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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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DIDAKTIK Kompakt
The Didaktik Kompakt was the last model made by Didaktik Skalica. The Didaktik Kompakt is a Didaktik M with a built-in 3.5" disk drive(720 KB). It has standard connectors for joysticks and printer and a built-in parallel interface using i8255 as in Didaktik Gama. The amount of internal ROM was doubled, 16 KB for the Spectrum BASIC interpreter and 16 KB for the MDOS operating system. All other fe...
TANDY RADIO SHACK  TRS-80 Model 100 / 102
The Tandy 100 was actually a computer made in Japan by Kyocera. All the ROM programs were written by Microsoft, and even a few of them were written by Bill Gates (!) himself ! These programs include a text editor, a telecommunication program, which uses the built-in modem (300 baud), and a rather good version of BASIC (no big surprise there). Kyocera made this computer for three main companies: Tandy, Olivetti (Olivetti M10) and NEC (PC 8201), these computers are the same except the case and ...
INTERACT Home Computer System
The Interact computer had a very short life in USA. It had only just got in production when the Interact Co. of Ann Arbor MI, went bankrupt. Several thousand machines were produced though. Some of them were sold by Protecto Enterprizes of Barrington, IL, the liquidator, but the main part was sold by MicroVideo, also of Ann Arbor. Protecto bought lots of back-of-the-magazine ads for years, always printed with "WE LOVE OUR CUSTOMERS". The Interact shipped with 2 joysticks, a built-in tape recor...
RAIR MICROCOMPUTER Business Computer
The RAIR Business Computer is an obscure system since nearly nothing can be found on the net about it (apart from here :-)) The Business Computer is a multipost system. It can control/serve up to 4 attached terminal stations via RS422 connectors. Its main particularity is to mix two technologies: 8-bit with its Intel 8085 CPU and 16-bit with its Intel 8088 CPU. Thus it can run CP/M, MP/M and PC-DOS software with no problem (according to the advert). For mass storage, the system is equip...
PANASONIC FH 2000
The FH-2000 was the successor of the Panasonic HHC. Like its predecessor, it was a portable machine intended to run professional custom applications. The computer was solidly built, featuring an IBM/PC-like keyboard and an 8-line LCD display located into the cover. The basic software was comprised of an 8086 BIOS and a BASIC interpreter close to the Microsoft/GW-Basic, stored in one of the four ROM sockets. These sockets provided up to 512 KB of memory area...
BULL  L'attaché
"L'attaché" was the first Bull attempt to produce a portable PC-compatible computer. It was not made in France by Bull, but in Japan. This computer was mainly sold to french public services, as they were obliged at the time to buy french-made computers. But "L'attaché" was not very successful in the private sector when it was launched, because there were many competing that were technically more advanced and cheaper. The system hardware was made of two separate modules. A motherboard/displ...
SHARP  PC-1245
Basically, the PC-1245 was a low-cost version of the PC-1251. The following features were affected: First, it had only 2.2 KB RAM instead of 4 KB, thus only 1486 bytes were available for programming. Second, the display provided only 16 characters instead of 24. Third, the RESERVE mode, which had allowed to assign BASIC commands or functions to 18 of the alphanumeric keys, had been eliminated. Instead, these keys were assigned BASIC shortcuts for eas...
ATARI  520 ST / ST+ / STM
The 520 ST featured same hardware basis and same amount of memory as the 260 ST. The main difference between them was the built-in ROM TOS operating system and GEM Graphics Interface. In fact, the Atari 520ST originaly came with the OS on floppy as the OS was not completly finished. Very shortly afterward they came with the OS on 6 ROM chips (TOS 1.0). It was first sold in Germany where it met a great success then released in the United States about six m...
ALTOS COMPUTER SYSTEMS ACS-8000
The ACS-8xxx were multi-user systems. They could support from 1 to 4 users, but you could also get them in versions for up to 9 users and a supervisor. In appearance, they were large and heavy rectangular desktop boxes with Z80 or 68000 CPUs (ACS-68000 series). They used a large custom single-board computer the size of the case. The drive controller was a separate half-card mounted on top of the SBC. The early 8000s had separate cases for the 8" FD & HD. In later models the drives and cards...
DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION DE 68DT
Software for this system includes the debugger (in ROM), a BASIC interpreter, a FORTRAN compiler and a linker. The ROM debugger features interactive translation of assembly language mnemonics, tape, disk and printer commands and multiple breakpoints. The system was available in two configurations : the DEC68 DT (pictured above) which includes a FDD, and the DEC68 C which fits into a smaller case without the FDD. It was priced from $2000....

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UK advert

SINCLAIR
ZX 80

 
US advert

SONY
SMC 70

 
French advert

CANON
X-07

 
Z-2D advert (1977)

CROMEMCO
Z-2

 
Italian ad

COMMODORE
C64

 
Sales catalog

INTERACT
Home Computer System

 
French brochure fron...

ORIC
ATMOS

 
Compact version

MICRODIGITAL
TK-3000

 
Japanese advert (198...

SONY
Hit-Bit 55

 
MITS brochure #2

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
Radiola advert. 3

PHILIPS
VG 5000

 
German brochure #3

ATARI
MEGA ST

 
Advert

CROMEMCO
Z-1

 
U.K. ad. 1984

MITSUBISHI
ML-F48 / ML-F80

 
French ad (dec. 1982...

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
French advert (1984)

EXELVISION
EXL 100

 
ACE 100 advert (1982...

FRANKLIN
ACE 1000

 
Advert

SEEQUA
CHAMELEON

 
U.S. advert (1982)

LNW RESEARCH
LNW-80

 
Japanese advertiseme...

HITACHI
H1 / H1E

 
1977 advert #1

SOUTH WEST TECHNICAL PRODUCTS CORPORATION
6800

 
German brochure #3

ATARI
STACY

 
U.S. advert (1983)

EPSON
QX 10

 
Philips french adver...

PHILIPS
VG 5000

 

   LATEST COMMENTS
A Random American Person
10/18/2017
COMPAQ Portable III
Ah man I really want one of these.

Kes
10/17/2017
AMSTRAD  PC 1512
Hey T, I restore/collect old machines, happy to give it a home if you''ve still got it! Email me on kes@kesgai.com.

Garry morris
10/17/2017
SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1
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10/15/2017
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10/15/2017
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user
10/15/2017
SHARP  WD 2000
I used it before.
This is word processor appliance.CPU isn''t Z-80. It was Z-8000.

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Stephen Dewey
10/13/2017
ICL  Personal computer
The technical authors at BRA01 were very keen on using the game that was started with the command Advent.something to "learn" about the RAIR $)

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