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18 July 2008, 23:08
Looks like a keyboard for a Video Toaster alike...
Draco Vision? Or Draco Cube?
18 July 2008, 23:54
19 July 2008, 00:11
OK, not a hard one, this time...:evilgrin
19 July 2008, 16:12
That reminds me of an old DEC PDP. But, that said, there were a lot of similar looking mini-computers.
19 July 2008, 20:35
This is not THAT mini (OK, sort of)...
1st hints: it was made on the mid of the 70's... And one who adopted a major plague of today's computers...
BTW: the image is slightly modified to rip-off the name...
20 July 2008, 07:44
These is one of 2 of computers who use virtual memory...
20 July 2008, 19:02
Hmm, could be a VAX? (They were one of the first with virtual memory). Not sure what model though as I only have experience with a couple of the later (late 80s, early 90s) models.
21 July 2008, 01:19
It is a VAX8350 "Scorpio". Funnily, the first DEC VAX was the 11/780, who was capable of 1/2 MIPS... And was called super-mini... :crazy
21 July 2008, 06:35
Funny, I can't find a single picture of a VAX 8350 with the cover on! Oh well, just lucky I guess.
BTW, funny story about a VAX at work. One of my co-workers was sitting in front of the terminal working when another co-worker came by and thought he'd be funny and turn the terminal off. Well, on this system the terminal was not just a VT/dumb terminal but instead part of the system, so turning the terminal off actually turned the entire VAX off too! :guru
21 July 2008, 18:54
Yeah, those systems are odd. But they are a hell a lot expandable. A last series VAX can be upgraded to use Pentium4 CPUs (up to 4 at a time, IIRC) and up to 4Tb RAM, not to mention (huge) virtual memory and storage capacity!
OK, your time to present us a puzzle.
22 July 2008, 07:21
Next one. (Ass pic to add some difficulty...)
Hint1: CPU 8088 and Z80
22 July 2008, 08:00
Not an Amstrad.
22 July 2008, 16:41
Not a DECmate III. (But, you're getting close...)
22 July 2008, 19:55
Maybe close because it is an elder model? ;)
For me, it looks a lot like a DECmate-II!
23 July 2008, 04:44
Nope. Hint2: See hint 1. :P
23 July 2008, 05:28
Damn! I see the 3 ports on the back... serial, monitor & printer...
DECmate III+ ?
23 July 2008, 05:36
...Rainbow 100+ !!!!!
23 July 2008, 05:53
Yes! It's a DEC Rainbow 100 (or 100+). Runs MS-DOS, CP/M-80 (Z80), CP/M-86, Windows 1.0, etc. Really a neat computer. (Didn't show the front because the wierd DEC floppy would give it away... same as the VAX above)
23 July 2008, 06:04
Eheh, that VAX was a catch, doesn't? ;)
OKay, next one will be...
23 July 2008, 06:10
Nah! That's my new avatar! Better luck next time...:lol:lol:lol:lol
23 July 2008, 06:26
Dunno if was posted b4...
It was a competitor!
25 July 2008, 11:37
Is it an 8 bit SAM Computer?
25 July 2008, 12:13
Is it an 8 bit SAM Computer?
I have a SAM computer in my car!
26 July 2008, 04:58
No, not a SAM.
2nd hint: this accepts cartridges. And was very popular!
28 July 2008, 04:39
Two entires days and nobody even try? tsk, tsk...
Last hint: the company who made this computer have a lot in common with Commodore, and even their histories have shared, at some point.
28 July 2008, 05:04
Could it be an Atari 800?
28 July 2008, 05:26
28 July 2008, 06:17
Next one. I expect rkauer to know this one.
28 July 2008, 20:58
The first Apple McIntosh?
29 July 2008, 02:15
Nope, not a Mac (or an Apple product at all).
29 July 2008, 04:48
Hint1: Like Amiga, the manufacturer started out creating games for the Atari 2600.
31 July 2008, 06:50
Hint2: It's one of very few MSX compatibles that was available in the US.
