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POLYMAX Maxxi
The Maxxi was one of the first Brazilian clones of the Apple II and Apple II+. It was manufactured in 1982 by Polymax, a subsidiary of Abicomp, which headquarters were located in Porto Alegre. Polymax also manufactured larger computers for commercial applications. It has a slightly different design than other Apple-compatibles, with a taller case that supposedly facilitated internal ventilation. Due to the success of Apple in the North American market, sev...
SYSDATA ELETRONICA JR
The Sysdata JR computer is a Brazilian clone of the Tandy TRS-80 Model 1. Within the white molded plastic case, is a single printed circuit board equipped with a Z80A 8-bit CPU cadenced at 1.78MHz. It can operate at 3.56MHz through an optional modification. The 12 KB ROM memory includes the OS and BASIC Level II interpreter. There is also a 2 KB EPROM (socketed) for additional chips. For example, it could be used for extension of the operating system and BA...
CDSE Apply 300
Very little is known about this very rare Brazilian computer. CDSE stands for Centre de Desenvolvimento de Sistemas Eletricos. The Apply 300 is a home computer aimed at computing initiation. As usual with most Brazilian computers, it must be a copy of a more famous computer... but which one ? The Apply 300 is powered by a Z80A CPU cadenced at 3.24 MHz. There seems to be 32 KB and a 48 KB models. There is a BASIC language bundled in the 8 KB ROM. Text resolution is 32 x 24, and graphical...
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 (?)....

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
PRIM 6 VIDEO Jeux TV
This is another "pong-in-a-case" system. You can easily carry this one away to play pong anywhere you want ;-) The design is very sober, only metallic and wooden parts. It looks like it has been made by hand in very limited quantities. The system offers the classic games of the General Instrument AY-3-8500 chipset. The game selection is made through a big knob in the middle of the system. There are also some holes made in the metalic case, to let the sound of the speaker pass through....
ALTOS COMPUTER SYSTEMS Serie 5
The Serie 5 was a multi-user system. It could support from 1 to 3 users. It had a 5 MB Winchester hard-drive and could be upgraded with a 10 MB hard-drive (for the Serie 5D only). It could use CP/M, MP/M II or Oasis as its operating system. The serie 5 was quite similar to the Altos ACS-8000 which was a bit more powerful....
SHARP  X1-D (CZ-802C)
The X1-D is based on the Sharp X1. The most famous and strong feature of the X1 series is Programmable Charactor Generator (PCG). The X1-D has a 3" disk drive built-in instead of the tape recorder of the original X1 system. The X1-D lacks the tape interface remote control of the X1 serie, so most tape software couldn't be used with it. This incompatibility with the others X1 systems was a big flaw, but a clever user (japanese of course) modified its X1D ...
UNIVOX 41N
The Univox 41N is a classic pong system sold in France. It can also be found worldwide under many different brands, as the Grandstand T.V. Game Model 2000 for example, or the Intel TV Sport 1004 in Germany (1977). It seems to have been quite popular as many for them were found in french flea markets and boot sales. The system itself seems to have been made in Korea. The electronic board is labeled "F'GAMATIC-7600". Indeed many Gamatic 7600 systems identi...
COMMODORE  CBM 500 / 600 Series
The CBM 500 had a 40-column, 300 x 200 pixels display. Contrary to the 600 and 700 it also had two ports for joystick, light pen and paddles. The CBM 600 was the same as the 500 but had a 80-column display and 256 Kb RAM. MicroSoft Basic was in ROM. Both models had an option for a second processor (8088 or Z80) to function alongside the standard 6509, the 6509 was then used for I/O, display and keyboard management. They worked under Commodore DOS or CP/M an...
KOSMOS CP1 / Computer Praxis
Little is known about this german training kit... The Computer is programmed with simple numbers for adding, running loops and so on, but it's not possible to program the cpu directly. Chriz tells us : I own a kosmos cp1 and it's still functioning. It has a very good manual which is kind of a machine language course for the cp1-inctructions. The cpu was a 8049 (8bit) with 2048 byte rom and 128 byte ram integrated (6 Mhz) and the memory+io chip a 8155 with 256...
KONTRON  PSI 80
This computer was also known as the Kienzle CC-9010, sold by Kienzle Computer GmBh. (Germany). The PSI-80 can be used in a multi-user (up to 16 terminals) configuration through Kobus, a coaxial network developped by Kontron. Several models were launched (with 32kb, 64kb or 128kb RAM). Microsoft BASIC is given with the 64kb and 128kb models. This BASIC interprets the statements as they're typed, so lines with syntax errors couldn't be entered. The upper 64kb (on the 128kb model) are used ...
SHARP  X68000 Pro II
The X68000 Pro is the successor of the X68000 Pro. It uses a new version of the OS : Human 2.01. The Sharp X68000 Pro II had a co-processor based on the Intel clone from AMD Banchu Bronta 6. The system used a character matrix of 16 X 24 dots which was a lot back then. Its FM Sound chip can produce 3 voices on 8 octaves mono and 4 bit microphone stereo sound (the Yamaha 2000 version). ________ Contributors: Dominique Braam...
DIDAKTIK Gama
This was a Slovak Spectrum clone made by Didaktik Skalica Ltd. in communism times (1987). It offered 80 KB RAM. As all Z80A based computers, it was not possible to address more than 64k. So the Gama computers used a bank switching technique, with two 32k additional RAMs. There was even a LED on the case, which indicated if the RAM have been switched or not! The Gama computers had a built-in paralel i8255 interface. They used the original Ferranti...
ACORN COMPUTER  Electron
The Acorn Electron is basically a cut-down version of the Acorn BBC-B with which it is partly compatible. After the success of the BBC, Acorn and founder Chris Cury wanted a product to compete with "under ú200" computers and especially with the Sinclair Spectrum, its main threat. But sadly, Acorn failed to meet the demand for the new system, mainly because of production problems related to the large ...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Yee
12/1/2021
XEROX  820-II
ok boomer

