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   LATEST ADDITIONS
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...
TRIUMPH ADLER  TA-1600
The TA 1600 system was introduced in 1983 at the CeBIT (which was only a part of the "Hannover-Messe" by that time). TA showed a few sample applications and the 1600 family in general. Triumph Adler's hardware included also the 1600/20-3 which was supplied with a permanent-swap-HDD-unit. This unit had a memory/storage capacity of 2 x 8 MB (Winchester technology). Triumph Adler said the system (the 1600) will fit the demand of medium-sized businesses, due to the facts that these companies w...
MIDWICH Microcontroller
Called the Midwich Microcontroller, this British computer was developped to provide a small desktop micro capable of running other equipment throug a variety of interface cards. In 1979 an Italian IC manufacturer designed and began to sell a single board micro system that could be expanded to a full system with a VDU, discs, etc. Called the Nanocomputer, it was manufactured by SGS Ates and one of the distributors in the UK was Midwich. The Nano was somewhat expensive and suffered from a numbe...
RADIONIC Model R1001
This is an extremly rare TRS-80 Model 1 clone, based on an other clone: The Komtek 1 (from Germany). It's equiped with a Level II basic and powered by a Zilog Z80 cpu. _________ Contributors : Incog...
BASF 7100
The BASF 7000 systems are professional computers from Germany. They seem to be based on the Microterm II Intelligent Terminal by Digi-Log Systems, Inc. There were several models in the 7000 serie....
PERTEC PCC 2000
PCC 2000 is a professional computer released in 1978. It was designed in 1978 by Pertec, the company which merged with MITS by the end of 1976. The PCC is conceived as a monobloc machine, where the display and two 8" floppy disk drives are built-in the main case. The mechanical keyboard offers separated numeric and editing keypads. The system is powered by an Intel 8085 microprocessor and offers 64 KB RAM. The whole thing was apparently delivered with an extended Basic language, which has...
UNIVERSUM Multispiel 2006
Basic pong system based on the popular AY-3-8500 chipset from General Instruments....
TERTA TAP-34
TAP 34 is a self design of Terta company from Hungary. Primarily it was designed as a terminal for big computer systems but it was also able to process data alone. The main integrated circuits were assembled in the USSR and in Hungary by Tungsram, but several parts were imported from other countries. The built-in monitor was a DME-28 monochrome CRT made by Orion. This company was famous for its televisions in Hungary and the other KGST countries. The floppy drive attached to the compute...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
TANDY RADIO SHACK  TRS 80 MODEL II
The TRS-80 model II, is the obscure brother of the TRS-80 family. Many internet pages deal with the models 1,3 and 4 but omit the model 2... This is maybe because the TRS-80 Model 2 was intended to be a business computer for use in offices and labs. Thus it is equiped with a full height Shugart 8'' drive with a capacity of 500k which is a lot compared to the 87k offered by the TRS-80 Model 1 system disk. It is also possible to connect up to 4 floppy disk units, so you could have 2MB disk space ...
GRID GridLite
The GridLite was less innovative than the earlier Grid versions and was comparable to many other laptops of the time. However, its 4.77 MHz clock rate clearly compromised its performance front of its main 7 MHz competitors, the Toshiba T-1100 Plus, and the Zenith Z-171. One of its strong points was a new blue/yellow supertwist LCD screen which offered superior contrast and could be viewed from 45 degrees off to the side. The second original feature cons...
G.Z.E. UNIMOR Bosman 8
The Bosman 8, was made by "G.Z.E. Unimor" (Gdanskie Zaklady Elektroniczne Unimor) in Poland (Gdansk to be precise). It was released in 1987 as a system for schools and offices, but even CAD/CAM software was developed for this machine and later, as being too expensive (cost 1 300 000 zl) and extremely hard to get (apparently only 1000 models have been produced), Bosman 8 was used mainly as a terminal for automatized processes (designing printed boards). The main particularity of the Bos...
SHARP  X68000 Expert II
The X68000 Pro is the successor of the X68000 Expert. It was launched in the same time than the X68000 Pro II and seems to have the same characteristics. However it has a new main board and the stereo scope port has been removed. A X68000 Expert II HD (for Hard-Disk) was also produced....
SHARP  PC-3101
The Sharp 3101 was sold with a monochrome screen, an Epson printer and double 5.25" floppy drive. It was possible to connect up to 8 drives. It also sports a battery-backed clock. Another model was launched a little while later: the Sharp 3200, which had the "standard" text screen size (80 columns and 25 lines)....
HANIMEX  HMG-7900
The Hanimex HMG-7900 is a low-range console with rather simplistic games. It was released around 1983. It is one of these cheap systems produced in Asia for people not able to buy more expensive systems of that time. Though different in shape, the HMG-7900 is internaly the same system as the Rollet Video-Color and the ITMC-SD290. The HMG-7900 itself was sold under different brands throughout Europe (Soundic Soundicvision SD-200 in Scandinavia for example)...
COMMODORE  PET / CBM 40xx
These computers are new versions of the PET series. The main improvement was the new ROM version (v4.0) which offered new possibilities such as direct disk operation commands (DLOAD, DSAVE, COPY, HEADER, etc.) or the ability to repeat cursor control characters by holding down keys. Late models also had a larger screen (12'') than the 2001 computers. The disk drives were "Intelligent", which means that they were CPU driven (MOS 6502) and had internal RAM (4 KB) & ROM (16KB, which contained the...
ORIC ORIC 1
This British computer was one of the most popular computers in Europe in the beginning of the 80's. It was a small computer, which was a competitor of the Sinclair Spectrum. The two models (16 and 48) had the same technical characteristics. A small plotter was available for this computer. Notice that the sound chip was the same one used in the Amstrad CPC, MSX computers and
SMT  Goupil G4
The G4 computer represents the real entry of the S.M.T. Goupil company in the professional computers world. The time of the craft period with systems intended for a small circle of computers hobbyists and teachers is over. With the G4, the french manufacturer clearly affirms his will to quickly penetrate the companies and administrations market. The future will show that this new positioning will be successfull, partly thanks to the qualities of the G4 : modern and fast microprocessor, full c...
ROBERTS Rally IV
A classic pong from Roberts with four games (hence the name of the system) and detachables paddles. Made in Japan. The difference between the Rally IV and Paddle IV are unclear. Can anyone help ? Both systems seem identical despite a different cosmetic design : same chipset, same games, same controls, switches and buttons, etc... The console is plastic with nice woodgrain accents. A knob allows you to select from the four games. There are two buttons, one...

