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   LATEST ADDITIONS
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...
ORMATU ELECTRIC BV Video Spelcomputer 1001
The Ormatu Video Spelcomputer 1001 (product code SD-290) is exactly the same system as the ITMC SD-290 (see this entry for more info). This particular version was marketed by Ormatu in the Netherlands and in Finland (?)....
ITMC Vidéo Ordinateur MPT-05
The Vidéo Ordinateur MPT-05 is one of the many systems "software-compatible" with the Interton VC-4000 or the Radofin 1292 to name a few. Though, the Interton VC-4000 is the maybe most popular system of this console group, it was not necessarily at the origin of it. Things must be seen differently. Philips / Signetics developped a hardware platform to demonstrate the possibilities of their Signetics 2650 & 2636 chipsets. Somehow, this hardware was licence...
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...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
ATHENA COMPUTER & ELECTRONIC SYSTEM  ATHENA 1
This rare portable computer had a short life. It was designed and manufactured by Athena Computer & Electronic Systems in San Juan Capistrano, California (USA). At 15 pounds, the Athena 1 is significantly lighter than some of the other portable computers of its time. It includes a standard full-quality keyboard and a 4-line-by-80-character LCD display. When first launched, the Athena I had an unusual but interesting dual-processor design using NSC-800 CPUs, a low-power version of the Zilog...
SOUNDIC SD-290 Programmable Colour Video Game
Though different in shape, the Soundic SD-290 is internaly the same system as the Rollet Video-Color, the Hanimex HMG-7900 and the Soundicvision SD-200. This SD-290 model was sold worldwide through different brands (in France for example by ITMC and JouéClub)... All these systems were surely produced by Soundic in Hong-Kong as they have code-names like "SD-2xx" (where SD would mea...
BRASCOM BR-1000M
The BR1000Ms were Brazilian professional computers. The BR1000M's hardware was the same as Cromemco's, and the so-called BR1000 operating system was in fact Cromix, a UNIX flavor designed to run on Cromemco's hardware. Two models of the BR1000M were available: one with a Z80A processor at 4 MHz, capable of handling up to 4 dumb terminals, one of which was also used as the system console; and a "high end" model with a Z80B processor at 6 MHz, capable of handli...
MICROWRITER Microwriter
Microwriter was not really a computer, but a very original pocket word processing system, designed in 1980 by Endfield Cie in the USA and later manufactured in the UK. It used a keyboard with only 6 keys which made it possible to keyboard all the alphabet letters, numerals and punctuation marks. The typing method used the letters shape likeness and only one hand was necessary to type text. It only required a few hours to get used to keyboard and then typing speed could be very fast. The inter...
SHARP  MZ-3500
This computer was not compatible with the other MZ series. It was the succesor of MZ-3200 series Sharp started to sell 5000 systems in Japan in November 1982 before selling it to the rest of the world where it didn't meet a large success because of its high selling price and numerous options.
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Örjan Smith adds: My first own computer was a SHARP MZ-3541. I used it for many years. I had both EOS and FD...

ACORN COMPUTER  ABC 210 / Cambridge Workstation
The Acorn Cambridge Workstation was the only model from the announced, marketed but unreleased ABC (Acorn Business Computer) line, first claimed to be available in October 1984. The ABCs were a range of machines using an integrated monitor, disk drive, PSU and BBC B+ 64K motherboard with slight modifications, originally featuring CPUs from straight 6502 terminals to an 80286 based system. Differences between the released Cambridge Workstation and the 32016 co-p...
LUXOR  ABC 80
In August 1978, first units of the "Advanced Basic Computer for the 1980s", in short ABC-80 left the Swedish Luxor factory. A few months earlier, Luxor contracted with two other companies, Scandia Metric and Data Industrier AB (DIAB), to build the first totally Swedish computer. Scandia Metrics which had previous experience of computer based products designed the main board, DIAB manufactured the chips, while Luxor, one of the biggest TV set manufacturers, built the monitor, case and keyboar...
ATARI  65 / 130 XE
The Atari 130-XE was first shown at the Winter Las Vegas Consumer Electronic Show in 1985 (with the Atari 130 ST), it has the same characteristics as the Atari 800 XL except its added memory (128 KB instead of 64 KB for the 800 XL). The extended memory can be used as a RAM disk, or can be accessed by bank switching routines. It was an attempt to extend the life of the old XL series, but Atari abandoned it pretty quickly to con...
COMMODORE  C64C
The Commodore 64C was simply the original C-64 repackaged in in a beige C-128 style case. Internally, Commodore integrated most of the hardware onto a single VLSI chip. The new model did not differ much from its predecessor, the only innovation was the flatter case, which made the keyboard (which had off-white keys) more ergonomic (it looked like the C128 case), not as high as than the old one. But the new case did not only hav...
ICE-FELIX HC-91
The HC-91 is a Romanian ZX-Spectrum clone. Two versions of the HC-91 computer were manufactured by Ice-Felix. The first one used the same case and the same keyboard as the HC-85 with coloured keys for only external difference. This version was also sold with the HC-90 name. The second one featured a new 50 keys keyboard design (picture). Thanks to two small rectractable feet, the keyboard can be tilted. Also, the motherboar...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Steven Pavelish
5/4/2021
ITMC Vidéo Ordinateur MPT-05
Nice tech!

