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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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SALORA Fellow
Salora Fellow was basically the same machine as the Video Technology Laser 200/210 just with a different case in colors that matches Salora's other electronics. Salora is a Finnish televison manufacturer and they mainly sold this machine in Scandinavia, mostly in Finland. Technically they are the same as the Vtech machines and the machine still says Vtech Laser 200 when booted. The machine sold reasonably well because of Salora's good reputation, but was so...
APPLE  MACINTOSH
With their II and III series getting rather long in the tooth, and the Lisa being rather pricey, Apple had to do something to get back into the small-business market. They did. The Macintosh can be considered the very first commercially successful computer to use a GUI (Graphical User Interface). It was, however, not the first GUI based computer, the first GUI based computer ever sold was the Xero...
COMMODORE  PET 200
The PET 200 is a rebadged version of the Commodore 8032-SK which is itself the same model as the 8032 with a rounded shape design and a separate keyboard. This design was used later on the CBM-II series computers. It is said that Ferdinand Porsche was involved in this design. It's not true since he died just a few years after the end of World War II. In fact, Commodore enlisted the services of Porsche Design, a separate firm from the famous car maker that specia...
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...
FUJITSU  FM 77 AV EX
Not much is known about this computer. Can you help ? Apparently, the only difference between the FM-77 AV40 SX and the FM-77 AV40 EX, is the built-in BASIC language. Can someone confirm this ?...
FEEDBACK ABACUS Educational Computer
The computer system consisted of two units - EC362 and EC372 - that could be used independently or linked together to provide a complete system for computer education. To enable the input of relatively long programs and the output of computed results, an ASR33 Teletypewriter with 8-hole punched paper tape input and output was connected to the two linked units. In addition, a textual output was printed on an 8 inch (200 mm) wide paper roll. Unit EC362 was the Arithmetic Unit ...
CRAY RESEARCH T3D
With the T3D, Cray research introduced a new generation of Massively Parallel Processor (MMP) super computers. The T3D integrated from 32 to 2048 processing elements (PE's). Each PE was composed of a DEC 21064 RISC chip, also known as DEC Alpha, with its own memory area, memory controller, and prefetch queue. The DEC Alpha contained a floating point unit, an integer unit, both with 32 64-bit registers, a 128-bit bidirectional bus, and both instruction and data caches. The PE's were comb...
ZENITH DATA SYSTEMS  Z-160 PC
A (trans)portable PC-XT computer made by Zenith, with double 5''1/4 disk drives and amber monitor built-in (23cm). The computer is unusual in that the 2 built-in disk drives are mounted in a tilting case, on top of the computer. The keyboard folded up over the CRT (if you look at the picture just rotate the keyboard in place so that the spacebar is at the top of the machine). It forms the cover over the CRT. the cable went into the pop top. To the right of the two 5.25" floppys is a dark...
THOMSON  MO5 NR
The Thomson MO5 NR is a special version of the MO5, developped especially for the educative network called NanoReseau, hence the "NR". The NanoRéseau was initially composed of several original MO5 systems with their NanoRéseau expansions (64 KB RAM + Network features). The MO5 NR includes the network expansion and much more. The system uses the same case as the MO5E, but the MO5 NR is maybe closer to the
FUJITSU  FM Towns II
The FM Towns II is a follow up to the FM Towns (read this entry for more info). The FM Towns II could read CD audio. 5 LED displayed the sound volume and two buttons was used to change volume. Graphics video features were very powerful: - One could display up to 800 sprite (16x16) on one video frame, - Zoom and screen rotation were hardware features. Display could be rotated to any angle using one single command. - Texts, Sprites and Graphics used three ...

   RANDOM ADVERTS
1977 advert #1

SOUTH WEST TECHNICAL PRODUCTS CORPORATION
6800

 
Magazine cover

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
New Zealand ad #1

SEGA
SC 3000 / SC 3000H

 
ACE 1000 advert(1982...

