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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 (...

Few information about this computer, a Romanian Sinclair ZX-Spectrum clone made from 1988 by Electronica CIE and sold only in Romania in blue or red case colour version. In fact, the colors only differed on the keyboard marquee, the case color being the same. On the red version the background of the keys is darker than on the blue version. The CIP-03 had a built-in Spectrum compatible BASIC interpreter in ROM. But instead of the original Sinclair copyright tex...
The Laser 128 EX is the successor of the Laser 3000. Like the 3000, it is fully compatible with the Apple II computer, but has enhanced features. Video Technology designed its own Apple II compatible ROM (Apple lost a lawsuit challenging it), this ROM holds an Applesoft compatible version of the BASIC. The "Open Apple" and "Closed Apple" keys have been replaced with "Open Triangle" and "Closed Triangle" keys. The 128EX/2's V...
The Oric Stratos was planned to replace the Oric Atmos. It was quite close to the Atmos but had some clever enhancements like a built-in floppy disk controller. This computer was never marketed but when Euréka purchased Oric, the Stratos project inspired a lot the Telestrat computer....
This Yamaha computer is specialised in music and sound production. In fact it is a low range MSX 1 computer, but if you bought the special Yamaha synthesizer and piano keyboard, then you had a real synthesizer with a sound quality really suprising for that time, and the ability to change or create you own sounds. The YIS-303 is in fact the same computer as the Yamaha CX5, but it has not got the SKW-01 Sound Module built-in. Y...
BE BeBox
In October 1995, Be, Inc. unveiled its first (and last) computer, the BeBox. Be was founded in 1990 by Jean-Louis Gassé, former manager of the French Apple subsidiary. For almost 5 years, 12 engineers from Apple, NeXT and Sun designed the BeBox and its operating system, BeOs. The total design cost was about US$9 million. BeBox hadware was based on a dual PowerPC 603 C.P.U. running at 66 MHz (later 133 MHz). The motherboard was not really innovative but featured a large range of Input/Ou...
The Sharp MZ 700 series replaced the aging MZ 80 (MZ 80K, MZ 80A and MZ 80B) series. Moreover, the MZ 700 was compatible with the MZ 80K and MZ 80A. The MZ 700 series is composed of four machines: the first three models were launched in 1983 (November 1982 in Japan) and the last one was launched in late 1985 (in fact, this one is the "ancestor" of the MZ 800): - the MZ 711 was the "nak...
LEANORD  SIL'Z Model 5 / 6
SIL'Z systems from the same company seem to be an evolution of the Silex. SIL'Z systems had some success, particularly in french administrations and schools. According to somone who worked at the plant (Haubourdin city in France) the Sil''z was an Apple 2 machine with some enhancements (graphics) in a hard case (aluminium), and with a better power supply, built in video CRT and strong keyboard. It was possible to connect 8" and 5.25" drives. The floppy d...
ACORN COMPUTER  Archimedes A3020
The Acorn Archimedes A3000 was replaced by the Acorn A3010 and A3020, two simililar but slightly different models, aimed at the home and educational markets. The A3020 was a lower-cost replacement for A3000 aimed at British classrooms. The case was slightly shorter at the back and an awkward to reach mouse port that was underneath the A3000 was moved to the back. The RISC OS 3 operating system and more curved Logitech-bui...
TANDY RADIO SHACK  Color Computer 3
The "TANDY Color Computer 3" followed the Color Computer 2. The CoCo3 came with 128K RAM, an analog RGB video port, enhanced 640x192 graphics capability, a 64-color palette and much more. (All ports contained on the CoCo 1 and 2 models were also available on the CoCo3, e.g. RS-232 serial, cassette, right and left joystick and a 40-pin expansion slot.) The built-in Language, named Disk Extended Color Basic 2.1, was a Microsoft BASIC with enhancements by Mic...
The HP 9810, 9820 and 9830 were all announced simultaneously by HP in the December 1972 HP Journal. They were all four bit machines and all of them used a serial bus internally. The 9830 was by far the most capable machine of this group and ran what HP called BASIC Plus. In many ways, it was one of the first true "Personal Computers" ever marketed. The 9830 was also significantly more expandable than the 9810/9820, with five user-accessable ROM cartridge slots. The

Italian advert

Lemon II

U.S. ad. June 1983


German advert

Micro Decision

U.S. ad April 1983

1200 XL

In schools #2

MICRAL 80/22

Tandy 1988 catalog

1000 SX

First U.S. advert (1...


Japanese ad

MZ 800 - MZ 1500

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Kaypro II

Compact version


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Goupil G4

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Micro Decision

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U.S. ad (1983)

ACE 1200

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LASER 3000

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English leaflet

Advance 86

French ad (dec.1983)

SV 318

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US advert, Aug. 1983





Hello to all

I am desperately searching one or more working HP Lx200 without the adapter or manuals, just the pda. Willing to pay via Paypal including shipment. Thanks to all.

Hello to all

I am desperately searching one or more working HP Lx200 without the adapter or manuals, just the pda. Willing to pay via Paypal including shipment. Thanks to all.

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TRIUMPH ADLER  Alphatronic PC models P1/P2

I have an Alphatronic P2 and i need technical information and software for it. Do you have this machine yet? If you have it, could you help me, please?
Obtaining information about these machines is very (impossible) in my country.
Thank you very much.

Julie Moualhi
I have a acorn electron computer in my spare room in a box with games etc was wondering if it''s worth anything I have had the computer for the past 30+ years

Gregory Casamento
XEROX  6085
I worked with one of these for several years and, when they decided to get rid of it they offered to give the system to me, complete with scanner. I told them no since it was big and I didn''t have the room for it. That''s a decision I''ve regretted ever since. I loved working with this machine and I remember how gorgeous the UI was due to it''s simplicity and elegance. I have recently acquired one by chance, but have no way to use it at the moment. This site brings back so many memories and I hope to get my 6085 working sometime soon. $)

I never owned an MPF-1, but I did have the EPROM programmer and the printer. I bought these as a job lot from either Bull Electrical or Greenweld in the early 90s for a few pounds. The printer was pretty useless without the MPF-1. The EEPROM programmer on the other hand was easily adapted to work with a ZX Spectrum and I was able to burn 27-series EEPROM chips using it.

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