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   LATEST ADDITIONS
ECD CORPORATION Micromind
The Micromind was a very innovative machine ahead of its time ! But despite the small group working on the machine, prototyping and developing, and pushing the limits of the time, the machine never shipped. Apparently only a few prototypes were produced. Development began as early 1975/1976 but commercial adverts appeared only in 1977. One of the main features of the Micromind was its innovative (for the time) redefinable characters. Up to 120 characters could be software redefined by the ...
SEMI-TECH (STM) PC
This extremely rare computer is Portable PC (IBM compatible) conceived in the same plastic case as the Pied Piper, released by the same company in 1983. This computer incorporates a lot of features in a compact case, which was quite innovative at the time: built-in LCD display, printer, modem, phone and disk drives ! The STM PC is based on an Intel 80186 processor and two quadruple-density disk drives. The processor is faster than the one used in the IBM PC, a...
LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) Goliath
Logical’s Goliath is a server or disk file storage device has it was described at the time. It has a capacity for 10 MByte, 30 MByte or 50 MByte of fixed disk storage and 10 MBytes of removable storage. The unit, which also houses the controller, may have memory ranging from 64K to 256K and capacity for up to 20 terminals. Up to 20 Tina or David computers can link to Goliath as a distributed data processing system. For ...
LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) Adam
The Adam was the first computer released by Logical Machine Corporation (LOMAC) in 1975. In 1978 they also produced Tina which stands for "TINy Adam". In 1983 Logical released the David, and the L-XT in 1983. There was also the Goliath, a data storage server with 5MB hard drive. Goliath could be connected to up to 20 Davids or Tinas. David and Goliath names makes a clear reference to the mythic...
LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) Tina
The Adam was the first computer released by Logical Machine Corporation (LOMAC) in 1976. In 1978 they produced Tina which stands for "TINy Adam". It seems to have the same specs as David but with two 8'' floppy disk drives. There was also the Goliath, a data storage server with 5MB hard drive. Goliath could be connected to up to 20 Davids or Tinas. David and Goliath names makes a clear reference to the mythical story found in the biblical Book of S...
LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) L-XT
The L-XT was the last computer released by Logical Business Machines, after the Adam, the David, the Tina and the Goliath in 1982. It was announced at the 1983 COMDEX Fall in Las Vegas, and commercially available in March 1984. The L-XT uses a 16-bit Intel 8088 CPU with 192KB RAM, and equipped with a 5.25'' floppy drive unit (320 KB capacity) and a 10 MB hard disk (upgradable to 60 MB)...
LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) David
The David is not the first computer released by Logical Business Machines. In 1974, LOMAC (Logical Machine Corporation) released the Adam. Some times later they also produced Tina (for TINy Adam). There was also the Goliath, a data storage server with 5MB hard drive. Goliath could be connected to up to 20 Davids or Tinas. David and Goliath names makes a clear reference to the mythical story found in the biblical Book of Samuel. The David is powered by a 16-bit Intel 8086 CPU w...
GESPAC Gescomp 720 / 730
GESPAC SA was a Swiss company who designed the G-64/96 Bus in 1979. This interface bus concept provides a simple way to interface microprocessor modules with memory and peripheral modules on a parallel bus. The G-64/96 Bus uses a simple, yet modern and powerful interface scheme which allows a higher level of functionality from the single height Eurocard form factor. The low overhead of the G-64/96 Bus interface greatly eases the design of custom boards by the User. This is why, even many year...
WELECT  W86
The W86 is a french computer released in 1983 by Welect. It's the second computer released by Welect after the W80.2. The W86 is powered by an Intel 8086 (hence its name) to catch up with the IBM PC compatible trend of the moment and is thus able to run MS-DOS. But the W86 is also equipped with a Z80A to also be CP/M 86 compatible. It's thus an hybrid machine typical of the mid-80s when the professional industry was moving from CP/M to MS-DOS. There are 128...
SMOKE SIGNAL CHIEFTAIN COMPUTERS The Chieftain 9822
In 1978, Smoke Signal Chieftain Computers (SSCC) released their first computer: The Chieftain, followed in 1980 by the Chieftain Business System, an update to the original Chieftain. At the start of 1982, the company introduced the Chieftain 9822, an update to the Business System featuring the same processor and static RAM options, as well as the same nine-slot bus equipped with the first two Chieftains. The system could be equipped with either two 8-inch or two 5.25-inch floppy drives and...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
