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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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MULTITECH  MPF-1 A/B
The MPF-1 (MicroProFessor 1) was a computer system specifically designed by Multitech (now known as Acer!) as a learning tool for use in the teaching of microprocessor, microelectronics, and control technology. In the 80's it was sold as an Z80 CPU learning and initiation system, and believe it or not, it is still in production and sold by www.flite.co.uk !! at the time this article is written. The capacities of the system were quite poor. The standard model could be programmed only in machin...
HOMELAB SERIES Homelab
The HomeLab computers family was conceived in the People's Republic of Hungary by the famous Lukács brothers. József Lukács, the older brother was the creator of the hardware, and the younger, Endre Lukács was the father of software (a great BASIC language). The HomeLab machines were cheap, well-working and easy-to-use Basic computers. They were neither clones nor licencied, but original Hungarian home computers. The HomeLab-2 (see the 'More pictures' section) was also cal...
YENO SC 3000 / SC 3000H
The Yeno SC-3000 is the same computer as the Sega SC-3000. It was only rebadged YENO and sold in some european countries through a deal with Sega. Same with second version SC-3000 H (pictured here) which only improvement is its mechanical keyboard. See the Sega SC-3000 entry for more info......
MITS  ALTAIR 8800
This computer was one of the first "home" computers ever made, it was sold as a kit, but for additional money, you could buy one fully assembled. It had no keyboard, the "program" had to be entered with the switches located on the front panel of the "computer", and as it didn't have video output (yet), the result was displayed via LEDs. Another computer which had almost the same characteristics was launched by IMSAI and was called IMSAI 8080 (see both in th...
IBM  5100
In September 1975, IBM announced its smallest and first portable computer (If you consider a 28 Kgs. computer portable, that is), the IBM 5100, no bigger than one of IBM's typewriters. Developed in Rochester, it used the same operating system as IBM's /370 line of main frames. Thus it could accommodate the same APL interpreter, permitting the use of APL programs. A BASIC interpreter was also available, depending of the 5100 version chosen. This was the first widely marketed and supported p...
ICE-FELIX M18 series
The Felix M18 business computers family was composed of three members, the M18, M18B and M118GS. They were designed and manufactured in Romania between 1975 and 1981, using the Intel 8080 processor. The M18 series had a modular structure composed of master and slave modules, interconnected through a common bus. The MASTER-UCB module contained the 8080 microprocessor, an 8 KB EPROM memory, the 8224 clock circuit, the 8228 local bus command circuit and the 8259 interrupt ci...
NEC  PC 6001 MK 2 SR
This is another enhanced version of the original PC-6001 and later PC-6001 MK2. Two Basics languages (N66 & N66SR) are built-in. The computer is still compatible with the N60-Basic and N60-Extended Basic modes from the original PC-6001. The Basic N66 offers a 320x200 graphic mode (in 4 colors) and the new N66SR-Basic offers new text and graphic resolutions, the maximum being 640x200 with 15 colors. There is a ROM holding 102...
MICRONIQUE  Hector XT
After having given up home computers market, Micronique recentred on the professional market and released PC compatible systems. They were standard systems. Mother board was made by Micronique but all other components were imported from Far East and assembled in France. The system pictured is a 'turbo' PC-XT model. Micronique also launched an AT 286 computer before definitively giving up the computers market and going back to its initial line of business, electronic components manufacturin...
SHARP  X1 Turbo Z (CZ-880C)
The X1 Turbo Z is the successor of the X1 Turbo III. The name of the X1 serie becomes a bit surrealistic ! The Turbo Z enhances the graphic and sound characteristics : more colors and more voices. It can display the 4096 colors simultaneously in the 320 x 200 mode. It was also possible to digitize video samples! There are 3 different models: X1 Turbo Z, Z II and Z III: - Z II is VCCI compliant (electromagnetic...
COMX COMX 35
Very little is known about this obscure and rare computer. It was desgined by a Netherlands based company called NOXON AB, and was manufactured in Hong Kong by COMX WORLD OPERATIONS LIMITED. There is no graphic mode, but user definable characters can be used to simulate graphics. The sound features are poor as there is only one single channel beeper. You can hear it when pressing a key. The Basic is very simple, with not a lot of specific statements, since there is not much ...

