Welcome to Retro Computing with Mike
This is a work in progress, i will add pictures, text videos, links, downloads and other sort of relevant information to the individual posts when i get around to it, currently this shows a small sample of my current collection, if you want to know something about a specific machine you are welcome to contact me and i will try my best to help you.
Was a budget version of the BBC Micro, which i also have one of, i got 3 Acorn’s who all are bought as non-working, i
A simple and easy to use portable computer released by Amstrad in 1992.
This is probably the best 8bit Z80 based portable Computer ever made. It has a wonderfull keyboard and is capable of running CP/M.
This is a Personal WordPressor released by Amstrad to compete with typewritters.
This computer was sold as a Personal WordPressor but was actually a full-fledged CP/M computer.
Amstrad Portable PPC512
A 8Mhz IBM PC Compatible computer with 2 x 720 Floppy drives and a small 7″ LCD Screen.
Apple PowerBook 190cs
A rather modern Apple Laptop from 1995 featuring Motorola 68LC040 @ 33 MHz
Atari 2600 – Light Sixer
This is one of the early Atari 2600 Models, i have a couple of other models – some working, some don’t. I hope to be
Atari 520 was a somehow better alternative to the Amiga 500, but the Amiga won out because of popularity. Atari 520 and 1040’s was used
An Atari 8 bit system with , was released at the same time as the other ST models but is more or less the same
Released in 1986, almost fully backwards compatible with the famous Atari 2600, and brought in some significant improvement over its predecessors.
This is one of th Atari 800XL models which needs to be repaired, im looking very much forward to get this one on my bench
Atari 800XL Boxed
This one should be working, i also have a boxed tape-deck for it, and a couple of “sold-as-broken” ones that i might be able to
The final gaming console from Atari, sold as a 64 bit console, but in reality it was hardly a 32 bit machine, but who cared,
Was the first handheld 16 bit gaming console with a color LCD, however it did not stand a chance against the gameboy ;-(
A IBM PC Compatible palmtop PC released by Atari in 1989, effectively the worlds first palmtop computer.
Was an iconic 8bit machine produced in Great Britain in 1981.
This was the final 8bit computer from Commodore, this could run CP/M and all Commodore 64 software.
The computing icon of the 80s, and ofcourse i have one of these to 🙂
Commodore PC 1
One of Commodore’s first IBM Compatible computers, this one features 512Kilobytes of memory, and a 5 1/4″ Floppydrive for storage.
This is the flagship of my Commodore PC Collection, it’s an 286’er with 1 Megabyte of memory, and both 3 1/2″, 5 1/4″ and a
This IBM Compatible Commodore PC has a 20 Megabytes harddrive and a 360KB Floppy drive.
Commodore PET 2001
This was the first 8 bit computer produced by Commodore, mine needs some obvious work 🙂
This machine was based on the low-budget Commodore 16 and 116 models, it had an built in office suite with Word Processing, Spreadsheet, Database and
This is a portable version of the Commodore 64, it’s relatively rare and stupidly expensive, i got min for a good bargain.
EG 2000 – Colour Genie
A Z80 based computer with 16KB of memory running Level II Basic.
Game Boy Color
Mobilegaming before it, and backlight, was cool, theres nothing special about this one, you can get them anywhere for 50$, but i wanted one because
This is an engineers workstation, we tested it, it boots directly into a basic entrepreter with 128+64K’s of memory. It can save and load to
Is a Danish/British made Z80 system, the cabinets are made with 2mm thick sheet-metale and weighs a ton each. But im really excited about them,
Was a Sinclair ZX81 clone, with more memory and a few extra features.
Luxor – ABC80
A Swedish built Z80 microcomputer with basic, used by educational institutions and industry for controlsystems. Resources: https://www.abc80.org/pub/abc80sim/ https://www.abc80.net/ http://www.devili.iki.fi/Computers/Luxor/index.html https://www.abc.se/home/m8894/ABCbus/ABCbus_06/ABCbus_06_manual.pdf https://www.abc.se/ https://www.abc.se/home/m8894/ABCbus/ABCbus_06/ABCbus_06_manual.pdf
The final iteration of the Macintosh SE/30 , this one is a plain SE which have been upgraded.
This one is working, i got a couple of floppies with software for it – but i need to find a way to transfer images
Philips – VG8020
An MSX Computer produced by Phillips, released in 1985.
An Intel 80186 based computer built and manufactured in Denmark during the 80s.