MULTITECH  MPF-I/88
The MPF-I/88 is the most evoluated system of the MPF learning tools computers specifically designed for use in the teaching of microprocessors, microelectronics, and control technology. The MPF-I/88 main purpose is to teach the Intel 8088 microprocessor. Unlike its small brothers (MPF-1B, MPF-1 Plus and Microkit 09), the MPF-I/88 offers a real full-stroke keyboard and a nice 2-lines LCD display. In fact the system can manage...
LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) Goliath
Logical’s Goliath is a server or disk file storage device has it was described at the time. It has a capacity for 10 MByte, 30 MByte or 50 MByte of fixed disk storage and 10 MBytes of removable storage. The unit, which also houses the controller, may have memory ranging from 64K to 256K and capacity for up to 20 terminals. Up to 20 Tina or David computers can link to Goliath as a distributed data processing system. For ...
COMMODORE  C16
The Commodore 16 belongs to the Commodore 264 series (with the Commodore C116 and Plus/4). It was designed to replace the Commodore VIC 20, but it was not compatible with the VIC-20, nor with the C64. It had the same characteristics as the Commodore Plus/4 : same graphic resolution, same sound system, same CPU and speed, just less memory. It featured a version of...
HEWLETT PACKARD  HP-9830
The HP 9810, 9820 and 9830 were all announced simultaneously by HP in the December 1972 HP Journal. They were all four bit machines and all of them used a serial bus internally. The 9830 was by far the most capable machine of this group and ran what HP called BASIC Plus. In many ways, it was one of the first true "Personal Computers" ever marketed. The 9830 was also significantly more expandable than the 9810/9820, with five user-accessable ROM cartridge slots. The
ROLLET Videocolor
The Rollet Videocolor is a low-range console with rather simplistic games. It was released around 1983. It is one of these cheap systems produced in Asia for people not able to buy more expensive systems of that time. Though different in shape, Rollet Videocolor is internaly the same system as the Hanimex HMG-7900 and the ITMC-SD290. There were surely all produced by Soundic in Hong-Kong as all the systems have code-names like "SD-2xx" (where SD would mea...
SANDS 3000
Little is known about this small pong system made in Hong Kong. It seems to be a classic pong system with 4 pong games. Games selection is made through a small dial in the middle of the case. Switches are used to choose different functions. The two controllers (sliders) are detachable. ________ Contributors : Grant Meredith...
ORMATU ELECTRIC BV Ormatu Video Spelcomputer 2001
The Ormatu is one of the many systems "software-compatible" with the Emerson Arcadia 2001. Though, the Emerson Arcadia 2001 is the 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 licenced (by Philips?) to many third-companies around th...
ACETRONIC MPU-1000/2000
The Acetronic MPU-1000 is another Interton VC-4000 "software compatible" system (saying "clone" would be misleading). That is to say that the internal specs are exactly the same and that games would run on both systems. The cartridge slots are however different in shape and cartridges won't fit in each others. This group of consoles is often refered as "Interton VC-4000 compatible system" as the VC-4000 maybe the most popular of all the other systems ...
UNIVERSUM TV Multi-Spiel (Handheld)
This is a handheld pong, since everything is contained in one handheld controller. It is the same system as the Radio-Shack TV Scoreboard. See this entry for more info. However, the system pictured here does not have the shooting games implemented, it's the 4 game version....
ITT  3030
The ITT 3030 is a modular system with several options available. The original CPU for example is a Z80A, but a 8086 CPU board was available... More floppy disk drives and hard disks (5, 10 and 15 MB) can be added. The average access time of the hard-disks is 170ms, and the transfer rate 600 kb/s. It is also possible to add up to two 8" disk drives in addition to the original 5''1/4 disk-drives. They can be simple-sides/simple-density (256k) and are thus compatible with the IBM 3740 format,...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Tristram Brelstaff
1/28/2023
SHARP  MZ 80K
My first proper computer. Built like a tank (well compared to the Sinclair ZX80). Felt like I could roll it down stairs and it would still work. Came with a booklet listing the ROM. You could follow step by step through the code and see how it read commands from the keyboard, displayed characters on the screen and loaded data from the tape drive. I learnt Z80 assembler programming on it. I also learnt Pascal using a neat little compiler from a company in Swindon I cannot remember the name of. You could inspect the compiler output to see how it implemented loops, subroutine calls, etc. This computer opened up possibilities to me that I hadn''t even dreamt of before. Two years later I had an MSc degree in Computing. Exciting times.

