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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
CABEL Universal Game Computer
What a rare system ! The Universal Game Computer is a very obscure italian console surely released in the early 80's by Cabel, an italian company. It is software compatible with the Interton VC-4000 and "clones". This doesn't mean that it can use the Interton cartridges, as they won't fit, but the internal specs and software are the same. The CPU is the 2650A from Signetics and the Video Controller is the 2636 from Signetics as well. About 40 cartridges ...
COMMODORE  Amiga CD32
In a last ditch attempt to get a foothold in the lucrative console market Commodore launched the Amiga CD32. After their previous effort with the C64 GS failed and the strange decision to advertise the Amiga 600 as a games machine that could be used as a computer it was vital that the CD32 succeeded. The CD32 is notable for being the first 32 bit CD-ROM based console ever released (the Pla...
GEM GEM-2000 / 3000 / 4000
Strange and vaporware (?) computers......
IMSAI  8080
After seeing the instant success of the MITS ALTAIR 8800 computer, the first "home computer" ever made, others soon tried their luck in this new business space. One of the first to do so was Bill Millard who founded IMS Associates. The computer they designed, the IMSAI 8080, was very similar to the Altair 8800 and was designed to run the same software. However, it was a much better design, with a higher specification power supply, an anodized aluminum chassis, ...
PSION Series 3
In 1991, Psion launched their first clamshell format organiser, the Series 3. It featured a NEC V30H 8086-compatible processor running at 3.84MHz. The machine featured 128K or 256K of RAM, and into its 384K ROM Psion fit their EPOC operating system (as used in the MC 200 & 400 models, upgraded with new features), several good office/PDA applications and the OPL programming language. In 1993 the Series 3a was launched. Despite the insignificant change in version number, this was a maj...
KAYPRO Kaypro 2x
The Kaypro 2x was one of the last models Kaypro produced. Size and appearence were the same as the first Kaypro II, but Internal hardware was inspired by the Kaypro 10. It came with a 4 MHz Z80A processor, dual slimline 400 KB floppy drives, a built-in 300 baud modem, two serial ports and a full set of Micropro software (WordStar, CalcStar, DataStar) It is said that Arthur C. Clarke worked in the movie version of "201...
TANDY RADIO SHACK  TRS 80 MODEL I
The Tandy TRS 80 model 1 was the first member of one of the most famous computer family. It was one of the first home computer and was launched at the same time as famous computers like the Apple II or the Commodore PET. Beside, Tandy competitors nicknamed was "Trash-80". The TRS-80 was developed was developed within the Radio Shack engeneering group, based upon several processor chips, SC/MP, PACE, 8008, 8080 and finally the Z8...
MICRODIGITAL TK-3000
TK-3000 was the local version of Apple IIe manufactured in Brazil. There were two models: • The full size one, very similar to American Apples • A "Compact" one, which included following on-board devices: - Floppy disk controller, - Parallel and serial interfaces - A 256Kb memory module. Despite Microdigital efforts, TK-3000 lost the battle wih MSX models, mainly due to lack of software in Brazil. ________ Contributors: Roberto Isiri (info & pix)
ALTOS COMPUTER SYSTEMS ACS-580
This was a multi-post system based on Z80 CPUs. It could handle up to 3 users, or more with optional cards. To connect the terminals, there are several RS232 ports at the back of the system, labeled JA, JB, JC, JD, JE, etc... The ports not used by the terminals could be used to connect a modem or a printer for example. This system was quite well designed with its squashed hexagon shaped box and its thin monitor. These are medium-sized desktop cases, usually beige but often came in custom colo...
UNITRON (GERMANY) 2200
This is a German clone of the Apple IIe. The keyboard of the UNITRON 2200 has built in macros, Applesoft commands and DOS commands. Very handy when doing basic programming. The only drawback is that the macro-key is the same key that changes from uppercase to lowercase and is also used when performing a reset. This results in constantly changing to lowercase when not wanting to. There are also two keys to make your own macros for the numeric keys. The drive ...

   LATEST COMMENTS
gregory blake
12/4/2019
Q1 CORPORATION Q1 System
I worked at Q1 when it started out in farmingdale in the mid 70''s- early 80''s
worked as a bench tech then field service. worked there about 5 yrs
worked with Glen Malm and a bunch of other great guys, Those were the days. we were exhibiting in MGM grand during COMDEX when the MGM had the Fire that took 82 lives. while i was with Q1 we went from the 8080 to the z80. 8 inch floppys to 5 1/4 inch floppys
also offered Ball Multi platter drives, had a console with a daisy wheel printer and Liquid plasma display.
even had a commercial on tv during the very first space shuttle launch.

Yan
12/2/2019
XEROX  860
LoL, here in Brasil, "Bravox" is the name of a company that produces loudspeakers. It was founded by immigrants from Germany in 1953.

Yan
12/2/2019
IBM  PC Junior
with so many oddities in comparison with the standard PC is not surprise that it has failed. I don''t see the point of a company picks a successful product, make a worse version of it and expect that people will swallow it. They could simply put the very same hardware into a cheapo and more compact case and sell it for less - surely it would be a better way of hooking the home users, and, of course, work hard developing a plethora of cool games (it always was the main attractive for computer home users by that time). I believe that they thought about this but feared that the corporate customers noticed the similarity and buy the JR for office use instead the regular version. Anyway, it is only history now and we all know that it was just a matter of small time until people start buying the "big" PC to use at home! $)

Yan
12/2/2019
HOLBORN 9100
The monitor design looks like something coming out from an early 1970s sci-fi movie. It''s kind of scary for me.

