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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
STAREX 502
A small european pong found in France. It uses a Texas-Instrument chip (TMS-1965) which plays 6 classic pong games. It used the same plastic case as the Commodore TV Game 2000K. The system can be used with a gun to play the two shooting games. The gun-connection is made at the back of the system via two little "jack" plugs. Also on the left side of the control panel is a small screw used to adjust the display horizontal adjustment. The system was ma...
CANON  V-25
This was a small MSX 2 computer it had "only" 64 KB of VRAM (the minimum required in MSX2 specifications) and no floppy drive usually found on MSX2 computers....
ITT  3030
The ITT 3030 is a modular system with several options available. The original CPU for example is a Z80A, but a 8086 CPU board was available... More floppy disk drives and hard disks (5, 10 and 15 MB) can be added. The average access time of the hard-disks is 170ms, and the transfer rate 600 kb/s. It is also possible to add up to two 8" disk drives in addition to the original 5''1/4 disk-drives. They can be simple-sides/simple-density (256k) and are thus compatible with the IBM 3740 format,...
HEWLETT PACKARD  HP-5036A
The HP 5036A Microprocessor Lab was designed by Hewlett Packard to be a learning tool for acquiring the basics of microprocessor operations. It was also used to help students, technicians and engineers understand how to repair faulty microprocessor-based systems. Mounted in a brief case, the HP 5036A provided both the hardware and software basics and vital troubleshooting information needed to solve hardware problems. The board held a 8085A CPU, 2 KB ROM and 1 KB RAM. Displays for the Address...
AMSTRAD  464 / 6128 Plus
These Amstrads were the successors of the Amstrad CPC 6128. Amstrad tried to prolong the life of the old 8-bit Amstrads, which suffered from competition with the new 16-bit home computers (like the Amiga and Atari ST). Amstrad made some important modifications to maintain the level of its machines, the CPC 6128 Plus became 95% compatible with the CPC 6128 (using the same operating systems AMSDOS and CP/M 3.0). However, some software did not run on the plus ran...
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)....
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 ...
ADD-X SYST╚ME SMP-8
This is a French professional computer conceived by ADD-X SystŔmes based at Blagnac (Toulouse). It was a CP/M, MP/M compatible system powered by a Z80, with 64k RAM. It had 2.4 MB on floppies but an optional 20 MB hard-disk could be added. It was followed by the SMP-5 . There were also two other models, the SM1 and SM2 which were quite similar technically (Z80, 64k RAM), but could be expanded to multipost configurations with up to 8...
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...
SONY  SMC 70
The SMC 70 was, like its successor, the SMC 70G designed for professional video applications. It was the first computer in the world to use 3.5" floppy disk, created a little earlier by Sony. The graphic and character display screens are controlled separately, the screen can be changed instantly from character to graphics, and so forth. There are four display surfaces in the 160 x 100 mode. Fun fact: This computer was briefly seen being used by the alien-hu...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Alien
7/17/2019
MULTITECH  MPF-I/88
Forth starts with Key H after boot.

Jeremy Barr-Hyde
7/16/2019
FOX Fox-640
Documentation such as manuals and schematics are now available at my blog here: https://jbretro.wordpress.com/2018/09/01/fox-640-computer/

I purchased a complete Fox 640 computer from local seller (Canberra, ACT) who kept all the original documentation, which was scanned and shared above.

Oreste
7/16/2019
PHILIPS  P2000C
Hi. By July 2019 there ist very Mint pc2000c in Sale in willhaben.at (Austria eBay) with loads in Disks ....

Peter Elliott
7/15/2019
ACT Apricot PC
I have a Apricot LS 550 model LV 83741-0 Could it be of use to you guys ? I know nothing about PC !!$$128559$

Ryan Schweitzer
7/13/2019
HEWLETT PACKARD  HP-87
The local public safety/911 dispatch center back in the ''80s in my town (Bismarck, ND) had an HP-87 at their dispatch console that was used to control the outdoor warning sirens (for tornado alerts and such) across town. It was loaded with a custom software package for such, IIRC.

GTBZdell
7/13/2019
MAGNAVOX Odyssey▓
I had one of this. It was a great game console. I wish I saved it. Ya know, young and foolish!

GTBZdell
7/13/2019
RCA SuperElf
I learned hexadecimal ml programming on this. Part of high school computer course.


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
CHECKERS (VIDEOCART-19)
Fairchild Channel F
Zircon International Inc. - 1978
 game - board game - checkers
SKI
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - skiing - sport
SUPER LAYDOCK - MISSION STRIKER
Sharp X1
T&ESoft - year unknown
 game - shoot them up - vertical scrolling
STAR TREK - THE MOTION PICTURE (VT3107)
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
 game - 3d - first person shooter - shoot them up - space - star trek - vector graphics
HIT ME
Arcade
RamTek - 1976
 game - blackjack - card game
FIFA SOCCER 96 (32X) (T-5002B)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Electronic Arts (publisher), Extended Play, Probe (developer) - 1995
 game - football - isometric 3d - sport
STREET RACER (CX2612)
Atari 2600
Atari - 1977
rating is 0.5rating is 0.5rating is 0.5rating is 0.5rating is 0.5
 game - car - motorbike - plane - racing - skiing - sport - vertical scrolling
SUPER PROFESSOR (20)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1985
 game - mathematics
BASEBALL (MG-210)
MPT-02 systems
RCA - 1977
 game - baseball - sport
MAZE (VIDEOCART-10)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1977
rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4
 game - maze
SURROUND (CX2641)
Atari 2600
Atari - 1977
rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2
 game - surround
FUN ZOO
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - lightgun - zoo
ATTACK FORCE
Tandy TRS-80
Big Five Software - 1980
rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4
 game - maze - shoot them up
HAUNTED HOUSE
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game -
CHAMPION SOCCER (G-1034)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1984
 game - football - sport

   RANDOM ADVERTS
US advert Apr. 1982

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL III

 
ACE 1000 advert(1982...

FRANKLIN
ACE 1000

 
French advert (1983)

THOMSON
TO 7

 
1978 brochure #7

MSI
6800

 
First ad (Sept. 87)

ACORN COMPUTER
Archimedes

 
Scary...

THOMSON
TO 7

 
Apple Business Graph...

APPLE
APPLE III

 
Radiola advert. 2

PHILIPS
VG 5000

 
German advert #3

COMMODORE
C64

 
1978 brochure #14

MSI
6800

 
German advert

MORROW DESIGNS
Micro Decision

 
French ad (dec.1983)

CASIO
FP 1000 / FP 1100

 
French advert #3

ORIC
ATMOS

 
UK advert (Apr. 1986...

RESEARCH MACHINES
Nimbus PC

 
36 Mhz. in 1982?

INDEPENDANT BUSINESS SYSTEMS
BetaSystem

 
U.S. ad (1983)

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
COMPACT COMPUTER 40 (CC40)

 
Brazilian advert #2

PROLOGICA
CP-400

 
French ad (jan. 1980...

EXIDY
SORCERER

 
U.S. advert (1982)

APPLE
APPLE III

 
Advert #2

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
Brochure - cartridge...

ORMATU ELECTRIC BV
Ormatu Video Spelcomputer 2001

 
Acorn ad. #3 (Nov. 8...

ACORN COMPUTER
BBC Master Compact

 
French advert (1978)

SINCLAIR
MK 14

 
Advert (1980)

ROCKWELL
AIM 65

 
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