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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
PANASONIC FS A1
The Panasonic FS-A1 is a MSX2 system. There are two versions: red or black case. There is DESKPAC software built-in which starts automatically when the system is booted. It offers several interesting utilities : world time clock, chronometer, alarm, calculator, calendar and diary (see software section for screenshots). From here you can also choose to go directly to MSX Basic v2.0. Concerning audio and music, the FS A1 is equiped with an AY-8910-3 chipset (or the YM2149 variant/clone) whic...
YASHICA YC-64
This is a classic MSX 1 computer made by Kyocera and sold by Yashica. Kyocera didn't sell any MSX computers under its brand name, but conceived a few like the Philips VG-8020 and the above for example... The Yashica YC-64 is somewhat original as it is red! ...
BANDAI WonderSwan
The WonderSwan was developed by Yokoi Gunpei (known as the father of the Nintendo Game Boy). A low price point and extremely low battery consumption is considered to be the original vision of Yokoi. Sadly, Yokoi died in a car accident before seeing a completed WonderSwan. Most of the games for the WonderSwan were based on Japanese Anime series. The system had no success outside of the Japanese domestic market, mainly beacause it was not ditributed and marketed efficiently. One of the system'...
INTERTON VC 4000
The Interton VC 4000 was quite popular in Germany. Interton produced a serie of pong systems before releasing the VC-4000 in 1978. The console is quite obscure outside Germany, but many "software compatible" systems can be found in many countries (at least in Europe). It's unclear if Interton really made the VC-4000 from scratch or if they bought the rights and the design to produce it, as many other brands produced similar systems the following years. The same thing will happen with very simila...
NEC  PC 8001 MK 2
The PC-8001 mk2 replaced the PC-8001. In 1983, the PC-8001 still had great success in Japanese market. However, a lot of competitive PCs were released by other companies. PC-8001 had a tough race in business market because of poor graphics feature that cannot display KANJI characters. NEC had to solve 3 difficult problems simultaneously: 1. high-resolution graphics for business users, 2. Middle-level (suitable for CPU power) Color graphics for hobby us...
ATARI  Ultra Pong Doubles (Model C-402)
Ultra Pong Doubles was the ultimate pong console released by Atari (in 1977). It offers 16 pong games (32 variations) mainly based on original pong and hockey games, for 2 to 4 players! DESCRIPTION The plastic case show only one button which acts a Game Select and Reset. There is also a power on/off switch, but that's all for the interaction. The list of the 16 games along with their screenshots are printed on the case front. On the rear side, one can spot an external power su...
PHILIPS  Odyssey 2100
This one was available shortly after the Odyssey 2001 pong system. Based upon the same principles it offers more game thanks to a new chipset. As its little brother, the Odyssey 2100 had no equivalent system in the USA under the Magnavox brand. The most related system was the Odyssey 4000... The National Semiconductor MM-57186-N chipset can play 6 different colour games with variations, resulting in a total of 23 available games. The six games are Footbal...
CASIO  PV-1000
Nearly nothing is known about this obscure system. Help welcomed. Apparently Casio released the PV-1000 and a PV-2000 computer in 1983. But both systems are not compatible with each others... Though one may think they are based on the same hardware, they have in fact completely different architecture. The PV-1000 is powered by a Z80A micro-processor. There is only 2 KB RAM available, plus 1 KB devoted to the character generator. The resolution if 256 x 192...
SHARP  X1 Turbo Z (CZ-880C)
The X1 Turbo Z is the successor of the X1 Turbo III. The name of the X1 serie becomes a bit surrealistic ! The Turbo Z enhances the graphic and sound characteristics : more colors and more voices. It can display the 4096 colors simultaneously in the 320 x 200 mode. It was also possible to digitize video samples! There are 3 different models: X1 Turbo Z, Z II and Z III: - Z II is VCCI compliant (electromagnetic...
HEWLETT PACKARD  HP-9826
The all-in-one HP 9826 computer was the successor of the 9825. It was the transition machine between the calculators/computers 9800 family and the HP-9000-200 desktop computer series. As it belonged to both the families, it was also called HP 9000-236 It was a robust and compact 6800-based machine which featured a 7" monochrome display, a complete keyboard (including first use of soft-keys and the scroll wheel at leftand), a 264 KB, 5.25" floppy-disk drive. On the rear panel, one also found ...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Gilberto Martins
1/25/2020
UNITRON (BRAZIL) Mac 512
Just a little correction to Ricardo Tolomelli, the so called protection to brazilian industry and technology has been imposed after the brazilian military government, by the president José Sarney.

MSX could only be bought on the black market, mainly (but not uniquely) from Paraguay.

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.


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
CRYSTAL MINES II (PA2105)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Color Dreams - 1992
 game - maze - puzzle
STAR SHIP (CX2603)
Atari 2600
Atari - 1977
rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2
 game - 3d - shoot them up - space - star trek
CHAMPION GOLF (G-1005 / C-05)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Logitec, Sega - 1983
 game - golf - sport
BUSINESS FINANCE (26-3703)
Tandy TRS-80 PC-2
Tandy - 1982
 application - business and financial application
BASEBALL
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - baseball - sport
GUIDED MISSILE
Arcade
Midway - 1977
 game - shoot them up
MINIATURE GOLF (CX2626)
Atari 2600
Atari - 1978
 game - mini golf - sport
KOLIBRI (32X) (84518)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Amoeba, Novotrade International, Sega (publisher) - 1995
 game -
SNAKE
Exidy Sorcerer
Steve and Pete Enterprises Inc. - year unknown
 game - eat them all - snake game
RYGAR (PA2043)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Tecmo - 1990
 game - platform
EUROPEAN SOCCER CHALLENGE (LX106)
Atari Lynx
Telegames - 1993
 game - football - sport
ATTACK FORCE
Tandy TRS-80
Big Five Software - 1980
rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4
 game - maze - shoot them up
HESITATION
Arcade
Allied Leisure - 1974
 game - ball and paddle
WIPEOUT GAMES (4)
Bandai TV Jack 5000
Bandai (publisher) - 1978
 game - ball and paddle - breakout
LUPIN III (08)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1984
 game - platform

   RANDOM ADVERTS
French advert (1981)

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
U.S. ad #1 (1982)

COLUMBIA DATA PRODUCTS
MPC

 
1946...

THOMSON
TO 7

 
US advert, August 19...

COMMODORE
C128 - C128D

 
U.K. ad. (Aug. 1986)

SHARP
PC-7000

 
U.S. advert(1982)

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
TI-55-II

 
U.S. Advert #5 (1980...

APPLE
APPLE II

 
French advert

EPSON
HC / HX-20

 
French advert (july ...

AMSTRAD
CPC 664

 
German advert

MAGNAVOX
Odyssey 200

 
Promotional picture

TIMEX / SINCLAIR
2068

 
Stupid situation

SINCLAIR
ZX 80

 
French advert #2

TRIUMPH ADLER
ALPHATRONIC PC

 
French advert #2

PIZON BROS
Visiomatic 101

 
1977 Advert #1

IMSAI
8048

 
M5 Japanese advert

SORD
M 5

 
French ad (jan. 1980...

SORD
M203 Mark II

 
Apple II & III

APPLE
APPLE III

 
UK advert

SINCLAIR
ZX SPECTRUM +3

 
First ad

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-75C / 75D

 
French advert (1982)

SHARP
MZ 80A - MZ 1200

 
Japanese advert

SONY
Hit-Bit F1XD

 
Diagrams

TESLA
PMI-80

 
French advert

AI ELECTRONICS
ABC 26

 
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