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Rescue: NEC Color APC
BitHistory recently rescued this NEC Color APC-H03P. The Advanced Personal Computer (APC) was as series of microcomputers relased outside of Japan by NEC. In the series, there was an APC, APC II, and APC III. The APC was released in 1982 and used a NEC 8086 PCU. It had 128K of RAM which was expandable to 256K. The system features one or two built-in 8″ Floppy drives, which was an odd choice for PCs. You had your choice of CP/M or MS-DOS for an operating system. This system appears to […]
Texas Instruments TI-74 BASICALC
Released in 1985, to replace the Texas Instruments CC-40, The TI-74 BASICALC is a programmable calculator featuring the BASIC programming language. Features: TMS70C46 CPU31 Character 5×7 LCD32+4 KB ROM8 KB RAMRAM/ROM Expansion PortHEXBUS Port80 Characters per line (31 visible)Powered by 4x AAA Batteries
66 Items Archived in February 2021.
Was a pretty productive month starting off 2021. This month, we archived 66 items. Digital DECstation – MS-DOS v3.30.01Digital ER-PC4XQ-AA-001 DECstation MS-DOS 03.30.01 and GW-BASICCommodore Amiga 600 UK Flyer (CBM 074)Apple IIgs System Fan Installation Instructions (030-1323)Digital EK-VS200-OM-001 VAXstation I Owner’s ManualBasic Apple BASIC, 4th PrintingSpinRite II v1.1IBM PS/1 Printer Driver for Microsoft Works (1196616)3Com Megahertz 10/100 LAN PC Card Installation v2.1 (74-1879-001/83-1150-001)3Com Megahertz 10/100 LAN CardBus PC Card Installation v2.6 (74-20441-000/83-1233-000)Masterclips – The Art of BusinessWindows for Workgroups v3.1 Upgrade for Windows 3.0 Users (1992-10-01)MS-DOS v6.0 Plus Enhanced ToolsRockwell […]
TRS-80 Model III, and DEC Items!
A recent gift to our collection. A TRS-80 Modell III, Printer, and quite a bit of software! Also gifted to us, a bunch of DEC TK-50 tapes, some VAX 2000 Manuals, and a couple of DEC VAX RD54 Disk Drives. We’ll be sorting through all of this, posting more pictures, and getting items archived soon!
The Impractical but Indisputable Rise of Retrocomputing
“While modern, ever more efficient computers are selling better than they have in years, vintage computers — impractical old devices in need of repairs and out-of-production parts — are also in demand on sites like eBay. Collectors also flock to message boards, subreddits and Discord servers to buy, sell and trade parts.” Click here for source article