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Month: October 2018

Nintendo Entertainment System

The Nintendo Entertainment System (commonly abbreviated as NES) is an 8-bit home video game console that was developed and manufactured by Nintendo. It was initially released in Japan as the Family Computer (commonly known by the portmanteau abbreviation Famicom), on July

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Commodore VIC 20

The VIC-20 was intended to be more economical than the previous PET computer. It was equipped with 5 KB of static RAM and used the same MOS 6502 CPU as the PET. The VIC-20’s video chip, the MOS

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Sinclair Spectrum +

The Spectrum was among the first mainstream-audience home computers in the UK, similar in significance to the Commodore 64 in the USA.  The introduction of the ZX Spectrum led to

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Apple Mac Mini

The Mac Mini is a small desktop computer manufactured by Apple Inc.  Like earlier Mini-ITX PC designs, it is 7.7 inches (200 mm) square and 1.4 inches (36 mm) tall.  It weighs

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Apple Xserve G5

Xserve was a line of rack unit computers designed by Apple Inc. for use as servers.  When the Xserve was introduced in 2002, it was Apple’s first designated server hardware

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Acorn BBC Model B

During the early 1980s, the BBC started what became known as the BBC Computer Literacy Project. The BBC wanted to base its project on a microcomputer capable of performing various tasks

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Sega Genesis/Megadrive Flashback

I know strictly this is not old or collectable, but it does fit in the retro theme of this site, so that is what I am sticking with.  This modern

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Sony PlayStation

The Sony PlayStation was the worlds first home games console to ship over 100 million units.  It was announced in 1994. PlayStation was in head-to-head competition with the Nintendo 64

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Atari 2600 Jr

In 1986 Atari released a slimline version of their popular 2600 games console. It had a more cost effective internal design and the casing similar to that of the 7800

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Philips CD-i

The Philips CD-i (Compact Disc Interactive) is an interactive multimedia CD player developed and marketed by the Dutch electronics manufacturer Royal Philips Electronics N.V. This category of device was created

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