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   LATEST ADDITIONS
LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) Goliath
Logical’s Goliath is a server or disk file storage device has it was described at the time. It has a capacity for 10 MByte, 30 MByte or 50 MByte of fixed disk storage and 10 MBytes of removable storage. The unit, which also houses the controller, may have memory ranging from 64K to 256K and capacity for up to 20 terminals. Up to 20 Tina or David computers can link to Goliath as a distributed data processing system. For ...
LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) Adam
The Adam was the first computer released by Logical Machine Corporation (LOMAC) in 1975. In 1978 they also produced Tina which stands for "TINy Adam". In 1983 Logical released the David, and the L-XT in 1983. There was also the Goliath, a data storage server with 5MB hard drive. Goliath could be connected to up to 20 Davids or Tinas. David and Goliath names makes a clear reference to the mythic...
LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) Tina
The Adam was the first computer released by Logical Machine Corporation (LOMAC) in 1976. In 1978 they produced Tina which stands for "TINy Adam". It seems to have the same specs as David but with two 8'' floppy disk drives. There was also the Goliath, a data storage server with 5MB hard drive. Goliath could be connected to up to 20 Davids or Tinas. David and Goliath names makes a clear reference to the mythical story found in the biblical Book of S...
LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) L-XT
The L-XT was the last computer released by Logical Business Machines, after the Adam, the David, the Tina and the Goliath in 1982. It was announced at the 1983 COMDEX Fall in Las Vegas, and commercially available in March 1984. The L-XT uses a 16-bit Intel 8088 CPU with 192KB RAM, and equipped with a 5.25'' floppy drive unit (320 KB capacity) and a 10 MB hard disk (upgradable to 60 MB)...
LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) David
The David is not the first computer released by Logical Business Machines. In 1974, LOMAC (Logical Machine Corporation) released the Adam. Some times later they also produced Tina (for TINy Adam). There was also the Goliath, a data storage server with 5MB hard drive. Goliath could be connected to up to 20 Davids or Tinas. David and Goliath names makes a clear reference to the mythical story found in the biblical Book of Samuel. The David is powered by a 16-bit Intel 8086 CPU w...
GESPAC Gescomp 720 / 730
GESPAC SA was a Swiss company who designed the G-64/96 Bus in 1979. This interface bus concept provides a simple way to interface microprocessor modules with memory and peripheral modules on a parallel bus. The G-64/96 Bus uses a simple, yet modern and powerful interface scheme which allows a higher level of functionality from the single height Eurocard form factor. The low overhead of the G-64/96 Bus interface greatly eases the design of custom boards by the User. This is why, even many year...
WELECT  W86
The W86 is a french computer released in 1983 by Welect. It's the second computer released by Welect after the W80.2. The W86 is powered by an Intel 8086 (hence its name) to catch up with the IBM PC compatible trend of the moment and is thus able to run MS-DOS. But the W86 is also equipped with a Z80A to also be CP/M compatible. It's thus an hybrid machine typical of the mid-80s when the professional industry was moving from CP/M to MS-DOS. There is 128 KB...
SMOKE SIGNAL CHIEFTAIN COMPUTERS The Chieftain 9822
In 1978, Smoke Signal Chieftain Computers (SSCC) released their first computer: The Chieftain, followed in 1980 by the Chieftain Business System, an update to the original Chieftain. At the start of 1982, the company introduced the Chieftain 9822, an update to the Business System featuring the same processor and static RAM options, as well as the same nine-slot bus equipped with the first two Chieftains. The system could be equipped with either two 8-inch or two 5.25-inch floppy drives and...
BRIDGE COMPUTER COMPANY Bridge 3C
The Bridge 3C seems to be a rebranded InterSystems DPS-1 computer sold with Televideo terminals. Apparently the Bridge 3C was delivered with the following software: CP/M 2.2, BMATE word processor, R80 RATFOR preprocessor, FORTRAN compiler, Enhanced FORTRAN, Pascal-Z and C compiler. The following extensions/options were advertised for the Bridge 3C: - FPP: system calendar, 3 interval timers, one additional serial port, and a 9511 floating point processor wi...
OSM COMPUTER CORPORATION Zeus 3X
OSM Computer Corporation, based in Santa Clara California, produced several multi-user CP/M computers called Zeus. The Zeus 3X was released in 1983, and is a natural follow-up of previous systems: Zeus, Zeus II, Zeus 3. The Zeus 3X was available as the same time as the Zeus 4, in which it differs in some features (more users, more memory, tape drive, real time clock, etc.) making it more suited for larger companies. The OSM Z...

