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   LATEST ADDITIONS
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...
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...

   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...
COMMODORE  TV Game 2000K
Even Commodore made pong systems ! This one has 4 pads to allow 4 players games! The texts on the systems are both in german and english. This system is the only pong to use the MOSTek MPS-7601 chipset. Here is what www.pong-story.com says about it: MOSTek, another manufacturer well known in the micro computer market, released a quite advanced line of video game chips in 1977: the MPS-7600 series. Rather than ...
SONY  SMC 70
The SMC 70 was, like its successor, the SMC 70G designed for professional video applications. It was the first computer in the world to use 3.5" floppy disk, created a little earlier by Sony. The graphic and character display screens are controlled separately, the screen can be changed instantly from character to graphics, and so forth. There are four display surfaces in the 160 x 100 mode. Fun fact: This computer was briefly seen being used by the alien-hu...
ZENITH DATA SYSTEMS  Z-160 PC
A (trans)portable PC-XT computer made by Zenith, with double 5''1/4 disk drives and amber monitor built-in (23cm). The computer is unusual in that the 2 built-in disk drives are mounted in a tilting case, on top of the computer. The keyboard folded up over the CRT (if you look at the picture just rotate the keyboard in place so that the spacebar is at the top of the machine). It forms the cover over the CRT. the cable went into the pop top. To the right of the two 5.25" floppys is a dark...
PRIM 6 VIDEO Jeux TV
This is another "pong-in-a-case" system. You can easily carry this one away to play pong anywhere you want ;-) The design is very sober, only metallic and wooden parts. It looks like it has been made by hand in very limited quantities. The system offers the classic games of the General Instrument AY-3-8500 chipset. The game selection is made through a big knob in the middle of the system. There are also some holes made in the metalic case, to let the sound of the speaker pass through....
SHARP  X1 Turbo
The Turbo serie was launched simultaneously with the X1 serie. The X1 Turbo has enhanced graphic features. It also has additional hardware compared to the X1 serie: DMAC, CTC and SIO as standard. CTC & SIO can be however implemented on X1 serie through additional FM sound board or Mouse/Rs-232C board. But DMAC can not. Turbo series has a special "KANJI" V-RAM, compared to X1 series which has only one way to display "KANJI" symbols, a heavy task for the Z80A...
ATARI  7800 ProSystem
The Atari 7800 ProSystem was originally scheduled for release in late 1984, as the follow-up to Atari’s misguided 5200 SuperSystem, but didn’t see release until 1986, when it retailed for approximately $140 (USA). Instead of competing with comparatively weaker systems like the 5200 and Coleco’s ColecoVision, the later release date for the 7800 brought direct competition from the more robust Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), released in late 1985, and the Sega Master System (SMS), which, like ...
QUASAR DATA PRODUCTS QDP-100
The S-100 Bus was an universal standard for computer cards. It was adopted by dozens manufacturers between 1975 and 1983. To differentiate themselves from other competitors, each manufacturer tried to add an original idea in their new machines. For the QPD-100, it was a start-up menu displayed when the machine was turned on, which allowed users to easily modify operating system parameters or run various utilities and applications. Apart from this menu, the system was a standard S-100 based ...
HITACHI  MB-6885 / Basic Master Jr
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SHARP  X68000 Expert
The X68000 Expert is the successor of the X68000 Ace and Ace HD. It has 2 MB RAM. It was launched in the same time than the X68000 Pro and seems to have the same characteristics....

   LATEST COMMENTS
larry
9/19/2020
SHARP  PC-1500 / PC-1500A
As opposed to what someone says below (Franck B.), power consumption of the PC1500 is large, even on fresh Batteries. Years of daily use on the same set of AA cells is simply impossible. See the back of the 1500 : 0.13W consumed !

$$1040$$$1085$$$1076$$$1088$$$1077$$$1081$
9/18/2020
TESLA PMD-85
This is my first wave...This B$W computer is to pretty...

Mihnea
9/16/2020
ELECTROMAGNETICA Jet
I started my epic IT journey with one of these, and it will always hold a special place in my heart. I actually still own it, and it still starts up (haven''t tried any programs though as I don''t have the cassette tapes anymore).

Contrary to what some of the comments here state, the processor was perfectly fine and useable, despite being a reverse-engineered clone of the Z80. I played countless games on it (including the ones with custom loading procedures), wrote and ran numerous programs in BASIC and assembler, even loaded a simple version of PASCAL.

It''s possible some of the "JET" clones on the market were actually fakes, as it was common in Romania of that time to take the case of an existing computer and then add or tweak the internals$ that would explain the poor experience some other users have seen. Mine worked perfectly fine for everything I ever threw at it, actually I lately won a HC-90 during a computer programming contest and it was significantly worse in all aspects $ buggy loading from tape (kept R Loading Error''ing), non-working keys, insane noise when loading programs from tape (whoever thought that was a useful thing to have?!).

