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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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CASIO  PB-1000
The Casio PB-1000 was an original, well designed and powerful pocket computer for its time. On top of its standard QWERTY keyboard, a row of sensitive keys allowed fast scientific calculations, menus access and text editing. The 4-line LCD display also had 16 sensitive areas. The computer could be programmed either in Basic or Assembly language. The C61 Basic interpreter, based on Japan Industrial Standard BASIC, had a wide range of built-in mathematic, trigonometric and statistic fun...
SANYO  Wavy 35
This is a MSX 2+ computer. No great enhancements over the MSX 2, the MSX 2+ has 19268 colors instead of 512, some more graphic / KANJI resolutions and the FM-PAC cartridge is included, providing 9 channels of FM sound without drums or 6 channels FM sound with 5 FM drums. However, the Sanyo Wavy 35 lacked the Sound cartridge but featured the Rensha Turbo, which was a built-in auto-fire system. The repetition speed could be ad...
NORTHSTAR  Advantage
NorthStar launched this indestructible all-in-one system in 1982. The Advantage combined the well known (at the time) NorthStar 5.25 floppy disc sub-system with a high-resolution display and a durable keyboard. The Advantage also had it's own bus with it's own set of optional I/O card and a 8088 co-processor card for comparability with the newly released IBM PC software. Sadly, the card was delivered with MS-DOS ver.1 which wasn't compatible with the IBM-PC PC-DOS and very few programs were d...
ATARI  600 / 800 XL
The Atari 800XL, together with the 600XL, were successors of the Atari 400/800 series and the unsuccessful Atari 1200 XL in a more compact case. They could use almost the same software, just so long as the program was written correctly, because of some slight differences between OS versions. The 800XL had 64 KB of RAM, two joystick ports and kept all the custom chips (Pokey, GTIA, Antic) of the previous models. It also featured...
SIEMENS SME
In the late 70s Siemens licencied the Intel 8080 processor and became a 8080 chip second source European manufacturer. After having translated the 8080 user's manual to German, they marketed the SME development system ( Siemens Microcomputer Entwicklungssystem) which was the same system as the Intel Intellec Series 2 MDS (Microcomputer Development System). The system had a 8080 processor in its first version, later an Intel P8080A-2 (an increased-speed 8080), then finally...
NCR  PC8
After IBM produced the PC/AT, NCR introduced their AT clone and called it the NCR PC8. It was primarly produced in Augsburg Germany. It was 80286 based and clocked the CPU at 8 MHz max. With the PC8, NCR offered their NCR-DOS, but also a UNIX variant (Xenix). The system was bundled with NCR-DOS, GW-BASIC, Getting Started booklet, On-line NCR HELP, NCR User Interface, and User Diagnostics. Better pictures needed ! Ryan May reports :
POLYMORPHIC  System 8813
The Polymorphic System 8813 was the larger brother of the Poly 88. William Davis reports : This unit could connected to an add-on unit (MS 88) that consisted of two 8" Shugart DSDD disk drives. Near the end Polymorphic System also featured a 10 MB hard disk and a unit called the "Twin Systems" which allowed two simultaneous users on a shared bus. I had all the above, buying the first of three 8813 in 1978 and continuing to use ...
GRADIENTE Expert Plus
The Gradiente Expert Plus is a Brazilian MSX 1 computer. It is composed of two parts: the main unit and the keyboard. Gradiente is a Brazilian consumer electronic products company. It is not suprising as the unit's design looks like a HI-FI system... Along with the Hot-Bit, the Experts were the only MSX systems available in Brazil. The first model (Expert XP-800) was in fact a clone of the National CF-3000. It is a quite complete MS...
SANYO  PHC-28
This is a classic MSX 1 computer. There were 2 versions : the PHC-28L with 64 KB RAM and the PHC-28S with only 32 KB RAM. There is also a third model labeled PHC-28P with 64 KB, but difference with PHC628L is not known yet (help welcomed). There also seemed to be a 16 KB only model... They had small success in France. It seems that the japanese had a different colored case (cream white)....
EACA  COLOUR GENIE / EG-2000
The Colour Genie was the successor of the Genie 1, Genie 2 and Genie 3. It was intended to compete with the Tandy Color Computer although it was not at all compatible with its model (Z80 microprocessor instead of a Motorola 6809 in the CoCo) The graphic resolution wasn't as good as the CoCo, furthermore it was not possible to mix characters and graphics. However, the machine was reliable and s...

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Japanese advert.

TOMY
Tutor / Pyuuta

 
UK brochure #1

COMMODORE
CBM 700 Series

 
Italian ad #2

SINCLAIR
ZX SPECTRUM

 
Isaac Asimov #2

TANDY RADIO SHACK
Color Computer

 
French advert (july ...

ATARI
65 / 130 XE

 
8086 version

SEATTLE COMPUTER
Gazelle

 
CoCo clone advert

TANDY RADIO SHACK
Color Computer

 
French advert #3

INDATA
DAI

 
U.S. advert (1982) #...

COMMODORE
C64

 
Advert (july 1982)

SMT
Goupil 2

 
U.S. advert (1980)

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-85

 
US advert, August 19...

APPLE
APPLE III

 
Accounting systems A...

OLIVETTI
A5

 
Japanese ad

CASIO
FP 1000 / FP 1100

 
Advert

HONEYWELL
H316 - Kitchen computer

 
US ad. May 1983

LOBO DRIVES INTERNATIONAL
MAX-80

 
Japanese advert. #2

TOSHIBA
HX-10

 
COMPUSTAR ad #2

INTERTEC
SUPERBRAIN

 
Charlie Chaplin #1

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
French advert (1982)

MICRONIQUE
Victor Lambda

 
U.S. advert (1980)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL I

 
German brochure #3

ATARI
MEGA ST

 
Advert

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL 16

 
Microsoft advert (19...

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL I

 

   LATEST COMMENTS
B. Illesy
8/16/2018
MICROKEY KFFT  PRIMO A-32
I was an owner. The primo was a really good machine, but not for games. No colors, no professional Keyboard, but usable for working.

John Hunter
8/11/2018
COMPAQ Portable
My first computer was a Compaq "luggable." What I miss most about it is the keyboard, more specifically, the nature of the stroke. It is the only keyboard on which I could type at high speed, without fatigue and with minimal stroke errors. Now that I have arthritis in my fingers, I''d like to find a modern keyboard with the same type of "feel." Can anyone suggest something? It would have to be Apple OSx compatible. Thanks.

Alex Wilkinson
8/10/2018
ACORN COMPUTER  Archimedes
Hi I need help i have an A3000 and it works fine until i put either an arm610 card or the 486 pc card in the expansion slot on the back then it won''t turn on or light up and the psu makes a squealing noise if i then turn off and remnove card it works fine again i''ve tried different psu to no luck!!!

Thanks :)

Matt
8/9/2018
ACT Apricot Portable
My dad worked at apricot from the early 80’s until there demise, and I’ve inherited many portable apricots also many prototypes of most models endless amounts.
I’m looking to move them on to an enthusiast that will appreciate them
Thanks Matt

Matter
8/9/2018
ACT Apricot F1
My old man helped develop apricot computers, from the 80’s until there demise. I have inherited multiple examples of most the computers they made including, hardware, software, literature, and many one of prototypes that he developed, etc
They need a good home, that respects and understands them
Thanks Matt

Matt
8/9/2018
ACT Apricot F1
Apricot computers available for real enthusiast

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