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What is your most rare vintage home computer?

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Can't really compete with most everyone here, but I have an NTSC Vic-20 that was never used, and I bought it (with games and adapters and stuff) for $20 :) . The thrift store I was at had it marked at $75, but I went back a couple months later and nobody had bought it so I got it for 75% off.

I also have a Compaq Portable III but I'm trying to sell it.
added on the 2010-07-28 20:41:00 by ferris ferris
One of these would be pretty amazing to own:
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added on the 2010-07-29 00:31:36 by sire sire
Probably rarest among which I actually own:
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The 710 in particular was quite hard to get. There was a time in the 80s when they were sold off cheap at Völkner Elektronik here in Germany, however back then I was a little boy who couldn't afford one of them even at the discount price, but I immediately found the case design to be extremely funky and continue doing so to this day. :)
added on the 2010-07-29 00:44:54 by sire sire
Kon-Tiki 100, Norwegian made Z80-based machine, they quickly changed the name to Tiki 100 to avoid risking a lawsuit with Thor Heyerdahl, so the original version is somewhat rare. Unfortunately some of the keys on the keyboard don't work :-/
added on the 2010-07-29 01:12:10 by Quarryman Quarryman
I have a Norwegian produced Apple ][+ clone called the West PC 800. It had a built-in modem, house alarm system, Z80 card, floppy drive and wireless keyboard.
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The German Universum branded version of the Spectravideo Compumate, a hoemcomputer extension for the Atari 2600.
Not that rare for sweden, but I have an old ABC 816, yes the old color version of the ABC800 at my parents garage. Probaly doesn't work anymore, but at least I did a demo with rotating pentagrams and some other stuff for it back in '93 :). Gave the ABC80 away. Other stuff here at home would be a nes clone with basic cardrige and key, commodore 16, +4. Also gave my PET and the Kompis away years ago.
added on the 2010-07-29 22:24:48 by wix wix
A MegaDrive-looking cheap NES clone.
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Not rare here: if you mention Super Mario, most people say that it's a Sega-MegaDrive game.
added on the 2010-07-29 23:40:41 by pista pista
Where is "here"?
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simonsunnyboy: I WANT
added on the 2010-07-30 02:05:06 by ferris ferris

That's pretty funny. I always thought a keyboard should go there. When I first saw the 2600 I was like, what's with this grill? Why isn't there some buttons there or something?
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added on the 2010-07-30 08:37:08 by zerkman zerkman
That Universum Homecomputer/Compumate is so fucking useless :P
The basic has 8x11 characters I think and can output 2 prints per second (prolly more like 1.25). Never regreted selling mine.
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Simonsunnyboy: rocks!
I remember there was a similar thing for the Mattel Intellivision I owned but never knew for the VCS.
(now that I look it here kind of ovni)


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