Thursday, June 28, 2007

The SEGA SC-3000 & SC-3000H Computers

Yes, apparently SEGA tried its luck in the home computer market too and even managed to infiltrate (rather successfully) the Australian market, what with its lovely 8-bit SC-3000 and SC-3000H home computers. Sorry, make that home computers for beginners as Sega dubbed them.

Both computers were based on and were compatible with the SG-1000 video games console, that eventually grew up to become the Sega Master System. According to Old-Computers.com the machine wasn't totally unlike the MSX, could use cartridges, featured some pretty impressive graphics and a speedy 4MHz processor. As for the SC-3000H, it's an updated version of SC-3000 with an improved keyboard and more RAM.

Happily, both of these rare beauties have just showed up @ ebay.co.uk. Visit the SC-3000, SC-3000H & Software auction and bid for both, one BASIC cartridge and a Champion Golf cartridge. Mind you, both computers are boxed and in top condition, but the SC-3000 is missing its cables. Seller ships almost worldwide (but in Africa).

The SC-3000 usually sells for 50£, 100$ or 75 euros (a piece, obviously), which means the above auction is quite a bargain.

12 comments:

  1. bargain... and understatement...

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  2. Just like love and marriage, really.

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  3. indeed wise Gnome, normally quite incompatible... unfortunately....

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  4. Seems that kids can only make matters worse too. Oh, and I'm pretty sure that marriage is like actually admitting defeat too.

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  5. it is a senseless contract, easily gotten out of, but a lifetime paying off the severance fees

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  6. Great computers. Owned both of them. I still harbour resentment towards the C64.

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  7. Owned both? Lucky, lucky, you! oh, and who was to care for a C64 when a Speccy was available?

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  8. nice post.

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    james vick
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    why company

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