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SHARP  X68000 XVI
The X68000 16 is the successor of the X68000 Super and Super HD. It has new features : 16 MHz instead of 10 MHz (though it can still operate at 10 Mhz) and a new version of the Operating system and its GUI....
FUJI ELECTRIC Sportstron TV-Game (Coca-Cola edition)
This is a rare and funny japanese pong. Its hardware is quite classic with a AY-3-8500 chipset only offering 3 games, whereas this chip can play 6 games. But hey, this is marketing! The main feature about this system is that it is a Coca-Cola edition. The two dials built-in the system are coke cap shaped! Excellent. There are also switches to control difficulty settings (paddle size, ball speed, etc.), a power switch and a serve button....
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS  COMPACT COMPUTER 40 (CC40)
The Compact Computer 40 is a cute little system which represents Texas-Instrument`s first entry into the portable computer market. It can be considered in many ways as the TI-99 4/A's little brother. It includes a special version of the TI Extended Basic, where most of the graphical and sound statements has been discarded. But it is so close, than some TI-99 4/A can actually be executed on a CC40 ! Basic statements can be accessed directly through specific ke...
MAGICLICK Teleclick
This is an obscure Argentinian pong powered by a General Instrument AY-3-8500-7 chipset. Though it looks like a classic pong system, it is interesting for at least two reasons. First, the paddles are built with calculator or remote control plastic cases !! Indeed, once opened, you can clearly see the holes planned for the plastic keys (see "more pictures" section)... The second unsual fact is that, thanks to the GI AY-3-8500-7 chipset, the system offers a game rarely found on most pongs : ...
Q1 CORPORATION Q1 System
Photograph of the desktop console of the world's first microcomputer system. It utilized the Intel 8008 single-chip microprocessor. The computer system was developed and manufactured by Q1 Corporation. They delivered the first microcomputer system to the Litcom Division of Litton Industries in Melville, Long Island on December 11, 1972 (and a second system in February, 1973). In April 1974 Intel introduced the second-generation, single-chip 8-bit microprocessor, the 8080. Until then, Q1 syst...
BALLY Astrocade
In September 1977, Bally, the famous pinball tables manufacturer, announced shortly after the Atari 2600, the Bally Professional Arcade. The first versions were shipped in early 1978 for $299. This video game system featured a Z80 processor, three built-in games (Gunfight, Checkmate, Scribbler), a calculator with numeric keypad and up to four controllers that were a unique combination of joystick and paddle, which resembled the grip of a revolver. Furthermore, a BASIC cartridge gav...
MOS TECHNOLOGY  TIM
The TIM (Terminal Interface Monitor) was a MOS Technology Inc's build-it-yourself 6502 development system that was launched before the KIM-1. When a computer fan ordered a TIM from MOS Technology in Norristown, Pennsylvania, he got a MCS6530-004 (1k TIM monitor program in ROM), and a manual (15 sheets of 11x17 folded & stapled in the middle) containing a suggested schematic, the TIM monitor commands, and listing. He had to provide himself with various components...
KEMITRON Naja
This is a brasilian Tandy TRS-80 Model III compatible system. It didn't sell well as the CP-500 was a too popular TRS-80 compatible system in Brazil. In 1985, a new model named Naja 800 was marketed. It had a 14 Kb EPROM, 128 Kb RAM, built-in monitor, 70 keys keyboard with numeric keypad and a hard-disk. Sources : Computadores Brasileiros
FUJITSU  FM 7
Fujitsu was (and still is) japan's leading electronics company. This computer was the succesor of the FM-8 itself first member of the Fujitsu FM (for "Fujitsu Micro") range of computers, extending from hobbyist home computers up to 16-bit machines for the business market. The FM-7 was conceived as a cut-down version of the FM-8, eliminating the bubble cassette feature, and thereby achieving greater compactness and significantly...
INTERTEC  SUPERBRAIN
The Superbrain was an integrated system with keyboard, display and disc drives. The system used two Z80A microprocessors at 4 MHz, one for the main processing, and the other for peripheral activities. The dual 5" floppy disc units could be 2x170 KB (single side), 2x340 KB (DS), and a 10 MB CompuStar hard disk could be added. The SuperBrain was sold with the CP/M operating system, Microsoft Basic, an 8080 assembler and Microsoft Cobol 74. The SuperBrain II appeared in 1982. It of...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Garry
8/13/2022
DICK SMITH VZ300
Great computer

TB99
8/10/2022
VIDEO TECHNOLOGY  LASER 3000
I had the vtech 3000 version sold in the USA. It didn''''t support Low-Res Apple II mode$this would show garble on the screen..Lots of freeware/Public domain software used this mode. Also, some of the ads in computer shopper implied it had 192k of RAM, when in reality, it only had 64k, so any 128K //c-//e software was out too. The Up arrow key didn''''t work in Apple II software, although it did seem to work in the enclosed "Magic //e" word processor. It also came with MagicMemory Database and MagicCalc spreadsheet. I couldn''''t get Ultima V to load on it, even though the box said 64k. I''''d say most high-res 64k games did work though.

