Click Here to visit our Sponsor
The History of Computing The Magazine Have Fun there ! Buy books and goodies
      Search     Click here use the advanced search engine
Browse computer museumBrowse console museum








 

ZX Spectrum T-shirts!

see details
Ready prompt T-shirts!

see details
Arcade cherry T-shirts!

see details
Spiral program T-shirts!

see details
Atari joystick T-shirts!

see details
Battle Zone T-shirts!

see details
Vectrex ship T-shirts!

see details
Moon Lander T-shirts!

see details
Atari ST bombs T-shirts!

see details
Elite spaceship t-shirt T-shirts!

see details
Competition Pro Joystick T-shirts!

see details
C64 maze generator T-shirts!

see details
Pak Pak Monster T-shirts!

see details
BASIC code T-shirts!

see details
Breakout T-shirts!

see details
Vector ship T-shirts!

see details
Shooting gallery T-shirts!

see details
Pixel adventure T-shirts!

see details




  


Welcome to old-computers.com, the most popular website for old computers.
Have a trip down memory lane re-discovering your old computer, console or software you used to have.

There are actually 1246 systems in the museum.


SHOW ME A RANDOM SYSTEM !

   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
INTEL Intellec Series
The Intellec Microcomputer Development Systems (MDS) were complete computers intended for the development of Intel microcomputer based products. They included a main unit with CPU, RAM, ROM, I/O and interrupt circuitry, as well as all necessary software: Assembler, linker, debugger. Optional EPROM programmer and In-Circuit Emulator (ICE) allowed real-time emulation and diagnostics into user configured system before saving final program into an EPROM. Intellec 4 and ...
SHARP  PC-1500 / PC-1500A
After the successful PC-121x series, the PC-1500 was the second pocket computer released by Sharp, and their first one based on an 8 bit microprocessor. It might be contended that the PC-1500 was THE milestone in pocket computers. It was very popular among computer hobbyists, and it was used by many companies who equipped their field staff with the machine. Why was this so? Actually, the technical specifications were not overwhelming: its display was only two ...
ZBA Consul 2717
ZBA is the abbreviation of Zbrojovka Brno. Brno being the Czech city the company was located in. The Consul 2717 was a clone of the Tesla PMD 85.2 but had a very different design. The mainboard was located in the display case and the keyboard had a more professional look. The machine was only sold to Czech schools. In its basic version it was used with the built-in BASIC-G interpreter which had some graphic commands. Programs could be stored throug...
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 ...
SMT  Goupil G4
The G4 computer represents the real entry of the S.M.T. Goupil company in the professional computers world. The time of the craft period with systems intended for a small circle of computers hobbyists and teachers is over. With the G4, the french manufacturer clearly affirms his will to quickly penetrate the companies and administrations market. The future will show that this new positioning will be successfull, partly thanks to the qualities of the G4 : modern and fast microprocessor, full c...
SCHNEIDER (PHILIPS) MC-810
This is the same computer as the Philips VG-8010. It is a very poor MSX computer and is not 100% compliant with the standard : no Centronics port, no Expansion bus, no Audio out, a poor keyboard and a non standard PAL connector. It was pretty expensive and didn't have any success. As the VG-8000 and 8010, the MC-810 was also built in France (at the Mans by La Radiotechnique)......
SONOLOR Telematch
This pong unit is very common in many ways. It uses the same plastic case as many other systems, and is powered by the General Instrument AY-3-8500 chipset which equips most pong units of that time. This chipset offers 4 ball games (Football, Soccer, Handball, Tennis) and 2 shooting games which are not available on this system as there is no option for a light-gun. This was a common solution to seemingly develop a whole range of system with the same hardware ;-) The controllers are very ba...
SHARP  X68000 XVI
The X68000 16 is the successor of the X68000 Super and Super HD. It has new features : 16 MHz instead of 10 MHz (though it can still operate at 10 Mhz) and a new version of the Operating system and its GUI....
CZERWENY CZ-1000 Plus
TADEO CZERWENY "CZ" is a an electromechanical company, which was founded by Tadeo Czerweny in September 1958. It is located in Parana, Entre Rios province, in Argentina. The company made transformers, electric motors, etc. In the 80┤s Czerweny marketed the Timex Sinclair┤s models, under its own name. The CZ-1000 Plus used a brand new case, as opposed to the CZ-1000, 1500 and 2000 which used original Timex-Sinclair ones. But in...
OHIO SCIENTIFIC  MODEL 500
This board was used as a motherboard for the Challenger II. Three Model 500 versions were sold: 500: The board. 500-1: Fully enclosed board with power supply, reset switch and two standard terminal connectors. 500-8: A 500 board in an eight slot Challenger case with power supply. OHIO Scientific presented later an enhanced version called SuperKit. It was a 3 board-set with a Model 500 board without the serial interface, a video boa...

   LATEST COMMENTS
$_$
11/11/2019
CASIO  PB-770
has a full manual of the casio pb-770

Mike
11/10/2019
ICL  OPD - One Per Desk
So this listing has a slight bug. It says "The system, as did the QL, had basic task-switching - not real multitasking (background tasks didn''t run)..." I didn''t own an OPD but the QL had a true preemptive multitasking OS (i.e. QDOS) and indeed you could exec(ute) a program and it would keep running in the background while you worked in the foreground and you could have many programs running in the background (it was a cool demo to give).

