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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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APPLE  APPLE IIe Platinum
This was the last version of the Apple II series that was first released in April 1977 and finally discontinued in mid 1993, making it the only home computer in production for more than 15 years. The major difference from the previous Apple IIe versions is that the keyboard had been redesigned to be functionally equivalent to the keyboard of the Apple IIGS. The new keyboard incorporated an 18-key numeric keypad including two programmable function keys and cursor control keys. The Platinum ...
SINCLAIR  ZX SPECTRUM +3
The Sinclair Spectrum +3 is the successor of the Spectrum +2, marketed one year earlier. Just like the Spectrum+2 is a mix between the Spectrum 128 and the Amstrad CPC-464, the Spectrum +3 is a mix between the Spectrum 128 and the Amstrad CPC-6128. Indeed it has 3’’ disk-drive built-in the right-hand side of the case and a « real » full-stroke keyboard, just like t...
SEIKO 9500
Nothing is known about this japanese professionnal system... Apparently it was a small CAD/CAM system....
MICRONIQUE  HECTOR MX
The Hector MX is the successor of the Victor / Hector 2HR and Hector HRX. It has the same characteristics as the 2HR and the HRX. The 2HR uses Basic, the HRX uses Forth, the MX uses both as available programming languages ! Its 64 KB ROM contains BASIC 3X, HRX Forth, a version of Logo and a machine language editor/assembler. Several other languages were available on cartridge as well, but there are not true ROM cartridges. They p...
MOTOROLA  WDR-1-Bit Computer
This is a homemade and nicely built training computer, and probably one of the rare computers in the world based on the 1-bit (yes, one bit) Motorola MC14500 processor. This machine was conceived en sold in Germany by DATANorf Hard and Software in kit or ready-built forms. Originally, the MC-14500, also called Industrial Control Unit (ICU) was a CMOS processor designed for controlling simple industrial devices and making binary decisions based on successive single bit information. ...
OLIVETTI  ETS 1010
This Word Processor was originally produced by Syntrex Inc. Eatontown, New Jersey and sold under the brand of Olivetti. This was in 1980 (Version 1 of Syntrex Operating System was not sold); in 1981 the completely redesigned Version was sold with the system worldwide. The picture shows the base unit of the ETS 1010 (Electronic Typing System) It came with a display unit and one could attach an electronic typewriter (usually an ET121 or ET221) or a keyboard. The cabinet socket plugged into ...
ELECTROMAGNETICA Jet
We have few information about this computer. The Jet was a Romanian Spectrum clone computer built in a telephone case! You can see the handset housing and the numeric keyboard replaced with black plastic masks. The keyboard was made of printed pieces of paper inserted in transparent key-caps. This system has been deeply modified by the user(s). Zeno Mateescu, who owned a JET, reports: The whole computer was more a HC-85 clone...
THOMSON  TO 7
The Thomson TO 7 is the first micro computer conceived by Thomson and the first French micro-computer. This computer, also called Thomson 9000 was mainly used in french schools and had somehow a great success in France. "TO" stands for "Tele Ordinateur" (ordinateur meaning computer in French). One of the most interesting feature of the TO-7 is its light pen. Indeed, there is one stored in a small trap above the keyboard. A wide range of software used this device. Even on later T...
CONVEX COMPUTER CORP. C3800
The C3800 belonged to the C3 series which included the Convex C3200, C3400, C3800 scallable supercomputers. Scallable means that the computer power scales up with the number of installed processors and the amount of shared memory. Such systems were also made by IBM, Cray, HP. The Convex 3800 used advanced technology gallium arsenide gate arrays. The Basic system held two processors, 512 Mbytes of RAM and 34 GB of disk capacity. It was air-cooled. Its higher speed was of 240 Mflops (Million...
ACORN COMPUTER  ATOM
The Acorn Atom was the ancestor of the BBC computers series. It was sold in kit or ready-assembled versions. The great advantage of the Atom compared to its competitors (TRS-80 & PET), was its high resolution capabilities (256 x 192) which were quite unusual in 1979 for the price. The built-in BASIC was in some ways quite limited (it could only use integers for example) but an optional 4K ROM...

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Jacquard brochure #3

AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS
J100 - J500

 
US advert, Nov. 1985

AMPERE
WS 1

 
M-Series brochure - ...