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Sanco brochure #1

SANCO
TPC-8300

 
French ad (dec.1983)

SMT
Goupil 3

 
US advert, Aug. 1983

OSBORNE CORP.
Executive

 
Strapping man!

IBM
5100

 
TEI brochure cover

TEI
Terminal Processor

 
AMtext brochure #1

AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS
J100 - J500

 
French advert (dec. ...

CASIO
FX-702P

 
QL catalogue #1

SINCLAIR
QL (Quantum Leap)

 
I learn at school

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
Commodore watches!

COMMODORE
VIC 20

 
German brochure #3

ATARI
STACY

 
French ad (jan. 1980...

SOUTH WEST TECHNICAL PRODUCTS CORPORATION
6800

 
First advert

OSBORNE CORP.
OSBORNE 1

 
French brochure #1

ORIC
ORIC 1

 
Advert from New Zeal...

IMSAI
8080

 
U.K. ad (Aug. 1986)

SPECTRAVIDEO
SVI 738 - X'press

 
Nascom 1 brochure

LUCAS
Nascom 1

 
Brochure #5

BAINBRIDGE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, INC.
Dolphin

 
french advert (april...

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
Promotional picture ...

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
U.S. advert (1982)

TELEVIDEO
TS-802

 
Strong wooman(1982)

OSBORNE CORP.
OSBORNE 1

 
Japanese ad #1

CASIO
PV-2000

 
Jacquard brochure #4

AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS
J100 - J500

 

   LATEST COMMENTS
Jesper
9/30/2016
MATSUSHITA  National JR 100
Looks exactly like the Lambda 8300.

Sergei Frolov
9/30/2016
PRAVETZ IMKO-1/2 & Pravetz 82
http://pravetz.bg/history says that IMKO-1 was based on 8080 CPU and not Apple $$

Brian
9/29/2016
COMMODORE  AMIGA 2500
I have a color pic of a 2500

Mark
9/29/2016
OLIVETTI  Programma P101/P102
This particular machine was used on the US game show "It Takes Two" from 1969-70, presumably to compute the average guess for each couple. Credit for it is found in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v$ko5NUslV5hg$feature$youtu.be

CAROFF
9/25/2016
SOBRELEC Totus
The ''transportable'' computer, presented by SOBRELEC, got 4 stars at ''SICOB'' show (equivalent to NCC, National Computer Conference). I''am the designer of this computer, in
my company named MIO (Micro Informatique Ouest), located at "La Fonderie", Plouneventer 29230. This idea came after a trip to NCC in LA, CA, where I saw OSBORNE : I thought the screen was too small, and decided for a 9" screen.

The main computer card was derivated from Logabax LX500 ( I designed in 1988), a well known computer sold as 6000 samples to french National Education.

Michel_Caroff@yahoo.fr

Richard
9/24/2016
RESEARCH MACHINES LINK 480Z
In our secondary school computer lab in Banbury we had eight of these around the edges of the classroom. I''m sure we did some LOGO type programmes on them. There was an BBC Archimedes 310M in the corner running Arthur (RiscOS) and a PC emulator. We weren''t allowed to touch the Arch.

Daniel Goodland
9/22/2016
ZENITH DATA SYSTEMS  Z-171 PC
I''m trying to remember mine - I was pretty certain it was a Texas Instruments - and had a handle on the top. I know I was able to run WordPerfect 4.1 off the 5 1/4 on it. I could still turn it on when I left it (and my 8086) with the Oshawa computer museum long long ago... http://www.pcmuseum.ca/

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