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   LATEST ADDITIONS
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...
TRIUMPH ADLER  TA-1600
The TA 1600 system was introduced in 1983 at the CeBIT (which was only a part of the "Hannover-Messe" by that time). TA showed a few sample applications and the 1600 family in general. Triumph Adler's hardware included also the 1600/20-3 which was supplied with a permanent-swap-HDD-unit. This unit had a memory/storage capacity of 2 x 8 MB (Winchester technology). Triumph Adler said the system (the 1600) will fit the demand of medium-sized businesses, due to the facts that these companies w...
MIDWICH Microcontroller
Called the Midwich Microcontroller, this British computer was developped to provide a small desktop micro capable of running other equipment throug a variety of interface cards. In 1979 an Italian IC manufacturer designed and began to sell a single board micro system that could be expanded to a full system with a VDU, discs, etc. Called the Nanocomputer, it was manufactured by SGS Ates and one of the distributors in the UK was Midwich. The Nano was somewhat expensive and suffered from a numbe...
RADIONIC Model R1001
This is an extremly rare TRS-80 Model 1 clone, based on an other clone: The Komtek 1 (from Germany). It's equiped with a Level II basic and powered by a Zilog Z80 cpu. _________ Contributors : Incog...
BASF 7100
The BASF 7000 systems are professional computers from Germany. They seem to be based on the Microterm II Intelligent Terminal by Digi-Log Systems, Inc. There were several models in the 7000 serie....
PERTEC PCC 2000
PCC 2000 is a professional computer released in 1978. It was designed in 1978 by Pertec, the company which merged with MITS by the end of 1976. The PCC is conceived as a monobloc machine, where the display and two 8" floppy disk drives are built-in the main case. The mechanical keyboard offers separated numeric and editing keypads. The system is powered by an Intel 8085 microprocessor and offers 64 KB RAM. The whole thing was apparently delivered with an extended Basic language, which has...
UNIVERSUM Multispiel 2006
Basic pong system based on the popular AY-3-8500 chipset from General Instruments....
TERTA TAP-34
TAP 34 is a self design of Terta company from Hungary. Primarily it was designed as a terminal for big computer systems but it was also able to process data alone. The main integrated circuits were assembled in the USSR and in Hungary by Tungsram, but several parts were imported from other countries. The built-in monitor was a DME-28 monochrome CRT made by Orion. This company was famous for its televisions in Hungary and the other KGST countries. The floppy drive attached to the compute...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
HITACHI  MB-6891 / Basic Master Level 3 Mark 2
An upgraded version of the Basic Master Level 3, with built-in chinese character ROM board....
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...
RADOFIN ELECTRONICS LIMITED AQUARIUS 2
The Mattel Aquarius II had exactly the same characteristics as its predecessor, the Mattel Aquarius. Its only enhancements were the RAM (20 KB instead of 4 KB) and the mechanical keyboard. In fact, the Aquarius II only had 4 KB of built-in RAM but was supplied with a 16 KB RAM cartridge extension. Another difference is that the Aquarius II came with Extended Basic built-in. Mattel gave up the computer market and sold all the rights and computer stocks to ...
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS  Computer 99/8
The 99/8 was intended as an upmarket companion to the TI 99/4A . Something like a small business computer. However, at TI they didn't think it would generate any income, so it was never released. It has built-in features which were optional in the 4A : The speech synthesiser and the Pascal UCSD ROM card. It is a prototype computer and was never marketed. _______________________ Very interesting information from CC Clarke
SORD  M 68 / M 68 MX
The SORD M68 has two buses: a 16-bit bus (with 3 slots) and a 8-bit bus (the S100 bus with two slots). Two models: The M68 Mark IV with two 5.25" floppy disk drives (1.2 Mb each) and the M68 Mark V with 8" floppy disk drives (1.2 Mb). From one to four hard disks can be connected: 8 MB (5.25" disk) or 20 MB (8" disk)....
OSBORNE CORP.  OSBORNE 1
The Osborne 1 is one of the first portable computers but needs external power source. Its name comes from Adam Osborne, the man who made this computer a reality (not quite true, see end of the text). It has a very small built-in screen (8.75 x 6.6 cm, which can display 128 columns!!) and weighs more than 10 Kg. The first models couldn't display more than 52 columns by line, so to access to the 76 other columns, the user had to scroll among the screen thanks to the cursor keys. It works un...
THOMSON  JV1T
Even Thomson made pong systems! Actually, this system is an Interton 2400 pong system rebadged by Thomson for the french market. Read this entry for more info. Thomson also released another pong system, the JV-1002....
PRAVETZ 8C
The 8C was the last and most improved Apple II clone version produced by the Bulgarian Pravetz Co. The 8C was actually designed in Bulgaria but most of them were manufactured in Tasjkent, former USSR. The 8C had had same capabilities as the Apple IIc. Its main board offered 64 KB of RAM expandable to 128 KB, only 3 expansion slots but had built-in 80-column card, floppy drives controller, parallel printer port and, depending on mainboard versions, RGB, RS232, J...
APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES  Microbee 32
Around 1978 Owen Hill teamed up with an electronic components company, Applied Technology of Hornsby (Sydney), to build a small computer he had designed. Applied Technology had been previously producing kits in Australia for S-100 boards. The Microbee was released as a kit in 1982 on the cover of Your Computer magazine, the manual was included free with the magazine. They were an immediate hit, being quite a powerful little system given the cost. Applied Technology eventually changed...
NINTENDO Super Nintendo Entertainment System 2
In an attempt to prolong the Super Nintendo's life, Nintendo of America launched the SNES 2 in 1997, similar to what had previously been done with the NES 2. The SNES 2 was only available in the States and Japan, but was never released in Europe. It was smaller and lighter than the original version, lacking the expansion and RF ports of the old model, although the internal hardware remained exactly the same. The decision to ship the SNES 2 with Super Ma...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Peter Jones
12/13/2019
HUSKY COMPUTERS LIMITED HUSKY HUNTER
i hav in my possession now which is for sale - a Husky Hunter 2 vintage portable computer with Cristie Handydisc and floppy discs, power cables, original case.