Sammy Fox
5/4/2021
TANDY RADIO SHACK  1000
Stephen Britt, I''m in canada. how much would you sell it for? my email is everett1911@hotmail.com

Steve Gray
5/3/2021
OTRONA Attache
This line above annoys me "Sadly the 2001 wasn''t completely IBM PC compatible...." . Actually, the 2001 was thoroughly tested and completely IBM PC compatible. At the time the company folded there was only one progarm identified that did not run correctly, the game ''frogger$'' that woould crash under some conditions. That was being thorouhly anlyed at the time the company folded. The company folded due to cash flow issues that had norhing to do with a PC ''compatibility'' issue. It was a Catch-22. Xebec refused to ship the disk controllers needed to buld the machines that were on order unless they were first paid in cash. Revenue could not be generated without the controllers. But the banks and the VC''s had decided they would give no more money to Otrona becase they had not met revenue goals. The problem is they were blindsided by the rise of the IBM-PC .... and the 8:16 co-developed with Phoenix Software, did not have the compatibilty needed to compete in the the PC compatible market. So, suffeirng from the resulting revenue loss, Otrona designed and built the superior 2001 in record time, including its own BIOS, but could not generate the needed revenue to continue because they did not have the cash to buy the disk controllers needed to complete the systems. It was a very sad thing. What was the best PC compatible in existence was kept out of the market by the bean counters. Otrona should have been as big or bigger than Compaq. The Compaq PC was a tugboat compared to the 2001. Oh well.

Stephen Britt
5/1/2021
TANDY RADIO SHACK  1000
I have a still in the box Tandy 1000 with original monitor also in original packing. Received on 12/26/84. Looking to sale!

ryan hunt
4/29/2021
PSION Organiser II
I recently found mine along with a 256k flash solid state disk, does anyone know how these would be connected to the organiser itself?

Randon
4/28/2021
PANASONIC Senior Partner
Hey Jim M, I just made an image of a good Sr. Partner DOS 2.0B/Basic disk. u/grateparm on reddit

David Ovington
4/25/2021
DURANGO F85
Starbasic still lives on! I worked for a UK company for 28 years (through various acquisitions) and the software still uses it and the ISAM database. Around 2005 we were getting restricted by the capabilities even though it had been ported to SCO unix / AIX etc. So we bought a license for the compiler and RUNtime and I did a load of improvements, increased program size, linked it to run alongside Java, replication of data out to SQL Server etc I still use it for quick utility programs to process text files, used it for so long it’s second nature!


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
Q*BERT (OM-G001)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Tsukuda - 1983
 game - isometric 3d - platform
MEADOW LANES
Arcade
Meadows Games - 1977
 game - bowling - sport
COSMIC CHASM (VT3101)
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5
 game - shoot them up - vector graphics
(VIDEOCART-25)

company unknown - 1979
 game -
COSMIC CHASM
Arcade
Cinematronics - 1983
rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2
 game - shoot them up - vector graphics
PINBALL / DUNGEON HUNT / BLOCKOUT (MG1011)
APF MP1000 systems
APF Electronics (publisher) - 1978
 game -
ANALOGIC
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - logic - mathematics
ENGINE ANALYZER
Vectrex
GCE - 1983
 misc - science
MATH QUIZ I (VIDEOCART-06)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1977
 game - mathematics - mind games
MEMORY MATCH (VIDEOCART-15)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1978
 game - mind games
MARTIAN (PC/SD-206)
SD-2xx systems
SEL - 1982
 game - shoot them up - space
SEGA SC-3000 MUSIC EDITOR
Sega SC 3000/SC 3000H
MITEC - year unknown
 application - music creation/editing
UFO / SEA MONSTERS / BREAK IT DOWN / REBUILD / SHOOT (MG1010)
APF MP1000 systems
APF Electronics - 1978
rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3
 game - shoot them up - shooting gallery
BATTLE WHEELS (PT5006)
Atari Lynx
Beyond Games - 1993
 game - car - driving - shoot them up
NINJA GAIDEN EPISODE III - THE ANCIENT SHIP OF DOOM (PA2092)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Tecmo - 1993
 game - beat 'em up - platform

   RANDOM ADVERTS
French advert

MAGNAVOX
Odyssey

 
UK advert

SINCLAIR
ZX 80

 
commercial pamphlet ...

CENTRAL DATA
2650

 
German brochure #3

ATARI
STACY

 
Advert

HONEYWELL
H316 - Kitchen computer

 
UK advert (1983)

COMX
COMX 35

 
US advert, July 1985

CASIO
FP 6000

 
Jacquard brochure #2...

AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS
J100 - J500

 
Leaflet #1

ROWTRON
Television Computer System

 
Compact version

MICRODIGITAL
TK-3000

 
U.S. advert (1982) #...

COMMODORE
C64

 
Advertising picture

ACORN COMPUTER
Risc PC

 
MITS brochure #1

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
U.S. advert #1 (1977...

APPLE
APPLE II

 
Advert #2

EPCOM / SHARP
Hotbit HB-8000

 
U.S. ad. (1983) #1

OKI
IF 800

 
Promotional leaflet ...

BANDAI
Gundam RX-78

 
commercial pamphlet ...

CENTRAL DATA
2650

 
U.S. advert (1979)

ALTOS COMPUTER SYSTEMS
ACS-8000

 
Memory board

VECTOR GRAPHICS
Vector 1

 
UK advert (May 1980)

ACORN COMPUTER
ATOM

 
German brochure #1

ATARI
MEGA STe

 
German Lifleat

SHARP
MZ 80B

 
 German leaflet #2

SHARP
MZ 800 - MZ 1500

 
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