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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  MK 14
The MK-14 was the first computer made by the Sinclair company (at the time called Science of Cambridge because the Sinclair name was used by another company). The MK-14 was a training board sold in kit form for ú39.95 and featuring a National Semiconductor SC/MP 8-bit processor, 256 bytes of RAM, 512 bytes of ROM holding a monitor, calculator keyboard and display, and some I/O ports. In fact, Clive Sinclair was not very enthusiastic about a personal computer project. The MK-14 pro...
LITTON - MONROE OC-8820
The Monroe OC-8820 was an all-in one Z80 based system featuring 128 to 256 KB of RAM, a monochrome CRT and a dual 5.25" 300 KB floppy disk drive. It used its own multitask operating system, but a CP/M OS could be acquired separately along with a specific Monroe BASIC interpreter, Dbase II, Wordstar and a spreadsheet (probably CalcStar). Even under CP/M, You could run the a Spreadsheet report and still run Wordstar. A 10 MB hard-disk drive unit was also available. The Monroe computer fa...
ZBA Consul 2717
ZBA is the abbreviation of Zbrojovka Brno. Brno being the Czech city the company was located in. The Consul 2717 was a clone of the Tesla PMD 85.2 but had a very different design. The mainboard was located in the display case and the keyboard had a more professional look. The machine was only sold to Czech schools. In its basic version it was used with the built-in BASIC-G interpreter which had some graphic commands. Programs could be stored throug...
MULTITECH  MPF-1 Plus
The MPF 1P (MicroProfessor 1 Plus), is an improved version of the MPF 1. Like its brother, it is a learning tool for use in the teaching of microprocessor, microelectronics, and control technology. It has a better keyboard. Instead of the hexadecimal keyboard of the MPF 1, this one is a real "QWERTY" one, with CONTROL and SHIFT keys. There is even a RESET key at the top right (red key). The VFD display is also larger. It can now display 20 characters instea...
ACORN COMPUTER  Archimedes
The Archimedes was the first RISC home computer. There were three series, the 300, 400 and 500 which shared the same hardware basis: the ARM-2 processor (ARM-3 for the A500) and three custom chips dedicated to memory (MEMC), video (VIDC) and I/O (IOC) controls. The ARM 2 RISC (8Mhz) had about 4 Mips, this means seven times faster than a Amiga 500 (68000 CPU)! The 300 series had 512 KB to 1 MB of memory and two expansion slots (64 pin). The 400 series had 1 to 4 ...
CODIMEX 6809
The Codimex 6809 is a brasilian clone of the Tandy TRS-80 Color Computer. After the success of another brazilian Coco clone, the Prologica CP-400, several brasilian companies tried to release their own compatible system. The Codimex 6809 is one of them. It has nothing quite special and doesn't seem to innovate at all... Anyone has more info about this system ? Source :
PSION Organiser II
In 1986 Psion launched their second pocket computer, the Organiser II. Initially there were two models: the 8K RAM model CM and the 16K model XP. Both had a 32K ROM containing simplistic software, including a card file database, diary and clock. Less simplistic was the OPL programming language, a semi-compiled structured language allowing full use of the machine's features. It was this that principally guaranteed the machine's success. Later, the XP was upgraded to 3...
SAMSUNG SPC-1000
The SPC-1000 is a Z80-based home computer from Samsung. This machine was developed in Korea, but built-in BASIC was written by Hudson soft in Japan. Because of its integrated tape recorder design, it looks like MZ 700 series. It has a button 'ILP' on its left side. Pushing ILP button enables this machine to load a new O/S from tape recorder. (This concept resembles MZ 700, too). This machine was quite popular at the first time, but advent of MSX and MSX2 ...
SPECTRAVIDEO  SVI 738 - X'press
This computer was a MSX 1 computer equipped with V9938 Video chip, which was quite unusual. It was probably meant to become an MSX 2, thus first versions were prepared to hold a CLOCK-IC chip. Thanks to its V9938 it could display 80-column text. It was called SPECTRAVIDEO XPRESS because it was delivered with a bag to easily carry it around in. The XPRESS designation was also used in a MSX 2 and PC hybrid (X'PRESS 16, for 16-bit...
AMSTRAD  PCW 9512
The Amstrad PCW 9512 was a dedicated word processing computer. It was the successor to the Amstrad PCW 8512 and had the same basic characteristics. However, it corrected two of the main criticisms of the 8512: the low quality of the printer and the machine's non-business-like styling. It had a paper-white monochrome screen (black on white) unlike the 8512, which had a green monochrome screen (green on black). It was equiped with a 3" 720k floppy disk drive (a...

