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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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MICROKEY KFFT  PRIMO A-32
The Primo computer series was manufactured by Microkey Kftt. (Kutatási Fejlesztési Termelési Társulás), and was originaly developed to be a school computer in Hungary. The system was sold in various memory configurations: A-32: 16K ROM 16K RAM A-48: 16K ROM 32K RAM A-64: 16K ROM 48K RAM B-64: 16K ROM 48K RAM Other differences were: A type did not have built-in joystick and serial ports. B type could works togewther with the Commodore VC1541 floppy drive un...
HEWLETT PACKARD  HP-86
The HP-86 series was the same machines as the HP-87 but used a 9" or 13" external monochrome monitor. The built-in BASIC language derived from the HP-85's but featured about 20 additional graphics commands. It also allowed to directly address the ports of external modules. Two vdersions were successively released: The 86-A had 64 KB of RAM and was fully compatible with the 87-A. It had built-in interfaces for a prin...
COMMODORE  CBM 80xx
The main improvement over the other PET / CBM computers is the 80-column display. The screen is 12'' large and the ROM version is 4.0. The CBM-80xx was often sold as a "bundle". It was made up of the computer (most often the CBM 8032, though other models were made), the 5.25" double disk drive CBM 8050 (500 KB, 77 tracks) and the bi-directional 132-columns, 160 CPS printer. The 8050 has a 6502 CPU, 4 KB of RAM and 12 KB of ROM (which contains the DOS). It was sold with Ozz, a Database, and a ...
COMART Communicator
Comart was the computer system group that took over the Byte Shop/Computerland chain when it had financial difficulties in the late 70s. They were a large company distributing North Star systems, and similar equipments. The Communicator was their first effort in distributing a British-made system. The Communicator is a S-100 bus system based around a main chassis with a 10-slot-mother-board. The system had 64 KB of RAM and came with three variations of dual flo...
SHARP  MZ 40K
MZ-40K was an ancestor of the Sharp MZ computers series. It was a single-board microcomputer in a plastic covered box. Sharp called it "Dr. Microcomputer (MAIKON HAKASE)". It was designed as a consumer electrical appliance and sold as a toy or a training tool for the first microcomputers fans. The MZ-40K had a built-in speaker and could play music automatically or become an organ, using the monitor keys. Software was included into the 4-bit CPU ROM and users could run several basic applicatio...
ATARI  ST BOOK
After the success of the Stacy, Atari presented a new portable computer: the ST Book. It was a rather nice toy: very light, impressive battery life, MIDI ports, battery-saved RAM, etc. The Hard Disk contains a small Null-Modem program to transfer files (very handy!). It has no internal floppy drive, the external floppy was a weird (and expensive!) unit that used the same interface as Atari's hard disks (ACSI). Despite its interesting characteristics, an...
SOUTH WEST TECHNICAL PRODUCTS CORPORATION S-PLUS
The information of this page comes from Richard Allen. The S-PLUS was manufactured by SouthWest Technical Products who started with "kit built" computers in the back of Mechanics Illustrated. In 1982 they came out with the S-Plus system primarily for small businesses. Utilizing Motorola's 68B09, the 2mhz version of the same chip that powered the Radio Shack Color computer, and the SS-50 bus they reached an agreement with Technical Systems Consultants o...
TANDY RADIO SHACK  Color Computer
The Tandy TRS-80 Color Computer was known to be called "coco" (Color Computer) by its users. It uses its own version of BASIC, "Tandy Color BASIC" instead of the world famous Microsoft BASIC. It was followed by the TRS-80 Color Computer II in 1982. The Welsh Dragon 32 was one of its many clones...
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DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION 4000 AXP
In the early 90s the DEC 4000 model 710 AXP was a member of the DEC 4000 AXP family aka "cobra" (including the model 610, 620, 710, 720) which was based on the Digital's Alpha AXP architecture and the IEEE's Futurebus+ profile B standard. This family was the output of an initiation in Digital to built the industry's most cost-effective and highest-performance departmental server computing system. To achive this goal Digital changed over from VAX CISC to Alpha AXP RISC architecture, and...
AI ELECTRONICS  ABC 26
The ABC-24 and ABC-26 could run up to 8 programs simultaneously and couls manage 7 workstations under M/PM (according to the advertisement). they had a real-time clock and 96 graphic symbols built-in. There were several models : 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26, mostly differentiated by the storage capacities... The 2x Models were the successors of the ABC 10, which had a digital tape auxillary memo...

