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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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ACORN COMPUTER  Archimedes A4000
The Acorn A4000 was a slightly cheaper cut down A5000, with a shorter case, one expansion slot and an ARM250 processor. Curiously, the machine had its floppy and hard drive fixed to the chassis with a wire clip which meant these could be quickly replaced without tools, whereas replacing the hard disk on the A5000 was a more fiddly operation requiring the expansion slot plane and the whole chassis holding the drives to be removed. Many of the features (ARM...
PSION Series 3
In 1991, Psion launched their first clamshell format organiser, the Series 3. It featured a NEC V30H 8086-compatible processor running at 3.84MHz. The machine featured 128K or 256K of RAM, and into its 384K ROM Psion fit their EPOC operating system (as used in the MC 200 & 400 models, upgraded with new features), several good office/PDA applications and the OPL programming language. In 1993 the Series 3a was launched. Despite the insignificant change in version number, this was a maj...
DRAGON DATA LTD  Dragon 64
The Dragon 64, launched in 83, was exactly the same computer as the Dragon 32, except that it had 64k RAM instead of 32k, an OS9 operating system and a RS232C connector. The Extended Basic has been modified to provide RS232 I/O calls, to remove the USR bug present in the Dragon 32 ROM and to add calls allowing the additional interpreter to be invoked. This second interpreter was the same Extended Basic re-compiled to run from a higher memory address and store...
SHARP  X1-C (CZ-801C)
This is the compact version of the Sharp X1. No new features except the size and the VRAM (48 KB instead of 4 KB). The most famous and strong feature of the X1 series is Programmable Charactor Generator(PCG). Tape Basic and Disk Basic were available but had to be loaded from tape. ...
PANASONIC FS A1F
The Panasonic FS-A1F ia basicaly a FS-A1 (MSX2 system) with a built-in 3.5" floppy disk drive mounted on the front of the case, below the keyboard. There is DESKPAC software built-in which starts automatically when the system is booted. It offers several interesting utilities : world time clock, chronometer, alarm, calculator, calendar and diary. From here you can also choose to go directly to MSX Basic v2.0. Concerning audio and music, the FS A1 is equiped...
KAYPRO Kaypro 2x
The Kaypro 2x was one of the last models Kaypro produced. Size and appearence were the same as the first Kaypro II, but Internal hardware was inspired by the Kaypro 10. It came with a 4 MHz Z80A processor, dual slimline 400 KB floppy drives, a built-in 300 baud modem, two serial ports and a full set of Micropro software (WordStar, CalcStar, DataStar) It is said that Arthur C. Clarke worked in the movie version of "201...
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...
IBM  5120
The 5120 integrated system was the last evolution of the 5100 and 5110 portable series, and the last 'heavy desktop' computer made by IBM. The 5120 was an intermediate system between the IBM mainframes and the future 5150 PC. Actually, it was the first desktop Personal Computer made by IBM. Basically, The 5120 technology remained the same as the 5100 model: same custom processor and same IBM typical hardware profile inspired by the mainframes technology. ...
FUJITSU  FM Towns II
The FM Towns II is a follow up to the FM Towns (read this entry for more info). The FM Towns II could read CD audio. 5 LED displayed the sound volume and two buttons was used to change volume. Graphics video features were very powerful: - One could display up to 800 sprite (16x16) on one video frame, - Zoom and screen rotation were hardware features. Display could be rotated to any angle using one single command. - Texts, Sprites and Graphics used three ...
ZENITH DATA SYSTEMS  Z-171 PC
This innovative portable computer was one of the first to have a LCD display which was back-lighted! It also was one of the very earliest battery powered portable IBM compatible computers. This lunchbox system was in fact made by Vadem and OEM'd by Zenith (Z170/Z171), Morrow (the Pivot), Osborne (Encore), and maybe others. It was an excellent IBM compatible portable system, and was sold in considerable quantities to the US government and Navy. Amazingly,...

   RANDOM ADVERTS
U.S. Advert #5 (1980...

APPLE
APPLE II

 
CoCo clone advert

TANDY RADIO SHACK
Color Computer

 
German brochure #1

ATARI
MEGA STe

 
Brazilian advert #2

PROLOGICA
CP-400

 
Brazilian advert (19...

CCE
MC 1000

 
Brochure cover

SHARP
PC-5000

 
QL catalogue #7

SINCLAIR
QL (Quantum Leap)

 
German brochure #2

ATARI
MEGA STe

 
US advert, September...

VIDEO TECHNOLOGY
LASER 3000

 
1978 brochure #8

MSI
6800

 
Bit Shopper

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
Spanish advert

SONY
Hit-Bit 101

 
Ontel advert #2

ONTEL
OP-1

 
Italian ad #4

SINCLAIR
ZX SPECTRUM

 
First ad.

TELCON INDUSTRIES
Zorba

 
1978 brochure #6

MSI
6800

 
UK advert

SINCLAIR
ZX SPECTRUM +3

 
French brochure #2

ORIC
ORIC 1

 
french advert (1984)

MICRONIQUE
HECTOR HRX

 
German advert

CASIO
FP 6000

 
TTX 80 french advert...

BULL
TTX 80 / 85 / 90

 
U.S. ad #1 (1982)

PANASONIC
HHC

 
French advert #2

ACORN COMPUTER
BBC Model A / B / B+

 
COMPUSTAR ad #2

INTERTEC
SUPERBRAIN

 

   LATEST COMMENTS
Paul Norris
4/24/2018
DIGITAL MICRO SYSTEMS DMS-5000
I worked for DMS from 1983 through 1985 in NY as their Eastern Region Support Manager. (we sold to Columbia University Teachers College to name a few). We were in charge of the distributers on the eastern half of the US.

I was put into business by DMS and was given 1/3 of all inventory remaining after the sale. It was shipped cross country from Oakland to my new warehouse. The unit you were speaking of was the DMS816 which was a PC Dos version on the HiNet lan.

I still have some equipment of theirs if anyone wants to fork over thier life savings : ).

I also still have many repair parts including DRAM and power supplies which I will part with.

Michael Harpe
4/24/2018
COMPAQ Portable III
That was also the machine that Network General used to build the first Ethernet sniffer. I worked with one of those back in the day.

ChrisGrillo
4/24/2018
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS  TI 99 / 4A Beige
I cut my teeth on this machine, learning program literally by copying the listings from magazines, and then figuring out which part did what action or sequence. My dad bought this machine for me when it was already discontinued, but as a poor family, we didn''t care. I love this machine to this day, and it is still connected to my tv.

Bill
4/23/2018
ATT PC 6300
I am looking for a new home for my AT$T computer. Any interest?

wredak@gmail.com


Nick Holland
4/17/2018
VISUAL TECHNOLOGY Visual 1083 / Commuter
Richard Groves reported that his had an 8086 processor (true 16 bit) rather than the 8088 processor of the PC and most compatibles. I had reason to open my Visual Commuter today as the power supply had failed, but mine clearly has an 8088 in it (well...clearly after I got the magnifier out. My eyes are not as good as they used to be. :-/ ). I can only speak for the one I own, but I suspect they are all 8088 based.

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4/16/2018
SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1
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ACORN COMPUTER  BBC Model A / B / B+
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