   LATEST COMMENTS
terry brown
1/23/2020
COMPUKIT UK-101
I worked at Comp shop New Barnet , selling these and helping pack them , its was run by Chris Carey great days - i then build and developed software for Nascom , i was 14 at the time

Stewart
1/21/2020
DATAVUE Spark
This was our first family computer when I was at high school. Mum and dad got it second hand when the local polytechnic sold off their fleet (probably because hard drives were just coming in as an essential...)
Many assignments were done using First Choice. Many hours were spent playing Bill and Ted''s Excellent Adventure, and Lemmings. (All in glorious blue monochrome.)
in the end it got trashed by a virus and I could never get another boot diskette to work...

Simon Finno
1/18/2020
NOKIA Mikro Mikko 1
Nokia Mikromikko 1 was released in 1981. The webpage shows 1984.
Wikipedia:
MikroMikko 1, was released on 29 September 1981,$1$ 48 days after IBM introduced its Personal Computer.

In 1983 was introduded Mikromikko 2.

Rares
1/15/2020
ICE-FELIX HC-2000
Cineva sa corecteze:
Someone to correct:

in CPM mode : 64x24 characters

Kristoffer Rosendahl
1/10/2020
SANCO  7000
Hello!
I have a simular system called IBEX 7201. My system has 8 inch drives.

