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OLIVETTI  A5
Olivetti introduced a mainframe about 1960 which was called ELEA, then in 1965 the Programma 101 - which was probably the world's first real desktop computer. Then a little later they introduced the Audiotronic range of "office computers". The first was the A770, which was replaced by the A7. The A5 was the desktop version. The Olivetti Audit 5 or A5 was largely an electro mechanical computer. It printed via a golf ball typewritter mechanism at the astonishing speed of 16 character per second...
TRIUMPH ADLER  TA-1600
The TA 1600 system was introduced in 1983 at the CeBIT (which was only a part of the "Hannover-Messe" by that time). TA showed a few sample applications and the 1600 family in general. Triumph Adler's hardware included also the 1600/20-3 which was supplied with a permanent-swap-HDD-unit. This unit had a memory/storage capacity of 2 x 8 MB (Winchester technology). Triumph Adler said the system (the 1600) will fit the demand of medium-sized businesses, due to the facts that these companies w...
MIDWICH Microcontroller
Called the Midwich Microcontroller, this British computer was developped to provide a small desktop micro capable of running other equipment throug a variety of interface cards. In 1979 an Italian IC manufacturer designed and began to sell a single board micro system that could be expanded to a full system with a VDU, discs, etc. Called the Nanocomputer, it was manufactured by SGS Ates and one of the distributors in the UK was Midwich. The Nano was somewhat expensive and suffered from a numbe...
RADIONIC Model R1001
This is an extremly rare TRS-80 Model 1 clone, based on an other clone: The Komtek 1 (from Germany). It's equiped with a Level II basic and powered by a Zilog Z80 cpu. _________ Contributors : Incog...
BASF 7100
The BASF 7000 systems are professional computers from Germany. They seem to be based on the Microterm II Intelligent Terminal by Digi-Log Systems, Inc. There were several models in the 7000 serie....
PERTEC PCC 2000
PCC 2000 is a professional computer released in 1978. It was designed in 1978 by Pertec, the company which merged with MITS by the end of 1976. The PCC is conceived as a monobloc machine, where the display and two 8" floppy disk drives are built-in the main case. The mechanical keyboard offers separated numeric and editing keypads. The system is powered by an Intel 8085 microprocessor and offers 64 KB RAM. The whole thing was apparently delivered with an extended Basic language, which has...
TERTA TAP-34
TAP 34 is a self design of Terta company from Hungary. Primarily it was designed as a terminal for big computer systems but it was also able to process data alone. The main integrated circuits were assembled in the USSR and in Hungary by Tungsram, but several parts were imported from other countries. The built-in monitor was a DME-28 monochrome CRT made by Orion. This company was famous for its televisions in Hungary and the other KGST countries. The floppy drive attached to the compute...
MCM COMPUTERS  MCM 800
Based on the MCM 70 / 700 (see this entry for more info), the MCM 800 followed in 1976. It was faster, included 16 KB RAM (instead of 8 KB for the 700), and included the ability to drive an external monitor. Among other things, MCM 800s were used in one of the first french industrial network called Gixinet (along with ARCnet). This was a token-bus type network developped by the Gixi company....
IMLAC PDS-1
The Imlac PDS-1 is a graphical minicomputer made by Imlac Corporation (founded in 1968) of Needham, Massachusetts. The PDS-1 debuted in 1970 and is considered to be the predecessor of all later graphical minicomputers and modern computer workstations. The PDS-1 had a built-in display list processor and 4096 16-bit words of core RAM. The PDS-1 used a vector display processor for displaying vector graphics as opposed to the raster graphics of modern computer displays. The PDS-1 was often used with...
COMMODORE  C64 Golden Jubilee
Between 1984 (in the U.S.) and 1986 (in Germany), Commodore International celebrated the 1,000,000 machines sold mark in these respective countries by issuing special "Gold" editions of the Commodore C64. These machines were regular C64 models, except they were Golden-colored and fixed on a commemorative plate. The following information comes from Death Adder : Until December 1986, 1,000,000 Commodore 64s were sold in Germany. On this occasion, Commodore Buromaschinen GmbH (...

