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   LATEST ADDITIONS
RCA System 00
The System 00 is an early computer constructed by Joseph Weisbecker around 1971-72, when he was working at RCA. His goal was to conceive an educational computer able to play games, so that children could easily experience and understand how a computer works. This idea later evolved in FRED systems, COSMAC computers and Studio II game system. All logic circuits in the System 00 utilize 7400...
BANDAI TV Jack 1000
The TV Jack 1000 was the first system from a line of consoles released by Bandai and quite popular in Japan in the late 70s. This particular model was released in Japan in 1977. The TV Jack 1000 offers 4 classic games of that era: Hockey/Football, Tennis, Squash and Practice. It is powered by a Texas Instruments TMS1955NL chip which is a clone of the famous AY-3-8500-1 from General Instruments. A color chip ( SN75499N) add colours to the display....
HINO ELECTRONICS CEFUCOM 21 / Multipurpose SLAP Computer
The CEFUCOM 21 is a very strange computer ! It was built around a Sanyo PHC-25 to be used as a computer-aided teaching and learning system (to learn English for example). A tape recorder is built-in the left side of the plastic case. The tape deck can read data on one channel and audio on the other. This feature is used by the system to output audio instructions at the same time as its loads data programs into the computer. The tape deck can also be used indep...
SANYO  PHC-20
The PHC-20 was released at the same time as the PHC-10 and PHC-25, 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-20 was even really sold, as only one or two were found until today. Most pictures found on the net come from press articles from the 80s. PHC stands f...
SANYO  PHC-10
The PHC-10 was released at the same time as the PHC-20 and PHC-25, 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 was even really sold, as only one or two were found until today, excepts for press pictures from the 80s. PHC stands for "Personal Home Computer". The PHC-10 was the entry-level sys...
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 ...

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SHARP  PC-7000
Sharp always had a reputation for building technically sound but rather stange computers, ignoring 'industry standards'. The PC-7000 broke this image. This was a "lunchbox" portable IBM PC compatible system. It had two 5''1/4 disk-drives mounted on the right side and a nice blue tiltable screen, the world's first backlit LCD. The system consisted of three main parts: system unit, keyboard and optional CE-700P printer. When the system had to be carried, both the keyboard and the printer cli...
ATARI  PORTFOLIO
The Portfolio was one of the first, if not the first MSDOS compatible pocket computer. It was fully compatible with the IBM PC standard, although it was difficult to use software because of its very small screen. Its card drive can accept : - optional 32K, 64K or 128K memory (RAM) cards, - 64K or 128K programmable (PROM) cards, - 128K masked ROM cards, - and 512K Flash Memory cards. It had several built-in programs : - Worksheet: Lotus 1-2-3 File-compa...
DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION VT78
The following information come from the excellent PDP-8 FAQ : The VT78 system, also called DECstation or DECstation 78, is based on the Intersil/Harris 6100 microprocessor and is packaged in a VT52 case. The 6100 processor was able to run at 4 MHz, but in the VT78, it was only clocked at 2.2 MHz because of the speed of the DRAM used and the deliberate use of graded out chips. Using TTL MSI and LSI components, ...
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...
PHILIPS  NMS-801
The NMS-801 was one of the last MSX machine made by Philips. This economical computer was a true MSX machine. The official MSX logo was although replaced on the case by the "MSX Compatible" mark because the MSX standard required a cartridge slot, which the NMS-801 had not. The NMS-801 was only sold in Italy where it wasn't very successful because of its poor expansion capabilities. However, Philips used the same case, CPU and video chip to produce the NMS-3000 and 4000, two video terminals d...
CASIO  PV-7
This MSX system has only 8 KB and one cartridge slot, the minimum required by the MSX standard. It is the first MSX computer conceived by Casio and was marketed as an initiation machine. Thankfully an expansion unit (KB-7) was available and added two cartridge slots and more memory (8 + 8 = 16 KB) to the PV-7. There was a small drawing program in ROM. The chicklet keyboard is very poor and to small to do anything with it. There are big arrow keys on the right hand side of the keyboard arra...
SAGE COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY Sage II
Sage Technology designed the Sage II around one of the fastest and most powerful chip available at the time, the Motorola MC68000, which was designed, among other things, for the implementation of high-level languages. The Sage II, didn't look awesome. It was physically smaller than an Apple II, but packed a true 16 bits CPU and 512 KB of RAM. Only 128 KB were left free for the user, the remaining 384 KB being used as a RAM disc. The Sage II used the UCSD P-System operating system. ...
LITTON - MONROE OC-8880
Info needed about this obscure CP/M computer! Monroe - a subsidary of Litton Inc. - used to produce and sell calculators for years from 1912. Very little is known about this CP/M system. To use the floppies you had to type in OPEN FPY0: ____________ Thanks to Jan Söderberg for the pictures....
TANDY RADIO SHACK  TRS-80 Model 200
The Tandy 200 was an evolution of the successful Tandy 100. It offered more RAM and a bigger display. The computer was powered by internal batteries, providing up to 16 hours(!) of use. A lot of utilities were in ROM: a telecommunication program (telcom) which used the built-in modem, MSPLAN spreadsheet (light version of Multiplan), text editor, calendar, address book and BASIC Programming Language. 3.5" floppy disk drives could be connected via the RS-232....
XEROX  820-II
The model 820-II is basically a model 820 with a higher clock rate (4 MHz instead of 2.5 MHz) and a 8" double density/double side disk-drive and hard-disk instead of the the two basic 8" Single density/single side disk-drive of the first model 820. But the hard-disk is said to be very noisy and the dual disks weigh more than 38 pounds! Nearly all the hardware is housed within the monitor, a bit like a

