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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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SEATTLE COMPUTER Gazelle
Even if you've never heard of this massive computer, the Gazelle is truly a historic computer. Neither because it was one of the first 8088, then 8086 based computer, nor because this Gazelle is propably the heaviest 8088 system ever built, but because it was the computer Tim Paterson wrote DOS for, the first DOS operating system that became later MS-DOS 1.0 when Microsoft bought the rights to DOS from Tim's company, afterwards. See in the "Internet Links" section various links ...
PSION Series 3
In 1991, Psion launched their first clamshell format organiser, the Series 3. It featured a NEC V30H 8086-compatible processor running at 3.84MHz. The machine featured 128K or 256K of RAM, and into its 384K ROM Psion fit their EPOC operating system (as used in the MC 200 & 400 models, upgraded with new features), several good office/PDA applications and the OPL programming language. In 1993 the Series 3a was launched. Despite the insignificant change in version number, this was a maj...
COMMODORE  Educator 64
The Educator 64, also called CBM 4064 and PET 64 was the Commodore's second attempt to sell a C64 based system to U.S. schools and so compete with the Apple II. Like Apple, Commodore could take advantage of a large range of available public domain educational software. The first attempt came in the form of a basic C64 case. But the system was so often stolen that the department of education suggested Commodore provide a new system including the computer and the display in the...
PHILIPS  VG 8020
The Philips 8020 belongs to the MSX 1 family. In fact, it wasnt't built by Philips, but, as the Yashica MSX, built by Kyocera in Japan. The VG8020 comes in 3 different versions : 8020/00 are first PAL models, 8020/19 Secam models (black case) and 8020/20 PAL models with a more integrated motherboard. There is another difference between the Secam and Pal models, one missing key. The Pal versions have one key at the right side of the right SHIFT key which is miss...
NBI Hantu
All the information we have come from a copy of a 1975 brochure of an NBI Hantu (later renamed to the System II). It boasted an Intel 8008 processor up to 16K of RAM and two 8" 250K floppies. NBI was the first software based wordprocessing system on the market. At that time, the competition had to change firmware each time the program was changed. NBI officially stood for "Nothing But Intials", however the real origin of the name NBI was "Necton Bilinium Incorporated" a name chosen by ...
SHARP  SM-B-80TE
the SM-B-80TE and the SM-B-80TC training boards seem to be the first computers made by Sharp having the general public in mind. At the time, a professional division of Sharp already sold a range of computers called Hayac. These boards, as well as the first MZ computer series were conceived by the Sharp parts division as a market test. The same board concept could be found in the USA since 1985 (MOS Kim 1, Intel SD...
TANDY RADIO SHACK  MC 10
The Tandy MC 10 (MC means Micro Color) was designed as an "initiation" computer to compete with the Timex Sinclair 1000, the american version of the Sinclair ZX-81. It was more expensive than the Sinclair machine, but outpassed it in every category. It had sound, color, more memory and even a better keyboard. In fact, the MC-10 is basically a cut down version of the Tandy "Coco" computers, but di...
YENO MX-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 64 KB RAM... Not much more to say !...
KEMITRON Naja
This is a brasilian Tandy TRS-80 Model III compatible system. It didn't sell well as the CP-500 was a too popular TRS-80 compatible system in Brazil. In 1985, a new model named Naja 800 was marketed. It had a 14 Kb EPROM, 128 Kb RAM, built-in monitor, 70 keys keyboard with numeric keypad and a hard-disk. Sources : Computadores Brasileiros
SANYO  MBC-1200 / 1250
The MBC-1200 and MBC-1250 are two 8-bit CP/M machines intended for business market. They were the first Sanyo business machines to have graphics capability. They feature a high-resolution 640 X 400 dot matrix for graphic displays or a 40 line X 80 character text mode. The auxiliary CPU ensures high speed execution of graphics, while the detachable ergonomic keyboard and coiled cable enhance ease of use. There was no difference between the 1200 and 1250 models except that they left the fac...

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   LATEST COMMENTS
Marc
3/1/2015
ACORN COMPUTER  BBC Master Compact
As many Australians know, these machines plus the original beebs were prolific in Australian public and private (mainly Catholic) primary and high schools.

And thus I have a confession to make. I helped load hundreds of these and the beebs into skips for recycling (destination unknown) in about 1994-5 as schools transitioned to Macs or X86 clones.

At that time I had gone from C6 to Amiga and then to a 386 and didn''t see to keep one of these around (even though I was kinda fond of them having used them as a student myself). All that I kept was an Archimedes, which were briefly adopted in some places.

Sorry, aficionados!

Andreas
2/28/2015
SHARP  PC-1500 / PC-1500A
Hello Debby, as far as I know resetting is done by pressing the "All reset" on the bottom with something long and thin like a pen.

Thijs
2/27/2015
SIGNETICS Instructor 50
I have a complete instructor 50 including manuals.
Didn''t use it for ages but it should be working.
For anyone who is interested.

Phil Sketchley
2/26/2015
AMSTRAD  PCW 8256 / 8512
I HAVE A PCW 8512 WITH DISCS AND PRINTER STILL IN ORGINAL PACKAGE. IF ANYONE INTERESTED PLEASE CONTACT ME ON P.SKETCHLEY@BTINTERNET.COM

Julißn
2/26/2015
COMMODORE  C64C
C64C was my first step into the computer world. I was 12 (too old for a newbie nowadays) when my father and I went to the shop to buy it. Programming in Basic, playing games with friends, reading related books to learn something else... all was great with the Commodore64C!!

le roux
2/26/2015
SOBRELEC Totus
I''have assembled the two cpu board for the company coopagri.
They bought all the parts of the Totu when Sobrelec close.
I rebuild 5 computers.

Omar Rodriguez
2/25/2015
OKI  IF 800
HELLO! any posibility to conect to usb or something, we have software in floppy and spectometer sps 1500 with 50 pin entry similar to ide entry. we want to continue using the spectometer. Saludos desde Chile.

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