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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...
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...

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MSX  MSX 2+
After Microsoft left the MSX project in 1986, ASCII continued alone. They presented a new improvement of the MSX 2 standard in 1988. No great enhancements, the MSX 2+ has 19268 colors instead of 512, some more graphic / KANJI resolutions and the FM-PAC cartridge is included, providing 9 channels of FM sound without drums or 6 channels FM sound with 5 FM drums. MSX2+ computers were only produced by Panasonic, Sony and Sanyo (t...
NEC  PC 6601
The PC-6601 is basicaly a PC-6001 MK2 with a built-in 3.5'' disk drive. The second optional disk drive could also be mounted. The N60m Basic od the PC-6001 MK2 has been enhanced to the N66 Basic. The japanese adverts focused on the fact that this computer could sing with its optional speech synthesizer! More info badly needed!...
RESEARCH MACHINES LINK 480Z
The Link 480Z was meant originally as a disc-less network station. It was designed to offer a lower cost computer to schools. The name "Link" meant link in a chain. It was a very reliable system, and one of the first personal computers used in the English schools. Because of the good reputation of the Research Machines computers, the Link 480Z was one of the three computers chosen for the U.K. 1982 Educational Scheme, with the Sinclair Spectrum and the
NEC  APC III
The Nec APC III appears to be the U.S. version of the NEC PC-9801, which was made in a variety of configurations. This machine was partially IBM PC compatible, but neither the PC bus or BIOS were cloned. It had an NEC 7220 graphics chip which was not directly CGA compatible, but was much higher resolution, and quite fast for its day. The CPU is an 8086 running at 8 MHz with 128K of memory. The system used an OEM version of MS-DOS 2.11, modified to work...
MICRODIGITAL TK-85
After the TK80, TK82 and TK83 the TK85 was the last ZX-81 compatible machine Microdigital produced. However it wasn't only a simple copy of the ZX-81 but featured several useful enhancements. Its rubber keyboard and case were similar to the Spectrum's and were much more pactical for intensive use. The 10 KB ROM held an improved version of the Sinclair's Basic with strings management and editing facility, as well a...
ATARI  PONG (Model C-100)
As early as 1974, Atari started to design a home version of PONG, originally proposed by Harold Lee in 1973. The system was designed by three engineers: Harold Lee, Alan Alcorn and Bob Brown. Because Magnavox Odyssey was already being left behind by customers (mostly due to their lack of satisfaction, and also the bad rumor that it would only work with a Magnavox TV set), sellers were not attracted by Atari's PONG game until Sears goes ahead and sells the system under their Tele-Games label f...
FOX Fox-640
A.Becket says in its site : ''One of the most interesting Apple ][ clones I have seen. This machine claims to be a "Multi-System" computer, and the manual speaks of future advancements, allowing other systems to be housed. Basically, it is an Apple ][ with a Z80 Card, which can boot into CP/M or Apple ][ software. Instead of saying APPLE ][ on boot, it says -:FOX:-'' Source :
ICE-FELIX M18 series
The Felix M18 business computers family was composed of three members, the M18, M18B and M118GS. They were designed and manufactured in Romania between 1975 and 1981, using the Intel 8080 processor. The M18 series had a modular structure composed of master and slave modules, interconnected through a common bus. The MASTER-UCB module contained the 8080 microprocessor, an 8 KB EPROM memory, the 8224 clock circuit, the 8228 local bus command circuit and the 8259 interrupt ci...
KAYPRO Kaypro 1
The Kaypro 1 wasn't the first computer Kaypro launched, but quite one of the last ones. When the company started getting strapped for money they changed the model name of some of their previous systems, modified the case design, added some minor hardware improvements and launched them as new models. The Kaypro 1 was thus no more than a rebadged version of the 2X model which was itself a light evolution of a previous version called 4'84! The main difference between the 1 and 2X versions...
LNW RESEARCH LNW-80
LNW company name came from its three founders' names: Gene Lu, Michael G. Norton (President) and Ken Woog. In 1980, the company started manufacturing expansion and interface cards for the Tandy TRS-80 Model 1 and then sold the first TRS-80 compatible single-board kit. The LNW-80 was an early TRS-80 clone system, sold as a kit or assembled, and fully hardware and software compatible. It was a powerful machine offering much more advanced fe...

