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   LATEST ADDITIONS
SHEEN Sheen 2001 Home Video Center
The Sheen 2001 is one of the many systems "software-compatible" with the Emerson Arcadia 2001. This family of consoles released around 1982, includes many sub-categories depending on the cosmectic plastic case used, the motherboards version and above all its cartridge slot type. That's why all these systems are "software" compatible, but not "cartridge" compatible. The Sheen 2001 Home Video Centre was marketed in Australia. The other systems using the sam...
ORMATU ELECTRIC BV Video Spelcomputer 1001
The Ormatu Video Spelcomputer 1001 (product code SD-290) is exactly the same system as the ITMC SD-290 (see this entry for more info). This particular version was marketed by Ormatu in the Netherlands and in Finland (?)....
ITMC Vidéo Ordinateur MPT-05
The Vidéo Ordinateur MPT-05 is one of the many systems "software-compatible" with the Interton VC-4000 or the Radofin 1292 to name a few. Though, the Interton VC-4000 is the maybe most popular system of this console group, it was not necessarily at the origin of it. Things must be seen differently. Philips / Signetics developped a hardware platform to demonstrate the possibilities of their Signetics 2650 & 2636 chipsets. Somehow, this hardware was licence...
TERAK CORPORATION 8510 Data Processor
The Terak 8510 is a complete stand-alone micro-computer based on DEC's LSI-11 chipset (16-bit !), in other words, it si a PDP-11 compatible. It was one of the first high-end microcomputers and among the first desktop personal computers to offer a bitmap graphics display. It was capable of running a stripped version of UNIX version 6. It was the first personal machine on which the UCSD p-System was widely used. Various universities in the USA used it in the late 1970s through mid-1980s to teac...
TOSHIBA  Visicom 100
This beautiful but obscure Japanese system was released in january 1978. It's basically a clone of the RCA Studio gaming system, one of the first videogame console of all time (released in january 1977). Made by Toshiba, this beauty was also based on the RCA 1802 micro-processor, and its video counterpart, the CDP 1861. However the main difference with the Studio II is that the Visicom 100 offers colour display thanks additional hardware. Another nice difference, is that unlike the Studio ...
BIT CORPORATION  Dina 2-in1 / Bit 7200 / Chuang Zao Zhe 50
The Dina, also known in Taiwan as the Chuang Zao Zhe 50, is a video game console originally manufactured by Bit Corporation, later sold in the United States by Telegames as the Telegames Personal Arcade.It is a clone of both the ColecoVision and Sega SG-1000 consoles, with one cartridge slot for each platform, and came bundled with the game Meteoric Shower, which was built into the system. Telegames never advertised its compatibility with the SG-1000. The Dina's controllers are modeled after ...
OHIO SCIENTIFIC  Challenger
In 1977 computing industry is changing fast. Ohio Scientific Instruments who were making a lot of expansion boards for their 400 single-board computer, called "Superboard", realize that it would be nice to sell all this hardware, all assembled, in a single case, ready to plug and use. That's what is a Challenger computer, more a concept than a single system. Indeed under the name Challenger came different configurations based around the Superboard system: - Challenger 65-1k: 6502A CPU, ser...
WANG LABORATORIES Wang 2200
The Wang 2200 appeared in May 1973, and was Wang Laboratories' first minicomputer that could perform data processing in a common computer language: BASIC. It had a cathode ray tube (CRT) built-in its case and also an integrated computer-controlled cassette tape storage unit. 65,000 systems were shipped in its lifetime and it found wide use in small and medium-size businesses worldwide. There has been quite several diffent models of the 2200: - 2200A : first models released in 1973 - 2200B :...
MATTEL ELECTRONICS  Keyboard Component
Sometime before the failed Aquarius home computer scheme was hatched by Mattel, the Intellivision team had attempted to expand Intellivision into the growing home computer market by turning it into a full fledged computer dubbed as the "Intellivision Keyboard Component", much in the same way Coleco was soon to do with their Adam computer. The unit featured a built-in cassette tape drive for loading and saving data. The Keyboard Component would plug into the cartridge slot on the Intellivision...
RCA Fred 2
This Fred 2 computer is a prototype designed by Joseph Weisbecker, engineer at RCA. He already imagined several early computer designs before this Fred 2 model, such as the System 00 or the original Fred concept. Fred is rather a concept imagined by Joseph Weisbecker for educational computer able to play games. This concept emerged in several hardware versions through time. The first models could be dates as early as 1970 or 1971 ! Unlike the System 00 which used only small-scale digital T...

