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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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MICRODIGITAL TK-83
The TK83 followed the TK82. It was a close copy of the ZX81 but offered some enhanced features: 2 KB of RAM expandable up to 64 KB, and a joystick interface. The tape speed could be either 300 or 4200 baud per second. The machine shipped with a beige or silver case, the same size as the ZX-81's. Thanks to Franco Girardi for the picture. ...
SYSDATA ELETRONICA MicroColor
This is a brazilian clone of the Tandy MC-10 and, thus, of the Matra-Hachette Alice... Little is known about this obscure system. Though the case is different from the MC-10 and Alice, the hardware should be pretty the same... It is important to note though that this clone computer (like many other Brazilian systems which are direct copies of other well known computers) is not illegal according to brazilian law. Brazil had, f...
HITACHI  S1
Nearly nothing is known about this obscure system. Help welcome ! _____________ Pat from Australia, remembers: On a whim, I looked up the Hitachi S1. When I was much younger - probably in 1984 or 1985 - my dad worked as a Hitachi reseller in Australia. The S1 was not sold outside of Japan to my knowledge, but it did have English available as a language so that may not be for certain. What really caught my attention outside of the amazing computational capabili...
CENTRAL DATA  2650
The 2650 was first reviewed in the US magazine Radio-Electronics, in the April 1977 issue. This computer was supplied in assembled form with an Editor / Assembler. A 12K BASIC was also available on cassette tape or floppy if you had the HD interface. ...
VISUAL TECHNOLOGY Visual 1083 / Commuter
Visual was the 5th largest manufacturer of office graphics terminals. They once thought they could design a nice IBM PC clone (which they did) and sell it with their terminals (which they didn't). It turned out that Visual's salesmen weren't equipped to sell computers and Visual had put too much money into these computers (the built-in color graphics, a terminal mode, 2 disk drives, etc.) to sell them at stripped down prices. So Visual sold them all to DAK (a popular US electronic reseller) and ...
ACORN COMPUTER  Archimedes A4000
The Acorn A4000 was a slightly cheaper cut down A5000, with a shorter case, one expansion slot and an ARM250 processor. Curiously, the machine had its floppy and hard drive fixed to the chassis with a wire clip which meant these could be quickly replaced without tools, whereas replacing the hard disk on the A5000 was a more fiddly operation requiring the expansion slot plane and the whole chassis holding the drives to be removed. Many of the features (ARM...
OLIVETTI  P6060
The P6060 was a computer which looked like a typewriter. It had a built-in thermal printer (80 column, 80 character per second). This printer featured graphics supported by system software for scaling, framing, offsetting, axis drawing and alphanumeric labeling. The P6060 could be programmed with a special extended version of the BASIC language which featured random and sequential file handling and matrix operations. There were two models: the basic configuration with 8KB user RAM and a s...
COMMODORE  MAX Machine / Ultimax / VC-10
The Commodore MAX was released after the VIC 20 and at the same time as the C64. It was intended to be Commodore’s low-end offering ($150-180), whereas the C64 was envisioned as a high-end product ($595). The system was very inexpensive and lacked even basic features such a user expansion port. In reality, the MAX was a severely limited C64. Several MAX software titles could actually be run on the C64. Some production mode...
CORVUS SYSTEMS Concept
The Concept system was intended to be an individual diskless workstation operating within a Local Area Network (LAN). Each user could use the ressources of the computer and share both data and peripheral devices, including mass storage devices. The network connected computers offered some attractive cost advantages and allowed several people to work simultaneously on the same task. Users' data were shared through the Corvus OmniNet networking system which was the core product of Corv...
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) ...

   RANDOM ADVERTS
U.S. advert (1978)

POLYMORPHIC
System 8813

 
French ad (dec. 1986...

MULTITECH
MPF-I/88

 
Advert #5

COMMODORE
VIC 20

 
T-3100 (feb. 1987)

TOSHIBA
T 1200

 
Japanese advert

TOSHIBA
PASOPIA 7

 
Promotional leaflet ...

BANDAI
Gundam RX-78

 
French advert (1984)

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-150

 
Promo pic #5

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
US advert (1987)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
1400 LT/FD/HD

 
MBC-550 french adver...

SANYO
MBC-55x

 
UK advert, Oct. 1983

FORTUNE
32:16

 
UK advert, Oct. 1983

GEMINI
GALAXY

 
New Zealand ad. (198...

APPLE
APPLE II

 
German brochure #3

ATARI
MEGA ST

 
NLS advert

KAYPRO
Kaypro II

 
Japanese advert #2

CANON
X-07

 
Promo picture

TELEVIDEO
TS-803

 
U.S. ad. (1983) #2

OKI
IF 800

 
Promotional pict.

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-85

 
Compact version

MICRODIGITAL
TK-3000

 
French ad (jan. 1984...

MULTITECH
MPF-1 A/B

 
U.S. advert June 198...

NEC
PC 8801

 
french advert (febru...

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
French advert#2

COLECO
ADAM

 

   LATEST COMMENTS
Martin
7/28/2014
VIDEO TECHNOLOGY  LASER 200 / 210
Yessss!
I just found one on eBay! And I won the auction!!

Fantastic!

Werner Augusto Roder Kai
7/26/2014
SONY  Hit-Bit 501
Please correct the information about this MSX

1 - in the Keyboard section: It''s HB-501F not HB-75F.
2 - Also Hitachi H2 and Sanyo PHC-34 have built-in tape recorders.

Also add: The A/V output is DIN-6 (non-standard), and it''s carry STEREO audio outputs.

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 !

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