Dr. Joachim Mueller
11/26/2021
OLIVETTI  ETS 1010
Hello, just found your website while looking for something else. In the early 80s I was head of system-engineers for these productline at Olivetti main solution partner in Berlin (West). I have also been in Eatontown and was supporting the Syntrex products until late 90s. There was a deal with the japanese Konica-U-bix company which was selling the updated Syntrex products. OS: Syntrex Operating System (SOS) was based on Unix Berkeley Version. Monitor in Europe was white chars on black and black chars on white wich was a USP , cause it looks like "printed letters". Still have some documents and information on that. Lett me know what you like to know, or if you need pictures. Greetings across the big pond Joachim

Stefan
11/22/2021
DATAPOINT CORPORATION Datapoint 2200
I have heard from a collector there will be a 2200 in an online auction in December 2021... I hope that I can bid there. But I''m afraid I can''t afford that

Wade
11/21/2021
RADOFIN ELECTRONICS LIMITED AQUARIUS 2
How much were you looking to get for it?

OldComputers ES
11/21/2021
ROCKWELL  AIM 65
A Spanish version of AIM, the DRAC-1 by Comelta S.A. The motherboard of this machine is a Rockwell R6500 Advanced Interactive Microcomputer, and had a 5.25 floppy drive and a professional keyboard with 54 keys. More info: https://www.oldcomputers.es/drac-1/

Achim Baqu├ę
11/21/2021
IBM  5100
I am looking for a IBM 5100. Any offer welcome.

bryndal36
11/19/2021
VIDEO TECHNOLOGY  LASER 3000
I got one for Christmas 1984 that came with a floppy disk drive as well. It actually had 48K ram but if you bought the 16k expansion/emulator, that brought it up to 64k and allowed you to load prodos.


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
POWER DRIVE RALLY (31763-11153 )
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Time Warner Interactive - 1995
 game - car - rally
ULTRA HOCKEY
Atari Ultra Pong Double
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - hockey - sport
DRAGON SLAYER (24)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch, Nippon Falcom - 1986
 game - role playing game
BREAKTHRU / BREAKAWAY
Atari Video-Pinball (C380)
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - breakout
COSMIC CHASM (VT3101)
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5
 game - shoot them up - vector graphics
LUPIN III (08)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1984
 game - platform
MOTORRADRENNEN (765)
MBO Tele Cassetten System
General Instruments (developer), MBO (publisher) - year unknown
 game - motocross - motorbike - stunt
HYPER HOCKEY
Atari Ultra Pong Double
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - hockey - sport
TABLE TENNIS
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - ball and paddle - ping pong - sport - table tennis - tennis
GAUNTLET - THE THIRD ENCOUNTER (PA2024)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Epyx, Tengen - 1989
 game - maze - shoot them up
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Sharp X1
Macadamia - 1986
 game - platform
HYPERCHASE (VT3201)
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5
 game - car - racing - vector graphics
FLIP OUT! (J9040E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Gorilla Systems (developer) - 1995
 game - puzzle
CHAMPION TENNIS (G-1009)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1983
 game - sport - tennis
PLAYERS CHOICE
Arcade
PMC Electronics - 1974
 game - ball and paddle - hockey

   RANDOM ADVERTS
Russian advert - pag...

LEMZ
Agat

 
U.S. advert (1976)

POLYMORPHIC
POLY 88

 
UK brochure #3

COMMODORE
CBM 700 Series

 
Russian advert - pag...

LEMZ
Agat

 
Jacquard brochure #4

AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS
J100 - J500

 
french advert (april...

NEC
PC 8001

 
Same with a man

OSBORNE CORP.
OSBORNE 1

 
Japanese advert #3

CANON
X-07

 
French advert.

ORIC
TELESTRAT

 
Advert #1

PEERLESS
150

 
insert - recto

WORLDS OF WONDER
Action Max

 
Jacquard brochure #5...

AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS
J100 - J500

 
US advert, Oct. 1985

NCR
PC6

 
Victor Technologies ...

SIRIUS COMPUTER
Victor 9000 / Sirius 1

 
Japanese leaflet

SHARP
MZ 80C

 
French brochure #3

ORIC
ORIC 1

 
Price list

CAMBRIDGE COMPUTERS
Z 88

 
US advert March 1982

APPLE
APPLE III

 
French advert #2

ITT
3030

 
French advert #1

ITT
3030

 
German Lifleat

SHARP
MZ 80B

 
French advert

XEROX
8 / 16

 
American Advert

ATARI
800

 
U.S. ad. (1983) #1

OKI
IF 800

 
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