The keycaps were by far the best on the market among all Z80 Romanian clones (HC, CIP, etc.) as they had the text printed and covered by a plastic cap$ it means they are still readable and in great shape decades later, as opposed to the others which had missing text soon after purchase and later would turn into "blank" keyboards.

The main disadvantage of the machine was the lack of native extensions $ while the HC benefitted from the Interface 1 and 2 add-ons, which enabled joysticks, floppy disk drives and even networking support (!), on the JET that all had to be done "the hard way". Mine only had a Sinclair Joystick extension to the side, which required some soldering and case modding, but it worked nicely afterwards.

Another interesting fact about the JET was that it was capable of reading several different tape "styles" (programmes recorded with different machines were rarely compatible among them due to the speed and amplitude of the tape signals), all it took was slight tweaks to the tape head. The CIP was also pretty good in this regard, but the HC was absolutely terrible, refusing to load any programme not written by its own hardware.

Computer
9/16/2020
COMPUTER DEVICES INCORPORATED  DOT
Please help me teacher invite you and your all staff please come and help me teacher anytime anywhere contact with me and make sure my live TV news channel connect around would computer science education tacknology program please

OLEK CHRISTOPHE
9/14/2020
COMPAQ Portable III
This was my first student computer and * was fond of it!
Who would be interested in it?

James
9/9/2020
PHILIPS  P2000 T/M
The P2000 whilst a good machine was primitive due to its teletext chip and expensive price but it did have some success in education in Holland.


Barry Lawrence (UK)
9/7/2020
AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS J100 - J500
I was involved with the launch of the J100 into the UK. Just rummaged through these names, many bringing back happy memories, especially Jenny, Lorna, Norman, Robin and Terry.


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
SPACE INVADERS (G-1045)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega, Taito - 1985
 game - shoot them up
BRUTAL SPORTS FOOTBALL (JA100)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Millennium, Telegames (publisher), Teque - 1994
 game - sport
XEVIOUS
Sharp X1
Dempa, Namco - year unknown
 game - shoot them up - vertical scrolling
GALAXIANS
Exidy Sorcerer
System Software - year unknown
rating is 3.5rating is 3.5rating is 3.5rating is 3.5rating is 3.5
 game - shoot them up - space
BIG SPORTS 12 (#4)
Epoch Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1981
 game - ball and paddle - football - hockey - lightgun - sport - squash - tennis - volleyball
SPITFIRE (VIDEOCART-04)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1977
 game - dogfight - duel - plane
FLASHBACK (43175-79126 )
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari, Delphine Software International (developer), Tiertex (developer), U.S. Gold (publisher) - 1995
 game - platform
MINE STORM (VT3000)
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5
 game - shoot them up - space - vector graphics
MASTERMIND
Commodore Vic 20
Commodore (publisher), Ivan Berg Software (developer) - 1982
 game - quiz - text only
BC RACERS (32X)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Core Design Limited (developer), Sega - 1995
 game - cavemen - kart - racing
HOCKEY (PA2052)
Atari Lynx
Alpine Studios (developer), Atari (publisher) - 1992
 game - hockey - sport
FROGGER
Gakken Compact Vision TV-Boy
Gakken, Konami - 1983
 game - frog - frogger
JIMMY CONNORS' TENNIS (PA2085)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Hand Made Software (developer), Ubi Soft - 1993
 game - sport - tennis
SUPER OFF ROAD (LX105)
Atari Lynx
Telegames (publisher), Tradewest (developer) - 1993
 game - racing
PITFALL - THE MAYAN ADVENTURE (J9101E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Activision (developer), Atari (publisher), Imagitec Design (developer) - 1995
 game - jungle - pitfall - platform

   RANDOM ADVERTS
1978 brochure #20

MSI
6800

 
U.K. advert (1990)

COMMODORE
AMIGA 1500

 
French ad #2

BASIS
BASIS 108

 
French advert#2

COLECO
ADAM

 
MITS brochure #2

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
Japanese advert #4

CANON
X-07

 
French advert

ORIC
ATMOS

 
French ad (nov. 1983...

MATTEL ELECTRONICS
Intellivision

 
french advert (april...

NEC
PC 8001

 
Advert #2

ATARI
800

 
Isaac Asimov Feb. 19...

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL II

 
Advert #1

MAGNAVOX
Odyssey˛

 
Z-2H 1980 advert

CROMEMCO
Z-2

 
French ad (may 1984)

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
French brochure #4

ORIC
ORIC 1

 
Sord brochure #1

SORD
M-100ACE

 
Promo pic #3

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
U.S. advert (1979)

ISC (INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS CORP)
CompuColor II

 
Promotional picture

PHILIPS
Videopac C52

 
German advert

TANDY RADIO SHACK
2000

 
French advert. (1984...

THOMSON
MO 5

 
US advert #7 (1980)

ATARI
800

 
Promotional picture

PALLADIUM
Tele-Cassetten-Game

 
Leaflet #1

ROWTRON
Television Computer System

 
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