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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 ...
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...

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ASAFLEX 6
This pong has got a big big game selector in the middle. Texts on it are in french....
SOLID STATE TECHNOLOGY Athena
Little is known about this obscure professional computer. The Athena used a true multi-tasking OS that enabled single keystroke application switching. It also incorporated intelligent distributed multiprocessing into perpherial interfaces. The machine and OS were developed by an MIT graduate and conceived by Solid State Technology from Boston. The Athena is based on a 8085 Intel chipset. Sold with a monochrome monitor and 5.25'' disk drives (320 KB each), it has also a printer (150 charact...
CANON  CX-1 / BX-3
This business computer has a monitor and two 5.25" drives built-in. The drives had a door lock so the disk could not be removed while a file was open. The CX-1 uses MCX (Media for Canon X series) as its operating system, which is similar to CP/M. The character matrix consists of 5x7 dots for normal characters, and of 7x9 for semi-graphic characters. There was a graphic option in Japan (300 x 260), but it never became available in the US. The Canon BX-3 was the same machine except th...
OHIO SCIENTIFIC  Challenger 1P
Ohio Scientific, based in Ohio, USA, were the makers of the Superboard II. The Challenger 1P and Challenger IIP-MF were essentially cased versions of this single board system with integrated keyboard, a single 5Volt power supply and the first 6502 version of Microsoft BASIC interpreter. An optional floppy disk controller and a extra 24K of ram for this unit was available using a 610 expansion board. The C1P-MF was an upgraded version of the C1P having 20 KB of RAM and one 90 ...
ATARI  7800 ProSystem
The Atari 7800 ProSystem was originally scheduled for release in late 1984, as the follow-up to Atari’s misguided 5200 SuperSystem, but didn’t see release until 1986, when it retailed for approximately $140 (USA). Instead of competing with comparatively weaker systems like the 5200 and Coleco’s ColecoVision, the later release date for the 7800 brought direct competition from the more robust Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), released in late 1985, and the Sega Master System (SMS), which, like ...
KAYPRO Kaypro 4
This is the Kaypro 4 released in 1984, usually refered as Kaypro 4/84, as opposed to the Kaypro IV released one year earlier, and refered as Kaypro IV '83. The main differences between the Kaypro 4 '84 and the Kaypro IV '83 were : - A faster CPU, Zilog Z80A running at 4Mhz, - A real time clock which can be used by programs (uses National MM58167), - A better built-in monitor resulting in a very sharp display. The character matrix has also evol...
AMPERE  WS 1
This was a very unique system with an extraordinary design. It was conceived by Ampere and produced by Nippon-Shingo in 1985. Sadly, it failed the US FCC certification tests and so was not available on the US market, which helps explain why it is so rare nowadays (along with its high price and narrow-targeted market)... One of the main characteristics of the Ampere WS-1 was the use of the APL programming language : an interpreted language extremely synthetic and very rich. APL ...
RCA SuperElf
The SuperElf single-board computer was made by Quest Electronics. It was an improvement of the Netronics Elf and Elf II training boards, also based on the RCA 1802, one of the first RISC microprocessors. The board also featured an 1861 video chip that was closely tied ot the 1802 to generate a video image of 128x64 dots. Two, four or six 7-segment Led display could be used. Its hexadecimal keyboard allowed programs to be entered and controlled more efficiently thanks ...
ACT Apricot Portable
This stylishly designed computer had a speech recognition feature along with a microphone clipped on the left side of the LCD screen. An article published in Personal Computer World in November 1984 explained how the voice recognition system works : "The voice system on the Portable allows you to have a vocabulary file of up to 4096 words. However, only 64 words can be held in RAM at any one time, so a fair amount of shuffling is necessary with large vocabularies. Before the system ca...
COMPUMEDIC Analog Computer
In 1971, Compumedic Sciences Incorporated launched this full featured desktop analog computer as a training device. Removable patch-connected modules included differential, summing as well as integrating amplifiers with resistive and capacitive feedback networks and comparators. On top of its training calling, this computer was used as a sound generator in several electronic music Studios. For more information about analog computer capabilities, see the He...

   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
MINER 2049ER (12)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Big Five Software, Comptiq - 1984
 game - platform
SAFARI RACE (G-1032)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1984
 game - car - racing
ECLUSE
Indata Dai
Multisoft - 1983
 game - educational game
ISSURAL - THE STORY OF CALVAN
Sharp X1
Dempa, Freedom Soft - 1988
 game - role playing game
BRUTAL SPORTS FOOTBALL (JA100)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Millennium, Telegames (publisher), Teque - 1994
 game - sport
CAPTURE THE FLAG
Commodore Vic 20
Sirius Software - 1983
rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5
 game - 3d - maze
CHAMPIONSHIP LODERUNNER (C-57)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Brřderbund Software, Sega - 1985
 game - platform
ANIMACTION (VT3604)
Vectrex
GCE - 1983
rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3
 misc - animation - vector graphics
ZIPPY RACE (G-1026 / C-26)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Irem, Sega - 1983
 game - motorbike - racing
TENNIS / SQUASH (TV ARCADE III) (18V402)
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - sport - squash - tennis
SEA BATLLE (M12)
MPT-03 and Arcadia systems
UA Limited (developer) - 1982
 game - boat - naval battle - ocean - sea - strategy - submarine - war
SEGA SC-3000 MUSIC EDITOR
Sega SC 3000/SC 3000H
MITEC - year unknown
 application - music creation/editing
TEMPEST 2000 (J9010E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Llamasoft (developer) - 1994
 game - shoot them up
MISSILE COMMAND 3D (J9097E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Virtuality Entertainment (developer) - 1995
 game - 3d - shoot them up
RAMPART (PA2102)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Tengen - 1992
 game - shoot them up

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NINTENDO
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Proud father

THOMSON
TO 7

 
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HITACHI
H1 / H1E

 
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DATA SOFT
VDP 80

 
Demo tape inlay #1

MICROKEY KFFT
PRIMO A-32

 
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ACORN COMPUTER
BBC Master Compact

 
Tandy 1988 catalog

TANDY RADIO SHACK
1000 EX

 
Disk drive #2 Feb. 1...

TANDY RADIO SHACK
Color Computer

 
UK brochure #1

COMMODORE
CBM 700 Series

 
U.K. ad. (dec. 1985)

AMSTRAD
CPC 464

 
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BANDAI
Gundam RX-78

 
French Advert.

VIDEO TECHNOLOGY
LASER 310

 
French advert

MATRA HACHETTE
ALICE

 
Japanese advert #2

NEC
PC-FX

 
US ad. 1983 #2

KAYPRO
Kaypro II

 
1978 brochure #19

MSI
6800

 
Charlie Chaplin #6

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
Advert

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL 16

 
Magazine cover

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HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-85

 
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PEL VARAZDIN
Orao

 
French advert #1

TRIUMPH ADLER
ALPHATRONIC PC

 
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