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   LATEST ADDITIONS
YAMAHA  SX-100
The SX-100 is a MSX 1 computer with a minimal but beautiful case design. Contrary to most of other MSX computers, the single cartridge slot can be found on the right side of the unit. The SX-100 uses a Z80A compatible CPU from Sharp (LH0080A) and a Yamaha YM2220 VDP (Video Display Processor) compatible with the Texas Instruments TMS9918. This YM2220 as only used in the Sakhr AX-150, Victor HC-30 and Yamaha SX-100 MSX computers. The sound is handled by a Yamaha S3527 MSX-Engine, also called...
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...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
NAKAJIMA ES 210
Nakajima, a large Japanese OEM manufacturer, made (designed?) the Amstrad NC series and also sold their own version of the Amstrad NC-100 with a grey and blue case. Technical features and built-in firmware seem to be the same as the NC-100....
SONY  SMC 777 - 777C
This computer is the successor of the SMC 70. It is also capable of superimposition. The big blue pad on the right hand-side are the cursor keys. The difference between the SMC-777 and SMC-777c is about color features (hence the "C"). ...
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...
DVW MICRO-ELECTRONICS Husky
This is an obscure computer, not very well known. It's a rugged field computer, conceived to be used outdoor, and resistant to extreme conditions (it was used in the British Army for example). In 1981, responding to a request from Severn Trent Water, DVW designed and manufactured the first rugged handheld computer - the Husky, dramatically featured on the BBC TV programme 'Tomorrow's World'. This caught the attention of the UK Ministry of Defence, who subsequently awarded DVW a contract to su...
MSX  MSX 2+
After Microsoft left the MSX project in 1986, ASCII continued alone. They presented a new improvement of the MSX 2 standard in 1988. No great enhancements, the MSX 2+ has 19268 colors instead of 512, some more graphic / KANJI resolutions and the FM-PAC cartridge is included, providing 9 channels of FM sound without drums or 6 channels FM sound with 5 FM drums. MSX2+ computers were only produced by Panasonic, Sony and Sanyo (t...
MATSUSHITA  National JR 200
It is the successor of the JR 100. The JR-200 had good features compared to its japanese competitors : 8 colors, 2400 bauds tape speed and 3 voices synthesizer. But sadly there were no real graphic resolution, only a combination of semi-graphic characters. The Panasonic JR-200U is the same computer but aimed at the american and european market. Read its page for more information, and a complete history text....
MINDSET CORP. Graphics computer
This little-known graphics workstation is an intriguing example of the many, varied machines introduced in the mid 1980's. The Mindset microcomputer, designed by two ex-Atari engineers, offered graphics performance far beyond that of other personal computers on the market at the time of its introduction in early 1984. Based on the rarely seen, 16-bit Intel 80186 (also used in the Tandy Model 2000), the Mindset was a powerful graphics workstation built on a...
ISOT EC-1037S
The ISOT 1037S was a 8/16-bit professional system. It was a modular multiprocessor system, able to use either a 16-bit or a 8-bit processor mudule. It could be also used as an inteligent terminal with good networking and graphic capabilities, in connection with ES and CM bulgarian mainframes, through SDLC ADLC and BSC network protocols. Thanks to Bojidar Stefanov for information and picture....
CROMEMCO  Z-1
The Cromemco Z-1 uses an IMSAI chassis, with 22 card slots and a 28 amperes (about 300 watts) power supply. The major innovation of the Z-1 is the use of the 4 Mhz version of the Z-80 processor. It is also equiped with its own 2708 type EPROM burner card. Like the IMSAI, the Basic version of the Cromemco Z-1 is programmed through the front panel switches, and results are read from the front panel leds... Hopefuly, it is possible to connect a standard Video terminal through the serial port....
NEC  PC Engine
Designed by software company Hudson Soft (Famed for the Bomberman series), financial backing was needed to put the console into production. At the same time NEC was looking for a way into the console market. Games for the PC Engine came on credit card sized HuCards, similar to the cards that could be used on the original Master System. Outselling the Famicom in Japan, the PC Engine went on to be a worthy competito...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Karl Cross
1/15/2022
AMSTRAD  NC 100
This website really is ace. Recently came to own one of these machines. A fascinating piece of history. Quite practical as a distraction free writing machine. One query: Does anyone know which printers it is compatible with?

