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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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IBM  PC XT 286
The IBM PC XT 286 is an intermediate computer between the IBM PC XT and the IBM PC AT. It had a very short career because most of its features can be found in the PC AT. Contrary to the PC XT, it has a saved clock and a calendar. James G. Davis reports: Only a few were made-maybe 20,000. Someone with IBM told me that they stopped making them when they had used up all the XT boxes, since the n...
NEC  PC 8801
The NEC PC 8801 was the successor of PC 8001. It offered fine colour graphics. It had an optional MS-Dos board. It was one of the fist, if not the first color CPM computer. It ran in three bootable modes: CPM, MS-Dos, and N88-Basic. The N-Basic would natively boot on the system without disk, just like the PC 8001. It also had a software / hardware switch to turn it into PC 8001 mode. ...
THOMSON  TO 9 PLUS
The Thomson TO 9 plus is the successor of the Thomson TO 9 which had a very short career. Its characteristics are the same than the Thomson TO 8/TO 8 D. In fact, it was fully compatible with it and by the way with the Thomson MO 6. It was, like the Oric Telestrat designed to be used as a Minitel (french videotext terminal) server and has a built-in V23 modem (1200/75 bauds) which was accessible und...
CZERWENY Spectrum
Like the Spectrum Plus, the CZ-Spectrum replaced the CZ-2000. It also was Sinclair Spectrum fully compatible but featured several enhancements: • A Reset button, • Two Sinclair compatible joystick connectors • A video composite output in addition to the TV/RF modulator. The machine seems to be built under Sinclair licence as it used same Ferranti ULA chip than genuine Sinclair Spectrum. Th...
ACORN COMPUTER  Risc PC
In April 1994, Acorn announced the release of the second generation of ARM machines – the Acorn RISC PC 600. Code named the Medusa project, this was set to replace the then ailing flagship A5000 machine. As the name suggests, one of the main features of this computer was that it could run both Acorn and IBM-PC software side by side. This was achieved by a second CPU slot that could accept a daughter board with a PC CPU, such as a 486 or 586. This second...
ACORN COMPUTER  Electron
The Acorn Electron is basically a cut-down version of the Acorn BBC-B with which it is partly compatible. After the success of the BBC, Acorn and founder Chris Cury wanted a product to compete with "under Ł200" computers and especially with the Sinclair Spectrum, its main threat. But sadly, Acorn failed to meet the demand for the new system, mainly because of production problems related to the large ...
NEC  PC 8001 MK 2 SR
The PC-8001 MKII SR was the last one of PC-8001 Series. In 1985, PC-8801 series took the place of the PC-8001 series along with a large amount of available software, so this computer didn't meet a large success. This machine displayed not only Katakana but also Hiragana characters, a Kanji-ROM was available as optional extra.
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Thanks to Yoshiki Yasui from Japan for information and pictures....

IBM  Instruments Computer System
About this strange computer, IBM said that it was "A unique combination of features and a new dimension in small computers". The 9000 (its reference name) was first presented in June 1982 at the COMDEX show in Atlantic City. The system ans peripherals was manufactured by IBM's instrumentation division in Danbury, Connecticut. It was first and foremost intended to be used by scientists and engineers for instruments control and data acquisition. Its modular concept made the system to g...
VIDEOTON  TV Computer
This computer was used in the 80's in Hungarian schools along with the Primo. It was very similar to the Enterprise 64 as it was a licensed product. There is even a built-in joystick on the right of the keyboard. There are different models : 32 KB, 64 KB and 64 KB+ (picture here). The 64 KB+ has more video RAM (64 KB instead of 16 KB) and different versions of ROM (2.1 - 2.2 & 2.4 instead of 1.1 -1.2 - 1.3 & 1.4). The main physical difference of the TV-Comp...
LEMZ Agat
This computer was called "Yablotchko" (small apple) by the westerners as this is a poor copy of the Apple II. And to prove that the Agat is really copied on the Apple, the ROM still has Steve Wozniak's name in memory ! Its operating system and ROM are nearly identical to the Apple II's, but instead of a single board, it uses several chip modules. Agat was produced in a military company based in Moscow called "LEMZ" which stands for "Linozovo (district in Moscow) electronics-mechinical manufac...

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French ad (dec. 1983...

APPLE
LISA / LISA 2 - Mac XL

 
French advert

CANON
AS-100

 
Advert (october 1982...

SMT
Goupil 2

 
French ad (jan. 1980...

ROCKWELL
AIM 65

 
UK advert (feb. 1980...

SINCLAIR
MK 14

 
Apple II & III

APPLE
APPLE III

 
1946...

THOMSON
TO 7

 
Equiped for competit...

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
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SMT
Goupil 3

 
English advert (1984...

ADVANCE TECHNOLOGY
Advance 86

 
Z-2H 1980 advert

CROMEMCO
Z-2

 
Advert #2

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
Brochure #1

BAINBRIDGE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, INC.
Dolphin

 
French advert (july ...

AMSTRAD
CPC 664

 
Sord Brochure #2

SORD
M-100ACE

 
French advert, Jan. ...

SANCO
8000

 
U.S. ad #1 (1982)

PANASONIC
HHC

 
U.S. advert (1976)

POLYMORPHIC
POLY 88

 
U.S. advert (1980)

ALTOS COMPUTER SYSTEMS
ACS-8000

 
Memory board

VECTOR GRAPHICS
Vector 1

 
French ad (dec.1983)

SPECTRAVIDEO
SV 318

 
UK advert

SINCLAIR
ZX SPECTRUM +3

 
Brochure #2

BAINBRIDGE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, INC.
Dolphin

 
German brochure #3

ATARI
MEGA ST

 

   LATEST COMMENTS
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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ANDREW
4/16/2018
ACORN COMPUTER  BBC Model A / B / B+
IT LOOKS LIKE SOME THING I WOOD FIND IN MY GRANNYS ATIK

Daniel Vianna
4/16/2018
PROLOGICA CP-200
I learned some BASIC on one of these. I was about 10 years old, and lost interest mainly because one had to load programs through a cassette tape. I would spend 20 min or more hoping the tape wasn''t damaged and the cassette player had a clean head. If everything went fine I would be able to run a program. If not, it would fail silently. Another option was of course writing programs from scratch before using, but... that was painful.

James Gregor Owen
4/14/2018
INTERSYSTEMS DPS-1
Sat 4/14/18 7:54 am. Well I worked at Ithaca Intersystems in the golden days and lived to tell the tale, not that there''s so much to tell.

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John Ferguson
4/12/2018
ACORN COMPUTER  ATOM
Owner of two Acorn Atoms one of which is for sale on Ebay at this moment.

C
4/12/2018
SELCOM Lemon II
The machine pictured is actually the "Biprocessor" revision - it allows the use of CP/M with the Apple DOS! However, the floppy format of the Apple II is not CP/M compatible so all software had to be converted to a specific format for Apple CP/M.

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