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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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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...
ADVANCED COMPUTER SYSTEMS ACS-1007
This single-unit computer was sold in France in 1980. There were in fact three models : - Series A with two tape-recorders, - Series B with one disk-drive, - Series C with a hard-disk (ACS-1740) ? Three languages were delivered with the system : Extended Basic, Fortran and Cobol. ...
TANDY RADIO SHACK  TRS-80 Model 100 / 102
The Tandy 100 was actually a computer made in Japan by Kyocera. All the ROM programs were written by Microsoft, and even a few of them were written by Bill Gates (!) himself ! These programs include a text editor, a telecommunication program, which uses the built-in modem (300 baud), and a rather good version of BASIC (no big surprise there). Kyocera made this computer for three main companies: Tandy, Olivetti (Olivetti M10) and NEC (PC 8201), these computers are the same except the case and ...
VIDEO TECHNOLOGY  LASER 3000
A very interesting and obscure system. The Laser 3000 is compatible (software-wise only) with the Apple II+ through emulation software. A Z80 card with CP/M 80 was available, as well as an Intel 8088 card....
KONTRON  PSI 80
This computer was also known as the Kienzle CC-9010, sold by Kienzle Computer GmBh. (Germany). The PSI-80 can be used in a multi-user (up to 16 terminals) configuration through Kobus, a coaxial network developped by Kontron. Several models were launched (with 32kb, 64kb or 128kb RAM). Microsoft BASIC is given with the 64kb and 128kb models. This BASIC interprets the statements as they're typed, so lines with syntax errors couldn't be entered. The upper 64kb (on the 128kb model) are used ...
APPLE  MACINTOSH II
The Apple Macintosh II was launched in 1987 at the same time as the Macintosh SE. It was considered "revolutionary" because, for the first time, the Macintosh was expandable thanks to its internal slots and had colours (the previous Macintoshes all had monochrome displays). The Mac II also marked Apple's entry into the realm of serious computing. It used a more classic keyboard (which looked like a PC keyboard) and proprietary RGB monitor (see 'Read more' sec...
KEMITRON Naja
This is a brasilian Tandy TRS-80 Model III compatible system. It didn't sell well as the CP-500 was a too popular TRS-80 compatible system in Brazil. In 1985, a new model named Naja 800 was marketed. It had a 14 Kb EPROM, 128 Kb RAM, built-in monitor, 70 keys keyboard with numeric keypad and a hard-disk. Sources : Computadores Brasileiros
SHARP  X1-C (CZ-801C)
This is the compact version of the Sharp X1. No new features except the size and the VRAM (48 KB instead of 4 KB). The most famous and strong feature of the X1 series is Programmable Charactor Generator(PCG). Tape Basic and Disk Basic were available but had to be loaded from tape. ...
THOMSON  TO 9 PLUS
The Thomson TO 9 plus is the successor of the Thomson TO 9 which had a very short career. Its characteristics are the same than the Thomson TO 8/TO 8 D. In fact, it was fully compatible with it and by the way with the Thomson MO 6. It was, like the Oric Telestrat designed to be used as a Minitel (french videotext terminal) server and has a built-in V23 modem (1200/75 bauds) which was accessible und...
HEWLETT PACKARD  HP-9816
Hewlett-Packard has been one of the first large manufacturer to adopt the Motorola 68000 microprocessor since 1981. The HP9816 was the fourth 68000 based computer of the brand. It was also called the Series 200 Model 16. Hewlett-Packards Series 200 included the HP-9816, HP-9826, HP-9836, and HP-9836C. The Model 16 was intended to be a "lion package in a house cat". When the keyboard was "parked" in the optional special housing placed under the unit, the...

   RANDOM ADVERTS
Japanese ad

CASIO
FP 1000 / FP 1100

 
U.S. Advert #4(1980)

APPLE
APPLE II

 
French advert (1981)

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
Brazilian advert (19...

CCE
MC 1000

 
1977 Advert

PROCESSOR TECHNOLOGY CORP
SOL - 10 / 20

 
UK brochure #3

COMMODORE
CBM 700 Series

 
French advert.

SPECTRAVIDEO
SV 318

 
French ad (jan. 1980...

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL I

 
French advert

OLIVETTI
M10

 
U.K. ad. (1986)

ATARI
520 / 1040 STf / STfm

 
IBM T-shirt

IBM
PC AT

 
Italian ad

COMMODORE
C64

 
French advert (jan. ...

APPLE
APPLE IIc

 
UK advert, Oct. 1983

GEMINI
GALAXY

 
In schools #3

BULL
MICRAL 80/22

 
French ad (dec. 1986...

MULTITECH
Microkit 09

 
French advert

MATRA HACHETTE
ALICE

 
Byte shopper

IMSAI
8080

 
French ad (dec.1983)

CASIO
FP 200

 
Acorn ad. #3 (Nov. 8...

ACORN COMPUTER
BBC Master Compact

 
French ad (may 1984)

MULTITECH
MPF-1 A/B

 
Brazilian advert

PROLOGICA
CP-400

 
U.S. ad. June 1983

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS-80 Model 100 / 102

 
Heathkit centers #2

HEATHKIT / ZENITH
H-89

 

   LATEST COMMENTS
Joe Jones
6/21/2017
ATARI  600 / 800 XL
does anyone have a picture of the jumper installation for the Rambo 256 installed in an Atari 1200XL

Joe Jones
6/21/2017
ATARI  600 / 800 XL
Does anyone have a picture of the US doubler chips for the Atari 1050 disk drive?

WEMEDIA
6/20/2017
ATARI  400
Atari 400 is the best home computer for videogame until Commodore 64.
I love its vintage look membrane keyboard!

Nathaniel
6/19/2017
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS  TI 99 / 4A Beige
I have a beige 99/4A that my Grandma bought at Sears on clearance. It came with the original version of the system ROM and will run all third party carts. Guess TI was trying to just make everything they could and mixed and matched surplus part stock to get rid of it at the EOL of the machines. Even though the computer is almost a decade older than I am I have enjoyed it and still break it out every now and then to play Zero Zap or Parsec on.

Jeff Joseph
6/19/2017
AMSTRAD  PCW 8256 / 8512
If anyone is still interested in letting go a PCW please email jeffrey_josph@yahoo.com. Must be willing to ship to USA. Please give description (RAM, drives, $ disks included, software, condition) and how much you want. Thanks.

Michael Samer
6/18/2017
COMMODORE  PLUS 4 - C232/264/364
It was my second computer (bought in 1985 for about 540USD with 1702 CRT and 1541 floppy) after a self soldered Z80 clone. From the usability surely limited but it contained every software I wanted/needed in ROM. The spreadsheet was low compared to the competitors, but enough for me to do my stuff. Word editing was very simple (more like a simple editor) but great (compared to my Z80) and I learned how to use the printer ESCape sequences. I''d even use the colour plotter printer (Casio afair) I bought for my Z80 years before. I even wrote a fantasy book on it (1987) with about 400pages.
It was very hard to get the data''s I wrote converted from Floppy to PCs afterwards and a lot is still trapped on bad floppies.

SUNIL VIDHANI
6/13/2017
TOSHIBA  PASOPIA 16 / T300 / PAP
We are looking for a Toshiba T300 Pasopia 16 computer. Can you help ?

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