   LATEST COMMENTS
fred panter
2/20/2021
IBM  AN/FSQ-7
taught the anfsq7 (bryan hall) kafb early60''s

Ted Black
2/20/2021
TOSHIBA  T 1200
Hi Kelly, is your T1200 still for sale?

Joel Abramson
2/17/2021
RAIR MICROCOMPUTER Black Box
I remember Graham Nash. I worked in sales $ then support

Joel Abramson
2/17/2021
RAIR MICROCOMPUTER Black Box
I remember Graham Nash. I worked in sales $ then support

Rob
2/15/2021
CONIC TVG-209
I have an unbranded pong console which is clearly identical to this model, although I cannot find a reference to its given model number ("TVG-2001" as opposed to "TVG-209") anywhere . The manual is indeed in German and English (rather poorly translated). There is no identification of the manufacturer anywhere on the packaging or documentation.

Mario
2/14/2021
RCA Cosmac Microtutor
@Juan Suarez: yes, I''m interested. Can you please send me a message to diverses ( at ) inbox ( dot ) com? Thank you, Mario

Mario
2/14/2021
RCA Cosmac VIP
One of the CPU''s I''m very fond of is the CDP1802 by RCA. I had bought this RCA Integrated Circuits data book (I *loved* to read this kind of books) and there was that IC that at first I didn''t understand what it was doing (most of the others were from the TTL 74xx series), until it dawned on me that this was an entire computer in a single IC. One of the landmark events of my life...


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
SUPER BASEBALL (05)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1984
 game - baseball - sport
POLE POSITION II (30)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch (developer), Namco - 1986
 game - car - racing
TABLE TENNIS
Arcade
Nutting Associates - 1973
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
SHOOTING GALLERY
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - lightgun - shooting gallery
ROCK N' BOLT (C-54)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Activision, Sega - 1985
 game - puzzle
T-MEK (32X) (84520)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Atari, Bits Corporation, Time Warner Interactive - 1995
 game - 3d - shoot them up
GALACTIC SPACE WARS (VIDEOCART-23)
Fairchild Channel F
Zircon International Inc. - 1979
 game - 3d - gravity - shoot them up - space
(VIDEOCART-25)

company unknown - 1979
 game -
CONCENTRATION MATCH (MG-202)
MPT-02 systems
company unknown - 1978
 game - memory game - mind games
TENNIS
Magnavox Odyssey 300
Magnavox - 1976
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
SPIKE (VT3306)
Vectrex
GCE - 1983
 game - platform - speech synthesis - vector graphics
RAMPART (PA2102)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Tengen - 1992
 game - shoot them up
CLEAN SWEEP
Arcade
RamTek - 1974
rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3
 game -
CHIP'S CHALLENGE (PA2028)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Epyx (developer) - 1989
 game - puzzle
WOODY POCO
Sharp X1
dB-SOFT - 1986
 game -

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Nimbus PC

 
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SMC 70

 
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APPLE
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1978 brochure #15

MSI
6800

 
First ad.

COLUMBIA DATA PRODUCTS
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French advert (1982)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL III

 
U.S. advert (1983)

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YD-8110

 
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KAYPRO
Kaypro 10

 
PC-60

COMMODORE
PC Compatible systems

 
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ALTOS COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Serie 5

 
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THORN EMI
WREN

 
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BAINBRIDGE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, INC.
Dolphin

 
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VISUAL TECHNOLOGY
Visual 1083 / Commuter

 
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SEMI-TECH
Pied Piper

 
French advert (1984)

COLECO
Colecovision

 
1976 price list

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
Advert

CROMEMCO
Z-1

 
Promotional picture

SMT
Goupil 2

 
IIe version

MICRODIGITAL
TK-3000

 
Kit version (1982)

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
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MATTEL ELECTRONICS
Intellivision

 
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