31 July 2008, 07:16
I wish I had gotten in on this game earlier because I know that keyboard. It's from the Spectravideo SVI-728. I picked up one up at a computer recyclers a few years ago but it was dead as a doornail. :(
31 July 2008, 07:23
gklinger is correct. It's a Spectravideo SVI-728.
31 July 2008, 07:26
BTW, there's one on eBay for $0.99! linky (http://cgi.ebay.com/SVI-328-SPECTRAVIDEO-PERSONAL-COMPUTER-18-GAMES_W0QQitemZ160265525741QQihZ006QQcategoryZ162075QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem).
I would love to have a SVI-728 but don't need another computer, especially one that I can emulate easily.
02 August 2008, 04:38
Please forgive me for holding up the game. :(
Okay, here we go. This is one of my favourite computers in my collection although that picture is not mine, I swiped it off the net as I'm a lazy bastard. Hopefully it's obscure enough to challenge you lot...
02 August 2008, 04:54
It's a Sun Sparcstation Voyager. I actually got rid of one of those because I couldn't source a cheap 2.5" SCSI drive.
02 August 2008, 04:54
BTW, have another go. We need some new blood in this game. :D
02 August 2008, 05:18
Damn. I may have underestimated the level of difficulty required for this game. Okay, here's another somewhat rare oddity from my collection:
02 August 2008, 06:01
Canon Canon Cat?
02 August 2008, 06:27
Yeah, that's what it is.
Maybe I'm making the pictures too big? Bah. I give up.
02 August 2008, 06:40
:laughing Don't need to dismay, chap.
This is just a game.
Now an easy to you...;)
04 August 2008, 22:41
OK, two entire days and not a single try...
Hint: it was made from another Atari cartridges/game enterprise. And it is a computer.
05 August 2008, 01:53
Am I allowed to go again? (I know what it is.)
05 August 2008, 04:46
The game rules are simple: first to answer correctly wins. The winner must then post a picture of another computer, console or computer part to ppl guess what it is.
05 August 2008, 04:59
Looks like the keyboard from a Coleoco Adam.
05 August 2008, 05:25
And you are right!
It is a Coleco Adam. It uses a Z80 as main processor and a 6801 (Motorola) as co-processor.
30 August 2008, 15:29
OK, a long time and no posts....
I'll post one then :)
30 August 2008, 16:13
Atari STE 520?
30 August 2008, 19:28
30 August 2008, 20:01
30 August 2008, 21:30
It's the 130XE.
I used to own a 65XE :)
30 August 2008, 21:47
30 August 2008, 22:06
it is one of those lame A500's that are "designer" models... ?
30 August 2008, 22:07
30 August 2008, 23:31
nice! maybe Eclipse can bring the next one? :spin
31 August 2008, 01:48
04 September 2008, 17:22
Looks like a RM. Probably a 80286.
04 September 2008, 23:33
Yes it's an RM Nimbus. It was actually a 80186 but I'll give you that.
06 September 2008, 17:34
someone else have my go. Got no pics at the mo.
07 September 2008, 11:28
I could not resist this chance
Not strictly a computer, but it is.
07 September 2008, 11:46
07 September 2008, 11:48
08 September 2008, 23:42
Time for a clue ?
Its related to something that is squishy and rimes with Rubber.
21 September 2008, 23:19
Ok, Its Weebo The Flubber Robot!
22 September 2008, 07:32
I was close ;)
22 September 2008, 09:35
Not Far off, your turn i guess
22 September 2008, 11:14
23 September 2008, 10:11
hint: death of Alan Mathison Turing
30 September 2008, 03:50
Not sure of the hint, but looks a bit like an Apple II with an old monochrome monitor.
30 September 2008, 06:06
02 October 2008, 05:48
Here's a new one. Easy I think, but I'll post a hint tomorrow if nobody takes a stab.
03 October 2008, 05:27
Hint 1: CPU is AMD 386
04 October 2008, 00:17
04 October 2008, 17:07
Ian is correct, it's an FM Towns Marty!
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