Webmaster
1/15/2022
MISC Arcade video games
@rod This is Computer Space from Nutting Associates (1971), considered the first commercially available arcade videogame.

Suzy frith
1/15/2022
HUSKY COMPUTERS LIMITED HUSKY HUNTER
I worked at Husky 1984-5 as the first marketing manager. Then Husky was my first client when I set up my PR consultancy. I learnt so much in that year. That piranha tank! And they really were indestructible!

rod
1/14/2022
MISC Arcade video games
What is the name of the game pictured accompanying the article?

rod
1/14/2022
HANIMEX  PENCIL II
Pencil.... What a strange name to give to a computer...

nanoman@stny.rr.com
1/13/2022
INTEL SDK-86
Hi Frank, I have a sdk-86, sdk-85 and others. I would need to dig them out and ensure they still are working.

David Otter
1/13/2022
FRANKLIN  PC 5000, 6000, 8000
i have just got 2 x these pc''s A Spectravideo SVI-808 (number-30 made) and a franken SVI-808 (number-53 made) looking for any info or manuals on these pc''s. put up a disassembly blog on terry''s vintage web page...... https://www.classic-computers.org.nz/forums/viewtopic.php...


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
ASTRO COMMAND (#9)
Epoch Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1983
 game - horizontal scrolling - shoot them up - space
QWAK!
Arcade
Atari - 1974
 game - duck - hunting - lightgun
NFL FOOTBALL (PA2045)
Atari Lynx
Atari - 1992
 game - american football - nfl - sport
HYDLIDE 3 - THE SPACE MEMORIES
Sharp X1
T&ESoft - year unknown
 game -
WIPE OUT
Arcade
RamTek - 1974
 game - ball and paddle
MAPPY (28)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch (developer), Namco - 1986
 game - platform
GAMBLER I (BLACKJACK) (CAS-140)
Toshiba Visicom 100
Toshiba - 1978
 game - blackjack - card game - casino - gambling
.38 AMBUSH ALLEY
Action Max
Sourcing International, Ltd - 1987
 game - lightgun - police - shooting gallery
SPACE HARRIER
Sharp X1
Dempa, Sega - year unknown
 game - shoot them up
3D CRAZY COASTER (VT3634 )
Vectrex
GCE - 1983
 game - 3d - 3d (real) - roller coaster - vector graphics
CHAMPION TENNIS (G-1009)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1983
 game - sport - tennis
BUSINESS FINANCE (26-3703)
Tandy TRS-80 PC-2
Tandy - 1982
 application - business and financial application
WHEELIE RACER (10)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1985
 game - car - racing
MARTIAN INVADERS
Exidy Sorcerer
Quality Software - 1980
 game - shoot them up - space
BOWLING / MICRO MATCH (MG1004)
APF MP1000 systems
APF Electronics - 1978
rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3
 game - bowling - memory game - mind games - sport

   RANDOM ADVERTS
French advert#1

COLECO
ADAM

 
Charlie Chaplin #4

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
French advert. (1984...

THOMSON
MO 5

 
French advert. page ...

SYMAG INFORMATIQUE
Micromachine 4000

 
Promotional leaflet

TANDY RADIO SHACK
Color Computer 2

 
Advert #2

SINCLAIR
ZX 80

 
U.S. Advert #4(1980)

APPLE
APPLE II

 
French advert (1984)

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-150

 
US advert, July 1985

IBM
PC AT

 
Last sales

DRAGON DATA LTD
Dragon 64

 
U.S. advert (1982)

AVT ELECTRONICS
Comp 2

 
US advert (sept. 197...

OHIO SCIENTIFIC
Superboard II

 
US advert Sept. 1981

TANDY RADIO SHACK
Color Computer

 
French advert #2

MATRA HACHETTE
ALICE

 
Japanese advert #3

CANON
X-07

 
German advert

BIT CORPORATION
BIT 90

 
US advert, July 1985

COMMODORE
C128 - C128D

 
French ad (jan. 1980...

SOUTH WEST TECHNICAL PRODUCTS CORPORATION
6800

 
1977 advert #2

IMSAI
8048

 
French (stupid) prom...

ORIC
ATMOS

 
Advert (june 1982)

SMT
Goupil 2

 
Spanish advert

MITSUBISHI
ML-FX1 / FX2

 
German brochure #1

ATARI
TT 030

 
French ad (sept. 198...

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
TI 99 / 4A

 
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