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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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SHARP  AX 286
Very little information about this japanese computer. It is a PC compatible laptop. It has no floppy disk drive built-in but a 20 MB hard disk inside. It was also called MZ 8376 (Perhaps it is the last member of the MZ series ?)....
TANDY RADIO SHACK  1400 LT/FD/HD
This nice little laptop is one of the first real IBM PC compatible laptops featuring large LCD display (80x25 here) and true compatibility. This machine has two 720KB Floppy drives (and no hard drive). It boots from one floppy drive (DOS) while the 2nd floppy is used for data and programs you may wish to run. It has a NEC V20 8-bit processor which is switchable between 7.16 MHz and 4.77 MHz. It also has a CGA backlit LCD screen (monochrome), optional built in modem (1200 baud), math coproc...
THOMSON  TO 9
The Thomson TO9 had a short career and was quickly replaced with the Thomson TO9 plus. It was designed to be a "super" Thomson TO 7-70 and has lost of its characteristics. Some options were available : RS232c and joystick connector, modem or genlock. Notice that the very first version of the TO 9 (never marketed) had a 5.25" floppy disk drive. Contrary to the next Thomson series which have a sophisticated memory management, t...
SYMAG INFORMATIQUE Orchidée
The last computer made by Symag presents an original concept : using the same central unit, user can choose between several processors. Back then, the Symag chairman said : "No other computer in the world combines as much innovative features". And indeed, on the paper, the Orchydee was very promising, being, for example, power-cut proof. The basic model is provided with either an 8 bits Z80 microprocessor, or a 16 bits 80186, thus allowing the system to be used with 8 bits and 16 bits O.S. (C...
ACT Apricot F1
After the launch of the Apricot PC, largely inspired by the Victor S1 which sold well in the UK, ACT developed another computer, the Apricot F1. This new system was marketed equally as a business system and as a home-computer (with its TV video output for example). The design of the F1 is quite innovative with its original shape and infrared keyboard. The main unit is much more deep than large, and the straight line of the whole system was quite stylish for the time. There was no lead or...
HEWLETT PACKARD  HP-75C / 75D
The HP-75C was the first pocket computer ever produced by HP who wanted a pocket book format (10”x 5”) computer as powerful as a desktop. It can also be considered as the first organizer able to deal with a multiple alarms time schedule, to control real time peripherals and to memorize text files. Its 48KB ROM contained a very complete Basic language and a light version of the spreadsheet Visicalc. Three slots allowed adding pre-programmed ROM modules (Maths, finance, word processor…) ...
YENO DPC-64
This is a classic MSX 1 computer. It was also sold under the Daewoo brand. It's one of the few Korean MSX computers... It has 64kb RAM and 4 big blue cursor keys... Not much more to say !...
SMT  Goupil 3
Like its little brothers Goupil and Goupil 2, the Goupil 3 is based on a back-plane architecture. You get the computer you want by adding different electronic boards. Thus Goupil 3 can be a tri-processor system: Motorola 6809 like its little brothers, Zilog Z80 for CP/M compatibility and Intel 8088 to match the emerging "IBM PC/MS-DOS" movement. The processors don't work simultaneously but can use a time sharing mechanism. Like the
FOX Fox-640
A.Becket says in its site : ''One of the most interesting Apple ][ clones I have seen. This machine claims to be a "Multi-System" computer, and the manual speaks of future advancements, allowing other systems to be housed. Basically, it is an Apple ][ with a Z80 Card, which can boot into CP/M or Apple ][ software. Instead of saying APPLE ][ on boot, it says -:FOX:-'' Source :
NEC  PC 8401A
The NEC 8401 A is the second generation NEC notebook portable computer. It is significantly different from the 8201. the 8401 has a 16-line by 80-column fold-up LCD screen, 64K of RAM, and a built-in 300 baud modem, and can be operated using batteries or an AC adapter. It uses the CP/M operating system and has four built-in software packages including Wordstar-To-Go, Calc-To-Go, Telcom (telecommunications utility), and Filer (personal card filing program). BASIC is not included in the system....

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The first M20 versio...

OLIVETTI
M20

 
French ad (jan. 1980...

SORD
M203 Mark II

 
German ad #2

SHARP
MZ 700

 
1978 brochure #17

MSI
6800

 
Charlie Chaplin #5

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
French ad #2

BASIS
BASIS 108

 
Russian advert - pag...

LEMZ
Agat

 
U.S. advert (1979)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL I

 
Geneva ad, Nov. 1985

EPSON
PX 8 / HC-88 / Geneva

 
advert #2

COMMODORE
VIC 20

 
Pasopia 16 japanese ...

TOSHIBA
PASOPIA 16 / T300 / PAP

 
U.K. price list

ACT
Apricot F1

 
Isaac Asimov ad #2

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL III

 
Australian Tandy cat...

TANDY RADIO SHACK
Portable Wordprocessor WP-2 / WP-3

 
US advert, August 19...

APPLE
APPLE III

 
Japanese ad

SHARP
MZ 800 - MZ 1500

 
:-)

SHARP
MZ 700

 
Advert #4

ATARI
800

 
Lucas Logic brochure

LUCAS
Nascom 3

 
Commodore brochure

COMMODORE
AMIGA 3000

 
Software catalogue

ACORN COMPUTER
Electron

 
New Zealand advert  ...

MITS
Altair 8800b

 
Second 6502

ACORN COMPUTER
BBC Model A / B / B+

 
Same with a man

OSBORNE CORP.
OSBORNE 1

 

   LATEST COMMENTS
Tony Piacente
6/22/2018
FORTUNE 32:16
I worked for Fortune Systems Corp. in the early 80''s as a Systems Engineer, afterwards becoming their largest distributor and reseller in the U.S. as UniSoft, Inc. and later UniConcepts Corp. in the Denver, CO area. What a fun ride that was! I can still troubleshoot any of the hardware or For:Pro (Unix) issues to this day. What made our company so valuable was our expertise with BAS software. Please feel free to reach out on this topic vtonyp77@yahoho.com

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6/21/2018
SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1

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6/20/2018
EXIDY  SORCERER
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6/20/2018
IBM  PC - Model 5150
Bolches y tibios yarboclos!!!

I''m too old.

Jerri Kohl
6/19/2018
PANASONIC Senior Partner
The description says this supported 640x200x4 colors, but the specs say 640x200x2 colors (CGA standard). I assume the later is the correct spec. What was the video standard and resolution for the built-in screen? Was it 640x200 or was it Hercules or something else?

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Michael Graf
6/18/2018
KOSMOS CP1 / Computer Praxis
"Little is known about this german training kit..." may have been true when the article was written, but by now, quite a bit of information has surfaced:
- There are some excellent pictures, including all the expansions, at http://www.8bit-homecomputermuseum.at/computer/kosmos_computer_praxis_cp1.html (as TOM already pointed out)
- The full set of manuals (including all expansions, in German) is available at https://www.retrozone.ch/cp1/
- Michael Mustun provided a ROM disassembly at https://www.flagsoft.com/cmswp/de/software/kosmos-cp-1-computer-praxis/

Best regards,
Michael


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