   LATEST COMMENTS
Mike T.
9/26/2021
INTERTEC  SUPERBRAIN
Why do old comments keep disappearing ? I''ve commented on the superbrain several times...

Usram
9/26/2021
SIGNETICS Instructor 50
Adress for the Signetics 2650 instructions manual here : http://bitsavers.trailing-edge.com/components/signetics/2650/Signetics_Instructor_50_Users_Guide_Aug1979.pdf

Oscar Hasten
9/24/2021
FORTUNE 32:16
We at the Byte Shop Seattle got a unit to evaluate. Right away I thought it was a fine machine but not something that would fit into our direction selling more consumer machines than anything else. We were an Alpha Micro and Northstar dealer and rarely sold either of them.

Jason
9/19/2021
PROCESSOR TECHNOLOGY CORP  SOL - 10 / 20
Built the Sol 20 kit back in the late ''70s and bought a used one in the ''80s. They are both long gone, but I would love to add one back into my S-100 collection.

Zaius
9/17/2021
SEGA Dreamcast
The only console I ever pre-ordered. 9/9/99!

Zaius
9/16/2021
MATTEL ELECTRONICS  Keyboard Component
@Christian - I remember this being advertised before then C64 existed so I would say no... :)

Achim Baqué
9/12/2021
MARK-8 Minicomputer
Hi, I am a vintage computer collector. Please contact me (E-Mail via my website) if you have the Mark-8 to offer.


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
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
SPEED RACE
Arcade
Taito - 1974
 game - car - racing
ZOOL 2 (J9042E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Gremlin Graphics (developer) - 1994
 game - platform
GOLGO 13 (G-1014)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Saito Production, Sega - 1984
 game - shooting gallery
CHAMPION SOCCER (G-1034)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1984
 game - football - sport
ELIMINATION!
Arcade
Kee Games - 1973
 game - ball and paddle
ZETA 5
Sharp X1
Champion Soft - year unknown
 game -
THE COUNT (VIC-1917)
Commodore Vic 20
Commodore - 1981
 game - adventure - Scott Adams adventure games - text interface - text only - vampire
ROBOT WAR / TORPEDO ALLEY (VIDEOCART-13)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1977
 game - naval battle
CLEAN SWEEP (VT3303)
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4
 game - maze
FAT BOBBY (PROTOTYPE)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Lore Games (developer), Purple - year unknown
 game - platform - prototype
MAIDUM
Sharp X1
NCS - year unknown
 game -
36 GREAT HOLES STARRING FRED COUPLES (32X) (84602)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Flashpoint Productions, Sega - 1994
 game - golf - sport
HOCKEY
Arcade
RamTek - 1973
 game - ball and paddle - football - hockey
BRAIN BREAKER
Sharp X1
Enix - 1985
 game -

   RANDOM ADVERTS
US ad (July, 1983)

SPECTRAVIDEO
SV 318

 
Brochure

PHILIPS
Videopac C52

 
U.S. advert (1982)

APPLE
APPLE III

 
UK advert #2

JUPITER CANTAB
Jupiter Ace

 
French ad (dec. 1982...

MATTEL ELECTRONICS
Intellivision

 
French advert #2

ITT
3030

 
Advert #3

HONEYWELL
DDP-516

 
French advert

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
TI 99 / 4A

 
8-page US advert #1

COMPAQ
Portable III

 
Victor ad #2 (1982)

SIRIUS COMPUTER
Victor 9000 / Sirius 1

 
Sales catalog

INTERACT
Home Computer System

 
Japanese advertiseme...

HITACHI
H1 / H1E

 
Dutch advert

COMMODORE
PET 2001

 
Advert (february 198...

SMT
Goupil 2

 
Advert (october 1982...

SMT
Goupil 2

 
french advert (jan. ...

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL III

 
Microsoft advert (19...

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL I

 
French brochure #2

ORIC
ORIC 1

 
French advert (july ...

VIDEO TECHNOLOGY
LASER 200 / 210

 
U.S. ad. (Jun. 83)

COMPUPRO
System 816

 
Japanese advert.

YAMAHA
YIS-503 / Diabolik

 
Popular Electronics

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
Nascom 1 brochure

LUCAS
Nascom 1

 
1980 advert & price ...

RCA
Cosmac VIP

 
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