TB99
8/10/2022
DICK SMITH Cat
I had the vtech 3000 version sold in the USA. It didn''t support Low-Res Apple II mode$this would show garble on the screen..Lots of freeware/Public domain software used this mode. Also, some of the ads in computer shopper implied it had 192k of RAM, when in reality, it only had 64k, so any 128K //c-//e software was out too. The Up arrow key didn''t work in Apple II software, although it did seem to work in the enclosed "Magic //e" word processor. It also came with MagicMemory Database and MagicCalc spreadsheet. I couldn''t get Ultima V to load on it, even though the box said 64k. I''d say most high-res 64k games did work though.

Ken Bolt
8/9/2022
DURANGO F85
I want to donate my Durango F85 computer. Purchased about 1980. Please text or phone me at 905-741-2658 Ken Bolt

Larry Sh.
8/7/2022
XEROX  820-II
Again, not a "bad" computer per se, but much better was out there in 1983. 8" floppies where already sliding into obsolescence. Some of the same great software was becoming available for the new IBM PC and PC/XT and the new Apple //e had some great productivity software coming soon. This was a case of too little improvement coming too late. A Kaypro 10 was a better deal that was at least as good, or better, at a lower price and excellent build quality. Xerox leadership was caught in the 1970''s or something.

Larry Sh.
8/7/2022
XEROX  820
The idea behind this computer seems solid even if very conservative. A well build and set up CP/M box was a popular idea. But for the price tag the deal was not so hot. You could get a Transportable from Osborne or later Kaypro for cheaper and often have a faster CPU as a great bonus (2.5 vs 4 MHz Z-80). Basing it on the hobbyist "Big Board" was them being cheap and lazy because they sure as hell did not charge a "hobbyist price". Even a "good" system can fail miserably when so much better is around for better prices.

Gig Ahertz
8/6/2022
MUPID Mupid 2
Now you go and spoil it all by saying something mupid like I love you.


   LATEST SOFTWARE ADDITIONS
SEA BATLLE (M12)
MPT-03 and Arcadia systems
UA Limited (developer) - 1982
 game - boat - naval battle - ocean - sea - strategy - submarine - war
WIPEOUT (606)
MBO Tele Cassetten System
General Instruments (developer), MBO (publisher) - year unknown
 game - ball and paddle - breakout
AUTORENNEN (603)
MBO Tele Cassetten System
General Instruments (developer), MBO (publisher) - year unknown
 game - car - racing
PANZERSCHLACHT (710)
MBO Tele Cassetten System
General Instruments (developer), MBO (publisher) - year unknown
 game - duel - maze - tank
BALLSPIELE (610)
MBO Tele Cassetten System
General Instruments (developer), MBO (publisher) - year unknown
 game - ball and paddle - basketball - football - hockey - sport - squash - tennis
MOTORRADRENNEN (765)
MBO Tele Cassetten System
General Instruments (developer), MBO (publisher) - year unknown
 game - motocross - motorbike - stunt
ARITHMETIC DRILL (MATH FUN & FUN WITH NUMBERS) (CAS-110)
Toshiba Visicom 100
Toshiba (publisher) - 1978
 game - educational game - mathematics
INSPIRATION (CAS-190)
Toshiba Visicom 100
Toshiba (publisher) - 1978
 game - biorhythm
GAMBLER I (BLACKJACK) (CAS-140)
Toshiba Visicom 100
Toshiba - 1978
 game - blackjack - card game - casino - gambling
SPORTS FAN (BASEBALL & SUMO WRESTLING) (CAS-130)
Toshiba Visicom 100
Toshiba - 1978
 game - baseball - duel - fighting - martial arts - sport - sumo
GAMBLER II (SLOT MACHINE AND DICE) (CAS-141)
Toshiba Visicom 100
Toshiba - 1978
 game - gambling
SPACE COMMAND (SPACE WAR) (CAS-160)
Toshiba Visicom 100
Toshiba - 1978
 game - shoot them up - space - war
GET YOUR GADGET
Comx
Junior - 1984
 game - 2d - helicopter - shoot them up
TV HOCKEY (4 PLAYERS)
Arcade
Amutronics - 1973
 game - ball and paddle - hockey - sport
BREAKTHROUGH (QQA-306)
Interact-Victors-Hectors model
Interact Electronics (publisher) - 1978
 game - ball and paddle - breakout

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MSI
6800

 
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IBM
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MITSUBISHI
ML-F110 / ML-F120

 
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SANCO
TPC-8300

 
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ALICE 90

 
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CBM 500 / 600 Series

 
New Zealand Review

SEMI-TECH
Pied Piper

 
Advert

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Kenbak-1

 
Prototype software

THOMSON
TO 7

 
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LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC)
Adam

 
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FAIRCHILD
Channel F

 
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HP-9825

 
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SINCLAIR
ZX SPECTRUM+

 
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MORROW DESIGNS
Micro Decision

 
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AMSTRAD
CPC 6128

 
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ATARI
600 / 800 XL

 
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AIM 65

 
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