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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 ...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
THOMSON  TO 9 PLUS
The Thomson TO 9 plus is the successor of the Thomson TO 9 which had a very short career. Its characteristics are the same than the Thomson TO 8/TO 8 D. In fact, it was fully compatible with it and by the way with the Thomson MO 6. It was, like the Oric Telestrat designed to be used as a Minitel (french videotext terminal) server and has a built-in V23 modem (1200/75 bauds) which was accessible und...
OLIVETTI  PC 1
The Olivetti PC 1 was designed to be a family computer and Olivetti’s answer to the Amstrad PC 1512. It uses the TV screen instead of a special monitor, but one could be used if you wanted to use one. It was sold with a mouse. No internal slot : to use ISA cards, an expansion box had to be connected onto the expansion connector. This device supplied two 8-bit ISA slots, hard disk connector (for a 20 mb hard disk, 85 ms) and 128 KB ram. It runs under MS DOS 3....
CZERWENY Spectrum
Like the Spectrum Plus, the CZ-Spectrum replaced the CZ-2000. It also was Sinclair Spectrum fully compatible but featured several enhancements: • A Reset button, • Two Sinclair compatible joystick connectors • A video composite output in addition to the TV/RF modulator. The machine seems to be built under Sinclair licence as it used same Ferranti ULA chip than genuine Sinclair Spectrum. Th...
KAYPRO Robie
The Kaypro Robie was presented at the Las Vegas Comdex in 1984. It was the first non-portable Kaypro machine. Except from its strange case design, the main feature of the Robie was that it had two 2.6 Mb floppy drives. Apart from that, the motherboard was basically the same as the Kaypro 4, with a 300 baud modem, rough graphics, real-time clock, etc. Thanks to LaVerne Kreklau for most of the pictures
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MATRA HACHETTE  ALICE 90
The Matra Alice 90 is the successor of the unsuccessful Alice 32 and is 100% compatible with this computer. This computer was designed, like its predecessor, to be used as a "first contact" computer. Genlocking allowed the user to use the computer and watch TV simultaneously. The ROM contains a version of the world famous Microsoft BASIC, but this version of BASIC can't access to the highest graphic mode (320x250), it could be accessed from the built-in asse...
PHILIPS  VG 8000 / 8010
In 1982-83, Philips was working with Thomson on an European computer standard. As the project didn't make any progress, Philips left the project and joined the MSX standard. The VG 8000, made in France, is the result. It is a very poor MSX computer and is not 100% compliant with the standard : no Centronics port, no Expansion bus, no Audio out, a poor keyboard and a non standard PAL connector. It was pretty expensive and didn't have any success. It was quiclky ...
SHARP  AX 286
Very little information about this japanese computer. It is a PC compatible laptop. It has no floppy disk drive built-in but a 20 MB hard disk inside. It was also called MZ 8376 (Perhaps it is the last member of the MZ series ?)....
BANDAI Gundam RX-78
The Gundam RX-78 was originaly a very popular manga animation movie from the 80's. Bandai then marketed a personal computer under this name... Little is known about this small computer. Since the Gundam Rx-78 was only sold in Japan nearly all the information currently comes from Japanese websites. The capabilities of the RX-78 were not bad at all for 1983, and the space between the keys offered the possibility to use keyboard overlays with games or applications, except maybe for complaint...
MAGNAVOX Odyssey 300
After both Atari and Magnavox released their first pong systems (Odyssey 100, Odyssey 200, Pong) in 1975, Magnavox continued with the Odyssey 300 in 1976, which was one of the first system to use a single game chip containing the major circuitry of a PONG system. This system was Magnavox' answer to Coleco Telstar, the first game to use the GI A...
NCR  PC4
When NCR discontinued the Decision Mate V, they released the PC4. This was more or less a 8088 based IBM PC/XT clone. It came in six variations: monochrome or colour screen, one or two 5.25" DS-DD floppy disk drive or a half-height 10 MB hard disk in place of the second floppy drive. It did support the IBM ISA bus, but also had an NCR proprietary expansion bus for memory and some adapters to integrate with other NCR proprietary banking and retail products. ...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Michael
10/14/2021
NEC  PC 8201A
I owned one of these, my first computer, after my brother-in-law showed me his Radio Shack M-100. I also got the external drive. I learned basic on it and programmed it to handle our construction company''s payroll and taxes.

stevyn ironfeather
10/13/2021
SHARP  X1-D (CZ-802C)
SHARP CZ-802C Spotted at the Shikaoi Hokkaido Japan library October 2021 https://ironfeather.com/bbs/download/file.php?id$732$mode$view welcome to use the photo. can investigate more

Nick Blackburn
10/11/2021
SINCLAIR  ZX 80
David W. from Ithaca - best to keep your mouth shut and let others believe you are an idiot, than open it and confirm their assumptions. Sir Clive was a visionary, way ahead of his time and only stymied by the technology and attitudes available in the early eighties.

