Click Here to visit our Sponsor
The Latest News ! The History of Computing The Magazine Have Fun there ! Buy books and goodies
  Click here to loginLogin Click here to send a link to this page to a friendTell a Friend     Search     Click here use the advanced search engine
Browse console museumBrowse pong museum








 

Ready prompt T-shirts!

see details
C64 maze generator T-shirts!

see details
Spiral program T-shirts!

see details
BASIC code T-shirts!

see details
Pixel Deer T-shirts!

see details
Breakout T-shirts!

see details
Pak Pak Monster T-shirts!

see details
Vector ship T-shirts!

see details
Shooting gallery T-shirts!

see details
Pixel adventure T-shirts!

see details




  


Welcome to old-computers.com, the most popular website for old computers.
Have a trip down memory lane re-discovering your old computer, console or software you used to have.

There are actually 1244 systems in the museum.


SHOW ME A RANDOM SYSTEM !

   LATEST ADDITIONS
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 (...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
LUCAS  Nascom 2
The Nascom 2 was a deep evolution of the Nascom 1 that required 18 months of design and development but offered lots of enhancements: a faster processor (4 MHZ.), greater RAM and ROM capacity (10 KB + 10 KB), built-in Microsoft BASIC, extended keyboard, improved tape interface, etc. User RAM could be expanded to 32 KB on board and the system didn't need the use of expansion board or system bus to run large applications. Even now, the Nascom 2 is regarded as t...
AXEL  AX-20
This french mono-bloc system had no great success. It was however a nice designed system with its 8 function keys mounted directly onto the monitor (like with some Hewlett-Packard systems). The idea was interesting, because the function of each key was dynamicaly displayed right above it, but it becomes tiring to have to lift an arm to reach these keys... The AXEL-20 can display 640 x 416 pixels with 8 different level of brightness. The system has it own character set (128 ASCII characters, u...
TRIUMPH ADLER  ALPHATRONIC PC
Triumph was originally Triumph-Adler - the merger company of the 2 typewriter manufacturers Triumph and Adler, to which Triumph (which also produced mechanical calculators and sewing-machines) was the bigger one. Later they got US-typewriter Royal merged into it and had the best years between 1975 and 1988, when they even build competiting machines to IBM System /34 and /36 ... but they did neither understand nor learn the business and ran out of the financial power. The technical part of TA ...
R2E  MICRAL-N
The Micral-N, introduced in 1973 and powered by Intel's 8008 chip, was the first commercial non-kit computer based on a microprocessor. It was conceived in France by Franšois Gernelle and commercialised by a company called R2E in 1973. The term "microcomputer" first appeared in print in reference to the Micral-N. The Micral-N was initially developed for the I.N.R.A. (French National Institute for Agronomic Research) which didn't had sufficient budget to buy the lowest "mi...
AMPERE  WS 1
This was a very unique system with an extraordinary design. It was conceived by Ampere and produced by Nippon-Shingo in 1985. Sadly, it failed the US FCC certification tests and so was not available on the US market, which helps explain why it is so rare nowadays (along with its high price and narrow-targeted market)... One of the main characteristics of the Ampere WS-1 was the use of the APL programming language : an interpreted language extremely synthetic and very rich. APL ...
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...
SHARP  X68000 XVI
The X68000 16 is the successor of the X68000 Super and Super HD. It has new features : 16 MHz instead of 10 MHz (though it can still operate at 10 Mhz) and a new version of the Operating system and its GUI....
TOSHIBA  T 100
The T100 was the US version of the Japanese PASOPIA computer. It was intended to be a professional CP/M machine. It had a small built-in LCD screen (6 or 8 lines of 40 characters or 320 x 64 pixels in graphic mode). This LCD screen was an option (not built-in). It fitted into slots at the back of the keyboard/cpu unit. There were 2 CRTs available: 13" monochrome (green), and 15" color with a proprietary RGB interface. The twin floppy drive was a separate box. It was possible to plug a m...
APPLE  APPLE II
Apple II was the successor to the Apple 1 on which it was largely based. It was the very first commercial success of the Apple Computer Company. Because Steve Wozniak wanted to demonstrate his Breakout game with the new Apple II, he decided to add colour, sound and minimum paddle support to the Apple 1's heir. The Apple II came with 4 KB RAM, but it was possible to add 4 KB or 16 KB RAM chips. Thus, the system could have memory in the following sizes: 4K, 8K...
POLYMORPHIC  System 8813
The Polymorphic System 8813 was the larger brother of the Poly 88. William Davis reports : This unit could connected to an add-on unit (MS 88) that consisted of two 8" Shugart DSDD disk drives. Near the end Polymorphic System also featured a 10 MB hard disk and a unit called the "Twin Systems" which allowed two simultaneous users on a shared bus. I had all the above, buying the first of three 8813 in 1978 and continuing to use ...

