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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...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
POLYCON PG 7 (Programmable TV Games)
This is a typical system using catridges based on the different chipsets developped by General Instruments in the late 70s. Each GI chips was able to generate several games, ball games for a start, then later car racing, motorcycle, submarines, tanks and shooting games. The system has two detachable controllers with one analog joystick and one fire button each. The control panel is composed of 10 buttons to select the different games offered by each cartridge (10 being the maximum). Three opt...
ATARI  65XEP / 65XEM
The 65XEP was the first portable computer Atari designed. It was first exhibited in 1985, at the CES show. With the 65XEP, Atari intended to compete with the Commodore SX-64 It was actually a portable version of the Atari 65XE including a 3.5" 360 KB disk drive, a 5" green CRT and a battery pack. The price was fixed at less than $400, but Atari never released this machine. Apparently only one prototype was built. At t...
THOMSON  TO 9
The Thomson TO9 had a short career and was quickly replaced with the Thomson TO9 plus. It was designed to be a "super" Thomson TO 7-70 and has lost of its characteristics. Some options were available : RS232c and joystick connector, modem or genlock. Notice that the very first version of the TO 9 (never marketed) had a 5.25" floppy disk drive. Contrary to the next Thomson series which have a sophisticated memory management, t...
SANYO  MBC-55x
The Sanyo MBC-550 was the first of the legitimate "clones" of the IBM Personal Computer. While others (notably the Taiwanese) were duplicating the circuitry and Read-Only Memories (ROMs) of the IBM PC, Sanyo Business Systems designed their own circuitry and wrote their own Basic Input/Output System (BIOS), part of which was in ROM and part was on disk. The character set was also in ROM. In Japan, this computer was the MBC-55. It came with a kanji character set and the CP/M-86 operating system. S...
XEROX  Sunrise 1800 / 1805
The Xerox 1800 is a "portable" system presented at the Las-Vegas Comdex in november 1983. It was produced in small quantities. It's a CP/M system with a small LCD screen of 3 line by 80 characters. It has a micro-tape recorder and a built-in modem (300/1200 baud). Several applications were sold with the system on digital tapes : Basic interpreter, electronic calendar, text utility & communication tool. The Xerox 1850 is a Xerox 1800 with an additional 16-bit processor for MS/...
REDANT Game Axe
This is a Famicom compatible handheld system. It is the ultimate handheld system for all Famicom fans! The Game Axe is a complete hand-held system with volume & brightness knobs, two controller connectors and even Audio/Video IN and OUT ports! Thus it is possible to use the Game Axe on a TV (NTSC) like a "normal" console. You can then turn off the LCD screen thanks to a LCD toggle switch. With the A/V IN port you can connect any video source to watch on the LCD screen. Just imagine how useful...
UNIVERSUM Color TV-Multi-Spiel 4010
A classic looking German pong with colour video and 10 built-in games, including 2 shooting games (similar to the PC-501 "Supersportic" cartridge for SD-0x0 systems). This system was sold in Europe by the "Quelle International" German mail order company under its own hi-fi and video equipment brand, Universum. All labels and manuals are written in German. As there is no gun, the shooting games (one and two players) are played with the joysticks. Holes are provided in the case for two gun ...
APPLE  APPLE IIc Plus
The Apple IIc Plus unit was a direct response to the Laser 128EX/2. Apple retrofitted the IIc design to try to compete with Video Technology's high-speed Apple II clone. The retrofitting is evident in the design of the motherboard. The motherboard runs at 1Mhz, unlike the Laser 128EX/2. In order to run its programs faster, Apple used a 4Mhz 65C02 with 8k of high speed SRAM cache and licensed the accelerator design from Zip Tec...
SEARS Tele-Games Pinball Breakaway (model 99713)
In 1977, a new type of ball and paddle system was launched: Video Pinball. This game also existed in the arcade under the same name, hence the home versions sold by Atari (Video Pinball, model C-380) and Sears (Pinball Breakaway, model 99713), pictured here. There even was a japanese version, the Epoch TV Block. See Atari Video Pinball, model C-380 entry for more info. The only differences are the labels, including g...
R2E  MICRAL-N
The Micral-N, introduced in 1973 and powered by Intel's 8008 chip, was the first commercial non-kit computer based on a microprocessor. It was conceived in France by Franšois Gernelle and commercialised by a company called R2E in 1973. The term "microcomputer" first appeared in print in reference to the Micral-N. The Micral-N was initially developed for the I.N.R.A. (French National Institute for Agronomic Research) which didn't had sufficient budget to buy the lowest "mi...