Stefano
12/11/2019
PRINZTRONIC Videosport 600
Also the prinztronic videosports 800 has 6 games, not 8. Find some photos on the web to confirm it.

I have found on the web another console with the same shape but 10 games. I do not know the name and haven''t found any reference about it

Brad
12/10/2019
NORTHSTAR  Horizon
North Star S-100 boards. I have several. Email me please bt89162@gmail.com

Brad
12/10/2019
NORTHSTAR  Horizon
I got about a dozen or so North Star boards. I want to sell them and I can’t find them anywhere online accept a person out of country. Can anyone direct me where to sell them and what I should ask? I’m not trying to get rich, I just want to be treated fare. I’m

David
12/10/2019
SORD  M23 Mark III
SORD was imported into the UK by Exleigh Business Machines (EBM) of Penzance. A small number of machines were re-exported to Cyprus. There is further information on SORD, mainly M5, on this page http://www.binarydinosaurs.co.uk/Museum/Sord/index.php

Zbigniew ''zibi'' Jarosik
12/9/2019
G.Z.E. UNIMOR Bosman 8
Bosman has two 3" floppies, not 3.5" - it was the same floppy drive as used in Timex FDD 3000. Itself it has no graphics card - it uses terminal (ANG-2001 - text only, ANG-3001 - text and graphics). It has 512KB of RAM, paged as 60k blocks (not 64 - 60!) - top 4KB was reserved by OS, RAM over first 64K was used as internal disk.

Monitor connector is DB9, but it is used for video signal AND power drawed from power supply in monitor.

I heard there was a version without floppy - for network usage? I can''t confirm - I haven''t seen any.

audrey
12/7/2019
ENGLISH ELECTRIC CO. DEUCE
im doing a social studies project and i picked the history of video games so,this was very helpful


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
TENNIS
Odyssey 100
Magnavox - 1975
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
WOODY POCO
Sharp X1
dB-SOFT - 1986
 game -
NIHONSHI NINPYOU
Sega SC 3000/SC 3000H
Sega, Stratford - 1983
 game -
ASTRO WARS (01)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1984
 game - shoot them up
CHECKERS (VIDEOCART-19)
Fairchild Channel F
Zircon International Inc. - 1978
 game - board game - checkers
ACE
Arcade
Allied Leisure - 1976
 game - dogfight - duel - plane
ZORGONS REVENGE
Oric compatible systems
IJK Software Ltd - 1983
 game - platform - shoot them up
CHAOTIX (32X) (84503)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Sega - 1995
 game - platform
XEVIOUS
Sharp X1
Dempa, Namco - year unknown
 game - shoot them up - vertical scrolling
CATENA (MG1001)
APF MP1000 systems
APF Electronics - 1978
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 game - board game - mind games - othello
POP & CHIPS (16)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1985
 game - platform
HYPER BARRIER HOCKEY
Atari Ultra Pong Double
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - hockey - sport
NBA JAM TOURNAMENT EDITION (J9089E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Acclaim, Atari (publisher), High Voltage Software (developer), Midway - 1996
 game - basketball - nba - sport
SUBMARINE
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - naval battle - submarine
CHALLENGE
Arcade
Mirco Games - 1974
 game - ball and paddle - tennis

   RANDOM ADVERTS
French advert (janua...

ATARI
VCS 2600

 
U.S. ad (1983)

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
COMPACT COMPUTER 40 (CC40)

 
First C-10 ad

CROMEMCO
C10

 
U.S. advert June 198...

NEC
PC 8801

 
commercial pamphlet ...

CENTRAL DATA
2650

 
U.K. ad (Aug. 1986)

SPECTRAVIDEO
SVI 738 - X'press

 
Byte shopper

IMSAI
8080

 
french advert (febru...

APPLE
APPLE III

 
UK advert, Oct 1983

TOSHIBA
T 100

 
French ad (dec.1983)

TELEVIDEO
TS-803

 
French advert (decem...

ATARI
VCS 2600

 
German brochure #3

ATARI
MEGA ST

 
French ad (dec. 1983...

EPSON
HC / HX-20

 
Brochure extract

CASIO
FX-9000P

 
English advert (1984...

ADVANCE TECHNOLOGY
Advance 86

 
French brochure

COMMODORE
PC Compatible systems

 
Computers in the exa...

OSBORNE CORP.
OSBORNE 1

 
UK advert, Oct. 1983

DRAGON DATA LTD
Dragon 32

 
Japanese advert.

TOMY
Tutor / Pyuuta

 
Leaflet (1982) - pag...

INTERTON
VC 4000

 
Diagrams

TESLA
PMI-80

 
Printers advert

TANDY RADIO SHACK
Color Computer

 
German ad #3

SHARP
MZ 700

 
Diabolik, french adv...

YAMAHA
YIS-503 / Diabolik

 
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