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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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SHARP  X1 Turbo Z III
The X1 Turbo Z III is the successor of the X1 Turbo Z and ZII. The 8bit CPU (Z80) has reached its limits here. Like the X1 Turbo Z II, the Z III is VCCI compliant (electromagnetic emissions control) and has 128 KB RAM as standard, but does not have any remote connector for data recorder. Otherwise it is identical to the Z II. The most famous and strong point of X1 series is the Programmable Charactor Generator(PCG). The languages available were Hu-basic ...
DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION VT-180
In 1982, Digital introduced an option board which turned a VT-100 terminal into a personal computer using the CP/M operating system. It was called the Digital's Personal Computing Option. Customer could purchase just the option board or could buy the complete terminal/computer package called the VT-180. The VT-100 terminal was introduced by Digital in August 1978. It rapidly enjoyed great popularity and soon became the most widely imitated asynchronous terminal. Its control code...
TANDY RADIO SHACK  TRS 80 PC-1
The "TRS-80 Pocket Computer" was the first pocket computer Tandy/Radio Shack distributed. Nowadays, it is often referred to as the TRS-80 PC-1, so as to differentiate it from its successor, the TRS-80 PC-2 (and following), which is a clone of the Sharp PC-1500. The TRS-80 Pocket Computer was custom manufactured by Sharp Corporation, and is technically identical with the Sharp PC-1211 (see there for more technical information). There were some minor differences...
ISC (INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS CORP) CompuColor II
The CompuColor II, also called the "Renaissance Machine", is said to be the first home-computer available with a colour display. ISC (Intelligent Systems Corp), who was a large color computer manufacturer, conceived the CompuColor II built into a RCA color TV chassis (sans tuner assembly). The main problem of the system was that the machine had *no* RFI (Radio Frequency Interference) shielding what-so-ever and the FCC was soon on their butts. They planned to redesign the system but then prefered...
FAIRCHILD Channel F
The Channel F was the first programmable video game system, having plug-in cartridges containing ROM and microprocessor code rather than dedicated circuits. Not a very popular or entertaining system, it was nonetheless important at the time for having a number of original features which were copied by later more successful systems. Unique to the console is a `hold' button that allowed the player freeze the game and also change either the time, the speed or both during the course of the game,...
SANYO  MPC 100
The MPC 100 is a classic MSX 1 computer with 64 KB RAM. Its main particularity is to be delivered with a light pen. There is of course a connector to use it, and more surprising a hole is placed at the top right part of the case to store the light pen when not in use! However, some versions had the light pen hole but were delivered without neither the pen nor its connector. The MPC-100, apart from its memory size, is the same computer as the
IMLAC PDS-1
The Imlac PDS-1 is a graphical minicomputer made by Imlac Corporation (founded in 1968) of Needham, Massachusetts. The PDS-1 debuted in 1970 and is considered to be the predecessor of all later graphical minicomputers and modern computer workstations. The PDS-1 had a built-in display list processor and 4096 16-bit words of core RAM. The PDS-1 used a vector display processor for displaying vector graphics as opposed to the raster graphics of modern computer displays. The PDS-1 was often used with...
KAYPRO Robie
The Kaypro Robie was presented at the Las Vegas Comdex in 1984. It was the first non-portable Kaypro machine. Except from its strange case design, the main feature of the Robie was that it had two 2.6 Mb floppy drives. Apart from that, the motherboard was basically the same as the Kaypro 4, with a 300 baud modem, rough graphics, real-time clock, etc. Thanks to LaVerne Kreklau for most of the pictures
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TEXAS INSTRUMENTS  TI 99 / 4A Beige
This TI99/4A all plastic beige version was launched in June 1983, five months before Texas Instruments decide to definitely get out of the home computers market. The goal was to reduce the production costs and offer a better price front of the Commodore VIC-20 competition. T.I. also thought of standardizing colours and peripherals of its future line of home computers, the TI99/2 and TI99/8. ...
LEISURE-DYNAMICS Leisure-Vision
One of the many "Arcadia 2001 clone" systems. This one was marketed in Canada. See Emerson Arcadia 2001 for more info....

