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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...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
ACT Apricot Xi
The Xi was the hard-disk version of the cream-coloured Apricot PC. The keyboard could be clipped to the underside of the machine, and a little cover would slide over the front panel to conceal the floppy drive. A handle then slid out of the front (just under the ridge) that allowed it to be carried very easily. A colour screen was available - a re-packaged 10" Sony Trinitron screen that almost nobody bought because it was so expensive. The mono screens h...
MSX  MSX 2+
After Microsoft left the MSX project in 1986, ASCII continued alone. They presented a new improvement of the MSX 2 standard in 1988. No great enhancements, the MSX 2+ has 19268 colors instead of 512, some more graphic / KANJI resolutions and the FM-PAC cartridge is included, providing 9 channels of FM sound without drums or 6 channels FM sound with 5 FM drums. MSX2+ computers were only produced by Panasonic, Sony and Sanyo (t...
MICRODIGITAL TK-83
The TK83 followed the TK82. It was a close copy of the ZX81 but offered some enhanced features: 2 KB of RAM expandable up to 64 KB, and a joystick interface. The tape speed could be either 300 or 4200 baud per second. The machine shipped with a beige or silver case, the same size as the ZX-81's. Thanks to Franco Girardi for the picture. ...
COMPUKIT UK-101
Made in the UK by Compukit in New Barnet, North London, the UK-101 was originally a copy of the Ohio Scientific Superboard II. Two years and various legal battles later the UK-101 became, technically, behind its erstwhile rival. You could buy the UK101 as a kit or as ready made for an extra fee. The kit came in a cardboard briefcase, in which there were anti-static tubes containing the 65+ ICs, a box of IC sockets, and bags containing passives (mainly 0.1uF c...
AMSTRAD  CPC 664
The Amstrad CPC 664 was sold for only one year. Successor to the Amstrad CPC 464, it was quickly replaced by the Amstrad CPC 6128. It was sold with a monochrome green or colour monitor and a built-in floppy disk drive. The floppy disk format was the Hitachi 3 inch, an uncommon format already used on the Tatung Einstein and the Oric Atmos. CPC 464, its p...
HITACHI  MB-6890 / Basic Master Level 3
This japanese computer seems quite powerful. The main board is located into the main case, under the monitor. Inside this main case there are 6 expansion slots which is quite enough ! Thus a lot of expansion boards were available (disk, printers, 8088, Z80 boards, etc). An interesting feature is that there's a little trap-door on the keyboard which reveals some cool control switches : a power switch, a text mode switch (80 / 40 columns), a reset button and volume control knob. Quite useful...
TONEL PC
The TONEL PC is another system based on the Lambda 8300 but marketed by another third company. It's a Sinclair ZX-81 with more RAM (2 KB!) and a "better" keyboard... We don't know exactly where this system was distributed and what was the real name of the brand... See Lambda 8300 entry for more info....
CANON  AS-100
The AS-100 is a 16-bit professional computer based on the Intel 8088 CPU. It has 128 KB RAM, built-in speaker, optional 8087 math co-processor and real time clock. The whole system (monitor + disks + keyboard) weights more than 30 Kg! The AS-100 is not a real IBM compatible system. It can use MS-DOS as its Operating System but that's all. The computer can display 25 lines of 80 columns, or 640 x 400 pixels, with 8 colours from a total of 27. The character matrix consists of 9 x 7 pixels. The...
ACORN COMPUTER  ABC 310
Acorn's ABC-310 was to be the flagship of the Acorn business computer range. As far as I can tell, the 310 is the rarest variant, and it is the only one to have no direct equivalent available via a 2nd Processor card. When the ABC range was dissolved, Acorn already had 2nd Processors (a method of adding a new CPU to the BBC, similar to adding a Z80 on a card to an Apple II, but very different in execution and with far more applications) - the 65C02, the Z80, the Acorn Scientific 16032 (1MB R...
SAITEK Micro Computer (?)
This original computer was to be released by Saitek to rival popular computers of the 80's, mainly the Commodore 64. Designed by Iain Sinclair, it remained a project and was never marketed. The picture you see here is a moulded plastic prototype. The particularity of this project was to design the available expansions so they can stack up above the computer, from the vertical expansion slot. The project was even called "Wafer Personal Computer". From the onl...

   LATEST COMMENTS
rob geearing
4/9/2021
TRIUMPH ADLER  TA-1100
my dad also when to germany to learn

Bill Thane
4/9/2021
LITTON - MONROE OC-8820
Actually the OC8820 was a dual drive. The 5MB drive which was either a Mini Scribe or Seagate was detached and had a lead shielded cable that weighed a ton. I want to say the 8810 was a single drive. I worked out of the San Carlos and then San Francisco office for several years for Monroe and sold a number of those systems. The DB software was Condor and the spreadsheet software was Supercalc and of course the word processing was Wordstar.

