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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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PANASONIC FS A1
The Panasonic FS-A1 is a MSX2 system. There are two versions: red or black case. There is DESKPAC software built-in which starts automatically when the system is booted. It offers several interesting utilities : world time clock, chronometer, alarm, calculator, calendar and diary (see software section for screenshots). From here you can also choose to go directly to MSX Basic v2.0. Concerning audio and music, the FS A1 is equiped with an AY-8910-3 chipset (or the YM2149 variant/clone) whic...
SANYO  Wavy 10 (MPC 10)
The Wavy /MPC 10 is a classic MSX 1 computer with 32 KB RAM (some sources say 16 KB). Its main particularity is to be delivered with a light-pen. There is of course a connector to use it, and more surprising a hole is placed at the top right part of the case to store the light-pen when not in use! The MPC-100 seems to be the same computer with 64 KB....
APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES  Computer In a Book
The Computer-In-A-Book (CIAB) was released just after the Microbee 64. This strange machine was composed of one main unit and at least two 'books'. The computer was actually not in a book, but in the main unit, a Microbee 64. The first book held the user manual in a ring binder, the second book (Vol. 1) held a - new at the time - 3.5" floppy-disk drive and a power supply unit which supplied the main unit and the drive. This unit could also supply a second slave disk-book (Vol. 2). ...
IBM  5140 Convertible
IBM had little luck with it's portable models, and realized to keep up, they needed a laptop. IBM came up with the 5140, it was a laptop that could be converted into a main desktop in seconds. The LCD screen detaches for a color CRT to be attached. IBM didn't sell many of these due to the fact the LCD was not backlit, and conpetition was less expensive. The IBM 5140 was available in two models, the 2 and the 22; the only difference being the 22 came with diagnostics software. IBM saw littl...
SONY  Hit-Bit 201
The HB-201 was the same machine as the HB-101, but with 64 KB of available RAM memory. It was sold in grey or black case color. The 'P' means 'PAL' RGB video output. Peter de Vroomen adds: The great thing about this computer is that it has a PAUSE button, which physically halts the CPU when pressed. Very handy for debugging or cracking programs :). The PAUSE button is that button above the cursor keys. Also handy is the carryi...
APF Imagination Machine
This strange hybrid computer came in two parts: a videogame console and a computer. The game system, called the APF MP-1000, was released in 1978. It had two controlers, each with a joystick and a numeric keypad. It came with a built-in game called "Rocket Patrol". The computer console, the "Imagination Machine" was sold as an add-on for the MP-1000. You could also buy both at the same time (most people did). The computer has a 53-key standard typewriter keyboard, a built-in stereo cassette d...
DVW MICRO-ELECTRONICS Husky
This is an obscure computer, not very well known. It's a rugged field computer, conceived to be used outdoor, and resistant to extreme conditions (it was used in the British Army for example). In 1981, responding to a request from Severn Trent Water, DVW designed and manufactured the first rugged handheld computer - the Husky, dramatically featured on the BBC TV programme 'Tomorrow's World'. This caught the attention of the UK Ministry of Defence, who subsequently awarded DVW a contract to su...
SYMAG INFORMATIQUE Micromachine 4000
This early french system was proudly sold as a 16 bits computer. The operating system was CP/M, compatible with the multi-user MP/M 86 os and the CP/NET 86 net system. The following languages were available : Fortran 86, Basic 86, Pascal 86, Pascal M86, C Basic 86, Ciscobol 86, Form s 2, Vedit 86 and Forth 86. wow ! This computer was the successor of the Micromachine 2000 and 3000 8-bits systems....
ACORN COMPUTER  A4
The Acorn A4 was the laptop version of the Acorn Archimedes and was one of the first RISC laptops (and by the way, one of the most powerful - five times faster than a 50 MHz 486 for some operations). The operating system (RISC OS 3.10) was located in the 2 MB ROM. The 9'' LCD screen could only display 14 shades of grey, but used a clever dithering system to make more shades apparent. The A4 could be used for about 3 hours with its internal batteries. ...
TIMEX COMPUTERS TC-2048
In fact, two different systems were called Timex 2048. The first, called TS-2048 (for Timex-Sinclair) was designed by Timex USA but never passed the prototype stage. It was a 16K version of the TS-2068 with the same silver case but reduced features, a Kempston joystick interface and additional video modes. At the time when it was ready to be launched, the market had moved to 48K and 64K systems, and there was no future for a new 16K machine....

