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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...
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....
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...
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...
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....
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 (...

The Atari TT was a kind of a super Atari STe. As the other Atari computers, it was very long awaited. It was presented as a competitor of the Macintosh and was one of the first to offer a huge graphic resolution (1280 x 960). The first TTs had a 16Mhz CPU. A small daugther card was supplied later to use a 32 MHz CPU, then all the TTs were shipped with a 32 MHz CPU. It had a lot of extension connectors (like VME, VGA or SCSI) ...
SONY  Hit-Bit 20
The Hit-Bit 20 is a very basic MSX "1" computer. It looks very similar to the Hit-Bit 10. If someone could tell us the difference that would be nice. It seems to have been sold only in Spain... The Hit-Bit 20P model has a spanish keyboard, which is strange, as if we follow the Sony naming logic, the Spanish model would have been called Hit-Bit 20S, and not Hit-Bit 20P which was reserved for PAL models which didn't need a special...
The Gradiente Expert Plus is a Brazilian MSX 1 computer. It is composed of two parts: the main unit and the keyboard. Gradiente is a Brazilian consumer electronic products company. It is not suprising as the unit's design looks like a HI-FI system... Along with the Hot-Bit, the Experts were the only MSX systems available in Brazil. The first model (Expert XP-800) was in fact a clone of the National CF-3000. It is a quite complete MS...
CAB  65
The CAB 65 was compatible with the Apple II....
The TK-2000 was a clone of the Apple IIc for its Electronics part; and a copy of the Atari 1200XL for the casing part. For copyright reasons, Microdigital preferred to say that it was compatible with the Multitech MPF-II, an obscure Taiwanese computer which was somewhat compatible with the Apple II; but also added in its brochure that "a major part of Apple DOS software is compatible with the T...
The FM-77AV40SX was the last FM-77 series machine, Audio-Visual expansion of FM-77AV40EX. About this computer, Nomura Hisayuki adds: Some people said FM77AV40SX was the ultimate 8 bit computer. (Other people said that Hitachi S1 was this one.) Its video-functions were remarkable. - displays TV programs on it's video monitor, - TV control from the keyboard, - TV screen capture, - displays subtitles on TV. These functions were realized in the 80s! 260,000 c...
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...
After IBM produced the PC/AT, NCR introduced their AT clone and called it the NCR PC8. It was primarly produced in Augsburg Germany. It was 80286 based and clocked the CPU at 8 MHz max. With the PC8, NCR offered their NCR-DOS, but also a UNIX variant (Xenix). The system was bundled with NCR-DOS, GW-BASIC, Getting Started booklet, On-line NCR HELP, NCR User Interface, and User Diagnostics. Better pictures needed ! Ryan May reports :
The X1 Turbo III is the successor of the X1 Turbo II. It is equiped with a new floppy disk-drive (1.2 MB instead of 320 KB)....
TEI  Terminal Processor
For more than ten years, TEI has been a low profile manufacturer of electronic products for some of the largest OEM's in America. The company was vertically integrated, starting with raw materials and manufacturing all the parts needed for the end product. In 1977, they started to produce a full line of computers based around the Intel 8080 microprocessor and CP/M operating system aimed at small business companies and liberal professions. The PT-112 was the basic system of the PT...

French ad (jan. 1980...

Superboard II

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1978 brochure #17


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C128 - C128D

U.K. ad. (Aug. 1986)



JD series

U.S. ad (1982)

Serie 5

Micro7 coverpage (se...

EXL 100

US advert (1982)


Second 6502

BBC Model A / B / B+

U.S. ad. June 1983


Z-2 1977 advert


US advert, 1981

ACE 100

US advert


French advert

ABC 26

Arabic model

TO 7 / 70

Promo pic #2

TO 7 / 70

Power... is expensiv...


French advert


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Svend Saustrup
I sold quite a few of those at the time from my shop/workshop in Aarhus.
A brilliant machine that came with all documentation - even schematics for
all the boards in the machine. (I guess I still have the manuals somewhere).
We used to convert them to be used for entry to professional phototypesetters.
The MFB model was equipped with all the types of floppy drives and a program
to analyse and setup all diskette formats. Genious !!

Simon Anthony
Does anyone remember my software ? Did anyone actually use it? I once worked for ECS which branded my products. Does anyone remember my articles in Acorn User and Archimedes World ? - and Archive for that matter ?

I''m told my NewSaver prog was used in schools in Wales, UK not NS.

I''m just wondering...

I have a Durango F85 incl. some discs and would like to sell it. Anybody interested?

Best regards

SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1
I worked for Victor (Sirius) from 1982 to 1984. I miss those days.
Was the best job I had (other than being a mom) and have some good memories. I wanted to buy one of the computers but even with discount I couldn''t afford.

Jan kajander
Had one as Kid in 1975 (100$) sure it was imported by a company in Stockholm, and sold by a Radio shop in Gusum Sweden near to Valdemarsvik, It was new in to the country, it was Apple compatible but much rework and rewrite the programs to get things work had to be done, eventually i gave it back due to lack of apple functions, cassette tape, (long way prior the other names arrived, and later such dominance in the market. No epa jaggy edge logotypes, no flash bios, just a square white blinking cursor at top left corner. That was before loading the cassette tape and the program. Compare spec and prices with IBM that year , for my i think the price was 3000:- sek /300 euro or so, that is a diff to 19975 USD.

Ray MacDonald
Sadly missing a lot of info here. The Model 16b/6000 running the Motorola 68000 and Xenix became a large population of the Usenet network (BBS-like global chat/messaging environment based on UNIX UUCP). I developed my career on the 6000 doing UNIX (Xenix) multi-user environments running up to 15 dumb terminals from 1 unit. Installed into many companies with the Profile/filePro16 database system and Realworld accounting systems. Specifically the 6000 was very capable and used frequently as a Mini killer. We knocked many a Mini computer out of transport/shipping companies with these. As an example would install one 6000 running core accounting with 10+ terminals, and a second unit running another 5 to 10 terminals running the custom shipping applications. Very effective and had longevity. Took me to HPUx on HP9000 then Symetrics sac parallel computing and onwards...

Ray MacDonald
Tandy 2000 was impressive on its floor stand, in fact the Tandy/TRS-80 nameplate rotates 90degrees to be cosmetically correct when vertical on the floor stand. Unfortunately only the green screen monitor had a cool stand matching the floor stand cosmetics, I guess because the color monitor was bigger and heavier it didn''t have a raised stand available. Special version of Lotus 123 was superior on this computer than the competition for a year or 2 before they stopped supporting it.

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