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   LATEST ADDITIONS
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...
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...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
COMMODORE  Amiga 500 Plus
After the huge success of the Amiga 500, Commodore launched a new version of the machine called the Amiga 500 Plus. Some small changes were made to reduce costs and a few hardware changes were also made. It featured 1 MB of memory, the new ECS chipset and a new version of AmigaOS which wasn't 100% compatible with software written for older versions. While not officially introduced until 1992, the A500+ made a covert appearance late in 1991. Commodore apparently...
EPOCH Super Cassette Vision
This nice system was built in Japan by EPOCH and sold in europe (mostly and maybe only in France, where it was distributed by the well known pong vendor ITMC) under the YENO brand. Successor of the Cassette Vision (1981) and Cassette Vision Jr (1983), units that never hit the european market, the Super Cassette Vision system was an unsuccessfull competitor of the Nintendo Famicom in Japan. In France, on the other hand...
GENERAL Paxon PCK-50
Ok, there's not much to say about this one in fact. It'a MSX 1, but it has the particularity to have the main unit built into the monitor ! Surprising no ? Thus, the cartridge slot is placed vertically at the right hand-side of the screen, just below the volume control. There are two versions, a red and a grey. Maybe they are different in memory (32k/64k). ...
MICRONIQUE  Victor Lambda
The Victor Lambda is in fact an american computer : the Interact. A french company (based in Toulouse), Lambda Systemes, bought the rights to sell the system in France under its own name in 1980. The Victor Lambda was born......
HANIMEX  666
This is a handheld pong. The biggest paddle includes the system hardware. The second one wich is smaller (1/3 of the system size) is attached to the first one but can be detached. Thus, this is a real portable and easy to carry pong system. The 666s and 666t seem to be similar in every ways apart from their color: the 666s is blue while the 666t is green. Note that there is a french version of the 666s called the 666s-p (P for PAL ?) while the 666s-n is the eng...
THORN EMI  WREN
The Wren was one of the last "laptop" CP/M computer. It can be described as a combined personal computer and Teletext terminal. It weights more than 12 Kg ! This Computer was assembled at the Thorn EMI factory in Treorchy South Wales. Only about 1000 were made before Wren went bust and many companys were left holding the parts for the other 9000 units that were part of the first production run. It was very advanced for its day and the software package was very good quality and comprehensi...
SEIKO MC-2200
The Seiko MC-2200 was a clone of the Sharp PC-1245. Besides, it was made by Sharp. The main differences were the case color, black instead of grey and brown for the Sharp, and the location of the 16-character display which was slightly moved to the right. The internal electronics was identical to the PC-1245's The tape-printer interface was also the same as the Sharp CE-125 but with black and grey colors This rare machine seems not to have met a great s...
COMMODORE  PET 30xx
The CBM 3xxx and 4xxx series were revisions of the original PET 2001. The range was rebranded CBM (Commodore Business Machine), as PET was dropped. The 3xxx series introduced the 3000 series ROM sets, BASIC v3, and a completely redesigned keyboard layout, which used a full typewriter keyboard instead of the "mickey mouse" keyboard of the PET, and dropped the on-board cassette unit....
SOUTH WEST TECHNICAL PRODUCTS CORPORATION 6800
The SWTPC 6800 was the first computer system made by The SouthWest Technical Products Corporation and the first based on the Motorola 6800 microprocessor. Before manufacturing computers, SWTPC sold home audio kits and a kind of computer terminal called "Television Typewriter". The SWPTC 6800 was introduced in 1975. The first system included a case with power supply housing a SS-50 and SS-30 bus based motherboard, a 6800 CPU card, a 2 KB. static RAM card and ...
HEATHKIT / ZENITH  Z-100/110/120
The Z-100 series professional systems were bi-processor computers. They used an 8-bit Intel 8085 to keep the CP/M compatibility and thus run a wide range of professional software, and a 16-bit Intel 8088 to run MS-DOS or IBM PC/DOS OS's Two models were released: the Z-110 (pictured) which could display color graphics and was delivered with monochrome or colour monitor, and the Z-120 which had a built-in monochrome (green, amber or white) monitor. Z-Basic was the only language...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Don.
11/23/2020
TANDY RADIO SHACK  1000 SX
I still have mine. It came with two floppy drives.

