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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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EXXON 500 Series
Exxon Computer Division, a branch of the Exxon Oil Company, sold this computer in the U.S.A and Europe. This computer was built in 1982. The system is composed of CPU box, monitor, dual disk drives and a keyboard. It was delivered withe software on 5.2 disks, manuals, training materials. This office computer was primarily a word processor with calenders, ticklers and file sharing capabilities. It ran on the Z-80 chipset with a 64 KB architecture running a CPM like OS. In some regards it i...
COLUMBIA DATA PRODUCTS MPC
The Columbia MPC (for Multi Personal Computer) was the first exact copy of the young IBM PC. This desktop clone version will be followed few months later by a portable version designed by the new Compaq company. Technically, there is nothing to say about this computer which hardware features are exactly the same as those of the IBM 5150. However, for about $1500 less, the MPC offered standard features that were optional on the ...
COMMODORE  Amiga 600
After being on sale for only a few months the Amiga 500 Plus was replaced with the Amiga 600 in March 1992. The smallest Amiga ever made, it is similar in size to a laptop and weighs just 6 lbs. Originally the A600 was to be sold alongside the A500+ as a budget model to be named the Amiga 300, but instead replaced the A500+ which required a name change. Very early models of the A600 have A300 printed on their motherboards, an indication of the confusion ...
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...
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...
HOBBIT Hobbit
Many Spectrum clones were designed and manufactured in the Soviet Union or Russia, among them Spektr 48, Moskva, Robik and Sprinter. Some of them greatly surpassed the features of the original Sinclair Spectrum. The Hobbit was one of the most famous Speccy clones. It was a quite powerful system, mainly used in education, and also known in some Western European countries. Like in many Eastern clones, the processor was a Russian v...
ENTERPRISE  Enterprise 64 / 128
The Enterprise 64 was a very long-awaited computer, two years between its announcement and its marketing! It changed its name a lot of times: its first name was Elan 64, then Flan, lastly Enterprise. It has great features, which wasn't found on all other home computers, like its interfaces, great graphics and sounds capacities provided by two special custom chips called "Nick" and "Dave". The BASIC Interpreter is supplied on a ROM cartridge and can be easily replaced with any other langu...
NCR  Decision Mate V
An other CP/M / MSDOS hybrid system. This computer had no great commercial success. The Decision Mate V came with 128 KB of RAM, but could be upgraded to 256 or 512 KB with expansion cards. The serial and Centronics interfaces were not on the mainboard, but were added as expansion cards. An additional card with a 68000 was developed by NCR in order to use CP/M 68. There were 7 expansion slots. An optional diagnostic card was available for slot 6. Otherwise, diagnostics were produced throug...
MITS  Altair 680
The Altair 680 appeared about one year after the successful Altair 8800 was launched. With this model, MITS attempted to offer a new system based on the well known Motorola 6800 processor and then cover a large market share in small computer business. The computer was available in kit or assembled form, It was smaller than the 8800 but kept the same design of front panel and switches. It featured 1 KB of RAM (4 times the 8800 RAM) and 1 KB of ROM with support f...
DIDAKTIK Gama
This was a Slovak Spectrum clone made by Didaktik Skalica Ltd. in communism times (1987). It offered 80 KB RAM. As all Z80A based computers, it was not possible to address more than 64k. So the Gama computers used a bank switching technique, with two 32k additional RAMs. There was even a LED on the case, which indicated if the RAM have been switched or not! The Gama computers had a built-in paralel i8255 interface. They used the original Ferranti...

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APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES
Microbee 128

 
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CANON
X-07

 
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TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
TI 99 / 4A

 
UK advert (1984)

MATTEL ELECTRONICS
Aquarius

 
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AMSTRAD
PCW 9512

 
UK advert, Oct 1983

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
TI 99 / 4A

 
Apple temptation...

FRANKLIN
ACE 1000

 
French advert#2

COLECO
ADAM

 
French ad (jan. 1985...

VIDEO TECHNOLOGY
LASER 3000

 
US advert, July 1985

APPLE
MACINTOSH Plus

 
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RESEARCH MACHINES
Nimbus PC

 
Advert #2

PRAVETZ
IMKO-1/2 & Pravetz 82

 
French advert #2

SINCLAIR
ZX SPECTRUM

 
Advert #1

SMT
Goupil 3

 
Memotech leaflet

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
U.K. ad. (Aug. 1986)

SHARP
PC-7000

 
M-Series brochure - ...

PANASONIC
JD series

 
French ad (sept. 198...

MULTITECH
MPF II

 
PC-60

COMMODORE
PC Compatible systems

 
Magazine cover

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
Brochure #4

BAINBRIDGE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, INC.
Dolphin

 
US advert, July 1985

CASIO
FP 6000

 
1978 brochure #11

MSI
6800

 
MITS brochure #2

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 

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SINCLAIR  ZX SPECTRUM+
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SINCLAIR  ZX SPECTRUM
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