   LATEST COMMENTS
fred panter
2/20/2021
IBM  AN/FSQ-7
taught the anfsq7 (bryan hall) kafb early60''s

Ted Black
2/20/2021
TOSHIBA  T 1200
Hi Kelly, is your T1200 still for sale?

Joel Abramson
2/17/2021
RAIR MICROCOMPUTER Black Box
I remember Graham Nash. I worked in sales $ then support

Joel Abramson
2/17/2021
RAIR MICROCOMPUTER Black Box
I remember Graham Nash. I worked in sales $ then support

Rob
2/15/2021
CONIC TVG-209
I have an unbranded pong console which is clearly identical to this model, although I cannot find a reference to its given model number ("TVG-2001" as opposed to "TVG-209") anywhere . The manual is indeed in German and English (rather poorly translated). There is no identification of the manufacturer anywhere on the packaging or documentation.

Mario
2/14/2021
RCA Cosmac Microtutor
@Juan Suarez: yes, I''m interested. Can you please send me a message to diverses ( at ) inbox ( dot ) com? Thank you, Mario

Mario
2/14/2021
RCA Cosmac VIP
One of the CPU''s I''m very fond of is the CDP1802 by RCA. I had bought this RCA Integrated Circuits data book (I *loved* to read this kind of books) and there was that IC that at first I didn''t understand what it was doing (most of the others were from the TTL 74xx series), until it dawned on me that this was an entire computer in a single IC. One of the landmark events of my life...


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
BLACKJACK (TV CASINO I) (18V600)
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 game - blackjack - card game
MATH QUIZ I (VIDEOCART-06)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1977
 game - mathematics - mind games
ECLUSE
Indata Dai
Multisoft - 1983
 game - educational game
PUZZLY
Indata Dai
Dialog Informatique - 1983
 game - jigsaw - mind games
177
NEC PC-8801
Macadamia - 1986
 game - platform
STUDIO CUT
Sharp X1
company unknown - year unknown
 game -
ENGINE ANALYZER
Vectrex
GCE - 1983
 misc - science
SPACE INVADERS (G-1045)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega, Taito - 1985
 game - shoot them up
PONG
Atari Ultra Pong Double
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
BASIC LEVEL III B (B-40)
Sega SC 3000/SC 3000H
MITEC - 1983
 application - basic - programming language
BOUNCE
Compucolor
company unknown - year unknown
 game -
BLOCK OUT (PA2056)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), California Dreams - 1991
 game - puzzle
BOXING (MG1012)
APF MP1000 systems
APF Electronics (publisher) - 1978
 game - boxing - sport
CHOMP
Exidy Sorcerer
Global Software Network - 1981
rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4
 game - eat them all - maze
GALAXIAN (#3)
Epoch Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1981
rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4
 game - shoot them up - space

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US advert (1982)

DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION
DECMATE II

 
New Zealand Review

SEMI-TECH
Pied Piper

 
Computer Notes

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
German leaflet #4

SHARP
MZ 800 - MZ 1500

 
French (stupid) prom...

ORIC
ATMOS

 
French ad (jan. 1980...

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ACS-1007

 
Promotional picture

ROWTRON
Television Computer System

 
French advert #3

MATRA HACHETTE
ALICE

 
Advert

SEEQUA
CHAMELEON

 
French advert

MAGNAVOX
Odyssey

 
First SDK-85 ad

INTEL
SDK-85

 
UK advert (Apr. 1986...

RESEARCH MACHINES
Nimbus PC

 
U.S. advert (1983)

C.ITOH
YD-8110

 
1978 brochure #18

MSI
6800

 
American Advert

ATARI
800

 
UK brochure #4

COMMODORE
CBM 700 Series

 
Advert

PANASONIC
JD series

 
French advert (dec.1...

PHILIPS
Videopac C52

 
Promotional picture

AMSTRAD
GX 4000

 
U.S. advert (1982)

MULTITECH
MPF-1 A/B

 
Victor ad #4 (1983)

SIRIUS COMPUTER
Victor 9000 / Sirius 1

 
U.S. Advert #3 (1979...

APPLE
APPLE II

 
Advert #1

EPCOM / SHARP
Hotbit HB-8000

 
U.S. ad (1983)

BASIS
BASIS 108

 
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