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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 Atari 800XE was the last 8-bit machine produced by Atari. It was almost the same machine as the 800XL with a case almost the same as the 130XE. It was only sold in East European countries, mainly Germany and Poland. The main hardawe difference with the 800XL was FREDDIE, a new memory management custom chip (also found in the 65XE) allowing to address up to 128 KB of RAM and to better share RAM area with ANTIC, the graphics ch...
The CIP-04 seems to be a clone of the Sinclair Spectrum +3. However, despite similar or higher technical features (256 KB of RAM, 64 KB of ROM, built-in Floppy Disk Drives), the system was not compatible with all Spectrums because of its 3.5" FDD instead of the 3" Spectrum model (though the 3.5" FDD was a better choice). The 64 KB of ROM probably hold the 48K Spectrum BASIC, 128K Spectrum ZX+3 BASIC and CP/M operating system Additional information from <...
Almost nothing is known about this rare japanese system... Apparently its was first marketed as the System Formulet Bubcom 80, then bought back by Fujitsu and sold as the Fujitsu Bubcom 80. Originaly it was a CP/M machine which used Fujitsu magnetic bubble memory. It had filesystem support for the bubble memory cartridge right in the CP/M BIOS. It seems also to have been one of the first japanese system to offer 8 colors display and is considered at the origin of the popular
The HP-86 series was the same machines as the HP-87 but used a 9" or 13" external monochrome monitor. The built-in BASIC language derived from the HP-85's but featured about 20 additional graphics commands. It also allowed to directly address the ports of external modules. Two vdersions were successively released: The 86-A had 64 KB of RAM and was fully compatible with the 87-A. It had built-in interfaces for a prin...
The BR1000Ms were Brazilian professional computers. The BR1000M's hardware was the same as Cromemco's, and the so-called BR1000 operating system was in fact Cromix, a UNIX flavor designed to run on Cromemco's hardware. Two models of the BR1000M were available: one with a Z80A processor at 4 MHz, capable of handling up to 4 dumb terminals, one of which was also used as the system console; and a "high end" model with a Z80B processor at 6 MHz, capable of handli...
SANCO  7000
The Sanco 7000 was sold with the Microsoft Basic interpreter (V.4.45) and KBasic, a special basic which allowed advanced data management. Notice that the sanco 7000 has a 1 KB ram used for cache disk. More than 5000 Sanco 7000 were delivered, mainly in France....
The Sorcerer II was the successor of the Sorcerer I (launched in 1978). The computer used programs on 16KB ROM packs encased in 8-track tape cartridges. It shipped with Microsoft MBASIC and a development tools assembler / editor ROM pack. A word processor ROM pack was also available. Exidy initially provided an expansion chassis that would accept up to 6 S-100 cards, and a Micropolis dual-disk quad-density 16-sector hard sector floppy disk drive was available. These disks would hold up...
The EX3000 Computer, a typical success(?) saga of the early personal computer days. The Extensis Corp. EX3000 computer pulled together four emerging technologies; multiprocessor supercomputers, 8 bit microprocessors, the S100 bus standard and multiprocessor, multitasking multiuser operating systems. The hardware of the EX3000 system consists of subsystems and boards. Three subsystems were provided : FOS100 > Floppy disk subsystem (from one to four MB) MTS100 > Multiple terminal system...
SONY  Hit-Bit F500
Another member of the MSX 2 family. This computer was intended to be a "semi-professional computer", with its built-in floppy disk unit, its separate keyboard and its mouse. It used a graphical interface on top of the MSX-DOS with windows and icons (and bears a striking resemblance to the first version of GEM). A nice computer, now if it wasn’t as expensive!...
SHARP  PC-1403 (H)
As the PC-1401 family was rather successful, Sharp released an update three years later. The two new models were named PC-1403 and PC-1403H. The differences were not large, but very helpful. They had a better display, with 24 instead of 16 characters on the same display area, and lowercase letters could now be used. Thus, there was an additional SML key to switch between uppercase and lowercase entry mode. Moreover, matrix calculatio...

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UK advert (1984)


Japanese advert #3


Brochure #5


German leaflet #2


Italian ad

CBM 500 / 600 Series

German brochure #1

TT 030

NLS advert

Kaypro II

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New Zeland ad (1983)

Imagination Machine

Japanese ad

FP 1000 / FP 1100

Australian Tandy cat...

Portable Wordprocessor WP-2 / WP-3

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Altair 8800b

UK advert (stupid !)

TI 99 / 4A

French advert #3


Japanese advert #2


Official flyer (rect...

Geneve 9640

U.S. ad (1983)


German brochure #2


German advert #2


French ad #2

ACS-586 / 686

Z-2 1977 advert


New Zealand ad. (198...



BRITISH MICRO Mimi 802 / 803 / 804
I was a designer/engineer at British Micro from 1982. I think I worked on the ''803'' onwards. That one had text and graphics mono display modes as has been mentioned. The next ''804'' was text only but with a higher quality display than was common at the time. There was also an ''805'' machine with colour graphics, but that never got into production.

The machines shipped with ''OS/M'', a clone of the CP/M operating system, and had an optional hard drive. Compared with some 8-bit Z80 machines of the time (eg. the hobbyist ZX81) it was far superior, though at a cost as it was aimed at business. I believe it even outperfomed the original 8/16-bit IBM PC.

I can confirm that ''Mimi'' was the name of the owner''s daughter (born ''78).

I still have mine, I got it when I was in college but I don''t remember what year, maybe 77 or 1978?

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The C64 was my second home computer (following the VIC-20) It still remains my favorite 8-bit gaming computer of all time) The only criticism I have is that it could no handle vector graphics properly.

to: Mike McAuliffe
If still available, I am interested in your Zorba 7 computer. Please, contact me: nolan77 at gmail dot com

Bruce Koldys
INTERACT Home Computer System
I have an operating Interact with many original documentations and software tapes. Always on the lookout for another functioning Interact
My very first computer back in the day

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