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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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THOMSON  MO 5
The MO-5 was presented alongside the TO 7/70, in march 1984. While the TO-7/70 follows and enhances the TO-7 philosophy, the MO-5 is more a cut-down version of the TO-7/70. The idea was to design a coherent french home computer, able to compete with such systems as the ZX Spectrum or the Commodore 64. The case of the MO-5 is elegant with its anthracit colour and pl...
MSX  MSX 2
After the (relative) success of the MSX 1 computer (in Japan, Europe and South America), Microsoft and ASCII presented its successor. The main new feature was the very enhanced graphic modes, no other computers were able to display such graphics! The 128 KB VRAM was very impressive! It had a battery-backed clock and a new MMU (to handle more than the Z80 64KB limit). The MSX 2 standard, like the MSX 1, was designed by ASCII, the new operating system MSX DOS 2.0 ...
G.Z.E. UNIMOR Bosman 8
The Bosman 8, was made by "G.Z.E. Unimor" (Gdanskie Zaklady Elektroniczne Unimor) in Poland (Gdansk to be precise). It was released in 1987 as a system for schools and offices, but even CAD/CAM software was developed for this machine and later, as being too expensive (cost 1 300 000 zl) and extremely hard to get (apparently only 1000 models have been produced), Bosman 8 was used mainly as a terminal for automatized processes (designing printed boards). The main particularity of the Bos...
SHARP  MZ 80K
The MZ-80K was, alongside the Apple II, the Commodore PET and the Tandy TRS 80ĺs one of the best known computer in the early 80's. Its name stands for "M" from MICRO and Z-80 from the computer it uses. It has no language in ROM, and BASIC has to be loaded from tape. Sharp called this "clean design", as you could choose what you wanted to put in your computer, the MZ-80K being delivered clean... Th...
CRAY RESEARCH T3D
With the T3D, Cray research introduced a new generation of Massively Parallel Processor (MMP) super computers. The T3D integrated from 32 to 2048 processing elements (PE's). Each PE was composed of a DEC 21064 RISC chip, also known as DEC Alpha, with its own memory area, memory controller, and prefetch queue. The DEC Alpha contained a floating point unit, an integer unit, both with 32 64-bit registers, a 128-bit bidirectional bus, and both instruction and data caches. The PE's were comb...
CASIO  PV-7
This MSX system has only 8 KB and one cartridge slot, the minimum required by the MSX standard. It is the first MSX computer conceived by Casio and was marketed as an initiation machine. Thankfully an expansion unit (KB-7) was available and added two cartridge slots and more memory (8 + 8 = 16 KB) to the PV-7. There was a small drawing program in ROM. The chicklet keyboard is very poor and to small to do anything with it. There are big arrow keys on the right hand side of the keyboard arra...
MSI 6800
The MSI-6800 system was a bus structured system based on the SS50 bus developed by South West Technical Products (SWTPC) for the 6800 processor in 1975. All of the MSI boards were thus compatible with all existing SS50 circuit boards and interface cards. The main system had a 16-slot motherboard and was available ready-built or in kit form for some parts. It could support dual floppy disc drive (2 x 160 KB) which can be integrated into the main unit. It can al...
PEL VARAZDIN Galeb
Galeb (English = Seagull) was an 8-bit computer developed by PEL Vara×din. It was largely inspired by the Compukit UK 101, Ohio Scientific Superboard and Superboard II computers that appeared in the U.K. and U.S.A. in 1979. A grand total of 250 were produced by the end of the summer of 1984, before being replaced by Orao. (source Wikipedia) Ro...
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 (...
SANYO  MBC-55x
The Sanyo MBC-550 was the first of the legitimate "clones" of the IBM Personal Computer. While others (notably the Taiwanese) were duplicating the circuitry and Read-Only Memories (ROMs) of the IBM PC, Sanyo Business Systems designed their own circuitry and wrote their own Basic Input/Output System (BIOS), part of which was in ROM and part was on disk. The character set was also in ROM. In Japan, this computer was the MBC-55. It came with a kanji character set and the CP/M-86 operating system. S...

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First advert - Nov.1...

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
UK advert, Oct. 1983

MATTEL ELECTRONICS
Aquarius

 
Promotional leaflet ...