Col Blake
11/23/2020
XEROX  6085
This is a real trip down memory lane for me. I acquired one of these ''brown beasts'' in the 90s. Sadly I didn''t know how to do a ''factory reset'' and it went in the skip. It was very nice while it lasted, it was decades ahead of its time. If only someone had made an effort to sell it and a certain Mr Gates not visited Palo Alto, the story would have been so different!

Lars Brandewie
11/22/2020
FORTUNE 32:16
A hundred years ago I did some test coding on one of these things. A guy had asked me to analyze whether it was fast enough to operate a congressional office system with. I was able to determine that it was by writing code in C. The machine was well ahead of its time, no question.

Gatton
11/17/2020
COMMODORE  C64C
This was also my childhood machine. I miss turning our computers on and seeing a Ready prompt. Kids these days have it great though. I am typing this from a Raspberry Pi $35 computer. It can run all the old Commodores and Apples or anything else. Super fun!

Gatton
11/17/2020
COMMODORE  C64C
This was also my childhood machine. I miss turning our computers on and seeing a Ready prompt. Kids these days have it great though. I am typing this from a Raspberry Pi $35 computer. It can run all the old Commodores and Apples or anything else. Super fun!

Joe
11/16/2020
DATAPOINT CORPORATION Datapoint 2200
Worked for Datapoint from 1982 fresh out of Tech College til 1995 when Intelogic Trace filed Chapter 11. Remember the old"Wizzie " HDD''s and Cynthia drives, and the Dataproducts drum printers as well as the GE band printer$ Use to love going to training in San Antonio, WangCo school was the best!

Stacey
11/14/2020
COMART Communicator
So weird. The man in this photo is my dad. He died 3 years ago and I miss him so much. I''d love to know who Sarah is...


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
NBA JAM TOURNAMENT EDITION (32X) (T-8104B)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Acclaim (publisher), Iguana Entertainment (developer), Midway - 1995
 game - basketball - nba - sport
BC RACERS (32X)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Core Design Limited (developer), Sega - 1995
 game - cavemen - kart - racing
MEMORY MATCH (VIDEOCART-15)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1978
 game - mind games
SEAWOLF (VIC-1937)
Commodore Vic 20
Commodore - 1982
rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5
 game - naval battle - submarine
PAC-MAN
Arcade
Midway, Namco - 1980
 game - eat them all - maze - pac-man
ECLUSE
Indata Dai
Multisoft - 1983
 game - educational game
CHEMISTRY MATH (26-3708)
Tandy TRS-80 PC-2
Tandy - 1982
 application - chemistry - mathematics - science
LUPIN III (08)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1984
 game - platform
STAR HAWK
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
 game - 3d - shoot them up - space - star wars - vector graphics
GALAXY INVASION
Tandy TRS-80
Big Five Software - 1980
rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4
 game - shoot them up - space
MATH FUN (TV SCHOOL HOUSE II) (18V501)
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 game - educational game - mathematics - mind games
QWAK!
Arcade
Atari - 1974
 game - duck - hunting - lightgun
ZAXXON (G-1038)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1985
 game - isometric 3d - shoot them up
SONIC INVADER
Video Technology - Laser 2001
Video Technology - 1983
 game - shoot them up - space
SHOGI (21)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1985
 game - board game - mind games - shogi

   RANDOM ADVERTS
French advert

MATRA HACHETTE
ALICE

 
Japanese advertiseme...

NATIONAL
CF-2000

 
French brochure

COMMODORE
PC Compatible systems

 
 German leaflet #2

SHARP
MZ 800 - MZ 1500

 
Brochure #1

BAINBRIDGE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, INC.
Dolphin

 
U.S. advert June 198...

NEC
PC 8801

 
UK advert (1986)

AMSTRAD
PC 1512

 
Charlie Chaplin #5

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
Promo pic #3

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
Charlie Chaplin #1

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
Advert (february 198...

SMT
Goupil 2

 
Advert #1

SINCLAIR
ZX 80

 
US advert

SONY
SMC 70

 
UK brochure #4

COMMODORE
CBM 700 Series

 
UK advert

TANDY RADIO SHACK
1000 HX

 
U.S. advert

SAGE COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY
Sage II

 
Proud !

THORN EMI
WREN

 
US advert, Nov. 1985

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL 4

 
French advert

MATRA HACHETTE
ALICE 90

 
U.S. Advert #4(1980)

APPLE
APPLE II

 
US advert from Prote...

INTERACT
Home Computer System

 
Isaac Asimov ad #1

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL III

 
French advert (1980)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL I

 
U.S. advert (1977) #...

POLYMORPHIC
POLY 88

 
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