PANASONIC
JD series

 
US advert

SIGNETICS
Instructor 50

 
German advert

ATARI
800

 
French brochure

COMMODORE
PC Compatible systems

 
French advert

SORD
IS 11

 
Italian ad #5

SINCLAIR
ZX SPECTRUM

 
U.S. advert (1982)

SEATTLE COMPUTER
Gazelle

 
French ad (dec. 1983...

APPLE
LISA / LISA 2 - Mac XL

 
Desktop & portable b...

SEEQUA
CHAMELEON

 
French ad. June 1983...

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-9816

 
French advert #2

ACORN COMPUTER
BBC Model A / B / B+

 
French ad (dec.1983)

TELEVIDEO
TS-803

 
French ad (jan. 1980...

SORD
M 170

 
German advert

CASIO
FP 6000

 
Proud father

THOMSON
TO 7

 
French advert (dec. ...

CASIO
FX-702P

 
Prototype software

THOMSON
TO 7

 
Advert #1

EPCOM / SHARP
Hotbit HB-8000

 
Lisa 1 pin

APPLE
LISA / LISA 2 - Mac XL

 
Ohio brochure

OHIO SCIENTIFIC
CHALLENGER III

 
US advert, Apr. 1986

COMMODORE
C128 - C128D

 
French advert

CANON
AS-100

 

   LATEST COMMENTS
caleb wood
4/27/2017
YAMAHA  CX5M Music Computer
I have an old cx5m that I am refurbishing - however it''s missing a couple of function keys. Does anyone know where I can pick up parts?

Steve
4/24/2017
FORTUNE 32:16
This was the first Unix system I ever worked with. I found it in a lab at my University and started teaching myself Unix.

The school saw what I was doing on my own time and hired me as a system administrator for their new Sun-2 as a freshman.

My how time has flown. Most people have forgotten all about the Fortune if they ever knew about it at all.

Robert Carnevali
4/24/2017
ZENITH DATA SYSTEMS  Z-160 PC
This was my first real computer. My employer at the time had one and wanted to get a different model. They sold it to me by letting me pay weekly with a little out of my paychecks for a year. It had 384K RAM that I expanded to 640K. I also took out a floppy drive and added a 20MB hard drive. It did have a socket for an 8087 chip. The monochrome monitor was clear, but the PC released a ton of radio interference from the video adapter. The neighbor upstairs complained that when I''d load a video game on it, he could see the video on his television overpowering his own antenna reception. I gave it to a friend after I got a Northgate 386 PC. When she passed away, I helped clear out her apartment and it wound up getting thrown away. I still regret doing that as I''d love to have it back again. One day I''ll find one somewhere for sale.

Dennis
4/24/2017
DYNALOGIC  HYPERION
I was Anderson Jacobson''s service manger in Philly (Jeffersonville), and we had a Hyperion as a sales demo. The Philly office only sold a few units, but we did use the demo as an office computer. I found it quite useful, and the bundled software was advanced for the time. It worked OK except for the floppy drives.

Paul Miller
4/23/2017
SANYO  MBC-55x
I had an Atari 400 before this by the 550 was my first "real" computer. Like many others here I learned a lot about computers with it. I spent a ton of time on a bulletin board dedicated to the 550 in Michigan (Michigan Software I think?) over a 300 baud modem.

There was a 550-specific magazine at the time that I poured over every month. Someone published some assembler in there to control the speaker to make tones. I wrote a synthesizer/sequencer (callled Sanyo Synthesizer) using that and had it published in the same magazine, when I was in 7th grade. Someone also published some code to do smooth-scrolling and I used that to make a simple game with a space ship where you fly through some caves, and had that pubished as well.

The graphics were much better than the standard IBM PC and I wrote a lot of programs with colorful graphics and animation, spending a lot of time working out pictures on graph paper and turning them into bytes.

WEMEDIA
4/22/2017
COMMODORE  C64 Golden Jubilee
This celebrative model was produced only in Germany in 1986 (about 350 units).
In 1984, there was only a "marketing gold sample" mase in USA for winter CES.

Fabio
4/22/2017
COMMODORE  C64
From 1982 to 1993, all models and Commodore 64 versions:
- C64 Silver Label
- C64 Breadbox
- Commodore 64C
- C64 Golden Edition
- C64 Aldi
- Commodore 64G
- Commodore 64GS
... others with "Commodore 64" brand

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