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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
WORLD BOOK Tutor Vision
In 1989, INTV Corp. signed a joint business deal with World Book Encyclopedia to manufacture the Tutorvision. The Tutorvision was basically just a modified version of the original Intellivision Master Console except it's exterior was gold coloured, the buttons on the keypad are bubble-style and not flat like the INTV III version, it featured a power-on LED, the original two circuit boards were now merged into one with the chips all dated 1988-90, and the lo...
OLIVETTI  Prodest PC 128S
The Olivetti PC 128S was exactly the same machine as the Acorn BBC Master compact. It was sold only in Italy. Olivetti merely transformed the case design with nice blue and grey patterns and translated all the programs of the original Acorn Welcome disk, as well as the manual into Italian language. Although it was one of the most advanced 8-bit computer, the PC 128S, like its predecessor, the PC 128, didn't meet a large suc...
ACORN COMPUTER  BBC Master
The BBC Master was an enhanced version of the BBC Model B providing improved features, but sadly also introducing compatibility problems with earlier BBC systems. These features were: loads more memory such as shadow, sideways and private RAM, 4 sound channels, twin cartridge sockets, as well as several built-in ROM software packages like View (word processor), ViewSheet (spreadsheet), ADFS (Advanced Filing System), a text editor and termi...
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"). ...
ATARI  FALCON 030
The Atari Falcon 030 is the successor of the Atari 520 STe and the Atari TT 30. It keeps some features these machines : The graphic modes (320 x 200 / 16 colors, 640 x 200 / 4 colors, 640 x 400 / 2 colors, 320 x 480 / 256 colors and 640 x 480 / 16 colors) and the sound chips (the old Yamaha PSG and the two 8 bits PCM channels of the STe). Two new graphic modes have been added : a "small" 256 colors SVGA (640 x 480) and a tru...
ATARI  TT 030
The Atari TT was a kind of a super Atari STe. As the other Atari computers, it was very long awaited. It was presented as a competitor of the Macintosh and was one of the first to offer a huge graphic resolution (1280 x 960). The first TTs had a 16Mhz CPU. A small daugther card was supplied later to use a 32 MHz CPU, then all the TTs were shipped with a 32 MHz CPU. It had a lot of extension connectors (like VME, VGA or SCSI) ...
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....
ATARI  MEGA ST
The Atari Mega ST was the "professionnal" version of the Atari STf. Atari added the "Blitter", a custom chip designed to perform quick memory moves and increase display speed. The Mega ST had a small battery to hold time and date and a small fan (except for the Mega ST1). This computer was especially designed to be the cheapest publishing solution (and it was!). The photo shows the Mega ST 4 (4 MB) with a monochrome display (640 x 400), the publishing softwar...
RCA Cosmac VIP
The Cosmac VIP, originaly named VP-111, is a typical hobbyist "single-board" computer sold as a kit. You had to build it yourself ! The system uses a RCA CDP-1802 microprocessor like the RCA Studio II video game system. In fact the Studio II is very similar to the VIP and can be considered as its video-game version. But the VIP is also somehow an improved version of the original Cosmac Elf board system, described in Popular Electronics magazine, august 76 an...
GAMATIC 7600
The Gamatic 7600 is a classic pong system sold worldwide under many different brands, as the Grandstand T.V. Game Model 2000 for example, or the Univox 41N. The system itself seems to have been made in Korea. The electronic board is labeled "F'GAMATIC-7600". Indeed many Gamatic 7600 systems identical to this one can be found worldwide, the earliest one being a japanese Gamatic 7600 system released in 1976. The c...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Spop
1/24/2022
ACORN COMPUTER  Archimedes A3010
Woow, 32-bit!!

Dennis Burnham
1/24/2022
SONY  SMC 70G
I have a Sony SMC-70 computer in need of a startup CP/M boot disk, the 3.5" kind that goes into the A or the B drive. I know this is a call into the wilderness but I am hopeful someone can hear my cry for help.

John
1/24/2022
ATARI  Video Pinball (Model C-380)
Haha... Key piece of info missing in the comments - after connecting it to the TV, you still need to set the TV to channel 3! Of course, you would also need an analog to digital converter for an HD TV - since those usually have .1, .2 etc. channel extensions, In not sure it would work, but I''d him it up, turn it on, and scan for signal. $cross fingers$

Carl Holmberg
1/21/2022
CASIO  FX-700P
As Ivan says, the interior of the MK-85 has nothing in common with the Casio, using the KA1013VM1 processor, one of a family that grew out of the original DEC LSI-11 cpu clone. The PDP roots ran deep: it can be programmed in the DEC assembly language MACRO-11. Using an N-Queens benchmark, BASIC 10m45s, fast mode BASIC 2m, assembly 1.22s, fast mode assembly 0.22s.