   RANDOM ADVERTS
Promotional leaflet ...

BANDAI
Gundam RX-78

 
Memory board

VECTOR GRAPHICS
Vector 1

 
M-Series brochure - ...

PANASONIC
JD series

 
1977 advert

COMPUCOLOR CORPORATION
8001 / 8051

 
German leaflet #3

SHARP
MZ 800 - MZ 1500

 
US advert Nov. 1987

COMPAQ
Portable 386

 
Nascom 1 brochure

LUCAS
Nascom 1

 
German brochure

ATARI
MEGA ST

 
First ad.

COLUMBIA DATA PRODUCTS
VP

 
Ontel advert #1

ONTEL
OP-1

 
End of life

TRIUMPH ADLER
ALPHATRONIC PC

 
German advert (1983)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL II

 
Japanese ad

CASIO
FP 1000 / FP 1100

 
US advert

TANDY RADIO SHACK
1000 TX

 
Microsoft advert (19...

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL I

 
French advert (1978)

SINCLAIR
MK 14

 
French advert (1981)

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
US advert, Nov. 1985

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL 4

 
UK brochure #3

COMMODORE
CBM 700 Series

 
Promo pic #2

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
DAK advert (US, 1986...

VISUAL TECHNOLOGY
Visual 1083 / Commuter

 
Brochure #1

BAINBRIDGE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, INC.
Dolphin

 
UK advert (feb. 1980...

ACORN COMPUTER
System 1

 
French advert

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
TI 99 / 4A

 

   LATEST COMMENTS
PAOK
6/20/2018
EXIDY  SORCERER
Bolches yarboclos, Batman!!!

I''d like an Exidy Sorcerer for Xmas.

PAOK
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?

Prof. Claude Pentecost
6/19/2018
SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1

RELIABLE AND AFFORDABLE LOAN OFFER FOR PERSONAL LOAN, INVESTMENT LOAN $ BUSINESS LOAN at Email: profclaudecapital@gmail.com WhatsApp Number: +19292227023
Here comes an Affordable and Legit Loan that will change your life for ever, I am Prof.Claude Pentecost a certified loan lender, I offer loan to individual and public sector that are in need of financial Assistance in a low interest rate of 2$. Bad credit acceptable,The Terms and Conditions are very simple and considerate.You will never regret anything in this loan transaction because i will make you smile. Email us via (profclaudecapital@gmail.com) have you been looking for a quick and legit loan online why don''t you try Capital Management Inc. loan company and be free from debts note getting a loan from this company is 100$ assured and guaranteed. It will be a great joy to us when you are financially stable Email us via profclaudecapital@gmail.com

NOTE:Bear in mind that it will only take less than 24 Hours to process your file is 100$ Guaranteed no matter your Credit Score. WhatsApp Number: +19292227023

God Bless America

Regards
Prof. Claude Pentecost
Phone Contact: +1(415) 322-7529
Email: profclaudecapital@gmail.com
WhatsApp Number: +19292227023

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


LOAN OFFER
6/17/2018
SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1
Are you in any financial crisis, do you have a low credit score and you are finding it hard to obtain capital service from local banks and other financial institutes? Here is your chance to obtain a financial service from our company. We offer all kind of loan to individual companies at 3$ interest rate. If you need a loan do not hesitate to contact us via

Name: Gilbert Aaron
Email: info.gilbertloanfirm@gmail.com
Phone/Text: +13257407730

Dave
6/17/2018
EXXON 500 Series
I have the Exxon QYX machines in my storeroom, no manual with them, they r up for sale. If any one has interest email me. June 2018

Click here to go to the top of the page   
Contact us | members | about old-computers.com | donate old-systems | FAQ
OLD-COMPUTERS.COM is hosted by - NYI (New York Internet) -