Yan
12/2/2019
LEANORD  Silex
Looking at the random systems I first fell into the "Darlay DY 80" page and now in this "Leanord Silex", both Made in France. Seems to me that the French are as good making computers as they are making cars. LoL. :D

Oleg Kuznetsov
11/28/2019
DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION PDP-8
Hi folks! I''m from Russia which in past was USSR - we worked on PDP 11/70 series machine in Moscow State University at the Department of Math and Mechanics in 1985-1990. These were indeed great times for us students to program on PDP using mostly Macro Assembler and C++ when it later was also enabled on this multi-user machine. We experimented with FORTRAN to calculate differential equations and find better applications for serious tasks in computing the big data. We also had quite a lot of TETRIS, SNAKE games on our hard disk and we used $UIC$ user entry system which allowed user to RUN and DEBUG the programs - there had been BUILDER of EXE files and this was not too easy to cope. While RSX operating system was quite a fun. All commands we used were well documented and helpful. We even tried to a bit hack the RSX shell to enter as highest priority user while this was only to "improve" our skills in the RSX system engine, And this system was and still IS state of the art I would suggest. I had SO many nice experience in general understanding of how OS works, what it''s core is and how system of machine commands works as one Orchestra. These WERE the times folks!!!! Br Oleg from Moscow

Oleg Kuznetsov
11/28/2019
ADDS Mentor 2000
Great compute and great OS PICK I had been using in post-USSR ministry of Foreign Trade and the experience with MENTOR machine was quite bright and powerful in terms of massive level-up in programming with BASIC for the enormous database of spare parts, invoices, accounting records and entry data forms we used on ASCII RS232 terminals which allow pseudo-graphics to make nice windows and entry screeens. I will remember these magic times for the rest of my life as the most productive in my programmer career. Later I bacame the CFO of RUssia in a multinational company in Mining and I still cherish and respect the Great Effort which MENTOR designers and engineers made for us to be more than happy and successful users of this GEM. Cheers to all the super-team of ADDS guys - who will be forever remembered in our country. I realize that computers of today maybe are much top gear etc. While old stuff like MENTOR and PICK will never be beaten by new HI-Tech. We people of 90s will always trust in real gear. Cheers to all folks who like MENTOR and PICK!! Br Oleg


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
POWER FACTOR (PA2109)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Hand Made Software (developer) - 1992
 game - platform
EUPHORY
Sharp X1
System Sacom - year unknown
 game -
SPACE SCOUT (PC/SD-210)
SD-2xx systems
SEL - 1982
 game - shoot them up - space
HYPER SPORTS (G-1042)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Konami, Sega - 1985
 game - sport
UFO / SEA MONSTERS / BREAK IT DOWN / REBUILD / SHOOT (MG1010)
APF MP1000 systems
APF Electronics - 1978
rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3
 game - shoot them up - shooting gallery
SONIC INVADER
Video Technology - Laser 2001
Video Technology - 1983
 game - shoot them up - space
CLUB DRIVE (J9003E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari - 1994
 game -
GORDO NO 106 - THE MUTATED LAB MONKEY (PA2106)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Tenth Planet - 1993
 game - platform
007 JAMES BOND (OM-G008)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Parker Brothers, Tsukuda Original - 1984
 game - 2d - james bond
ADDITION
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 game - mathematics - mind games
.38 AMBUSH ALLEY
Action Max
Sourcing International, Ltd - 1987
 game - lightgun - police - shooting gallery
BLACKJACK
Compucolor
company unknown - year unknown
 game - blackjack - card game
MATH II (26-3710)
Tandy TRS-80 PC-2
Tandy - 1982
 application - mathematics - science
YOSAKU (#1)
Epoch Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1981
rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3
 game -
BASIC MATH (CX2661)
Atari 2600
Atari - 1977
rating is 1rating is 1rating is 1rating is 1rating is 1
 game - educational game - mathematics - mind games

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1400 LT/FD/HD

 
U.S. ad (1983)

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
COMPACT COMPUTER 40 (CC40)

 
US advert, July 1985

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS-80 Model 200

 
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NORTHSTAR
Horizon

 
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COMPAQ
Portable

 
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Dragon 64

 
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INDATA
DAI

 
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FAIRCHILD
Channel F

 
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ACORN COMPUTER
BBC Model A / B / B+

 
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AMSTRAD
PCW 8256 / 8512

 
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MYARC
Geneve 9640

 
Price list

CAMBRIDGE COMPUTERS
Z 88

 
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MULTITECH
MPF-I/88

 
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ACORN COMPUTER
BBC Model A / B / B+

 
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Videopac C52

 
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CPC 664

 
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NEC
Compo BS/80

 
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VIDEO TECHNOLOGY
LASER 3000

 
U.S. advert(1982) #2

OSBORNE CORP.
OSBORNE 1

 
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IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
1977 advert

MSI
6800

 
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INDATA
DAI

 
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J100 - J500

 
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