Steve
1/20/2022
TANDY RADIO SHACK  Color Computer 3
Website link is for Tandy CCR (Cassette Recorder) information. Also, does anyone know if the CoCo3 video output can all be used at the same time? (for mirror display output, such as the RF coax output + RCA composite output, and maybe the RGB as well? )

Christopher Platt
1/17/2022
ATT PC 6300
I was a third-party computer field service technician 1987-2002. The customer I serviced used AT$T 6300''s with an SNA card on IBM mainframe system. These were used as remote job entry stations attached to Printronix P600XQ line printers at 20 sites in New York City. The first time I opened the system case I was surprised to see that 120V power for the monitor was supplied through the DB9 connector on the monochrome video card, so servicing this model could be a shocking experience for the uninitiated technician! I recall we had to install a date patch for the AT$T operating system software to make it Y2K compliant.

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?


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
MARTIAN INVADERS
Exidy Sorcerer
Quality Software - 1980
 game - shoot them up - space
CYBERMORPH (J9000E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Attention To Detail (developer) - 1993
 game - 3d - shoot them up
COMBAT
Coleco Telstar Combat
General Instruments - 1977
rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4
 game - duel - maze - tank
INDY 500 (CX2611)
Atari 2600
Atari - 1977
rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5
 game - car - racing
HOCKEY
Magnavox Odyssey 400
Magnavox - 1976
 game - ball and paddle - hockey - sport
COSMIC CHASM (VT3101)
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5
 game - shoot them up - vector graphics
SUPERSPORTIC (PC-501)
Hanimex SD-050/SD-070/SD-090 systems
Hanimex - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - basketball - football - hockey - sport - squash - tennis
SPACE WAR (TV ARCADE I) (18V400)
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 game - shoot them up
TENNIS
Odyssey 100
Magnavox - 1975
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
ALIEN INVASION (VIDEOCART-26)
Fairchild Channel F
Zircon International Inc. - 1979
 game - shoot them up
FEVER PITCH (J9106E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), U.S. Gold - 1995
 game - football - isometric 3d - sport
SHOGI (21)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1985
 game - board game - mind games - shogi
CHECKERED FLAG (PA2053)
Atari Lynx
Atari - 1991
 game - car - racing
WORLD SERIES BASEBALL (32X)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Sega - 1995
 game - baseball - sport
S.T.U.N. RUNNER (PA2060)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Tengen - 1991
 game -

   RANDOM ADVERTS
German brochure #3

ATARI
TT 030

 
U.K. ad. (Apr. 87)

AMSTRAD
CPC 6128

 
French advert (1981)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL II

 
UK advert, july 1984

ACT
Apricot PC

 
French advert (1984)

COLECO
Colecovision

 
French advert (1979)

HEATHKIT
H8

 
German advert

BIT CORPORATION
BIT 60

 
US advert, July 1985

CASIO
FP 6000

 
3 page U.S. advert

EPSON
HC / HX-20

 
ACE 1000 advert (198...

FRANKLIN
ACE 1000

 
French advert. (1984...

THOMSON
MO 5

 
Diabolik, french adv...

YAMAHA
YIS-503 / Diabolik

 
French advert (nov.1...

AMSTRAD
GX 4000

 
french advert (april...

SHARP
PC-1500 / PC-1500A

 
1977 advert #2

SOUTH WEST TECHNICAL PRODUCTS CORPORATION
6800

 
Display size argumen...

KAYPRO
Kaypro II

 
Advert

APPLE
APPLE II

 
Advert #1

COMMODORE
VIC 20

 
1975 advert for the ...

SOUTH WEST TECHNICAL PRODUCTS CORPORATION
6800

 
French (stupid) prom...

ORIC
ATMOS

 
US advert (january 1...

OHIO SCIENTIFIC
Challenger

 
UK Advert, April 198...

CAMBRIDGE COMPUTERS
Z 88

 
French ad (june 1986...

TRIUMPH ADLER
ALPHATRONIC PC

 
New Zealand ad #1

SEGA
SC 3000 / SC 3000H

 
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