StephenbPage
10/10/2021
SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1
I remember seeing the Victor 9000 for the first time, the unique design of the monitor which was echoed in the shape of the case (or vice versa), the dark colouring of the keyboard and machine bezel which worked so well with the black drives and the very wide, heavy keyboard my first thoughts were oh my, this LOOKS powerful. I have a suspicion I wasn’t alone in that thought and that helped sell so many too. A great machine, lots of options, a useful and reliable business machine that was truly worth the money.

Thomas
10/10/2021
TELEVIDEO  TS-803
I drove a TS-803 CP/M computer from 1984-1986 at my first job. It was there when I came on board. Ran CP/M 2.2. Had some manuals and disks with the system. Among other things, I wrote a program that made use of the graphics capability to plot graphics. I think I was using BASIC to pass variables and make the system call to plot points. Not very fast, but worked. Migrated to an NEC 8 MHz turbo XT and a Novell network in ''86 or so.

ThunderBlade
10/8/2021
COMMODORE  MAX Machine / Ultimax / VC-10
The statement that the MAX Machine can not do multi color is incorrect. I own a MAX Machine so I tried MAX BASIC and set bit 4 in $D016 to switch on multi color mode. It behaves exactly like on a C64, multi color mode goes on.

Gary
10/7/2021
MEMOTECH  MTX 500 /512
Would a 500 psu work on the 512


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
ZAXXON'S MOTHERBASE 2000 (32X) (84512)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Sega - 1995
 game - isometric 3d - shoot them up
LUNAR LANDER
Arcade
Atari - 1979
 game - gravity - space
SUPER NOVA
Tandy TRS-80
Big Five Software - 1980
rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4
 game - shoot them up - space
ULTRA PONG
Atari Ultra Pong Double
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
GET YOUR GADGET
Comx
Junior - 1984
 game - 2d - helicopter - shoot them up
EVOLUTION - DINO DUDES (J9006)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Imagitec Design (developer) - 1994
 game - cavemen - puzzle
MEADOW LANES
Arcade
Meadows Games - 1977
 game - bowling - sport
SKI
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - skiing - sport
XENON 1
Oric compatible systems
IJK Software Ltd - 1983
 game - shoot them up
BASKETBRAWL (PA2034)
Atari Lynx
Atari - 1992
 game - basketball - sport
NAVAL BATTLE / BLAST-AWAY / SPEED-BALL (cartridge #4)
Coleco Telstar Arcade
Coleco - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - naval battle - shoot them up
MOTOCROSS
Atari Stunt Cycle (model SC-450)
Atari - 1977
 game - motocross - motorbike - stunt
STARTREK
Compucolor
company unknown - year unknown
 game - space - star trek
DOODLE
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 application - paint program
CHAMPION SOCCER (G-1034)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1984
 game - football - sport

   RANDOM ADVERTS
U.K. ad. (1986)

ATARI
520 / 1040 STf / STfm

 
1978 brochure #9

MSI
6800

 
US advert, Jul 1985

AMPERE
WS 1

 
Italian ad #5

SINCLAIR
ZX SPECTRUM

 
Japanese advert.

TOMY
Tutor / Pyuuta

 
Charlie Chaplin #5

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
French ad (jan. 1980...

EXIDY
SORCERER

 
1978 brochure #8

MSI
6800

 
Brazilian advert #3

PROLOGICA
CP-400

 
Same in German

ALTOS COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Serie 5

 
Leaflet (1982) - pag...

INTERTON
VC 4000

 
First ad

APPLE
APPLE IIe

 
U.S. Advert #3 (1979...

APPLE
APPLE II

 
UK advert (part 2), ...

DRAGON DATA LTD
Dragon 64

 
Brochure cover

SHARP
PC-5000

 
French advert.

TATUNG
EINSTEIN TC-01

 
Promotional picture

ATARI
5200 SuperSystem

 
US advert (1984)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
1000

 
UK advert, Oct 1983

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
TI 99 / 4A

 
New Zealand advert

MITS
Altair 8800b

 
Equiped for competit...

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
US advert (1977)

OHIO SCIENTIFIC
Challenger

 
U.S. ad #1 (1982)

OLIVETTI
M20

 
Advert

ATARI
800

 
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