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R2E  MICRAL-N
The Micral-N, introduced in 1973 and powered by Intel's 8008 chip, was the first commercial non-kit computer based on a microprocessor. It was conceived in France by François Gernelle and commercialised by a company called R2E in 1973. The term "microcomputer" first appeared in print in reference to the Micral-N. The Micral-N was initially developed for the I.N.R.A. (French National Institute for Agronomic Research) which didn't had sufficient budget to buy the lowest "mi...
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...
SHARP  MZ 2800
Successor and enhanced version of the MZ 2500. It is based on 80286 CPU but is also equiped with a Z80B to keep comptability with the MZ 2500. It has almost the same characteristics but has a HDD port and MIDI input/output ports. The ROM is big: 64 KB for IPL, 256 KB full of 2965 JIS 1st level chinese characters + 3388 JIS 2nd level chinese characters + 535 non chinese characters, and even a 256 KB dictionary! The specifications listed below are those of th...
EPSON  QX 10
The QX-10 was a robust small business computer that used tried and tested technology rather than anything too innovative. Nevertheless, it was designed to be complete in itself for both hardware and software. It had an enhanced keyboard with 10 function keys and up to 16 fonts can be defined. It had a battery to save clock, date and a small 2048 characters buffer. It could use MS-DOS programs thanks to an optional 8088 card. Byte magazine said in January 1983: ...
IBM  PC AT
The IBM PC AT was the successor of the PC and the XT. IBM added a lot of new features: they abandoned the old Intel 8086 to the Intel 80286, so the PC AT used new 16 bit expansion slots. The PC AT had a new version of the Microsoft OS: MS-DOS 3.0 which could manage the new 5.25" floppy disk format (1.2 MB), the new hard disk capacities (20 MB and more) and allowed file sharing. It had a new keyboard too (the same we use now, mo...
ATARI  1200 XL
The Atari 1200 XL was the predecessor of the Atari 600/800 XL. It had much of the same characteristics, except the size of its ROM (16 KB instead of 24 KB) the BASIC Interpreter being supplied on a cartridge. Because the built-in Operating System was not designed very well, people are known to have swapped the OS ROM chip from their 800XL & put in the 1200 XL. This machine was a flop in the marketplace and would be produced for only 4 months before being repla...
PRIM 6 VIDEO Jeux TV
This is another "pong-in-a-case" system. You can easily carry this one away to play pong anywhere you want ;-) The design is very sober, only metallic and wooden parts. It looks like it has been made by hand in very limited quantities. The system offers the classic games of the General Instrument AY-3-8500 chipset. The game selection is made through a big knob in the middle of the system. There are also some holes made in the metalic case, to let the sound of the speaker pass through....
UNITRON (GERMANY) 2200
This is a German clone of the Apple IIe. The keyboard of the UNITRON 2200 has built in macros, Applesoft commands and DOS commands. Very handy when doing basic programming. The only drawback is that the macro-key is the same key that changes from uppercase to lowercase and is also used when performing a reset. This results in constantly changing to lowercase when not wanting to. There are also two keys to make your own macros for the numeric keys. The drive ...
AUDIOSONIC PP-800
Hehe, this one is tweetie's personnal pong... This pong is identical in shape to many others european pong of that time. ...
EPCOM / SHARP Hotbit HB-8000
The HOTBIT HB-8000 was, along with the Gradiente Expert, the only MSX system officialy available in Brasil (though imported MSX systems like the Canon V-20, Yamaha CX5, Yashica YC-64, etc. could be bought). It was developped by Sharp and marketed by Epcom. It is a classic MSX 1 computer, with 64 KB RAM and two cartridge slots (one on top, and the "expansion" port on the side of the system). MSX systems did very well in Brasil and litteraly killed the previous ...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Achim
6/23/2021
APPLE  APPLE 1
All known Apple-1 are listed in the Apple-1 Registry. https://www.apple1registry.com

Nick Blackburn
6/16/2021
DRAGON DATA LTD  Dragon 32
Hi Eddie Lee (Cardiff ), Do you still have your Dragon 32? I know its been a few years but you might still have it. Thanks! Nick

Cedric
6/11/2021
MEMOTECH  MTX 500 /512
The computer is mentioned in the latest novel of Ernest Cline called Ready Player Two.

