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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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MATRA HACHETTE  ALICE 90
The Matra Alice 90 is the successor of the unsuccessful Alice 32 and is 100% compatible with this computer. This computer was designed, like its predecessor, to be used as a "first contact" computer. Genlocking allowed the user to use the computer and watch TV simultaneously. The ROM contains a version of the world famous Microsoft BASIC, but this version of BASIC can't access to the highest graphic mode (320x250), it could be accessed from the built-in asse...
ACT Apricot Xi
The Xi was the hard-disk version of the cream-coloured Apricot PC. The keyboard could be clipped to the underside of the machine, and a little cover would slide over the front panel to conceal the floppy drive. A handle then slid out of the front (just under the ridge) that allowed it to be carried very easily. A colour screen was available - a re-packaged 10" Sony Trinitron screen that almost nobody bought because it was so expensive. The mono screens h...
QUASAR DATA PRODUCTS QDP-300
The hardware features of the QDP-300 were very close to those of the QDP-100 model. Apart from the shape of the case, the major differences were: - An integrated help system, - A cache memory to speed up the disk drives operations, - A new motherboard design allowing the 6 Mhz. Z80-C microprocessor to be used. The QDP-300 was backed by one-year on-site warranty performed by the General Electric Company.
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HEWLETT PACKARD  HP-9830
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
EDS C64 EDC
We are looking for information about this rare machine made by the German company EDS. It seems that only 320 machines of this type have been sold, mostly in Germany. The inside was composed of a C64 mainboard, a built-in PSU and a dual 5.25" floppy disk drives. The enhanced keyboard had a numeric keypad. ...
ACT Apricot Portable
This stylishly designed computer had a speech recognition feature along with a microphone clipped on the left side of the LCD screen. An article published in Personal Computer World in November 1984 explained how the voice recognition system works : "The voice system on the Portable allows you to have a vocabulary file of up to 4096 words. However, only 64 words can be held in RAM at any one time, so a fair amount of shuffling is necessary with large vocabularies. Before the system ca...
AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS J100 - J500
The Jacquard J100 and J500 Videocomputer line was developed at the home offices of Jacquard Systems, Inc. in Santa Monica, California. Development started in 1975 and by 1977 the first units of the J100 were installed. The base unit included two 8" single-sided floppy drives and could be expanded to up to 14 users. The OS was Jacquard's own DOS. The CPU of the J100 was National Semiconductor's IMP16 microprocessor and the J500 - a follow-on single-user system - was implemented using the AMD B...
TRIUMPH ADLER  Alphatronic PC models P1/P2
This first Alphatronic computer by the german company Triumph-Adler is targeted for the business and education. The main software applications were for management, billing, wordprocessing (TRENDTEXT), calculation, etc... The Alphatronic uses the MOS (Micro Operating System) operating system. There were in fact two models available: P1 and P2. The Alphatronic PC/P1 had one floppy drive, and the PC/P2 had two. The picture beside seems to be a PC/P2. There was SKS/BASIC on Disc, startable ...
NEC  PC 6601
The PC-6601 is basicaly a PC-6001 MK2 with a built-in 3.5'' disk drive. The second optional disk drive could also be mounted. The N60m Basic od the PC-6001 MK2 has been enhanced to the N66 Basic. The japanese adverts focused on the fact that this computer could sing with its optional speech synthesizer! More info badly needed!...
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 ?...

   RANDOM ADVERTS
U.S. advert (1982)

SEATTLE COMPUTER
Gazelle

 
French advert (1981)

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
New Zealand advert  ...

MITS
Altair 8800b

 
Nice ad (1983)

NEC
PC 6001

 
U.S. advert (1977) #...

POLYMORPHIC
POLY 88

 
French leaflet cover

SIRIUS COMPUTER
Victor 9000 / Sirius 1

 
Japanese advert (198...

NEC
PC 6601

 
U.K. ad. (Nov. 1986)

AMSTRAD
CPC 464

 
German brochure #3

ATARI
TT 030

 
U.S. advert (1982)

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
TI 99 / 4A

 
1977 advert #2

IMSAI
8048

 
French price list

COMMODORE
C64

 
UK advert (dec. 1979...

COMPUKIT
UK-101

 
Advert from New Zeal...

IMSAI
8080

 
Radiola advert. 2

PHILIPS
VG 5000

 
French Advert.

VIDEO TECHNOLOGY
LASER 310

 
Sord Brochure #2

SORD
M-100ACE

 
Sales catalog

INTERACT
Home Computer System

 
Lucas Logic brochure

LUCAS
Nascom 3

 
US advert

TOSHIBA
HX-10

 
English poster

OSBORNE CORP.
OSBORNE 1

 
US advert, Nov. 1985

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL 4

 
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RESEARCH MACHINES
Nimbus PC

 
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EPCOM / SHARP
Hotbit HB-8000

 

   LATEST COMMENTS
PAULO
8/27/2016
OPEN UNIVERSITY, UK Hektor 2
If you have a working Hektor for sale, contact me at my email pconst167@gmail.com

Thanks a lot!

Paulo

Lyon
8/26/2016
UNISYS Icon
I''ve been researching an elementary school game on this Unisys Icon all night and I finally found out the name of the game, it was Peggie’s Potluck and I''m sure you guys have played it before. Yes, it was about cooking a stew lol. Does anybody have pictures of the gameplay? I need to feed my nostalgia lol.

Michael
8/26/2016
HEWLETT PACKARD  HP-9836
We had one of these 9836A''s in our computer office outside of the mainframe room when I served in the Air Force in the early ''80''s.

It was used for the Expanded Minuteman Data Analysis system. We had a printer and a plotter for it too. This was very sophisticated stuff back then.

David
8/23/2016
HUSKY COMPUTERS LIMITED HUSKY HUNTER
I have an old Husky Hunter- what would this be worth to sell? It''s of no use to us..

David Lowry
8/22/2016
APPLE  MACINTOSH
It''s amazing how much the price gap is on these old macintosh computers is. I have seen systems that turn on and ONLY come with the computer for more than $600, but i has also seen systems that turn on but just have a few more scuffs on them selling for less than $5.

David Lowry
8/22/2016
APPLE  APPLE III
Steve Wozniak said that the reason the apple /// was so utterly horrible was because it was designed by the marketing people rather than the engineers. He said that the engineers were forced to put in EXTRA chips in the computer to DISABLE the extra memory! It crashed, and was just junk. I am amazed at how expensive these crap-balls are on Ebay.

David Lowry
8/22/2016
R2E  MICRAL-N
I am a teenager and i like old computers!

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