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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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SINCLAIR  ZX 80
After the modest but encouraging success of the MK-14 (initiation board with hexadecimal keyboard), Sinclair (at the time Sciences of Cambridge) decided to develop a slightly more advanced computer. The ZX-80 is regarded as a pioneer system in micro-computing as at the time the only available computers were kits for hobbyists like the MK-14 or more expensive systems intended for education or research such as the Tandy TRS-80 or the
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...
HITACHI  MB-6880 / Basic Master and Basic Master Level 2
This early japanese computer seems quite strong with its metal case. The machine has a very sober look. The keyboard is minimalist too, no CTRL or ESC keys... There is apparently no graphical high-resolution but the computer offers 253 predefined characters including graphic symbols. The power switch is placed on the front case just above the keyboard. The Basic Master eventually evolved into the Basic Master Level 2 which offered more memory (8k instead of 4k, wow)....
HUSKY COMPUTERS LIMITED HUSKY HUNTER
The Husky Hunter is a very special computer as it was designed to work in all environments (Aluminum alloy case). It is a rugged field computer. It has military characteristics : it is waterproof (against accidental immersion) and shock-proof, and its autonomy can exceeds 45 hours (the endurance time of 45 hours is only achieved with Alkaline batteries, with NiCd they only last about 16 hour). The british army was using some Husky-Hunters in 1983. It was also quite used by doctors and scient...
HEWLETT PACKARD  HP-9830
The HP 9810, 9820 and 9830 were all announced simultaneously by HP in the December 1972 HP Journal. They were all four bit machines and all of them used a serial bus internally. The 9830 was by far the most capable machine of this group and ran what HP called BASIC Plus. In many ways, it was one of the first true "Personal Computers" ever marketed. The 9830 was also significantly more expandable than the 9810/9820, with five user-accessable ROM cartridge slots. The
MSX  MSX 2+
After Microsoft left the MSX project in 1986, ASCII continued alone. They presented a new improvement of the MSX 2 standard in 1988. No great enhancements, the MSX 2+ has 19268 colors instead of 512, some more graphic / KANJI resolutions and the FM-PAC cartridge is included, providing 9 channels of FM sound without drums or 6 channels FM sound with 5 FM drums. MSX2+ computers were only produced by Panasonic, Sony and Sanyo (t...
ATARI  TT 030
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) ...
ENTERPRISE  Enterprise 64 / 128
The Enterprise 64 was a very long-awaited computer, two years between its announcement and its marketing! It changed its name a lot of times: its first name was Elan 64, then Flan, lastly Enterprise. It has great features, which wasn't found on all other home computers, like its interfaces, great graphics and sounds capacities provided by two special custom chips called "Nick" and "Dave". The BASIC Interpreter is supplied on a ROM cartridge and can be easily replaced with any other langu...
DIGITUS DGT100 / DGT1000
Brazil produced several Tandy Model I and III clones. Among them, the DGT-100 and DGT-1000 which were manufactured by DIGITUS Ind. Com. Serv. de Eletr˘nica Ltda and sold only in Brazil. Although their cases looked like an Apple II, both models were compatible with the Tandy Model I and III and featured a Level II BASIC interpreter. The DGT-100 had a monochrome video output while the DGT-...
AMSTRAD  PC 1640
The Amstrad PC 1640 was the successor to the Amstrad PC 1512. It had the same characteristics as its predecessor except for added memory (640 KB instead of 512 KB) and the EGA graphics standard. It also had great success, but to a lesser extent than the PC 1512. As the PC 1512, the Amstrad PC 1640 came with the GEM graphical user interface, from Digital Research, an alternative to Windows. The PC-1640 was marketed under the name PC-6400 in the USA. It was a...

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UK advert

TANDY RADIO SHACK
1000 HX

 
US advert, Apr. 1986

COMMODORE
C128 - C128D

 
US advert, Oct. 1981

APPLE
APPLE II+

 
Magazine cover

GRID
GridCase

 
Aborted advert

IMSAI
8048

 
1978 brochure #4

MSI
6800

 
UK advert (april 198...

GOLDSTAR
FC-80 / FC-200

 
M-Series brochure - ...

PANASONIC
JD series

 
U.S. advert (1979)

NORTHSTAR
Horizon

 
US advert, July 1985

COMMODORE
C128 - C128D

 
1978 brochure #12

MSI
6800

 
French advert. (1984...

THOMSON
MO 5

 
Pasopia 16 japanese ...

TOSHIBA
PASOPIA 16 / T300 / PAP

 
French advert

ORIC
ATMOS

 
U.S. advert (1983)

C.ITOH
YD-8110

 
US advert Sept. 1981

TANDY RADIO SHACK
Color Computer

 
Promotional guide

THOMSON
TO 7

 
French advert #1

ITT
3030

 
Second 6502

ACORN COMPUTER
BBC Model A / B / B+

 
Advert (1980)

ROCKWELL
AIM 65

 
8086 version

SEATTLE COMPUTER
Gazelle

 
Promo picture

TELEVIDEO
TS-803

 
1977 Advert

VECTOR GRAPHICS
Vector 1

 
German advert

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 

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Dan
11/21/2017
ACT Apricot F1
I took one of these F1 computers to Yemen, and wrote a multi-currency book-keeping program in Turbo Pascal. It was a great computer, complete with four colours! My kids enjoyed simple games as well. I am not sure what happened to the computer. I am sure it is gone, now that the war had destroyed most things.

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11/20/2017
SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1
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SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1
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HITACHI  S1
I now have two hitachi MB-6890K computers, I would like to contact anyone who has any more for sale or parts (or an S1).
Any info about them and some software would be great as well!
Thanks,
Murray.

Frank Price
11/17/2017
SEMI-TECH  Pied Piper
I still have one with allthe manuals. It has the high density floppy drives, the canvas carrying case and the video option for connection to standard televisions. I used it for work when traveling to write my reports in the motel at night. The TV option was wondeful. I did the reports in Word Star. Those were the days?

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11/16/2017
EACA  COLOUR GENIE / EG-2000
It was the colour version of the VideoGenie/System 80 which were compatible with the TRS-80. It was never intended to compete with the CoCo, which wasn''t very successful anyway.

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