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DIGITAL MICRO SYSTEMS DMS-3/F
Digital Microsystems, Inc. was founded by John Torode, a computer science professor at the University of California at Berkeley. John Torode previously built a computer with a friend called Gary Kildall, the 'father' of the CP/M operating system. From 1979 to 1986. Digital Microsystems designed and manufactured microcomputer-based subsystems, computers, and one of the first microprocessor-based local area networks called HiNet. Originally based in Oakland, CA, DMS was sold t...
FRANKLIN  ACE 500
The Franklin ACE 500 was a 100% Apple IIe and Apple IIc compatible computer with a built-in 5.25" disk drive and 256 KB of RAM. It looked pretty much like a black //c, featured all of the standard Apple ports and a better keyboard with a numeric keypad. It was also very similar to the Laser 128 in design and features. The ACE 500 was the last Apple II compatible Franklin manufactured. Its capabilities and abilities were identical to the Ace 2000 series. The...
IMLAC PDS-1
The Imlac PDS-1 is a graphical minicomputer made by Imlac Corporation (founded in 1968) of Needham, Massachusetts. The PDS-1 debuted in 1970 and is considered to be the predecessor of all later graphical minicomputers and modern computer workstations. The PDS-1 had a built-in display list processor and 4096 16-bit words of core RAM. The PDS-1 used a vector display processor for displaying vector graphics as opposed to the raster graphics of modern computer displays. The PDS-1 was often used with...
MSI 6800
The MSI-6800 system was a bus structured system based on the SS50 bus developed by South West Technical Products (SWTPC) for the 6800 processor in 1975. All of the MSI boards were thus compatible with all existing SS50 circuit boards and interface cards. The main system had a 16-slot motherboard and was available ready-built or in kit form for some parts. It could support dual floppy disc drive (2 x 160 KB) which can be integrated into the main unit. It can al...
ORIC ORIC 1
This British computer was one of the most popular computers in Europe in the beginning of the 80's. It was a small computer, which was a competitor of the Sinclair Spectrum. The two models (16 and 48) had the same technical characteristics. A small plotter was available for this computer. Notice that the sound chip was the same one used in the Amstrad CPC, MSX computers and
CENTRAL DATA  2650
The 2650 was first reviewed in the US magazine Radio-Electronics, in the April 1977 issue. This computer was supplied in assembled form with an Editor / Assembler. A 12K BASIC was also available on cassette tape or floppy if you had the HD interface. ...
TANDY RADIO SHACK  Color Computer 3
The "TANDY Color Computer 3" followed the Color Computer 2. The CoCo3 came with 128K RAM, an analog RGB video port, enhanced 640x192 graphics capability, a 64-color palette and much more. (All ports contained on the CoCo 1 and 2 models were also available on the CoCo3, e.g. RS-232 serial, cassette, right and left joystick and a 40-pin expansion slot.) The built-in Language, named Disk Extended Color Basic 2.1, was a Microsoft BASIC with enhancements by Mic...
CANON  Object.Station
After NeXT abandoned the hardware business,Canon (who had a large investment in NeXT) bought the licence and started producing the successor to the NeXTstation. The Object Station was an Intel-based PC specifically adapted to run the NEXTSTEP O/S. There were two versions available, the 31 and the 41, with IDE & SCSI being the main difference. There are also specs for a Pentium-based 51 but it remains unclear whether it actually came to market. The computer could also run Windows and othe...
FRANKLIN  ACE 1000
The Franklin ACE 1000 was launched in 1983. It was the successor of the ACE 100, released in 1981. The ACE 1000 had 48 KB RAM and allowed for a 16 KB Language card. It also supported lower-case letters, had a numeric keypad, and a larger case. From the factory, the Ace-1000 did not support colours but there was a colour chip that could be added by the dealer for $50 (this dealer add-on was an attempt to protect themselves legally against lawsuits from Apple)...
ADD-X SYST╚ME SMP-5
This is a french professional computer conceived by ADD-X SystŔmes based at Blagnac (Toulouse). It was a CP/M and MP/M compatible system, had 64k RAM, two 5''1/4 disk-drives and one 5 MB Winchester hard-drive. It could be expanded to a multipost configuration (up to 3 stations). The following languages were available : Basic, Cobol, Fortran, Pascal, APL. ...

   RANDOM ADVERTS
1978 brochure #18

MSI
6800

 
US advert, July 1985

COMMODORE
C128 - C128D

 
US ad (July, 1983)

SPECTRAVIDEO
SV 318

 
TTX 80 french advert...

BULL
TTX 80 / 85 / 90

 
french advert (jan. ...

RAIR MICROCOMPUTER
Black Box

 
1978 brochure #13

MSI
6800

 
French advert

SORD
IS 11

 
U.S. advert (1980)

QUAY CORPORATION
500 Series

 
U.K. ad. 1984

MITSUBISHI
ML-F48 / ML-F80

 
MITS brochure #1

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
UK advert Sept. 1983

EPSON
QX 10

 
Jacquard brochure #1

AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS
J100 - J500

 
French advert

ACT
Apricot F2 / F10

 
French advert (june ...

THOMSON
MO 5

 
French advert #4

INDATA
DAI

 
French advert (july ...

AMSTRAD
CPC 664

 
French ad (dec. 1983...

MICROKIT
Vegas 6809

 
Japanese advert #1

TOSHIBA
HX-10

 
New Zealand Review

SEMI-TECH
Pied Piper

 
U.K. ad. (dec. 1985)

AMSTRAD
CPC 464

 
1976 price list

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
French advert

MBC
Alcyane

 
 Acorn ad #2

ACORN COMPUTER
BBC Master Compact

 
UK advert, Oct. 1983

FORTUNE
32:16

 

   LATEST COMMENTS
A Random American Person
10/18/2017
COMPAQ Portable III
Ah man I really want one of these.

Kes
10/17/2017
AMSTRAD  PC 1512
Hey T, I restore/collect old machines, happy to give it a home if you''ve still got it! Email me on kes@kesgai.com.

Garry morris
10/17/2017
SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1
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10/15/2017
SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1

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SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1

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user
10/15/2017
SHARP  WD 2000
I used it before.
This is word processor appliance.CPU isn''t Z-80. It was Z-8000.

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Stephen Dewey
10/13/2017
ICL  Personal computer
The technical authors at BRA01 were very keen on using the game that was started with the command Advent.something to "learn" about the RAIR $)

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