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   LATEST ADDITIONS
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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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...
OLIVETTI  Prodest PC 128
The Prodest PC-128 was a rebadged and slightly redesigned version of the French Thomson MO6 Apart from case design touching up, technical features was the same as the MO6. This machine seems having been sold in very small quantity in Italy. ...
MICRONIQUE  HECTOR HRX
The HRX is only a 2HR with some more memory (RAM of 64kb) and above all, a new integrated language, the Forth !! Yes, you read well : FORTH. At this time, as the Jupiter Ace was no longer produced, the Hector HRX was simply the only micro-computer in the world with Forth originally integrated (at least I think)....
DRAGON DATA LTD  Dragon 32
The DRAGON 32 enjoyed a pretty good success in Europe. Its ROM holds the Operating System and a version of the Microsoft Extended BASIC. One of its characteristics is partial compatibility with the Tandy TRS 80 Color Series. They can use same peripherals and some cartridges, but most ROM calls will fail on the other computer. However, the Dragon did have at least two advantages over the first TRS-80 Color computer: A typewriter-style keyboard that was somewhat...
TELEVIDEO  TS-803
The TS-803 succeeded to the TS-802. Although it was basically the same CP/M machine, it had several notable enhancements. The all-in-one case had an innovative design. The main unit and mass storage devices were mounted vertically at the right side of a large tilting 14" green display (at the time the standard size was of 12"). The keyboard was also greatly improved. It offered 16 programmable function keys and 10 pre-programmed text-editing keys. It was...
TANDY RADIO SHACK  TRS 80 PC-2
After the success of the TRS-80 Pocket Computer (a.k.a. TRS-80 PC-1), Sharp also manufactured their PC-1500 (see there for more technical information) in a version for Tandy Radio Shack. This machine was marketed as the TRS-80 PC-2 (catalog number 26-3601). Internally, it was exactly the same machine. Only the front face design had been changed: the keyboard layout was different, with an additional enter key, and the dis...
MATRA HACHETTE  ALICE
As the Sinclair ZX-81, the Alice was clearly marketed as an initiation machine. In 1981, Matra signed a deal with Tandy/RadioShack to develop a MC-10 clone for 1983 : the Alice. Matra then worked with Hachette (both were owned by the LagardŔre group) to produce the documentation and to organize the distribution. Last but not least, the well known and excellent french illustrator Moebius drew a beautiful illustration for the doc...
AI ELECTRONICS  ABC 24
The ABC-24 and ABC-26 could run up to 8 programs simultaneously and could manage 7 work-stations under M/PM (according to the advertisement). they has a real-time clock and 96 graphic symbols built-in. There were several models : 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26, mostly differentiated by their storage capacities... The 2x Models were the successors of the ABC 10, which had a digital tape auxillary...
SHARP  MZ 2800
Successor and enhanced version of the MZ 2500. It is based on 80286 CPU but is also equiped with a Z80B to keep comptability with the MZ 2500. It has almost the same characteristics but has a HDD port and MIDI input/output ports. The ROM is big: 64 KB for IPL, 256 KB full of 2965 JIS 1st level chinese characters + 3388 JIS 2nd level chinese characters + 535 non chinese characters, and even a 256 KB dictionary! The specifications listed below are those of th...
DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION DECMATE II
The DECMATE II shared the same case, power supply unit and RX50 dual floppy drive as the Rainbow 100 and was sold as a desktop or tower stand system. Like DECMATE I and III, it was a member of the PDP-8 family based on the Harris 12-bit 6120, a single chip PDP-8 compatible microprocessor. The same year, DEC launched the Rainbow 100, a Z80/8088 based system to compete with CP/M and MS-DOS machines, as well as the PDP-11 Profess...

   RANDOM ADVERTS
German advert (1983)

C.ITOH
YD-8110

 
US advert, Apr. 1986

COMMODORE
C128 - C128D

 
Advert from New Zeal...

IMSAI
8080

 
Advert (july 1982)

SMT
Goupil 2

 
French advert #3

INDATA
DAI

 
French ad (jan. 1984...

MULTITECH
MPF-1 A/B

 
German brochure #3

ATARI
STACY

 
1977 advert

COMPUCOLOR CORPORATION
8001 / 8051

 
US advert.

TIMEX / SINCLAIR
1000

 
Printers advert

TANDY RADIO SHACK
Color Computer

 
Flyer - page 2

PEL VARAZDIN
Orao

 
Advert #6 (1982)

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
French advert (june ...

THOMSON
TO 7

 
French advert (1983)

THOMSON
TO 7

 
QL catalogue #2

SINCLAIR
QL (Quantum Leap)

 
An advertising

CROMEMCO
System I / II / III

 
Promotional picture

TIMEX / SINCLAIR
2068

 
Ontel advert #2

ONTEL
OP-1

 
advert #2

COMMODORE
VIC 20

 
French brochure #2

ORIC
ORIC 1

 
U.S. advert (1980)

INTERTEC
SUPERBRAIN

 
ú149 in June 1981

COMPUKIT
UK-101

 
Charlie Chaplin #4

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
PC-60

COMMODORE
PC Compatible systems

 

   LATEST COMMENTS
Jack
7/21/2014
DAVID COMPUTER  PROFI 203
I just posted a bunch of information about the dAVID Computer, designed and built in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada in the early 1980''s. However, I got an error from this site when I submitted it. If there''s interest I can try again. - jc

memsom
7/21/2014
BE BeBox
If you really want a BeBox, I would go for the 133Mhz version. The 66Mhz version is too slow to run any version of BeOS very well. I owned a 66 for about 3 years, and it was a sad day when I let it go, but it was more or less useless to me by that point.

Darren
7/18/2014
PIONEER  Palcom PX-7
Hi Craig (in Australia)

I have 1 of the (off loaded) Pioneer PX-7 MSX Computers

Mark
7/18/2014
TOMY  Tutor MK II
There''''s an interesting site about TMS99xx stuff :

http://www.avjd51.dsl.pipex.com/

Has quite a lot of stuff on the TI TMS9900/TMS9995 hardware including a breadboard self-build computer based on the TMS9995

Well worth a look !

Mark
7/18/2014
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS  TI 99 / 4A Beige
There''''s an interesting site about TMS99xx stuff :

http://www.avjd51.dsl.pipex.com/

Has quite a lot of stuff on the TI TMS9900/TMS9995 hardware including a breadboard self-build computer based on the TMS9995

Well worth a look !

Mark
7/18/2014
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS  TI 99 / 2
There''s an interesting site about TMS99xx stuff :

http://www.avjd51.dsl.pipex.com/

Has quite a lot of stuff on the TI TMS9900/TMS9995 hardware including a breadboard self-build computer based on the TMS9995

Well worth a look !

Mark
7/18/2014
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS  TI 99 / 4A
There''''s an interesting site about TMS99xx stuff :

http://www.avjd51.dsl.pipex.com/

Has quite a lot of stuff on the TI TMS9900/TMS9995 hardware including a breadboard self-build computer based on the TMS9995

Well worth a look !

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