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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 VidÚo Ordinateur MPT-05
The VidÚo 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...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
SHARP  X1 Turbo Z (CZ-880C)
The X1 Turbo Z is the successor of the X1 Turbo III. The name of the X1 serie becomes a bit surrealistic ! The Turbo Z enhances the graphic and sound characteristics : more colors and more voices. It can display the 4096 colors simultaneously in the 320 x 200 mode. It was also possible to digitize video samples! There are 3 different models: X1 Turbo Z, Z II and Z III: - Z II is VCCI compliant (electromagnetic...
SONY  Hit-Bit 10
Very basic MSX "1" computer. It is the entry-level system of the Sony MSX range. It has got all the minimum features specified by the MSX 1 specifications: 64 KB RAM, two cartridge slots, 70 keys, etc. It has no built-in software applications unlike its brother, the HB-11. It was sold with different colored cases. Red in Japan (only), and black for exportations systems. Like most Sony HB (Hit-Bit) systems, exported systems have a letter at the end of their n...
CIFER SYSTEMS 2683
The Cifer 2683 was the stand-alone version of a large range of dumb terminals released in the UK by the Cifer Systems Limited Company. The 2683 was actually a Z80 based 2632 terminal to which a second Z80 card has been added, providing 64 KB of user RAM and a floppy-disk controller. The machine was used as a Z80 software development or general purpose CP/M system. A ROM/EPROM card allowed to develop and run custom programs. A 300 x 1024 pixel graphics board was also available, inclu...
HEWLETT PACKARD  HP-65
The HP-65 is arguably the most elegant and classic pocket calculator ever built. Boasting many firsts, including being the first fully programmable hand-held calculator with built-in magnetic card reader, it was used for course corrections on Apollo, and was introduced as "The Personal Computer" when keypunch machines were still the most common input device for mainframes. While pricey, nearly $800 back in 1974, its quality and innovations garnered many enthusiasts, spawning clubs like ...
INTERTON Video 3000
One more pong from the famous German manufacturer. This one has no paddles but only two control knobs built-in the system. The case is the same as the one used for the 2800, but compared to that one, two knobs and many options are missing. Well, at least, this system includes a lightgun option. In fact, it's a 2400-like system with the shooting games of the AY-3-8500 chipset implemented. It was designed to be sold worldwide as there are no text but onl...
MBO Tele-Ball VIII
The Tele-Ball VIII is one of the many Tele-Ball systems from MBO (a famous electronic german brand from Munich), though this particular model is one of the last (maybe the last) from the range. Early Tele-Ball systems were pure pong machines, whereas the Tele-Ball VIII offers 4 pong games (tennis, soccer, squash, practice), 2 shooting games and 2 car racing games thanks to its F-4301 chipset from Universal Research Labs. Of course these car racing games were the main marketing asset of the Te...
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 ...
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)....
ATARI  1450 XLD
The Atari 1450 XLD has the same characteristics as the Atari 1400 XL. Like the 1400 XL, it has a built-in modem (Bell 103 compatible, 300 baud) and the speech synthesiser chip (SC-02). Contrary to the other Atari, it uses a parallel disk drive controller (a much faster arrangement) instead of the SIO interface. Apparently The 1450 was not released because they were having problems getting the parallel disk drive controller to work properly....
FUJITSU  Micro 16s
The Micro 16s was designed to be a powerful package of hardware and software in a professional business system. It offered a unique architectural design for the time: interchangeable microprocessors and thus operating systems. In fact most commonly used processors were Intel 8086 and Zilog Z80. One or two processor boards could be plugged into the Micro 16s and either one could be in control of the bus, the memory, etc. Fujitsu also planned to launch Motorola 68000, Intel 80286 and Zilog Z80...

   LATEST COMMENTS
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?

Wolfgang Fahl
6/6/2021
KONTRON  PSI 80
http://wiki.bitplan.com/index.php/Kontron_PSI_98


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
BASEBALL (MG1006)
APF MP1000 systems
APF Electronics - 1978
 game - baseball - sport
TARG
Arcade
Exidy - 1980
 game - maze - shoot them up
CLEAN SWEEP (VT3303)
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4
 game - maze
SPARE CHANGE
Sharp X1
Br°derbund Software, Soft Pro International - 1983
 game -
GAMBLER I (BLACKJACK) (CAS-140)
Toshiba Visicom 100
Toshiba - 1978
 game - blackjack - card game - casino - gambling
MISSILE COMMAND 3D (J9097E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Virtuality Entertainment (developer) - 1995
 game - 3d - shoot them up
ROBOT BOWL
Arcade
Exidy - 1977
rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3
 game - bowling - sport
CHAMPION ICE HOCKEY (C-59)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1985
 game - hockey - sport
LODE RUNNER
Sharp X1
Br°derbund Software, Soft Pro International - 1984
 game -
HANDBALL
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - ball and paddle - sport - squash
FRIGHT NIGHT
Action Max
Sourcing International, Ltd - 1987
 game -
NFL FOOTBALL (PA2045)
Atari Lynx
Atari - 1992
 game - american football - nfl - sport
TV GOALEE
Arcade
Chicago Coin - 1974
 game - ball and paddle - football
MISSILE RADAR
Arcade
Nutting Associates - 1973
 game - shoot them up - war
HAJA NO FUUIN
Sharp X1
KGD Software Products - year unknown
 game -

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POLYMORPHIC
POLY 88

 
1975 advert for the ...

SOUTH WEST TECHNICAL PRODUCTS CORPORATION
6800

 
U.S. ad. June 1983

OLIVETTI
M20

 
Swedish advert

COMX WORLD OPERATIONS LTD
COMX 35

 
U.K. ad. (Aug. 86)

AMSTRAD
CPC 6128

 
French ad (dec.1983)

TELEVIDEO
TS-803

 
UK advert, Oct. 1983

KAYPRO
Kaypro II

 
Leaflet (1982)

INTERTON
VC 4000

 
French advert

CANON
V-20

 
French advert

CASIO
PB-700

 
French advert

OLIVETTI
M10

 
Promotional leaflet ...

FAIRCHILD
Channel F

 
french advert (april...

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
Charlie Chaplin #1

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
French advert.

SPECTRAVIDEO
SV 318

 
French advert#1

COLECO
ADAM

 
Jupiter brochure #1

JUPITER CANTAB
Jupiter Ace

 
French ad #2 (1984)

ACORN COMPUTER
Electron

 
Promo pic #2

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
Radiola advert. 3

PHILIPS
VG 5000

 
U.S. advert (1982) #...

COMMODORE
C64

 
Promotional picture

THOMSON
TO 7

 
German advert (1983)

KAYPRO
Kaypro II

 
Argentinian advert

CZERWENY
Spectrum

 
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