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1978 brochure #12

MSI
6800

 
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PV-2000

 
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TRS 80 MODEL II

 
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PC Compatible systems

 
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Portable Wordprocessor WP-2 / WP-3

 
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PCS 80

 
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QX 10

 
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SMT
Goupil G4

 
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Comp 2

 
User manual's cover

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Intellec Series

 
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APPLE
APPLE IIc

 
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SHARP
MZ 800 - MZ 1500

 
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VIDEO TECHNOLOGY
LASER 310

 
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RC 700 Piccolo

 
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Microlab

 
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ML-F48 / ML-F80

 
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Horizon

 
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YIS-503 / Diabolik

 
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Gundam RX-78

 
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TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL II

 
UK advert, Oct 1983

TOSHIBA
T 100

 
UK advert (1984)

COMMODORE
SX/DX 64 - Executive computer

 
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AMSTRAD
PC 1512

 
UK advert, Oct 1983

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
TI 99 / 4A

 

   LATEST COMMENTS
Abe
4/24/2015
TELEVIDEO  TS-803
I am an original owner of a working TS803. I do have a boot disk if anyone needs one.

Duncan Bayne
4/24/2015
SCIENCE FAIR Microcomputer Trainer
I''ve put a few videos of my Microcomputer Trainer on Vimeo$ here''s one of me writing and explaining a trivial test program:

https://vimeo.com/63990422

Fred Howe
4/21/2015
TANDY RADIO SHACK  1000 EX
I received a 1000EX from my wife for Christmas, 1986. She bought it on installments of $25.00 per month on our Mobil gas card. It came with 256k ram, DOS 3.2, Deskmate software, the CM-11 monitor and a DMP-130 printer, in several boxes. I loved playing with it, and soon had it tricked out with the memory expansion board with 640k of ram, a mouse, and second, external floppy drive. Although Tandy officially swore it was impossible, I searched and found a manufacturer who made me an interface board and sold me an external 40mb hard drive with its'' own power supply. I don''t think I could boot off the hard drive, but the computer recognozed it on bootup and I sure loved all the storage space. I could run dozens of programs straight off the hard drive. After a while, I moved on to bigger and faster computers, the first of many being an NEC 386 running DOS 6.0 and a 60 mb hard drive with 2mb of ram. Ahh, the good old days!. Flash forward 29 years to today, I still have the EX, and it still bootd up and both floppies still work. Unfortunately, something has gone awry with the DOS 5.0 boot floppy, so the computer doesn''t recognize the hard drive. Or, worse, something has gon wrong with the hard drive. it spins up, but it doesn''t talk to the computer. If anyone ahs any insight as to what parameters I should have in the autoexec.bat ans config.sys files, I''d love to tyr to get this beauty back in fighting shape. Ifg you think you might have something to offer, e-mail me at lawlessman1@hotmail.com. I cna send you the current contents of those files, if it would help.

JimWorm
4/21/2015
NEXT COMPUTERS  NeXT Cube
When the NeXT Cube computer was released, The price was an astronomical $6800.00. I remember at the press release, Jobs mentioned that it would only be sold to academic institutions and college students, and not to the general public. When a reporter asked how he could get one, a very cocky Jobs replied "Enroll".

Radek
4/16/2015
HEWLETT PACKARD  HP-200LX
Hello to all

I am desperately searching one or more working HP Lx200 without the adapter or manuals, just the pda. Willing to pay via Paypal including shipment. Thanks to all.

Radek
4/16/2015
HEWLETT PACKARD  HP-200LX
Hello to all

I am desperately searching one or more working HP Lx200 without the adapter or manuals, just the pda. Willing to pay via Paypal including shipment. Thanks to all.

ANDREI
4/15/2015
ELECTROMAGNETICA Jet
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