Lawrence Shadai
4/7/2021
NCR  PC8
I owned one of these. Built like a tank and served as a solid workhorse into the mid 1990''s. Replaced video with a Hercules board, had two HDDs and ran DR-DOS 6. The only one truly better for reliability was a CompuAdd that finally died in 2001.

Anand S.
4/5/2021
ATARI  130 ST - 260 ST
Not entirely true: only the 520 STF(M) models have a floppy drive built in. There were also 520 ST(+) models that had the same dimensions as the 260 (in fact, rebranded 260''s) and therefore no built-in floppy drive.

Charles Whitmore
4/4/2021
ACT Apricot PC
Does anyone know where I can get a set of operating disks for the apricot pc and an xi as I can’t find mine and I would quite like to revisit these 2 computers now I have retired. If you can help then please email me at charles.whitmore@icloud.com thank you

Malcolm Baird
4/3/2021
ACT Apricot PC
I have an Apricot Xen 5, processor box only, no keyboard, no screen, no peripherals. It has a hard drive (capacity???) and 3.5" floppy. I don''t know if it works, but maybe useful for spares. Therefore free to a good home. I can deliver in person to South West Scotland area but currently due to Covid restrictions, not to England.

Rob m
4/2/2021
NEC  CoreGrafx II
Not exactly the same as a core grafx 1 The original core grafx used a revised CPU, the HuC6280a, which supposedly fixed some minor audio issues oddly enough the core grafx ii does not use the revised CPU it was changed back to the original HuC6280 which matches the original white pc engine why nec chose to do this is beyond me 🤷🏻‍♂️


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
CATCH
Atari Super Pong (C140)
Atari - 1976
 game - ball and paddle
FRIGHT NIGHT
Action Max
Sourcing International, Ltd - 1987
 game -
WIPEOUT GAMES (4)
Bandai TV Jack 5000
Bandai (publisher) - 1978
 game - ball and paddle - breakout
RAYMAN (C3669T)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Ubi Soft - 1995
 game - platform
SCRAPYARD DOG (PA2048)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Creative Software Designs, Inc (developer) - 1991
 game - platform
BASEBALL (VIDEOCART-12)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1977
 game - baseball - sport
SAUCER ATTACK (PC/SD-203)
SD-2xx systems
SEL - 1982
 game - shoot them up - space
BREAKOUT
Atari Video-Pinball (C380)
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - breakout
BATTLE WHEELS (PT5006)
Atari Lynx
Beyond Games - 1993
 game - car - driving - shoot them up
TROY AIKMAN NFL FOOTBALL (21942)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Telegames (developer), Tradewest, Williams (publisher) - 1995
 game - american football - nfl - sport
DRAG STRIP (VIDEOCART-09)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1977
 game - car - dragster - racing
FREEWAY
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 game - car - racing
BASKETBRAWL (PA2034)
Atari Lynx
Atari - 1992
 game - basketball - sport
DIRTY LARRY - RENEGADE COP (PA2077)
Atari Lynx
Atari - 1992
 game - beat 'em up - platform - police
BLACKTHORNE (32X)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Blizzard Entertainment (developer), Interplay (publisher), Paradox Development - 1994
 game - platform

   RANDOM ADVERTS
French advert (1983)

THOMSON
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Argentinian advert

CZERWENY
Spectrum

 
Brochure #2

BAINBRIDGE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, INC.
Dolphin

 
Advert #1

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
Photography tool

SHARP
PC-1210 / 1211 / 1212

 
German brochure #2

ATARI
MEGA STe

 
Terak 8510a brochure...

TERAK CORPORATION
8510 Data Processor

 
French advert #4

INDATA
DAI

 
Proud !

THORN EMI
WREN

 
US ad. 1983 #2

KAYPRO
Kaypro II

 
Promotional picture

AMSTRAD
GX 4000

 
US advert (april 198...

VISUAL TECHNOLOGY
Visual 1050

 
US advert (1987)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
1400 LT/FD/HD

 
Stupid picture #2

SMH - ALCATEL
ALPHA Plus

 
American Advert

ATARI
800

 
French ad (jan. 1980...

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL I

 
German advert

MAGNAVOX
Odyssey 200

 
promotional picture

MATTEL ELECTRONICS
Aquarius

 
1978 brochure #1

MSI
6800

 
QL catalogue #1

SINCLAIR
QL (Quantum Leap)

 
U.K. price list

ACT
Apricot F1

 
commercial pamphlet ...

CENTRAL DATA
2650

 
Early advert (septem...

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
Hard working man

THOMSON
TO 7

 
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