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   LATEST ADDITIONS
ECD CORPORATION Micromind
The Micromind was a very innovative machine ahead of its time ! But despite the small group working on the machine, prototyping and developing, and pushing the limits of the time, the machine never shipped. Apparently only a few prototypes were produced. Development began as early 1975/1976 but commercial adverts appeared only in 1977. One of the main features of the Micromind was its innovative (for the time) redefinable characters. Up to 120 characters could be software redefined by the ...
SEMI-TECH (STM) PC
This extremely rare computer is Portable PC (IBM compatible) conceived in the same plastic case as the Pied Piper, released by the same company in 1983. This computer incorporates a lot of features in a compact case, which was quite innovative at the time: built-in LCD display, printer, modem, phone and disk drives ! The STM PC is based on an Intel 80186 processor and two quadruple-density disk drives. The processor is faster than the one used in the IBM PC, a...
LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) Goliath
Logical’s Goliath is a server or disk file storage device has it was described at the time. It has a capacity for 10 MByte, 30 MByte or 50 MByte of fixed disk storage and 10 MBytes of removable storage. The unit, which also houses the controller, may have memory ranging from 64K to 256K and capacity for up to 20 terminals. Up to 20 Tina or David computers can link to Goliath as a distributed data processing system. For ...
LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) Adam
The Adam was the first computer released by Logical Machine Corporation (LOMAC) in 1975. In 1978 they also produced Tina which stands for "TINy Adam". In 1983 Logical released the David, and the L-XT in 1983. There was also the Goliath, a data storage server with 5MB hard drive. Goliath could be connected to up to 20 Davids or Tinas. David and Goliath names makes a clear reference to the mythic...
LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) Tina
The Adam was the first computer released by Logical Machine Corporation (LOMAC) in 1976. In 1978 they produced Tina which stands for "TINy Adam". It seems to have the same specs as David but with two 8'' floppy disk drives. There was also the Goliath, a data storage server with 5MB hard drive. Goliath could be connected to up to 20 Davids or Tinas. David and Goliath names makes a clear reference to the mythical story found in the biblical Book of S...
LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) L-XT
The L-XT was the last computer released by Logical Business Machines, after the Adam, the David, the Tina and the Goliath in 1982. It was announced at the 1983 COMDEX Fall in Las Vegas, and commercially available in March 1984. The L-XT uses a 16-bit Intel 8088 CPU with 192KB RAM, and equipped with a 5.25'' floppy drive unit (320 KB capacity) and a 10 MB hard disk (upgradable to 60 MB)...
LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) David
The David is not the first computer released by Logical Business Machines. In 1974, LOMAC (Logical Machine Corporation) released the Adam. Some times later they also produced Tina (for TINy Adam). There was also the Goliath, a data storage server with 5MB hard drive. Goliath could be connected to up to 20 Davids or Tinas. David and Goliath names makes a clear reference to the mythical story found in the biblical Book of Samuel. The David is powered by a 16-bit Intel 8086 CPU w...
GESPAC Gescomp 720 / 730
GESPAC SA was a Swiss company who designed the G-64/96 Bus in 1979. This interface bus concept provides a simple way to interface microprocessor modules with memory and peripheral modules on a parallel bus. The G-64/96 Bus uses a simple, yet modern and powerful interface scheme which allows a higher level of functionality from the single height Eurocard form factor. The low overhead of the G-64/96 Bus interface greatly eases the design of custom boards by the User. This is why, even many year...
WELECT  W86
The W86 is a french computer released in 1983 by Welect. It's the second computer released by Welect after the W80.2. The W86 is powered by an Intel 8086 (hence its name) to catch up with the IBM PC compatible trend of the moment and is thus able to run MS-DOS. But the W86 is also equipped with a Z80A to also be CP/M 86 compatible. It's thus an hybrid machine typical of the mid-80s when the professional industry was moving from CP/M to MS-DOS. There are 128...
SMOKE SIGNAL CHIEFTAIN COMPUTERS The Chieftain 9822
In 1978, Smoke Signal Chieftain Computers (SSCC) released their first computer: The Chieftain, followed in 1980 by the Chieftain Business System, an update to the original Chieftain. At the start of 1982, the company introduced the Chieftain 9822, an update to the Business System featuring the same processor and static RAM options, as well as the same nine-slot bus equipped with the first two Chieftains. The system could be equipped with either two 8-inch or two 5.25-inch floppy drives and...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
