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Welcome to old-computers.com, the most popular website for old computers.
Have a trip down memory lane re-discovering your old computer, console or software you used to have.

There are actually 1247 systems in the museum.



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 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 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…

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….

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…


The P2000 desktop series was the first Philips attempt to penetrate the home computer market. It was released in March 1980 in two version, the P2000M and the P2000T.

The main difference lied in the video interface. The T version, aimed at home and educational use, could be connected to either a standard TV set or a special RGB monitor. The M version, more professional, had an additional 80-column card allowing to connect a monochrome composite monitor. This version shipped with a monitor ca…

SALORA Manager
The Salora Manager was the Finnish version of the Video Technology Laser 2001.

However, it had some differences compared to the original:
It had a new case to match the cheaper Fellow in the more Salora-like colouring,
The keyboard had been modified by adding the Scandinavian letters , and ,
Joysticks ports were different so you could only use joysticks manufactured by Salora (many machines were hacked to use Atari…

EPSON  PX 8 / HC-88 / Geneva
The PX-8 was the successor of the PX-4 and HX-20. The main improvement was a twice bigger flip-up LCD screen.

It was sold with four cartridges which could be added to the base of the unit: a BASIC Programming Language, CardBox Plus, a diary for 400 names and addresss, Calc, a spreadsheet and WordStar the well known word processor. A double 5.25″ floppy drive was available, and an Epson developed stan…

PRINZTRONIC Videosport 600
In UK, Prinztronic was the market brand used by Dixons Group for their electronics.

This system is original because of its large selector in the middle of the front panel. Small and easy to carry. It offers the classic 6 games of the General Instruments AY-3-8500 chipset, including two shooting games playable with an optional light gun.

This system will be followed by the Videosport 800, which offers more games (8) and a colour display….

CCE  Supergame VG 3000
This brazilian system is a clone of the Atari 2600. It is the follow-up of the successful CCE Supergame VG-2800, but more compact.

Both controllers (joystick + fire button) are hardwired to the console, and a DB9 connector is available for an optional controller (paddle?)

There are only two buttons on the console itself (START & RESET) and an ON/OFF switch.


Thanks to Ricardo Saucedo for info …

The Sage IV was a no-compromise extended version of the Sage II.

There were 2 large PC boards in a SAGE IV. The first had the CPU, 2 serial ports, PIO, GPIB, floppy controller, up to 512K DRAM. This board was the same as the main board in the SAGE II. The second board (which set above the first) had 4 more serial ports, hard disk controller, and another 512K DRAM.

The case was slightly taller as it contained the full height hard disk.

The built-in mul…

The Micral-N, introduced in 1973 and powered by Intel’s 8008 chip, was the first commercial non-kit computer based on a microprocessor. It was conceived in France by Franois Gernelle and commercialised by a company called R2E in 1973. The term “microcomputer” first appeared in print in reference to the Micral-N.

The Micral-N was initially developed for the I.N.R.A. (French National Institute for Agronomic Research) which didn’t had sufficient budget to buy the lowest “mi…

SEIKO 9100
Nothing is known about this japanese professionnal system……

ATARI  5200 SuperSystem
The Atari 5200 SuperSystem, released in late 1982 for $270 (USA), was the direct follow-up to the highly successful Atari 2600 (VCS), and predecessor of the Atari 7800 ProSystem. Atari chose to design the 5200 around technology used in their popular Atari 400/800 8-bit computer line, but was not directly compatible, unlike Ataris much later pastel-colored…

The Rainbow 100 had a proprietary floppy drive format. Disks formatted for the Rainbow 100 could not be read or written to by other PC computers, even though materially they were the same type of 5” disk.

Chris Ryan reports:

There were two versions : the model 100 and the model 100+. The 100 had 64 KB soldered RAM and the 100+ had 128KB with a socket expansion for an other option board.

The system was triple boot (in BIOS, and could be set for…


 game – isometric 3dshoot them up

 game – golfsport

 game – carracingvector graphics

 game – carracing

 game – eat them allmazepac-man

 misc – science

 game – platform

 game – ball and paddlesporttennis

 game – shooting gallerywild west

 game – real time strategywar

 game – american footballsport

 game – planeshoot them upvertical scrolling

 game – ball and paddlesport

 game – platform

 game – mathematicsmind games


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