FRANKLIN
ACE 1000

 
German ad #4

SHARP
MZ 700

 
1978 brochure #13

MSI
6800

 
German leaflet #3

SHARP
MZ 800 - MZ 1500

 
French advert

MATRA HACHETTE
ALICE

 
QL catalogue #2

SINCLAIR
QL (Quantum Leap)

 
IBM T-shirt

IBM
PC AT

 
French advert. page ...

SYMAG INFORMATIQUE
Micromachine 4000

 
Price list

CAMBRIDGE COMPUTERS
Z 88

 
French advert #3

INDATA
DAI

 
U.S. advert (1979)

NORTHSTAR
Horizon

 
Advert (june 1982)

SMT
Goupil 2

 
U.S. advert  Apr. 19...

NEC
PC 8801

 
Isaac Asimov ad #2

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL III

 
US advert (1987)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
1400 LT/FD/HD

 
French ad #1

BASIS
BASIS 108

 
Japanese advert

MITSUBISHI
Multi 8

 
Victor ad #2 (1982)

SIRIUS COMPUTER
Victor 9000 / Sirius 1

 
U.S. advert (1980)

INTERTEC
SUPERBRAIN

 
French advert (july ...

ORIC
ATMOS

 
US advert, Aug. 1983

OSBORNE CORP.
Executive

 

   LATEST COMMENTS
Jeff Joseph
3/22/2017
TANDY RADIO SHACK  2000
There are some incorrect data in this article.

The drives are merely 5-1/4 double density 80 track, 720 KB capacity. These drives had been used for years earlier on the TRS-80 Models I and III. Nothing special, they DO NOT require the high-coercivity 1.2 MB floppy media as used on the IBM AT. In fact, the format is identical to that used by the later 720 KB 3.5 inch drives introduced with the IBM PS/2. The Tandy 2000''s 5-1/4 inch drives can in fact be replaced with the 720 KB 3.5 inch drives and freely exchange data on the very same disk format as used by any IBM compabibles using the 720 KB 3.5 inch drives. NOTE this DOES NOT include the later high capacity 1.44 MB disks!

As for the "80186" having done in the Tandy 2000 as a viable product in the computer market, this is hogwash. This article fails to mention that ALL software programs that run on the IBM''s 8088 run with no problem on the 186. The 80186 is a fully-compatible superset of the 8088/8086.

Probably what this author actually means is that the Tandy 2000''s hardware is not fully compatible with the IBM PC, and this was the reason it ultimately did not succeed. While probably true, the Tandy 2000 did survive in the market for 4-1/2 years, much longer than any of the other "workalikes" that were not fully compatible. Many of the bestselling software titles for the IBM like Lotus 1-2-3 and AutoCAD were published in versions customized for the Tandy 2000. For a full list see the Wikipedia article on the Tandy 2000, alot of which I wrote.

Chester
3/21/2017
BANDAI Gundam RX-78
(btw, I posted here because the link on the page for adding info is broken upon submission)

Chester
3/21/2017
BANDAI Gundam RX-78
Ok, hope *this* works:

http://bit.ly/2mpepcY

Chester
3/21/2017
BANDAI Gundam RX-78
Here is the correct URL:

https://www.flickr.com/search/?user_id$91032493$40N00$sort$date-taken-desc$text$rx-78$view_all$1

Chester
3/21/2017
BANDAI Gundam RX-78
Here are some pics (creative-commons, feel free to use them) of an RX-78 I took in Japan recently (they had it exposed at Shosen Book Tower in Akihabara, Tokyo): https://www.flickr.com/search/?user_id$91032493$40N00$sort$date-taken-desc$text$rx-78$view_all$1


Dinesh
3/19/2017
SONY  Hit-Bit 101
I am having one with me. :)

Brosen
3/17/2017
ATARI  520 / 1040 STf / STfm
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