OldNavy8206
6/8/2021
XEROX  860
I was the Xerox 860 tech in USS Horne (CG-30) from 84-87. We had three and when one went down you should have heard the wails of anguish! The were essential for our Admin, Operations, and Weapons departments reports.

Jesse
6/8/2021
ATT Unix PC
There is an AT$T UNIX PC emulator called FreeBee, available on github: philpem/freebee

Chris Daniels
6/8/2021
SEEQUA  CHAMELEON
I don''t believe CP/M-86 was 16-bit. It was commissioned for the original IBM PC which was 8-bit only, as was the 8088 in the Chameleon. The premier maker of the CP/M OS, Digital Research was very familiar with Intel''s 8086 chip, and how IBM''s choice of the 8088 was just a cost-cutting measure, and the full 16-bit machines were certain to follow.

Chad
6/8/2021
COMPAQ Portable III
I have this computer in working order except missing operating system, anyone interested?


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
ELEVATOR FIGHT (07)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1984
 game - platform
CHAMPION BOXING (G-1033 / C-33)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1984
 game - boxing - sport
SENSIBLE SOCCER - INTERNATIONAL EDITION (JA250)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Renegade, Sensible Software (developer), Telegames (publisher) - 1995
 game - football - sport
LUPIN III (08)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1984
 game - platform
007 JAMES BOND (OM-G008)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Parker Brothers, Tsukuda Original - 1984
 game - 2d - james bond
ZOOL 2 (J9042E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Gremlin Graphics (developer) - 1994
 game - platform
ROAD RIOT 4WD
Atari Lynx
Atari, Tengen - 1994
 game - prototype - racing
GOLGO 13 (G-1014)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Saito Production, Sega - 1984
 game - shooting gallery
BASEBALL (TV ARCADE IV) (18V403)
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 game - baseball - sport
MINE STORM (VT3000)
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
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 game - shoot them up - space - vector graphics
SPARE CHANGE
Sharp X1
Brøderbund Software, Soft Pro International - 1983
 game -
ATTACK OF THE MUTANT PENGUINS (J9072E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Sunrise Games (developer) - 1996
 game -
FROGGER
Gakken Compact Vision TV-Boy
Gakken, Konami - 1983
 game - frog - frogger
CHECKERED FLAG (J9007E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Rebellion (developer) - 1994
 game - car - racing
STARTREK
Compucolor
company unknown - year unknown
 game - space - star trek

   RANDOM ADVERTS
U.S. ad (1983)

FRANKLIN
ACE 1200

 
£99 in January 1982

COMPUKIT
UK-101

 
French advert (1984)

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-150

 
MBC-550 french adver...

SANYO
MBC-55x

 
UK brochure #4

COMMODORE
CBM 700 Series

 
US advert (sept. 197...

OHIO SCIENTIFIC
Superboard II

 
German advert (1983)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL II

 
German advert

ATARI
800

 
Us advert July 1982

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 PC-2

 
U.S. advert  Apr. 19...

NEC
PC 8801

 
US advert (1984)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
1000

 
English leaflet

ACORN COMPUTER
Archimedes A5000

 
Promotional leaflet ...

FAIRCHILD
Channel F

 
US advert from Prote...

INTERACT
Home Computer System

 
French leaflet

SANYO
MBC-55x

 
American advert

ATARI
800

 
InfoWorld article

ATHENA COMPUTER & ELECTRONIC SYSTEM
ATHENA 1

 
french advert (jan. ...

RAIR MICROCOMPUTER
Black Box

 
Previous system

COLUMBIA DATA PRODUCTS
MPC

 
Leaflet #1

ROWTRON
Television Computer System

 
Monroe advert, Feb. ...

LITTON - MONROE
OC-8820

 
Lisa 1 pin

APPLE
LISA / LISA 2 - Mac XL

 
U.K. ad. (Nov. 1986)

AMSTRAD
CPC 464

 
Victor ad #3 (1982)

SIRIUS COMPUTER
Victor 9000 / Sirius 1

 
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