Contrast that with the Mac which started with basic task switching and up until OS X moved the Mac to BSD Unix had a kernel that did cooperative multitasking (i.e. the difference is in preemptive the kernel keeps control and slices up time for each program but in cooperative the kernel gives up control to each program and hopes it gets it back).

vanpeebles
11/10/2019
TATUNG  EINSTEIN TC-01
A new forum has been setup for the Tatung 256 and Einstein, please pop by and say hello! :)

https://www.robheaton.co.uk/tatung/

VP

Mike Douglas
11/9/2019
POLYMORPHIC  POLY 88
Marvin, I obtained a large collection of Poly-8813’s and 8810’s about a year ago along with a few hundred diskettes. I fully restored one of the 8813’s and it is running great under System-88 (Exec). However, I really wanted to find and restore an 8813 with the Polymorphic mods for CP/M. This summer I found one of these board sets (CPU, VTI and RAM board) and have recently finished restoring them to operating condition. I had to create a version of CP/M for the 8813 from scratch since none of the few hundred disks I have are Poly CP/M disks. Please look through your disks and let me know if any of them have CP/M related files on them. I have written utilities for archiving and writing disks to/from a PC over a serial port connection to the Poly 8813.

peter thomas
11/9/2019
PRAVETZ IMKO-1/2 & Pravetz 82
bellsouth-email-supportbellsouth-email-supportbellsouth-email-supportbellsouth-email-supportbellsouth-email-support

peter thomas
11/9/2019
PRAVETZ IMKO-1/2 & Pravetz 82
netgear-supportnetgear-supportnetgear-supportnetgear-supportnetgear-support

peter thomas
11/9/2019
PRAVETZ IMKO-1/2 & Pravetz 82
roku-supportroku-supportroku-supportroku-supportroku-supportroku-support


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
DEFENDER 2000 (J9041E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Williams - 1996
 game - shoot them up
SPACE INVADERS
Commodore PET
company unknown - year unknown
 game - shoot them up - space
CHAOTIX (32X) (84503)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Sega - 1995
 game - platform
SORCERER INVADERS
Exidy Sorcerer
company unknown - year unknown
rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3
 game - shoot them up - space
GRADIUS
Sharp X1
Konami - year unknown
 game - horizontal scrolling - shoot them up
CATCH
Atari Super Pong (C140)
Atari - 1976
 game - ball and paddle
DRAGON BALL (27)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1986
 game - dragon ball - shoot them up - vertical scrolling
AMAZING MAZE
Arcade
Midway - 1976
 game - maze
GOAL KICK
Arcade
Sega - 1974
 game - ball and paddle - football - sport
BASIC LANGUAGE
Compucolor
company unknown - year unknown
 application - basic - programming language
ROADBLASTERS (PA2036)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Tengen - 1990
 game - car - driving - shoot them up
PADDLE PINBALL I / PINPADDLE I / RACKET PINBALL I
Atari Video-Pinball (C380)
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - pinball
PIT-FIGHTER (PA2070)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Tengen - 1992
 game - beat 'em up
BOWLING
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 game - bowling - sport
TENNIS / SQUASH (TV ARCADE III) (18V402)
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - sport - squash - tennis

   RANDOM ADVERTS
German advert (1983)

KAYPRO
Kaypro II

 
French advert #2

TRIUMPH ADLER
ALPHATRONIC PC

 
Promotional leaflet

TANDY RADIO SHACK
Color Computer 2

 
User manual's cover

INTEL
Intellec Series

 
French ad (july 1983...

JUPITER CANTAB
Jupiter Ace

 
Magazine cover

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
Leaflet #1

ROWTRON
Television Computer System

 
French ad. June 1983...

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-9816

 
US advert (1985?)

LAMBDA ELECTRONICS LTD
PC 8300

 
French ad (feb. 1986...

EDUCATEL
Microlab

 
1978 brochure #10

MSI
6800

 
Japanese advert #2

SONY
Hit-Bit F1XD

 
MITS brochure #2

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
French advert#1

COLECO
ADAM

 
U.S. advert (1982)

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
TI 99 / 4A

 
US advert, July 1985

DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION
300 Professional series

 
French ad (dec. 1986...

MULTITECH
Microkit 09

 
First U.S. ad (1982)

BASIS
BASIS 108

 
Promo pic #5

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
U.K. advert (1983)

KAYPRO
Kaypro II

 
SuperBrain II advert

INTERTEC
SUPERBRAIN

 
Leaflet (1982) - pag...

INTERTON
VC 4000

 
French ad (1985)

TOSHIBA
PASOPIA 16 / T300 / PAP

 
US advert

TANDY RADIO SHACK
1000 TX

 
Click here to go to the top of the page   
Contact us | members | about old-computers.com | donate old-systems | FAQ
OLD-COMPUTERS.COM is hosted by - NYI (New York Internet) -