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   LATEST ADDITIONS
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...
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...

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ROBOTRON PC 1715
The Robotron 1715 was designed in Eastern Germany and manufactured by VEB Robotron BŘromaschinenwerk "Ernst Thńlmann" in S÷mmerda. It was based on a Z80 CPU (in fact Eastern clone U880), and used SCP, a CP/M compatible operating system. It was widely used in Russia and other East European countries for office and educational purposes. Although it didn't stand the comparison with Western PC systems, it was a very robust and reliable system daily used by numerous companies in every field. On...
EMERSON Arcadia 2001
Though what people generally think, the Emerson Arcadia 2001, is only a licensed system like many other ones software-compatible with it. But the Arcadia 2001 is certainly the most known one of these systems, explaining why this console group has often been called "Emerson Arcadia 2001 clones". Though it was 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 demonstra...
TOSHIBA  PASOPIA 7
This is the successor of the Pasopia 5. It has improved sound and graphics. A cool feature was it was sold with three interchangeable colored panels, so it was possible to change the color of your computer any time you liked. There were blue, red and black panels....
SONY  Hit-Bit F700
The Sony HIT BIT 700f was the successor of the Sony HIT BIT 500. It met the MSX 2 standard. It was sold as a semiprofessional computer; it came with a program on disk called HiBrid, which can be seen as a graphical shell around MSX-DOS. It had a saved CMOS memory, which held time, date, password or screen definition. It also came with a MSX-DOS floppy, the MSX operating system, made by Microsoft, which looks like CP/M.
LITTON - MONROE OC-8880
Info needed about this obscure CP/M computer! Monroe - a subsidary of Litton Inc. - used to produce and sell calculators for years from 1912. Very little is known about this CP/M system. To use the floppies you had to type in OPEN FPY0: ____________ Thanks to Jan S÷derberg for the pictures....
HEWLETT PACKARD  HP-9810
The HP-9810 was the successor of the HP-9100. Although it kept software compatibility, its internal hardware organisation was completely different. The core memory was replaced with volatile MOS RAM chips and the display used the new technology of 7-segment light emitting diodes (LED) instead of cathode-ray tube. Arithmetic routines were stored in ROM and user programs in RAM. Several RAM extensions, specialized ROM modules and peripherals (paper tape reader/puncher, line printer, mea...
MBO Tele-Ball IX
MBO, a popular German electronics manufacturer, produced a large serie of pong systems named "tele-ball" with numbers ranging from 1 to 9 (or more ?). Though they had some cosmetic differences, all these systems were very close to each other in terms of functionality. The Tele-Ball IX plays 10 games in color : target 1, target 2, basket 1, basket 2, gridball, squash 1, squash 2, football, tennis and ice hockey. It seems to be the most complete pong of the Tele-Ball systems, thanks to ...
LEMZ Agat
This computer was called "Yablotchko" (small apple) by the westerners as this is a poor copy of the Apple II. And to prove that the Agat is really copied on the Apple, the ROM still has Steve Wozniak's name in memory ! Its operating system and ROM are nearly identical to the Apple II's, but instead of a single board, it uses several chip modules. Agat was produced in a military company based in Moscow called "LEMZ" which stands for "Linozovo (district in Moscow) electronics-mechinical manufac...
SONY  SMC 70
The SMC 70 was, like its successor, the SMC 70G designed for professional video applications. It was the first computer in the world to use 3.5" floppy disk, created a little earlier by Sony. The graphic and character display screens are controlled separately, the screen can be changed instantly from character to graphics, and so forth. There are four display surfaces in the 160 x 100 mode. Fun fact: This computer was briefly seen being used by the alien-hu...
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....

   LATEST COMMENTS
rob geearing
4/9/2021
TRIUMPH ADLER  TA-1100
my dad also when to germany to learn

Bill Thane
4/9/2021
LITTON - MONROE OC-8820
Actually the OC8820 was a dual drive. The 5MB drive which was either a Mini Scribe or Seagate was detached and had a lead shielded cable that weighed a ton. I want to say the 8810 was a single drive. I worked out of the San Carlos and then San Francisco office for several years for Monroe and sold a number of those systems. The DB software was Condor and the spreadsheet software was Supercalc and of course the word processing was Wordstar.

