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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...
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....
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...
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...
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....
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 (...

The X68000 16 is the successor of the X68000 Super and Super HD. It has new features : 16 MHz instead of 10 MHz (though it can still operate at 10 Mhz) and a new version of the Operating system and its GUI....
The FX-700P is quite the same machine as the PB-100, but is a member of the more scientifically oriented FX product family. Consequentially, it is called "Programmable Calculator", as most FX family members. It has 2 KB RAM, i.e. it was equipped with two HD61914 RAM chip instead of one like the PB-100, but no further RAM expansion was ever made available. Moreover, the mathematical functions (SIN, COS, etc.) were assigned to the keyboard, by means of an add...
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
OLIVETTI  Prodest PC 128S
The Olivetti PC 128S was exactly the same machine as the Acorn BBC Master compact. It was sold only in Italy. Olivetti merely transformed the case design with nice blue and grey patterns and translated all the programs of the original Acorn Welcome disk, as well as the manual into Italian language. Although it was one of the most advanced 8-bit computer, the PC 128S, like its predecessor, the PC 128, didn't meet a large suc...
The Oric Stratos was planned to replace the Oric Atmos. It was quite close to the Atmos but had some clever enhancements like a built-in floppy disk controller. This computer was never marketed but when Euréka purchased Oric, the Stratos project inspired a lot the Telestrat computer....
TIKI-DATA Tiki-100
The Tiki-100 was a Norwegian educational, professional, homecomputer system that was quite popular in schools. Acutally they first used the name Kontiki-data, and named the first few models Kontiki-100, but had to change the name to Tiki after the Thor Heyerdahl Society, wich owned the rights to the Kontiki name, threatened with a lawsuit. Five models were available, featuring one or two 80 KB, 200 KB or 800 KB 5'' floppy disc drives. An optional 20MB Winchester harddrive was also a...
MSX 1 computer with 64 KB RAM, two cartridge slots and wordprocessor software built-in. The FS-4000 was sold as a wordprocessor system based on the MSX technology. It has a 24 dots thermal printer built-in the case. It was available in black or white case. It is equiped with MSX JE-1, Kanji 1, and chinese characters ROM......
Ohio Scientific, based in Ohio, USA, were the makers of the Superboard II. The Challenger 1P and Challenger IIP-MF were essentially cased versions of this single board system with integrated keyboard, a single 5Volt power supply and the first 6502 version of Microsoft BASIC interpreter. An optional floppy disk controller and a extra 24K of ram for this unit was available using a 610 expansion board. The C1P-MF was an upgraded version of the C1P having 20 KB of RAM and one 90 ...
SHARP  PC-1403 (H)
As the PC-1401 family was rather successful, Sharp released an update three years later. The two new models were named PC-1403 and PC-1403H. The differences were not large, but very helpful. They had a better display, with 24 instead of 16 characters on the same display area, and lowercase letters could now be used. Thus, there was an additional SML key to switch between uppercase and lowercase entry mode. Moreover, matrix calculatio...
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...

Charlie Chaplin #4

PC - Model 5150

Geneva ad, Oct. 1985

PX 8 / HC-88 / Geneva

French advert.


U.S. advert (1980)


UK advert, Oct. 1983


1977 advert


First Victor advert ...

Victor 9000 / Sirius 1

French ad (sept. 198...


French advert (febru...

LX-500 series

French advert #3



SMC 777 - 777C

French advert.


U.S. ad (1983)

Serie 5

U.S. advert (1976)


End of life


French leaflet cover

Victor 9000 / Sirius 1

German advert (1983)


U.K. ad. (Nov. 1986)

CPC 464

Italian ad

CBM 500 / 600 Series

French advert (july ...

65 / 130 XE

Japanese advert


French ad (dec. 1986...

MPF-1 Plus

French advert (july ...

LASER 200 / 210

U.S. advert (1979)

System 8813


BRITISH MICRO Mimi 802 / 803 / 804
I was a designer/engineer at British Micro from 1982. I think I worked on the ''803'' onwards. That one had text and graphics mono display modes as has been mentioned. The next ''804'' was text only but with a higher quality display than was common at the time. There was also an ''805'' machine with colour graphics, but that never got into production.

The machines shipped with ''OS/M'', a clone of the CP/M operating system, and had an optional hard drive. Compared with some 8-bit Z80 machines of the time (eg. the hobbyist ZX81) it was far superior, though at a cost as it was aimed at business. I believe it even outperfomed the original 8/16-bit IBM PC.

I can confirm that ''Mimi'' was the name of the owner''s daughter (born ''78).

I still have mine, I got it when I was in college but I don''t remember what year, maybe 77 or 1978?

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The C64 was my second home computer (following the VIC-20) It still remains my favorite 8-bit gaming computer of all time) The only criticism I have is that it could no handle vector graphics properly.

to: Mike McAuliffe
If still available, I am interested in your Zorba 7 computer. Please, contact me: nolan77 at gmail dot com

Bruce Koldys
INTERACT Home Computer System
I have an operating Interact with many original documentations and software tapes. Always on the lookout for another functioning Interact
My very first computer back in the day

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