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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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RESEARCH MACHINES RM-380Z
Research Machines is based in Oxford, England and the RM-380Z was their first model. It was designed specifically for the education market and the vast majority of its users were in this area. The computer was based around the Z80A processor. It had a clever physical bus made of ribbon cable with IDC crimp on connectors obviating the problems of poor connections associated with edge connectors. The basic system was composed of a 4 KB main unit, a typewriter style separate keyboard and a mo...
BRASCOM BR-1000M
The BR1000Ms were Brazilian professional computers. The BR1000M's hardware was the same as Cromemco's, and the so-called BR1000 operating system was in fact Cromix, a UNIX flavor designed to run on Cromemco's hardware. Two models of the BR1000M were available: one with a Z80A processor at 4 MHz, capable of handling up to 4 dumb terminals, one of which was also used as the system console; and a "high end" model with a Z80B processor at 6 MHz, capable of handli...
ICE-FELIX Felix-PC
The Felix PC was originally designed at the Polytechnical Institute of Bucharest, as a laboratory system, between 1983 and 1984. It was then taken by ICE Felix for mass production from 1985 to 1990. First Felix PC models had a modular structures, with a 8 or 16-bit bus, depending on the microprocessor used, 8088 or 8086. The 32K video card allowed a RGBI monitor or a PAL or NTSC TV set to be connected. Later, the card was updated for CGA and EGA monitors. Latest versions were close to the...
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...
ADD-X SYST╚ME SMP-8
This is a French professional computer conceived by ADD-X SystŔmes based at Blagnac (Toulouse). It was a CP/M, MP/M compatible system powered by a Z80, with 64k RAM. It had 2.4 MB on floppies but an optional 20 MB hard-disk could be added. It was followed by the SMP-5 . There were also two other models, the SM1 and SM2 which were quite similar technically (Z80, 64k RAM), but could be expanded to multipost configurations with up to 8...
ACT Apricot PC
After having imported the Victor Sirius for years in the UK, ACT produced its own computer largely inspired by the Sirius : the Apricot PC. It was supposed to be transportable as there is a handle on the main-unit ! If you really want to move your Apricot this way, the keyboard can be clipped to the main-unit. Several features made this computer quite technically innovative : Ľ the Apricot PC was possibly the first computer outside Japan to use 3.5'' disk...
AMSTRAD  PCW 16
The PCW 16 replaced the PCW 9512. Contrary to the previous models, which used a text-based interface, the PCW 16 used a graphical user interface called The Desktop. The computer didn't run CP/M like the old PCW computers, but had its own operating system called Roseanne. Even though CP/M wasn't supplied, it was adapted to this machine by independent developers. Unlike the previous PCW models which came with only the Locoscript word-processor, the PCW16 came w...
MITSUBISHI  ML-FX1 / FX2
The ML-FX1 is a classic MSX 1 system with 64 KB RAM and a complete full-stroke keyboard including a numeric keypad. Its case is very similar to the Mitsubishi GL-10 MSX2 computer. The ML-FX2 is the same computer but with some software built-in: Data-base, Wordprocessor, Paint program and Communication tools. Oscar reports : It was my first computer. It was one of the few MSX 1 that had an extende...
SALORA Manager
The Salora Manager was the Finnish version of the Video Technology Laser 2001. However, it had some differences compared to the original: Ľ It had a new case to match the cheaper Fellow in the more Salora-like colouring, Ľ The keyboard had been modified by adding the Scandinavian letters ─, ┼ and Í, Ľ Joysticks ports were different so you could only use joysticks manufactured by Salora (many machines were hacked to use Atari...
LEMZ Agat 9
The Agat-9, produced after the Agat, was a fully compatible Apple II+ system with real expansion possibilities (6 non-apple compatible slots). It was then possible to add memory expansion cards, serial cards, additional disk-drives and even network cards. In fact the Agat-9 was also compatible with the more exotic Pravetz-8 and Tzyntzy computers, which were also Apple II clones. ...

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IMSAI
8080

 
French advert (june ...

OLIVETTI
M10

 
Tape recorder advert

ACORN COMPUTER
Electron

 
Japanese advertiseme...