I have a smal problem with my system.
I cant load it from the disk. I only get to the "Monitor".
Is there a special command to load from the disk?
Please help me!

Ted
1/9/2020
LITTON - MONROE OC-8820
As a foreign student (Argentina) in 1982 I trained police department administration at Institute of Police traffic Management in Jacksonville, Florida using Monroe 8820 and DBASE. They used it to track stolen property. I was hired in 1983 by Litton/Monroe as salesman, I was the only one selling this system from a team of 7 that sold the old accounting systems. I was the only user of the 20 APPLE IIC in the auniversity and found the Monroe 8820 to be more business oriented with the three applications DBASE, WORDSTAR, VISICALC.

Giacomo
1/8/2020
SPECTRAVIDEO  SV 328
How much did it cost when it was released?


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
PONG
Atari Pong
Atari - 1975
 game - ball and paddle - tennis
CHAMPION KENDOU (C-67)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1986
 game - kendo - martial arts - sport
PUNCH BOY (06)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1984
 game - maze - platform
HANGMAN (VIDEOCART-18)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1978
 game - hangman - mind games
BLUE THUNDER
Action Max
Sourcing International, Ltd - 1987
 game - helicopter - lightgun - shooting gallery
FUN ZOO
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - lightgun - zoo
SNAKE
Exidy Sorcerer
Steve and Pete Enterprises Inc. - year unknown
 game - eat them all - snake game
ROBO-SQUASH (PA2035)
Atari Lynx
Atari - 1990
 game - ball and paddle
BLUE LIGHTNING (PA2020)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Epyx (developer) - 1989
 game - plane - shoot them up
1941 - COUNTER ATTACK (HC91048)
NEC Super Grafx
Capcom, Hudson Soft - 1991
 game - plane - shoot them up - vertical scrolling
POLAR RESCUE (VT3308)
Vectrex
GCE - 1983
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 game - 3d - submarine - vector graphics
NBA JAM TOURNAMENT EDITION (32X) (T-8104B)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Acclaim (publisher), Iguana Entertainment (developer), Midway - 1995
 game - basketball - nba - sport
BILL & TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE (PA2068)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Nelson Films - 1991
 game - adventure
PINBALL FANTASIES (J0144E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
21st Century Entertainment (publisher), Digital Illusions (developer), Spidersoft (developer) - 1995
 game - pinball
SEIJO DENSETU - 5 HOLY GIRLS
Sharp X1
Studio Blue - year unknown
 game -

   RANDOM ADVERTS
French advert. (1983...

THOMSON
TO 7

 
U.S. advert(1982) #2

OSBORNE CORP.
OSBORNE 1

 
Japanese advert (197...

NINTENDO
Racing 112 (model CTG-CR112)

 
Promo pic #1

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
Newbrain brochure

GRUNDY
NEW BRAIN

 
french advert (jan. ...

EACA
VIDEO GENIE 1 / EG-3003

 
French advert (1980)

MICRONIQUE
Victor Lambda

 
1978 brochure #16

MSI
6800

 
US advert, 1981

FRANKLIN
ACE 100

 
French ad (jan. 1980...

ROCKWELL
AIM 65

 
Xerox range, August ...

XEROX
6085

 
French advert

EPSON
QX 10

 
Magazine cover

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
Ontel advert #1

ONTEL
OP-1

 
SuperBrain II advert

INTERTEC
SUPERBRAIN

 
1978 brochure #15

MSI
6800

 
First ad

APPLE
APPLE IIe

 
US advert.

TIMEX / SINCLAIR
1000

 
German advert (1983)

KAYPRO
Kaypro II

 
U.K. ad (Aug. 1986)

SPECTRAVIDEO
SVI 738 - X'press

 
US advert, July 1985

COMMODORE
C128 - C128D

 
Demo tape inlay #2

MICROKEY KFFT
PRIMO A-32

 
Isaac Asimov ad #1

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL III

 
American Advert

ATARI
800

 
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