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SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1
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Andy Dent
9/23/2018
DURANGO F85
My first paid job was working on a Durango in Perth, Western Australia, back in 1981. I ended up $ping out of my Engineering studies to work full-time for the company who were a reseller who heavily customised the business suite. That got me my first major job - I walked in and slapped down a listing of Star-BASIC source with my initialled comments and said "I can understand and debug this". Amazing hardware and usability for the time.

GŘnther
9/23/2018
PHILIPS  P2000C
Hi all,
I am collecting all kinds of vintage computers. My Philips collection includes several P2000T, one P2000M with monitor $ disk drive unit, a P2500 (P2000B) with monitor and disk drives, two P2000C and the 8250 MSX machine. All of them are working and I have some software for them. Unfortunately I am missing the original CPM disks for the P2500. It would be great if someone could share the software, e.g. in Imagedisk or Teledisk format with me.

digitalsd
9/20/2018
ELEKTRONSKA INDUSTRIJA NIS  PECOM 32
@CONSTANTINUS, well, Pecom has very nice CPU but regarding learning of machine code and developing hardware, Galaksija was unattainable :)

GOplayer
9/19/2018
IMSAI  8080
I was lucky enough to buy the IMSAI 8080C computer at a computer business that had an auction after the owner passed away for $14. ! It works great but I couldn''t bid on the two 8"floppy drives because the $14. was all I had! I begged the auctioneer afterwards for the drives as they didn''t sell, but he wouldn''t relent... My unit needs 3 switch covers(orange/blue) as I accidentally knocked them off... I have them somewhere. The computer is immaculate and works as if new,(love the robustness of older technology electronics). One big TO-3 voltage regulator(5V?) on the back wall on a aluminum 90 degree fin in front of the fan and two big capacitors(electrolytic) in the front in the voltage supply area on the right, walled off by aluminum shield from the S-100 bus slots on the left. The CPU is white w/gold cap. Such a joy to see it operate on the front panel as I load address and data registers(8 bit)using the switches in single step load/review mode. Then I flip then switch for Run and toggle the start switch and watch the digital light show as it computes, branches, adds and moves REAL Binary Data around before I hit the start/stop toggle switch or it reaches a halt in the program. I need to make a digital video of it in action someday. It is still a joy to operate, setup, run and observe the data in red Light Emitting Diodes(LEDs). This was one of the first times we could SEE our data bits and computing in action.

I was a programmer in the Air Force on 64-bit machines in the early 70''s... COBOL, PL/1, RPG, FORTRAN and assembly.

This machine is a museum piece that STILLl functions as it was designed. I had a few Timex Sinclair''s as well. Also great inexpensive machines for their day. Clive Sinclair was a mathmatician and it is reflected in the tight byte codes of his BASIC language computers for the masses. They are great as 8/16 bit scientific BASIC computers, not just for gaming, which is fun, and drove the computing industry to where it is today.

Steve Ingham 9-19-2018

Jason
9/18/2018
COMPAQ Portable
Hi does anyone have a schematic for the compaq portable III power supply

Marcus
9/17/2018
LAMBDA ELECTRONICS LTD PC 8300
My first contact with computers, My friend had one that we played around with. It was branded Lambda, i dont remember model nmbr.

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