HITACHI
H1 / H1E

 
1977 Advert #1

IMSAI
8048

 
5500 advert (Jan. 19...

I.S.T.C. (INFORMATIC SYST╚MES T╔L╔COM)
5000

 
French advert

CANON
X-07

 
French advert (1983)

THOMSON
TO 7

 
U.K. ad (Aug. 1986)

SPECTRAVIDEO
SVI 738 - X'press

 
Computer Notes

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
French ad (dec. 1983...

SELCOM
Lemon II

 
french advert (jan. ...

SHARP
PC-1210 / 1211 / 1212

 
1977 advert #1

SOUTH WEST TECHNICAL PRODUCTS CORPORATION
6800

 
QL catalogue #2

SINCLAIR
QL (Quantum Leap)

 
ú149 in June 1981

COMPUKIT
UK-101

 
U.K. ad (Apr. 86)

THORN EMI
WREN

 
German advert

BIT CORPORATION
BIT 60

 
French advert (1983)

SANYO
PHC 25

 
Promotional leaflet ...

BANDAI
Gundam RX-78

 
U.S. advert (1980)

QUAY CORPORATION
500 Series

 
French advert#1 (198...

SIRIUS COMPUTER
Victor 9000 / Sirius 1

 
1982 Heathkit center...

HEATHKIT / ZENITH
H-89

 
Sol Price List

PROCESSOR TECHNOLOGY CORP
SOL - 10 / 20

 
US advert, Nov. 1985

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL 4

 

   LATEST COMMENTS
Chris Appleton
4/16/2019
HUSKY COMPUTERS LIMITED HUSKY HUNTER
I''ve just acquired a Husky FC486, non-working. I''d love to get this functioning as I''d like to donate it to my local computer museum but (probably due to the military target market) there''s very little information on it.

It gets power, beeps three times if the digitiser is disconnected but not at all if it''s connected. The screen just shows some coloured lines and it goes no further. Anyone shed any light on where to find service manuals etc?

Pete
4/10/2019
DATAPOINT CORPORATION Datapoint 2200
Just an add-on to Gordon''s comment that he didn''t remember if the Datapoint 1100 came in a cassette only version. It did. I programmed on such a device in the 1975-1977 time frame, and it could do amazing things for its limited hardware specs (at least as compared to the 2200).

Puthai Nattaradol
4/9/2019
SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1
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Michael Teggin
4/1/2019
HUSKY COMPUTERS LIMITED HUSKY HUNTER
If anyone has a old Husky from pre 1984 then I’d love to purchase one. Thanks to Alex for reminding everyone my job at 16 without qualifications and an education behind me! Did give me a great grounding with some great people I ‘seeved’ Didn’t do to bad taking over the whole of service and Operations and now mixing it with the directors and board of JLR! :)

Thanks to Husky Computers I got an education and a desire to progress in industry. Brilliant times and sadly missed in Coventry!

Skel
3/24/2019
APPLE  APPLE IIgs
The Apple IIgs was one of the biggest blunders Apple ever did! The Machine had an amazing graphics ability, fantastic sound system, the disk drives were whisper quiet and fast, the computer''s appearance on the desktop was pleasing, backward compatibility, and it''s operating system was the forerunner to the modern Mac one. A lot of care and time went into engineering this beast.

There was just one problem - the blunder was not the fault of the machine. NO, the problem was: Apple''s management was not interested in pushing it and preferred the Mac instead! BIG MISTAKE, if this had become the Mac, they would probably have millions and millions of more Mac users today! Such a waste!

I remember in my senior year in high school, the computer science department had brought in a whole room of these. The Apple IIgs was just better than the first few versions of the Mac at the time and we all preferred to use the IIgs than the Macs! I learned Pascal on the IIgs. I still have fond memories of this computer!

Hasan Batto
3/21/2019
MULTITECH  MPF II
i have problem with video output, screen keeps scrolling diagonally on both AV and RF. any idea what would be causing this?

Art Stoller
3/18/2019
DATAPOINT CORPORATION Datapoint 2200
I worked for Datapoint/ Intellogic trace from 1978 to 1994 in the Tucson area.. Installing and servicing all their products, including the 3300 3600 terminals, 2200 5500 6500 6600 computers,and others, Infoswitch LDCS ACD

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