HUSKY COMPUTERS LIMITED Hawk
The Husky Hawk has inherited the very solid case of the Hunter. The screen was well protected with a thick layer of plastic and all the ports had protective coverings. However, it was not designed to take the rough treatment that the Husky could endure. For example, it could not being used in the rain. The chicklet keyboard featured a numeric and arrow key keypad. However, Husky could produce 'cut down' versions dedicated to particular applications. Severa...
HUSKY COMPUTERS LIMITED HUSKY HUNTER
The Husky Hunter is a very special computer as it was designed to work in all environments (Aluminum alloy case). It is a rugged field computer. It has military characteristics : it is waterproof (against accidental immersion) and shock-proof, and its autonomy can exceeds 45 hours (the endurance time of 45 hours is only achieved with Alkaline batteries, with NiCd they only last about 16 hour). The british army was using some Husky-Hunters in 1983. It was also quite used by doctors and scient...
FUJITSU  FM Towns II EX
The Fujitsu FM TOWN II EX is the successor of the FM TOWN II which used an i386SX CPU instead of the i486 DX2. Even if it is fully compatible with all PC compatibles, it was primary designed to be used as a powerful game computer. It has the common characteristics with game consoles like enhanced sound, hardware sprites and scrolling and video modes : it has in fact four video modes : 640 x 480 (1 screen of 16.7 million colors), 512 x 384 (2 screens of 32768 c...
AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS J100 - J500
The Jacquard J100 and J500 Videocomputer line was developed at the home offices of Jacquard Systems, Inc. in Santa Monica, California. Development started in 1975 and by 1977 the first units of the J100 were installed. The base unit included two 8" single-sided floppy drives and could be expanded to up to 14 users. The OS was Jacquard's own DOS. The CPU of the J100 was National Semiconductor's IMP16 microprocessor and the J500 - a follow-on single-user system - was implemented using the AMD B...
SANYO  PHC-25
The PHC-25 was released at the same time as the PHC-10 and the PHC-20, in 1982. Sanyo wanted to offer a perfect line of products for computing initiation. These three models were supposed to be complementary. But despite high hopes, they just were flops and it's not clear if the PHC-10 and PHC-20 were even really sold, as very few were ever found. The PHC-25 was the only model of the line to have been sold with moderate success....
TANDY RADIO SHACK  1000
The Tandy 1000 was a line of IBM PC compatible computers made during the 1980’s by the American Tandy Corporation for sale in their chain of Radio Shack electronics stores in Canada and the USA. The Tandy 1000 would be the successor to their influential TRS-80 line of computers, the Tandy 1000 would eventually replace the COCO line of 8 bit computers as well when Tandy decided to prematurely end tha...
SHARP  MZ 5500 - 5600
This computer wasn't 100% MS-DOS compatible, but is intended to work under EOS 16. EOS 16 is an operating system, which looks like UNIX and is fully compatible with Concurrent CP/M and CP/M 86 and can execute programs for MS-DOS 1.4 or MS-DOS 2.0. Sharp developed a Z80 card for the MZ 5600, with this card, EOS 16 can execute programs written for EOS V3 (EOS for 8 bit systems) or CP/M 80. The EOS 16 shell is very powerful and uses UNIX features. The MZ 5600 supports several disk format...
CASIO  FP 1000 / FP 1100
The Casio FP-1000 and FP-1100 were essentially the same machine, except that the 1100 had colour capabilities, 48 KB VRAM and enhanced graphic mode (640 x 400). The FP-1100 came with either a monochrome (green) monitor which would display colour as shades, or the colour monitor. The cable feeding the video to the monitor was a simple 2 core unsheilded RCA cable. The mono minitor had a switch at the back so that one could swap foreground and background (green on black or black on green) Bot...
SONY  PlayStation 2
By the time the PS2 was released in 2000, the PlayStation brand was a household name. Selling well from launch, the PS2 was another success for Sony. Strong third party support and backwards compatability ensured a wide variety of games. After release users reported a variety of problems including DVD playback and the infamous laser problem, where the machine was unable to read blue discs. This problem was so widespread that in America a class action law...
PHILIPS  Videopac G7000
Magnavox (which merged with Philips in 1974) released the Odyssey˛ in 1978 to compete with brand new cartridge based video game systems like the Atari VCS, RCA Studio II or Fair-Child Electronics Channel-F. The Videopac G7000 is the european version of the Magnavox Odyssey˛. It was sold by Philips and was only available in Europe. Other brands...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Gavin Williams
6/4/2023
SHARP  MZ 80B
Does Anyone know where I can purchase a sharp mz 80 b ?