   RANDOM ADVERTS
New Zeland ad (1983)

APF
Imagination Machine

 
UK advert (May 1980)

ACORN COMPUTER
ATOM

 
US advert, Oct. 1981

APPLE
APPLE II+

 
US brochure (recto)

SANYO
MBC-1000

 
Australian Tandy cat...

TANDY RADIO SHACK
Portable Wordprocessor WP-2 / WP-3

 
French brochure #2

ORIC
ORIC 1

 
U.S. ad (1983)

FRANKLIN
ACE 1200

 
Japanese advert #1

TOSHIBA
HX-10

 
M-Series brochure - ...

PANASONIC
JD series

 
UK advert, Oct 1983

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
TI 99 / 4A

 
Japanese advertiseme...

HITACHI
H1 / H1E

 
UK advert

SINCLAIR
ZX 80

 
French advert (1979)

HEATHKIT
H8

 
Proud father

THOMSON
TO 7

 
French ad #3 (1984)

ACORN COMPUTER
Electron

 
Software catalogue

ACORN COMPUTER
Electron

 
Same in German

ALTOS COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Serie 5

 
French advert (1979)

SYNERTEK
SYM1

 
French advert

APOLLO 7
SQUALE

 
French ad (jan. 1980...

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL I

 
Charlie Chaplin #4

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
Sanco brochure #2

SANCO
TPC-8300

 
Newburry brochure #1

GRUNDY
NEW BRAIN

 
1977 Advert

VECTOR GRAPHICS
Vector 1

 

   LATEST COMMENTS
ZX User
9/23/2017
SINCLAIR  ZX SPECTRUM+
Hi nikigre,

on https://www.worldofspectrum.org/ you also get several programs that are able to play .tap or .tzx files.

There are also several apps for smartphones that can "play" .tap or .tzx.

Francis
9/22/2017
AMSTRAD  PCW 8256 / 8512
Hi, I am Francis. I have a collection of Amstrad 8512 disks which I would like to convert to PC floppies. Can anyone help? Preferably by someone in The Netherlands. Many thanks.

Bruce Felger
9/21/2017
SONY  Series 35 Model 10
what format does this machine use for it''s data files?

PHILIP J SCHWIRIAN
9/21/2017
DATAPOINT CORPORATION Datapoint 2200
I worked for Datapoint from 1976 to 1989 in Technical Support in San Antonio, TX starting at the woodcock building. I was hired as a senior Technical Support Engineer and was promoted to be the first and only Support Engineering Specialist (reported to Oscar Gordon a Director). I just ran into this site and decided to leave a comment. Previous to Datapoint I had worked on Main Frame computers. I remember being introduced to the Datapoint 2200 version 1 a the Permian Oil Basin Show in Odessa TX in 1975. I have supported and provided training on CTCs first product the Datapoint 3300 around 1970/1971 when I worked for a small company in Rockville MD call TST Communications. I had attended training on the 3300 in the old Kadak building in downtown San Antonio, TX which was my first introduction to San Antonio where I have resided for over 41 years. I spent almost 50 years in the IT field and am not retired! I remember my 13 years with Datapoint fondly!

Steve
9/19/2017
YAMAHA  C1
Does anyone want a Yamaha C1 music computer? It runs, crt display seems a little flaky. It''s been in storage for 20 years.

ZeroCool235
9/14/2017
ZENITH DATA SYSTEMS  Z-160 PC
I would love to have the Zenith, if you could just shoot me an email about shipping and handling that would be cool!

Bob Gregory
9/11/2017
ZENITH DATA SYSTEMS  Z-160 PC
Hi Everyone,

After 30 years of running my business I am retiring by the end of the year. For the first 8 years or so we were a ZDS dealer and I have seen them all. Z150m Z160, Z386, Z86, the whole offering.

The purpose of this post is that I have a Z160 in pristine running condition with a 20MB hard drive $ 5.25" FDD that I am willing to GIVE AWAY at no cost other than packaging $ shipping fees. I also have a Compaq Portable in the same shape. There are no strings, I just think it would be nice for Zenith people to get the Z160.

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