
8048

 
Advert #1

EPCOM / SHARP
Hotbit HB-8000

 
French brochure #3

ORIC
ORIC 1

 
U.S. advert #2 (1979...

OHIO SCIENTIFIC
CHALLENGER 4P

 
8-page US advert #2

COMPAQ
Portable III

 
1978 brochure #19

MSI
6800

 
First ad

APPLE
APPLE IIe

 
First advert - Jan.1...

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
December 1972 HP Jou...

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-9830

 
Sil'z III

LEANORD
SIL'Z Model 5 / 6

 
USA Radio Shack cata...

TANDY RADIO SHACK
Portable Wordprocessor WP-2 / WP-3

 
1978 brochure #12

MSI
6800

 
Philips french adver...

PHILIPS
VG 5000

 
French ad (dec. 1985...

ATARI
520 / 1040 STf / STfm

 
UK advert (feb. 1980...

SINCLAIR
MK 14

 
French advert

ACT
Apricot F2 / F10

 
Baked Apple

APPLE
APPLE II+

 
Ł149 in June 1981

COMPUKIT
UK-101

 
1980 Coleco catalog

COLECO
Telstar Colortron

 
1978 brochure #8

MSI
6800

 
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