William Norman
6/3/2023
NCR  PC4
This computer was my favorite garage sale find of 1995. It even came with it''s own version of DOS, NCR-DOS, and some Peachtree productivity software. But my primary use for this machine was vintage PC gaming. This worked especially well after I installed a used hard card into an available expansion slot. Unfortunately Hurricane Rita tore the roof off the garage where it was stored a decade later, and this machine did not survive being flooded.

James Loos
5/29/2023
OHIO SCIENTIFIC  Superboard II
I recently acquired an OSI C1P on which, alas, the stabilizer for the space bar is missing. If someone would send me a photo showing details of the stabilizer, I''m hopeful I could replicate a stabilizer using a piece of piano wire. Thanks in advance

Miiforlong
5/27/2023
APPLE  MACINTOSH SE
The best computer i Seen ever , m''y life''s Dreams IS toi get one

Stephen Walters
5/25/2023
HONEYWELL H316 - Kitchen computer
Somebody HAS got ONE! https://valerieaurora.org/kitchen.html Stephen Walters

TiBo''s Retro Computers
5/22/2023
REGNECENTRALEN RC759 Piccoline
I''m making a series about the Danish RC759 Piccoline computer This is episode 1: https://youtu.be/6Mmrbh4aq00 https://www.youtube.com/@TiBosRetroComputers

oliver conlon
5/21/2023
TATUNG  EINSTEIN TC-01
mike westwood, if you still have the einstein for sale, email me at oliverconlon53@gmail.com :)


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
HUSTLE CHUMY (G-1035)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Compile - 1984
 game - platform
BOWLING
RCA Fred computers
RCA - 1971
 game - bowling - sport
FROGGER
Arcade
Konami - 1981
 game - frog - frogger
PERCEPTS
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - memory game
ULTRA BARRIER HOCKEY
Atari Ultra Pong Double
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - hockey - sport
WIPEOUT (606)
MBO Tele Cassetten System
General Instruments (developer), MBO (publisher) - year unknown
 game - ball and paddle - breakout
CATCH
Atari Super Pong (C140)
Atari - 1976
 game - ball and paddle
FUN ZOO
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - lightgun - zoo
DINOLYMPICS (PA2089)
Atari Lynx
Atari - 1992
 game - cavemen - puzzle
MATH II (26-3710)
Tandy TRS-80 PC-2
Tandy - 1982
 application - mathematics - science
PONG
Atari Pong
Atari - 1975
 game - ball and paddle - tennis
FORMULA K
Arcade
Kee Games - 1974
 game - car - racing - top-down view
ARMOR ATTACK
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
 game - maze - shoot them up - tank - vector graphics - war
THE BLACK ONYX (C-72)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
BPS, Sega - 1987
 game - role playing game
BRICKDOWN / SHOOTING GALLERY (MG1005)
APF MP1000 systems
APF Electronics - 1978
rating is 1rating is 1rating is 1rating is 1rating is 1
 game - ball and paddle - breakout - shooting gallery

   RANDOM ADVERTS
French ad (jan. 1985...

VIDEO TECHNOLOGY
LASER 3000

 
US brochure (recto)

SANYO
MBC-1000

 
Advert (feb. 1984)

DICK SMITH
VZ200

 
8-page US advert #4

COMPAQ
Portable III

 
French ad (jan. 1980...

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL I

 
In schools #3

BULL
MICRAL 80/22

 
First U.S. advert (1...

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL I

 
US advert, Oct 1985

YAMAHA
CX5M Music Computer

 
U.S. advert #1 (1977...

APPLE
APPLE II

 
U.S. advert (1982)

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
TI 99 / 4A

 
German brochure #1

ATARI
MEGA STe

 
Mail order

THOMSON
TO 7

 
French ad

COMPAQ
Portable

 
Spectrum+ French ad.

SINCLAIR
ZX SPECTRUM

 
VIEW wordprocessor a...

ACORN COMPUTER
BBC Model A / B / B+

 
Abcdary advert #3

COMMODORE
C64

 
U.S. advert (1983)

EPSON
QX 10

 
U.S. ad. (1983) #1

OKI
IF 800

 
UK advert Oct. 1983

EPSON
HC / HX-20

 
Equiped for competit...

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
M-Series brochure - ...

PANASONIC
JD series

 
Article cover

SEMI-TECH (STM)
PC

 
New Zealand ad #1

SEGA
SC 3000 / SC 3000H

 
F1 test - page 3

ACT
Apricot F1

 
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