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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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DVW MICRO-ELECTRONICS Husky
This is an obscure computer, not very well known. It's a rugged field computer, conceived to be used outdoor, and resistant to extreme conditions (it was used in the British Army for example). In 1981, responding to a request from Severn Trent Water, DVW designed and manufactured the first rugged handheld computer - the Husky, dramatically featured on the BBC TV programme 'Tomorrow's World'. This caught the attention of the UK Ministry of Defence, who subsequently awarded DVW a contract to su...
DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION VT-180
In 1982, Digital introduced an option board which turned a VT-100 terminal into a personal computer using the CP/M operating system. It was called the Digital's Personal Computing Option. Customer could purchase just the option board or could buy the complete terminal/computer package called the VT-180. The VT-100 terminal was introduced by Digital in August 1978. It rapidly enjoyed great popularity and soon became the most widely imitated asynchronous terminal. Its control code...
SHARP  MZ 5500 - 5600
This computer wasn't 100% MS-DOS compatible, but is intended to work under EOS 16. EOS 16 is an operating system, which looks like UNIX and is fully compatible with Concurrent CP/M and CP/M 86 and can execute programs for MS-DOS 1.4 or MS-DOS 2.0. Sharp developed a Z80 card for the MZ 5600, with this card, EOS 16 can execute programs written for EOS V3 (EOS for 8 bit systems) or CP/M 80. The EOS 16 shell is very powerful and uses UNIX features. The MZ 5600 supports several disk format...
COMMODORE  Amiga 500 Plus
After the huge success of the Amiga 500, Commodore launched a new version of the machine called the Amiga 500 Plus. Some small changes were made to reduce costs and a few hardware changes were also made. It featured 1 MB of memory, the new ECS chipset and a new version of AmigaOS which wasn't 100% compatible with software written for older versions. While not officially introduced until 1992, the A500+ made a covert appearance late in 1991. Commodore apparently...
RCA Cosmac VIP
The Cosmac VIP, originaly named VP-111, is a typical hobbyist "single-board" computer sold as a kit. You had to build it yourself ! The system uses a RCA CDP-1802 microprocessor like the RCA Studio II video game system. In fact the Studio II is very similar to the VIP and can be considered as its video-game version. But the VIP is also somehow an improved version of the original Cosmac Elf board system, described in Popular Electronics magazine, august 76 an...
SAGES V1
Very little information about this Sages Spectrum clone, the smallest ever seen in Romania. As you can see, the audio out and joystick connectors were placed on the front of the case and other connectors on the back. The keyboard seems to be the same as the Ice Felix HC-85 Thanks to Valentin Hristenco for information and pictures....
AMSTRAD  CPC 664
The Amstrad CPC 664 was sold for only one year. Successor to the Amstrad CPC 464, it was quickly replaced by the Amstrad CPC 6128. It was sold with a monochrome green or colour monitor and a built-in floppy disk drive. The floppy disk format was the Hitachi 3 inch, an uncommon format already used on the Tatung Einstein and the Oric Atmos. CPC 464, its p...
THOMSON  TO 7
The Thomson TO 7 is the first micro computer conceived by Thomson and the first French micro-computer. This computer, also called Thomson 9000 was mainly used in french schools and had somehow a great success in France. "TO" stands for "Tele Ordinateur" (ordinateur meaning computer in French). One of the most interesting feature of the TO-7 is its light pen. Indeed, there is one stored in a small trap above the keyboard. A wide range of software used this device. Even on later T...
IVASIM ELEKTRONIKA Ivel Ultra
The IVEL Ultra is a Croatian computer made by Ivasim Electronika. Its creator was Branimir Makanec. They were made in a little city near Zagreb called Ivanic Grad. The main characteristic of the Ivel Ultra is to be compatible with the Apple II. It is equiped with one or two 5.25" floppy disk drives. Its Basic is compatible with the Apple one, and its operating system called IDOS is compatible with Apple DOS 3.3 On top of that, the Ivel Ultra has a second pro...
ISKRA DELTA  800
Iskra DELTA 800 was derived from the Digital PDP-11/34, compatible to the DELTA family. It could be connected to other computer systems like DEC, IBM, UNIVAC, and others. It had extended addressing capability (hence, could support 4 MB of RAM), was running somewhat modified RSX 11M, called Delta M OS, and ran J11 Digital Equipment processor (as all PDPs 11 did). There were several programming languages written for its operating system: ASSEMBLER, COBOL, FORTRAN, BASIC and PASCAL. Iskra Del...

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EXELVISION
EXL 100

 
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SONY
SMC 70

 
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MATTEL ELECTRONICS
Aquarius

 
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HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-150

 
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MICRODIGITAL
TK-3000

 
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INTERACT
Home Computer System

 
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NEC
PC 8801

 
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COLUMBIA DATA PRODUCTS
MPC

 
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EPCOM / SHARP
Hotbit HB-8000

 
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APPLE
APPLE II

 
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SORD
M 170

 
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NEC
APC

 
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DRAGON DATA LTD
Dragon 64

 
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ATT
PC 6300

 
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ALTOS COMPUTER SYSTEMS
ACS-8000

 
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HANIMEX
PENCIL II

 
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ATARI
800

 
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SEEQUA
CHAMELEON

 
UK advert, Oct. 1983

SEMI-TECH
Pied Piper

 
U.K. ad. (Dec. 1985)

COMMODORE
C128 - C128D

 
HP brochure

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-9826

 
UK advert

SINCLAIR
ZX SPECTRUM +3

 
UK advert, Oct 1983

TOSHIBA
T 100

 
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SINCLAIR
QL (Quantum Leap)

 

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Nick Holland
4/17/2018
VISUAL TECHNOLOGY Visual 1083 / Commuter
Richard Groves reported that his had an 8086 processor (true 16 bit) rather than the 8088 processor of the PC and most compatibles. I had reason to open my Visual Commuter today as the power supply had failed, but mine clearly has an 8088 in it (well...clearly after I got the magnifier out. My eyes are not as good as they used to be. :-/ ). I can only speak for the one I own, but I suspect they are all 8088 based.

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SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1
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4/16/2018
ACORN COMPUTER  BBC Model A / B / B+
IT LOOKS LIKE SOME THING I WOOD FIND IN MY GRANNYS ATIK

Daniel Vianna
4/16/2018
PROLOGICA CP-200
I learned some BASIC on one of these. I was about 10 years old, and lost interest mainly because one had to load programs through a cassette tape. I would spend 20 min or more hoping the tape wasn''t damaged and the cassette player had a clean head. If everything went fine I would be able to run a program. If not, it would fail silently. Another option was of course writing programs from scratch before using, but... that was painful.

James Gregor Owen
4/14/2018
INTERSYSTEMS DPS-1
Sat 4/14/18 7:54 am. Well I worked at Ithaca Intersystems in the golden days and lived to tell the tale, not that there''s so much to tell.

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John Ferguson
4/12/2018
ACORN COMPUTER  ATOM
Owner of two Acorn Atoms one of which is for sale on Ebay at this moment.

C
4/12/2018
SELCOM Lemon II
The machine pictured is actually the "Biprocessor" revision - it allows the use of CP/M with the Apple DOS! However, the floppy format of the Apple II is not CP/M compatible so all software had to be converted to a specific format for Apple CP/M.

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