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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 ...
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...
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 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...

The ML-F110 (16 KB RAM) and ML-F120 (32 KB RAM) are classic MSX 1 computers, with a lot of applications built-in in ROM. ...
The Columbia VP was a Compaq Portable like IBM PC compatible. Besides, it was said that Compaq designed the electronic part of the VP. It was the last computer made by Columbia, the company which made the MPC, first true copy of the IBM-PC. Columbia built a very rugged but heavy case which supported a 9" monochrome monitor, larger than the Compaq. All other features were the same as the Compaq....
The Sanco TPC-8300 was made in Japan by Alps, the company that also made the famous mini 4-colour plotter-printer one found connected to numerous home computers and professionnal devices. Alps probably took part in the design of the Sharp PC-1500. The appearence of the TPC-8300 was thus close to the PC-1500's although all the features of the computer were laid down by the French Sanco company. In spite of a 2-line display the computer had no success in Fren...
The CBM 3xxx and 4xxx series were revisions of the original PET 2001. The range was rebranded CBM (Commodore Business Machine), as PET was dropped. The 3xxx series introduced the 3000 series ROM sets, BASIC v3, and a completely redesigned keyboard layout, which used a full typewriter keyboard instead of the "mickey mouse" keyboard of the PET, and dropped the on-board cassette unit....
SHARP  PC-1401 PC-1402 PC-1421
The PC-1401 was the first of a series of pocket computers with a new concept. It combined the advantages of a BASIC programmable pocket computer and a scientific calculator. Nevertheless, it was much thinner than, for instance, the PC-1500, and well worth its price. Therefore, the PC-14xx series was very successful, especially among students. The PC-1401 was developed based on the PC-125x series, thus it possessed the sam...
The Z2 system was an evolution of the Z1 model. Major change was a new CPU board using a 4 Mhz. Z80 microprocessor. The system, always based on the S-100 bus, proposed 21 connectors for S-100 cards and a stronger power supply able to supply additional peripherals. The front panel didn't offer any switches or control leds. 8080 based software made with the Z-1 model could run on the Z-2 system The Z2-D (September 1977) version included 64 KB of RAM, one or two 92 KB (then 184 KB) formatte...
LEANORD  SIL'Z Model 5 / 6
SIL'Z systems from the same company seem to be an evolution of the Silex. SIL'Z systems had some success, particularly in french administrations and schools. According to somone who worked at the plant (Haubourdin city in France) the Sil''z was an Apple 2 machine with some enhancements (graphics) in a hard case (aluminium), and with a better power supply, built in video CRT and strong keyboard. It was possible to connect 8" and 5.25" drives. The floppy d...
CAB  65
The CAB 65 was compatible with the Apple II....
AKOR Super TV-Boy
Last child of its family, the Super TV-Boy (aka TV-Boy III) is basically an Atari 2600 clone, embedding 127 games which actually are pirate renamed versions of old Atari games. With its new design and its detachable control pad, the Super TV-Boy may be considered as a DeLuxe version of the well known TV-Boy. This cheap system was made in asia and sold in Europe by the french company Akor and is definitely rarer than its predecessor and its numerous...
MICROKIT  Vegas 6809
The French electronics magazine Le Haut-Parleur (The loudspeaker) published several articles about how to assemble the first modular computer based on the Motorola 6809 microprocessor. The author of the articles was Christian Tavernier, the computer was thus named "Tavernier". The operating system was Flex, also choosed by SMT Co. for its Goupil II and III which were selected by the French Department of Education as small n...

Peter Gaylord
IBM  PS/2 Model 25
I bought one of these in 1988. Mine had two floppy drives and no hard disk. It came with a copy of Windows 1.1 that was on three floppy disks. I normally used DOS, but did get it running on Windows to test it out. Only Word Perfect wouldn’t run on Windows. Called Word Perfect Tech Support to see if I could run it under Windows and they told me not to bother. Windows would never go anywhere they said. Just use DOS. Hilarious. A couple of years before Microsoft Word replaced Word Perfect as the most popular word processor and they went out of business. Ran “Quattro” as a spreadsheet program. $90 knock off of Lotus 1-2-3, before Excel took over. This machine cost about $2,000 in 1988 dollars!

Caralynne K Kline
I have a brand new Tandy 1000HX computer and monitor with original manuals and accessories brand new in box. I''ve never used it looking to sell for $500 OBO 7272920764

rich anderton
I still have my dad''s old m24 and printer been under my stairs for years. Loafs of floppy disks. Was debating if to sell it or what not sure what it''s worth

Harie Elkiess
Just wondering what they are worth now as I have one in great working condition

ALPHA MICRO 1000 Series
I''m looking for anyone who still has a working AM1xxx (AM1000, AM1200, AM1000-62) because mine is dead and I''m desperately seeking a copy of AMOS to reload onto it. Any help appreciated, richard at, thank you very much.

I''m only 19 years late to help Chris probably, but in case someone else finds this thread, the full text of the Eagle Spirit PC User''s Guide is archived at

Geoff Barnard
Anyone looking for the famous game for the HX-20, by Simon Taylor, BOMBER/BLITZ, this has now been ''recovered'' from an old microcassette from Simon. .WAV ready to LOAD can be downloaded from:$322 Geoff

Tandy TRS-80 PC-2
Tandy - 1982
 application - chemistry - mathematics - science
company unknown - year unknown
 game - space - star trek
Exidy Sorcerer
company unknown - year unknown
rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3
 game - shoot them up - space
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Electronic Arts (publisher), High Score Productions (developer), Visual Concepts (developer) - 1995
 game - boxing - sport
Odyssey 200
Magnavox - 1975
 game - ball and paddle - sport - squash
Motorola M-588135 pong chipset
company unknown - year unknown
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
Epoch Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1982
rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5
 game - platform
ZOOL 2 (J9042E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Gremlin Graphics (developer) - 1994
 game - platform
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Loriciel (developer) - 1991
 game -
Atari Lynx
Atari, NuFX Inc., Strategic Simulations Inc., TSR Inc. - year unknown
 game - prototype - role playing game
Commodore Vic 20
HAL laboratory - 1981
rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3
 game - gravity - space
Action Max
Sourcing International, Ltd - 1987
 game - ghost - haunted - lightgun - shooting gallery
Commodore Vic 20
Commodore (publisher), Ivan Berg Software (developer) - 1982
 game - quiz - text only
Atari Super Pong (C140)
Atari - 1976
 game - ball and paddle
Atari 8-bit computers
Atari - 1979
rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3
 game - basketball - sport

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