Joseph Linington
1/26/2023
TANDY RADIO SHACK  1000 TX
I had a Tandy 1000TX that my father bought in 1987 and was our family computer until 1991-1992. It was a very weird machine built on the Tandy 1000 XT platform with only support for 640k ram plus 128K extra video ram, no support for extended memory and only 8 bit ISA slots. All of this even though the TX had an 8Mhz 80286 processor. By the end of it''s life with me we had added a second floppy and a 20MB hardcard. The machine came with Dos 3.2 and did not have Dos or DeskMate in ROM like some of the earlier Tandy 1000''s.

Ruben B.
1/25/2023
HANIMEX  666
I think -p means positive video, France used positive video modulation, I''ve a Pong console made in Honk Kong or the like but designed for the French market and it has a RF modulator circuit that gives positive video too.

Fleur Coleiro
1/22/2023
COMMODORE  TV Game 2000K
I have a Commodore TV game 2000K. Do you know what it is worth, please?

Et T
1/21/2023
SBS  SBS 8000
For those who are interested, I still have the schematics for the SBS-8000: CRT controller Floppy disc controller Printer interface Keyboard interface Main controller Power supply

Wojciech
1/20/2023
GRID GridCase
Ja mam laptopa Sagem MTP 16. Bez baterii i wieczka do wnęki baterii. Jakie jest napięcie zasilacza ?

Chris
1/19/2023
COMPUCOLOR CORPORATION 8001 / 8051
Keep in mind, that price equates to over $13,000 in 2023! You had to be *dedicated* back then to be a computer hobbyist.


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
NINJA PRINCESS (C-65)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1986
 game - shoot them up
ONE ON ONE
Arcade
PMC Electronics - 1974
 game - basketball - sport
DRAGON BUSTER
Sharp X1
Dempa, Namco - year unknown
 game - platform
SPACE SMASH (PC/SD-202)
SD-2xx systems
SEL - 1982
 game - space
COSMIC CARNAGE (32X) (84700)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Sega - 1994
 game - 2d - beat 'em up
3D MINE STORM
Vectrex
GCE - 1983
 game - 3d (real) - shoot them up - space - vector graphics
QWAK!
Arcade
Atari - 1974
 game - duck - hunting - lightgun
ATTACK OF THE MUTANT PENGUINS (J9072E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Sunrise Games (developer) - 1996
 game -
HOME MAHJONG (G-1030)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1984
 game - mahjong - mind games
CLEAN SWEEP
Arcade
RamTek - 1974
rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3
 game -
CENTIPEDE (PROTOTYPE)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Shadowsoft Inc. - year unknown
 game - prototype - shoot them up
BOULDER DASH (11)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Comptiq, First Star Software - 1985
 game - puzzle
RAIDEN (J9005)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Fabtek, Imagitec Design (developer), Seibu Kaihatsu - 1994
 game - shoot them up - vertical scrolling
BREAKAWAY (PC/SD-205)
SD-2xx systems
SEL - 1982
 game - ball and paddle - breakout
CAT AND MOUSE
Magnavox Odyssey
Fairchild - 1972
 game - maze

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German advert

UNITRON (GERMANY)
2200

 
Spanish advert (may ...

ALTOS COMPUTER SYSTEMS
ACS-8000

 
U.K. ad. (1986)

ATARI
520 / 1040 STf / STfm

 
Your Computer articl...

SANYO
PHC-25

 
1976 Xmas catalog

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
US advert (1982)

INTERTEC
SUPERBRAIN

 
CMC International

INTERTEC
SUPERBRAIN

 
Japanese advert #1

TOSHIBA
HX-10 (Pasopia IQ)

 
Advert

ATARI
400

 
First advert - Jan.1...

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
U.S. ad #1 (1982)

COLUMBIA DATA PRODUCTS
MPC

 
Advert

GRUNDY
NEW BRAIN

 
U.S. Advert #2 (1979...

APPLE
APPLE II

 
German advert (augus...

ATARI
65 / 130 XE

 
QL catalogue #3

SINCLAIR
QL (Quantum Leap)

 
french advert (febru...

APPLE
APPLE III

 
Greek advert (march ...

COMMODORE
PLUS 4 - C232/264/364

 
U.K. ad (Apr. 86)

THORN EMI
WREN

 
1977 advert

MSI
6800

 
1978 brochure #17

MSI
6800

 
First ad

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-75C / 75D

 
Advert #2

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
F.D. unit advert

ACORN COMPUTER
BBC Model A / B / B+

 
US advert (april 198...

VISUAL TECHNOLOGY
Visual 1050

 
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