   LATEST COMMENTS
Peter Gaylord
1/21/2021
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
1/21/2021
TANDY RADIO SHACK  1000 HX
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
1/20/2021
OLIVETTI  M24
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
1/19/2021
DATAVUE Spark
Just wondering what they are worth now as I have one in great working condition

Richard
1/18/2021
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 genzone.net, thank you very much.

Ian
1/17/2021
EAGLE COMPUTERS INC. Spirit
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 https://archive.org/stream/eagle_pc_spirit_users_guide_nov83/Eagle_PC_Spirit_Users_Guide_Nov83_djvu.txt

Geoff Barnard
1/16/2021
EPSON  HC / HX-20
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: https://www.pjspot.com/hx-20/?page_id$322 Geoff


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
GAMBLER I (BLACKJACK) (CAS-140)
Toshiba Visicom 100
Toshiba - 1978
 game - blackjack - card game - casino - gambling
BC RACERS (32X)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Core Design Limited (developer), Sega - 1995
 game - cavemen - kart - racing
SPACE SQUADRON (7)
MPT-03 and Arcadia systems
UA Limited (publisher) - 1982
 game - horizontal scrolling - shoot them up - space
THE BLACK ONYX (C-72)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
BPS, Sega - 1987
 game - role playing game
HOCKEY
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - hockey - sport
KUNG-FU MASTER
Arcade
Irem - 1984
 game - beat 'em up - martial arts - platform
STAR TREK - THE MOTION PICTURE (VT3107)
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
 game - 3d - first person shooter - shoot them up - space - star trek - vector graphics
POLE POSITION II (30)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch (developer), Namco - 1986
 game - car - racing
GALACTIC SPACE WARS (VIDEOCART-23)
Fairchild Channel F
Zircon International Inc. - 1979
 game - 3d - gravity - shoot them up - space
HYPERCHASE (VT3201)
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
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 game - car - racing - vector graphics
CLEAN SWEEP (VT3303)
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4
 game - maze
HOCKEY
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1976
 game - hockey - sport
LUNAR LANDER
Compucolor
Compucolor (publisher) - 1978
 game - gravity - space
ISHIDO - THE WAY OF STONES (PA2065)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Publishing International - 1991
 game - mind games - puzzle
GALAXY INVASION
Tandy TRS-80
Big Five Software - 1980
rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4
 game - shoot them up - space

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 German leaflet #2

SHARP
MZ 800 - MZ 1500

 
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SEGA
Master System

 
CoCo clone advert

TANDY RADIO SHACK
Color Computer

 
German ad

SPECTRAVIDEO
SV 318

 
French advert (jan. ...

MULTITECH
MPF-1/65

 
German advert

TANDY RADIO SHACK
2000

 
French advert (1984)

COLECO
Colecovision

 
Promotional picture

MICROKEY KFFT
PRIMO A-32

 
1978 brochure #8

MSI
6800

 
Japanese advert. #2

TOSHIBA
HX-10

 
French advert (dec. ...

CASIO
FX-702P

 
Advert #1

SMT
Goupil 3

 
Newburry brochure #3

GRUNDY
NEW BRAIN

 
US advert

TOSHIBA
HX-10

 
French brochure #3

ORIC
ORIC 1

 
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ALTOS COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Serie 5

 
Computer Notes

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
Advert

ATARI
400

 
ThinkJet advert

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-150

 
Japanese advert (198...

PANASONIC
FS A1F

 
Australian Tandy cat...

TANDY RADIO SHACK
Portable Wordprocessor WP-2 / WP-3

 
French brochure #1

ORIC
ORIC 1

 
Quasar ad (1983)

PANASONIC
HHC

 
U.S. advert #2

EPSON
HC / HX-20

 
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