Lawrence Shadai
4/7/2021
NCR  PC8
I owned one of these. Built like a tank and served as a solid workhorse into the mid 1990''s. Replaced video with a Hercules board, had two HDDs and ran DR-DOS 6. The only one truly better for reliability was a CompuAdd that finally died in 2001.

Anand S.
4/5/2021
ATARI  130 ST - 260 ST
Not entirely true: only the 520 STF(M) models have a floppy drive built in. There were also 520 ST(+) models that had the same dimensions as the 260 (in fact, rebranded 260''s) and therefore no built-in floppy drive.

Charles Whitmore
4/4/2021
ACT Apricot PC
Does anyone know where I can get a set of operating disks for the apricot pc and an xi as I can’t find mine and I would quite like to revisit these 2 computers now I have retired. If you can help then please email me at charles.whitmore@icloud.com thank you

Malcolm Baird
4/3/2021
ACT Apricot PC
I have an Apricot Xen 5, processor box only, no keyboard, no screen, no peripherals. It has a hard drive (capacity???) and 3.5" floppy. I don''t know if it works, but maybe useful for spares. Therefore free to a good home. I can deliver in person to South West Scotland area but currently due to Covid restrictions, not to England.

Rob m
4/2/2021
NEC  CoreGrafx II
Not exactly the same as a core grafx 1 The original core grafx used a revised CPU, the HuC6280a, which supposedly fixed some minor audio issues oddly enough the core grafx ii does not use the revised CPU it was changed back to the original HuC6280 which matches the original white pc engine why nec chose to do this is beyond me 🤷🏻‍♂️


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
ADDITION
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 game - educational game - mathematics - mind games
RAMPART (PA2102)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Tengen - 1992
 game - shoot them up
BLACKJACK
Compucolor
company unknown - year unknown
 game - blackjack - card game
HOCKEY
Odyssey 100
Magnavox - 1975
 game - ball and paddle - hockey - sport
REBOUND II / BASKETBALL II
Atari Video-Pinball (C380)
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - basketball
GP WORLD (G-1040)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1985
 game - car - racing
FROGGER
Arcade
Konami - 1981
 game - frog - frogger
WWF RAW (32X) (T-8103B)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Acclaim (publisher), Sculptured Software (developer), TitanSports - 1995
 game - wrestling
CHEMISTRY MATH (26-3708)
Tandy TRS-80 PC-2
Tandy - 1982
 application - chemistry - mathematics - science
SCRAMBLE (VT3103)
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5
 game - horizontal scrolling - shoot them up - vector graphics
Y▓ MONSTER-LAND (26)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1986
 game - platform
SOUKOBAN (C-56)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega, Thinking Rabbit - 1985
 game - puzzle
FEVER PITCH (J9106E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), U.S. Gold - 1995
 game - football - isometric 3d - sport
(VIDEOCART-25)

company unknown - 1979
 game -
HIT ME
Arcade
RamTek - 1976
 game - blackjack - card game

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US ad. 1983 #2

KAYPRO
Kaypro II

 
Japanese advert #4

CANON
X-07

 
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SONY
SMC 70

 
German Lifleat

SHARP
MZ 80B

 
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PANASONIC
JD series

 
First ad.

TELCON INDUSTRIES
Zorba

 
French advert (1979)

SYNERTEK
SYM1

 
French ad (jan. 1980...

ADVANCED COMPUTER SYSTEMS
ACS-1007

 
UK advert, Oct. 1983

ACT
Apricot PC

 
French advert (dec.1...

PHILIPS
Videopac C52

 
Radiola advert. 3

PHILIPS
VG 5000

 
French brochure #2

ORIC
ORIC 1

 
First US ad.

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS-80 Model 12

 
French promotional p...

MAGNAVOX
Odyssey

 
U.S. advert #1 (1977...

APPLE
APPLE II

 
UK advert, Oct 1983

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
TI 99 / 4A

 
Acorn ad #1

ACORN COMPUTER
BBC Master Compact

 
French ad (dec.1983)

SMT
Goupil 3

 
Z-2 1977 advert

CROMEMCO
Z-2

 
Seequa Chameleon bro...

SEEQUA
CHAMELEON

 
1978 brochure #9

MSI
6800

 
French advert

EPSON
QX 10

 
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CENTRAL DATA
2650

 
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NEC
PC 8801

 
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