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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...
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....
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...
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...
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....
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 (...

The Decision 1 is one of the last S-100 BUS based computer generation. Morrow Designs held it as the most flexible of all. On top of a classical CP/M 2.2 operating system, it also featured a special 8 bits version of Unix called Micronix, which allowed the compilation of many programs written in C for other machines under Unix. The Decision 1’s multi user version allowed to manage up to 15 users and 20 simultaneous tasks. According to Morrow Designs, testing confirmed the Decision ...
GEMINI  Challenger
Before the Challenger came out, Gemini products were based around the Z80 processor and the company's 80-bus architecture. They did well in applications where costumers wanted a highly-specialized product. At first sight, the Challenger looked like an ordinary PC-compatible computer. The monitor was a Wyse WY-50 remote terminal finished as the same colours as the main box. However, the Challenger's main processor was a 12 MHz Motorola 68000 linked with 512 KB of RAM. This configurati...
The Seiko MC-2200 was a clone of the Sharp PC-1245. Besides, it was made by Sharp. The main differences were the case color, black instead of grey and brown for the Sharp, and the location of the 16-character display which was slightly moved to the right. The internal electronics was identical to the PC-1245's The tape-printer interface was also the same as the Sharp CE-125 but with black and grey colors This rare machine seems not to have met a great s...
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...
SONY  Hit-Bit 55
The Hit-Bit 55 was a classic MSX1 computer. It was very similar to the Hit-Bit 75. Its most distinctive sign was its flat but good quality keyboard. It was one of the few MSX with the Philips VG-8000 to have a low-cost keyboard. Unlike the HB-75, it had only 16 KB RAM. There was a built-in software (scheduler and memo) which was a kind of cut-down version of the one built-in the HB-75, program si...
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...
CANON  Object.Station
After NeXT abandoned the hardware business,Canon (who had a large investment in NeXT) bought the licence and started producing the successor to the NeXTstation. The Object Station was an Intel-based PC specifically adapted to run the NEXTSTEP O/S. There were two versions available, the 31 and the 41, with IDE & SCSI being the main difference. There are also specs for a Pentium-based 51 but it remains unclear whether it actually came to market. The computer could also run Windows and othe...
After the success of the Stacy, Atari presented a new portable computer: the ST Book. It was a rather nice toy: very light, impressive battery life, MIDI ports, battery-saved RAM, etc. The Hard Disk contains a small Null-Modem program to transfer files (very handy!). It has no internal floppy drive, the external floppy was a weird (and expensive!) unit that used the same interface as Atari's hard disks (ACSI). Despite its interesting characteristics, an...
The NMS-801 was one of the last MSX machine made by Philips. This economical computer was a true MSX machine. The official MSX logo was although replaced on the case by the "MSX Compatible" mark because the MSX standard required a cartridge slot, which the NMS-801 had not. The NMS-801 was only sold in Italy where it wasn't very successful because of its poor expansion capabilities. However, Philips used the same case, CPU and video chip to produce the NMS-3000 and 4000, two video terminals d...
SONY  Hit-Bit F9
The Sony HIT BIT F9P was a MSX 2 standard machine with no built-in floppy drive. Along with MSX BASIC, several software were provided in ROM: - Personal data and notes - Calendar and alarm - System Setup interface. Foreign models where named HB-F9S for Spain, HB-F9F for France, HB-F9D for Germany or HB-F9P for PAL systems... ...

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If you are happy to build a Microtan Achim, take a look at

I Found my old T1200 purchased in ''88. Still functioning mounts windows 2.0. Battery is completely dead. I have to turn it on fiddling a bit with the two switches behind it

Hello, I would like to ask about on the type designation of the keyboard to the computer Olivetti ETS 2010 ( I have this computer and monitor, but I do not have a keyboard, and here in the Czech Republic can not get and therefore need to look around Europe and farther into the world. Thank you for your help. Sincerely Lubos Janku of the Czech Republic.

Helo Jean-Marc Marcant,

thank you! We had your computers Leanord Elan XTs in token ring at Kralupy nad Vltavou, Czech Republic. It was my first PC experience I was 15 years old. And at home I had only 8-bit ZX-Spectrum clone.
I will never forget the impression when saw them for the first time connected to network in our computer classroom. Then I fell in love with computing forever and my profession was chosen that time.

Steve H
XEROX  820
This was my first computer, dad worked for Xerox. I remember going thru the user manual and learning how to navigate the directories. Was proud of myself at age 10 to find stuff. This model had a fun little game named, "Barney." Think you had to type dir/ w or dir/p to find it.

Mr john oneil
SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1
We wish to give out loan to whom ever that is in need of a loan at interest rate of 3$, We give out loan from the minimum of 5,000.00 usd to the maximum 100 million dollars, pounds, euros, If interested, Contact us via email:

David Geddes
I was rummaging through a box of old photos and ran across a picture I took of the factory where J100s were being built, somewhere around 1976. I was a bench technician at the time, and later worked on the E100 Embossers. I would be happy to share the photo, but can''t find a way to upload it.
By the way, does anyone know what became of Jeff Chapin?

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