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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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BULL  TTX 80 / 85 / 90
In January 1979, Bull signed an Agreement with CPT corporation, a company based in Minnesota, USA, for the distribution of word processing equipment by Bull. Three 8000 series systems were bought from CPT and sold under the Bull label, the TTX-80, TTX-85 and TTX-90. These massive systems featured an Intel 8080 processor, 64 to 256 KB of RAM, a dual 8" floppy drive and above, a portrait monitor that could display a full page of A4. They were connected to a dedicate...
SONY  Hit-Bit F9
The Sony HIT BIT F9P was a MSX 2 standard machine with no built-in floppy drive. Along with MSX BASIC, several software were provided in ROM: - Personal data and notes - Calendar and alarm - System Setup interface. Foreign models where named HB-F9S for Spain, HB-F9F for France, HB-F9D for Germany or HB-F9P for PAL systems... ...
TOSHIBA  T 200
Two models were available: the Toshiba T200 C-5 with only one floppy disk unit (250 KB) and a hard disk (5 MB), and the T200 C-20 with a double floppy disk unit, one hard disk (10 MB) and one streamer (10 MB). It was possible to connect up to 16 hard disks (140 MB max)! It was sold with accounting software running an OS called Toshiba Business Basic which was different to the CPM OS with MBasic etc. _______________________ David Gimeno i Ayuso reports :
BRITISH MICRO Mimi 802 / 803 / 804
Nearly nothing is known about these obscure CP/M systems. The technical info is related to the Mimi 802, and the picture illustrates a Mimi 803...
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Mimi's at Leicester Polytechnic, by Rob Seaward: I used one of these at Leicester Polytechnic around 1981/82. We used to have a lab full of these for students - we were learning FORTRAN and were lectured by Roger Hutty who wrote a very good book in the subject. I...

HEWLETT PACKARD  HP-110
The HP-110 was the first laptop computer to offer the power and the possibilities of a desktop. As it was possible to connect a printer and a disk-drive to it, it was a very serious machine in its category, with Lotus 1-2-3 integrated. This was the good occasion for Hewlet-Packard to introduce a laptop computer when IBM and Apple were not yet on this part of the market. The HP-110 is somehow compatible with its big brother, the HP-150, and can communicate with HP "calculators" like the HP-41c...
QUASAR DATA PRODUCTS QDP-100
The S-100 Bus was an universal standard for computer cards. It was adopted by dozens manufacturers between 1975 and 1983. To differentiate themselves from other competitors, each manufacturer tried to add an original idea in their new machines. For the QPD-100, it was a start-up menu displayed when the machine was turned on, which allowed users to easily modify operating system parameters or run various utilities and applications. Apart from this menu, the system was a standard S-100 based ...
YASHICA YC-64
This is a classic MSX 1 computer made by Kyocera and sold by Yashica. Kyocera didn't sell any MSX computers under its brand name, but conceived a few like the Philips VG-8020 and the above for example... The Yashica YC-64 is somewhat original as it is red! ...
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...
FUJITSU  FM Towns II
The FM Towns II is a follow up to the FM Towns (read this entry for more info). The FM Towns II could read CD audio. 5 LED displayed the sound volume and two buttons was used to change volume. Graphics video features were very powerful: - One could display up to 800 sprite (16x16) on one video frame, - Zoom and screen rotation were hardware features. Display could be rotated to any angle using one single command. - Texts, Sprites and Graphics used three ...
APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES  Computer In a Book
The Computer-In-A-Book (CIAB) was released just after the Microbee 64. This strange machine was composed of one main unit and at least two 'books'. The computer was actually not in a book, but in the main unit, a Microbee 64. The first book held the user manual in a ring binder, the second book (Vol. 1) held a - new at the time - 3.5" floppy-disk drive and a power supply unit which supplied the main unit and the drive. This unit could also supply a second slave disk-book (Vol. 2). ...

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TRIUMPH ADLER
ALPHATRONIC PC

 
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HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-9816

 
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THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
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APPLE
APPLE II

 
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INTERTEC
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HX-10

 
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APPLE
APPLE IIc

 
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APPLE
APPLE IIgs

 
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AS-100

 
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ATARI
MEGA ST

 
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COLLINS INTERNATIONAL TRADING CORPORATION
Orange 2

 
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Color Computer

 
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ACS-8000

 
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Multi 8

 
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MPF-1 A/B

 
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POLY 88

 
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MSI
6800

 
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SINCLAIR
ZX 80

 
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MSI
6800

 
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HP-85

 
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   LATEST COMMENTS
Amir Hussain
7/7/2015
ACORN COMPUTER  BBC Model A / B / B+
This was the first computer I ever touched . . . . . . Still remember the amusement of that touch.. After taking few programming classes I decided to write the CowBoy Shooting game in the BBC Basic. Started writing the code and ended up with just a screen replicated from the game scene into BBC Basic.

That was the time I never thought of anything else....


My teacher Mr. Moosa Kazmi, was the person who encouraged.....

nikigre
7/2/2015
SCHNEIDER (GERMANY) CPC-464
Hi!
i have 64k colour personal computer cpc 464.
Its wery preserved. And it is working.
But i don´t have any cables only power adapter.
If anyone have one please contact me!!

Kelp
7/1/2015
SHARP  MZ 80A - MZ 1200
The 2nd computer I ever owned, really loved its all-in-one design and the glow of the green screen. It seemed a good step-up from my ZX-81. If you''re really interested in this machine then please also see my own site : http://mz-80a.com

Awesomespace
6/27/2015
AMSTRAD  PC 1512
We have the setup with the ZIP drive from Henk (see messages below) in this retro game space and it''s running fine! See our website for a screenshot.

Added a few RAM chips (640K now), a NEC V30 and a soundblaster 2.0 to spice it up a bit! We will add a CGA to VGA converter soon so we can play the games on a VGA screen or even a projector! Awesome machine, thanks Henk!

Ruslan Kabalin
6/25/2015
TERTA TAP-34
I had one in 1996-1998. It was originally decommissioned from CSTI (centre of scientific and technical information) in Belgorod (Russia), then it was obtained by my friend, he used it a while, and then I purchased it from him. I do not think it had CP/M, it had some custom localised OS they used in organisation. It was possible to load Basic and Astra (text processor) from floppy, there were some other software coming with it, but those two were the most useful for me. It had Consul printer A3 size with red/black ribbon on the spools (like in typewriter, not the cartridge), I do not remember the exact model.

At the point when I sold it, I have got just enough money to buy an ordinary PC keyboard.

ACS
6/22/2015
MSX  MSX 1
The MSX was also very popular in west asian and north african Arabian countries. It was also especially popular in gulf countries with KSA based al-Alamiah reprogramming translating the OS to Arabic. al-Alamiah also developed and published several Arabic applications and video games.

alancsalt
6/21/2015
SEMI-TECH  Pied Piper
Mine had 800k floppy drive. There was the option of a second one. At the time, more storage than anything else I could find.

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