BANDAI
Gundam RX-78

 
Advert #2

ATARI
800

 
US ad. June 1983

TELEVIDEO
Personal Mini PM/4T

 
Computer Notes

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
Jacquard brochure #2...

AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS
J100 - J500

 
Price list

XEROX
820-II

 
U.S. advert (1982)

AVT ELECTRONICS
Comp 2

 
French ad (dec. 1986...

MULTITECH
MPF-1 A/B

 
Brazilian advert #2

PROLOGICA
CP-400

 
UK advert, Oct. 1983

GEMINI
GALAXY

 
M-Series brochure - ...

PANASONIC
JD series

 
German brochure

ATARI
MEGA ST

 
Wonder Compute

COMMODORE
VIC 20

 
Promotional picture ...

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
Apple Logo (1982)

APPLE
APPLE II

 
Spectrum+ French ad.

SINCLAIR
ZX SPECTRUM

 
French advert (june ...

THOMSON
TO 7

 
Last sales

MEMOTECH
MTX 500 /512

 
French ad (dec. 1983...

SELCOM
Lemon II

 
US advert (1982)

DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION
DECMATE II

 
Spanish advert

SONY
Hit-Bit 101

 
UK advert, Oct 1983

SAGE COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY
Sage II

 

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7/13/2018
SOUTH WEST TECHNICAL PRODUCTS CORPORATION 6800
While in medical school in 1978, I bought and built a SWTPC 6800, with CPU, SS-50 bus, and 4k static ram card. Couldn''t afford an ASCII kbd ($$300!) and had no display - so a friend retrieved a Burroughs 32 character Plasma display (Ascii parallel interface) and a kbd removed from a pulp and paper mill - but it had 5-bit Hollerith-encoded outputs. Rewrote the monitor in EPROM to do the kbd code translation to ascii, and to make display on the 32 character display work. Later added a custom board to do file read/write to tape, based on software that directly drove an op amp connected to the audio-in of a stereo cassette deck. Had to add a 1 MHz crystal to the board (replaced the RC circuit) - Then added a board that mapped memory to an 80 x 24 character monochrome video display, and a massive 16kb dynamic memory board. Then with tiny basic (3.95kb), was able to program to heart''s content. It played star trek too.

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SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1
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COMMODORE  CDTV
I actually did dare to look it up, and discovered that the first public demonstration of the CDTV was on 2 June 1990, at CES. At the time, it had been under development for around 18 months, or since late 1988.

https://groups.google.com/d/msg/comp.sys.amiga/KsZfxQCglNg/L5HBrQhJULEJ

In fact, development was still going on even after that demonstration.
In a letter from Commodore posted to the CompuServe Amiga forum in August 1990, the CDTV was described as still being "currently in development." The letter went on to clarify that, in spite of speculation regarding the as-yet-unreleased platform, Commodore was as committed as ever to entertainment software as well as education.

https://groups.google.com/d/msg/comp.sys.amiga/btfLfeVcPbM/DkUuE9UvSQIJ

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7/2/2018
QUASAR DATA PRODUCTS QDP-300
I became a dealer for QDP right about the time the 300 was introduced. The first 300 I received was September 1984 for $6795 List less 34$ so $4485 net. It was 1 floppy, 15Mb HD 4 user MPM with 256K Memory. The next one was a month later and the first of the high end version with 32Mb HD and a 512K Cache board. It was $9795 List.
The first one ran an Automotive Parts Importer for many years as we had to upgrade the software for Y2K compatability in 1999.

gary smith
7/1/2018
SHELTON INSTRUMENTS Sig-Net
I spent many years programming and selling Shelton Sig-net they were designed by a guy called Chris Shelton of Shelton Instruments and they had CPM operating system. I used to program in Microsoft Compiled Basic and the biggest system I sold was a 48 user to Sunseeker Travel in Huddersfield in 1988. Originally it was one processor per screen all connected to a hard disk using sheltons purpose designed ringring system which was a bus between the processors and the z80 running the hard disk. Rhodime made in scotland in 7/14/21 megabytes that formated down to 5/10/15 MB. I have lots more information if your interested.

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6/30/2018
ZENITH DATA SYSTEMS  Z-160 PC
I have one too. I found mine in an alley. I had a sticker from the University of Minnesota Computer Lab. It was being thrown out. It has a modem installed in it! It works great and weighs a ton!

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