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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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COMMODORE  Amiga 500 Plus
After the huge success of the Amiga 500, Commodore launched a new version of the machine called the Amiga 500 Plus. Some small changes were made to reduce costs and a few hardware changes were also made. It featured 1 MB of memory, the new ECS chipset and a new version of AmigaOS which wasn't 100% compatible with software written for older versions. While not officially introduced until 1992, the A500+ made a covert appearance late in 1991. Commodore apparently...
SONY  Hit-Bit 10
Very basic MSX "1" computer. It is the entry-level system of the Sony MSX range. It has got all the minimum features specified by the MSX 1 specifications: 64 KB RAM, two cartridge slots, 70 keys, etc. It has no built-in software applications unlike its brother, the HB-11. It was sold with different colored cases. Red in Japan (only), and black for exportations systems. Like most Sony HB (Hit-Bit) systems, exported systems have a letter at the end of their n...
MATRA MAX 20
The MAX-20 (for Matra AX-20) was the same machine as the Axel 20. The main difference between them was the removal of the function keys in front of the monitor. The 'E' version probably meant 'Education' Although the machine was well conceived and the case offered a nice design, it had no success in the private sector because of its poor compatibility with the IBM-PC standard. However, about 1000 systems were sold to the French Department of Education as netwo...
SEMI-TECH  Pied Piper
Not much is known about this small computer, designed in Canada and presented at the 1983 NCC show (Anaheim, California), in May. It was marketed then as a portable computer! Quite strange as when you have look at the picture, it looks more like a desktop computer, no built-in screen... In fact it had a handle on the back and a plastic cover for the keyboard. One could carry it like a briefcase. You still needed a monitor (TV) at the other location, however... Anyway, the Pied Piper apparent...
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS  LCM-1001
Almost no information about this 'computer' which was probably the first microprocessor trainer Texas Instruments produced. The system held two chips, a quad-Nand 74279 logic chip and a 4-bit SPB0400 processor which was the first processor made using the VLSI process technology. One programmed it through various switchs, results were displayed on LED diodes. Thanks to Steve Perry for information and pictures....
DATA SOFT  VDP 80
The Data Soft VDP 80 is french version of the IMSAI VDP 80....
RADIOLA VG 5000
Radiola and Schneider became Philips subsidiaries in 1990 when Philips bought the French Schneider TV assembly plant located in Le Mans - the West of France - and then named Radiotechnique (RTC). The Radiola, Schneider and Philips VG-5000 were exactly same machines, apart from the case colour. They were conceived and manufactured in the RTC Le Mans factory and only intended for the French market. At the time, RTC also made the "Minitel", a phone video term...
VECTOR GRAPHICS  Vector 4
Thanks to Dennis Wingo, Vector former employee from engineering, for this information: Historically, the Vector 4 can be seen as a transitional system, especially for Vector in the quandary in 1982 concerning whether or not to compete directly with the IBM PC. The system shown below had a 6 Mhz Z-80 CPU and an 8088 "I think" also running at 6 Mhz so it would have been faster in processing than a standard 4.77 MHz IBM PC. The I/O for the system was the S-100 bus but with a reduced fu...
SONY  Series 35 Model 10
This computer is a Wordprocessor system which looks like an Apple Macintosh (but is not a Macintosh compatible). It can work with CP/M. Though it was designed as a word processing computer, it has no mouse (go figure !). It has a graphical user interface and has special keys to use with the word processor (cut/paste, move line/word etc.)....
TOSHIBA  T100-X Dynapad
Long before the tablet PC craze of fall 2002, there was the Toshiba T100X Dynapad. The T100X was a "pen-based computer" (This was before the term "tablet PC" existed) which ran on a 25MHz 386 AMD CPU. It shipped with 4MB RAM and had a 40MB hard disk drive for storage. It did not include an internal floppy disk drive, but a separate external floppy disk drive could be purchased. Similar to most modern tablet PCs, the T100X did not have a built-in keyboard, and mouse pointing was done with a st...

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UK advert (dec. 1979...

ACORN COMPUTER
System 1

 
Promotional picture

THOMSON
TO 7

 
Jupiter brochure #1

JUPITER CANTAB
Jupiter Ace

 
Show bag

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
homo-computerus

HOLBORN
9100

 
New Zealand advert

MITS
Altair 8800b

 
U.K. ad (Apr. 86)

THORN EMI
WREN

 
french advert (febru...

APPLE
APPLE III

 
Charlie Chaplin #2

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
Isaac Asimov ad #1

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL III

 
UK advert (1984)

MATTEL ELECTRONICS
Aquarius

 
8086 version

SEATTLE COMPUTER
Gazelle

 
French advert.

SYMAG INFORMATIQUE
Micromachine 2000 et 3000

 
french advert (1984)

MICRONIQUE
HECTOR HRX

 
Japanese advert

CANON
X-07

 
French ad (jan. 1985...

APPLE
APPLE IIc

 
Micro7 coverpage (se...

EXELVISION
EXL 100

 
Geneva ad, Oct. 1985

EPSON
PX 8 / HC-88 / Geneva

 
Promo pic #4

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
First advert

OLIVETTI
Programma P101/P102

 
8-page US advert #1

COMPAQ
Portable III

 
1978 brochure #17

MSI
6800

 
French advert.

TATUNG
EINSTEIN TC-01

 
French advert #3

MATRA HACHETTE
ALICE

 

   LATEST COMMENTS
Dave Johnson
1/21/2017
HEATHKIT  H8
The H8 with the H9 monitor was my first computer. I built in in my dad''s basement just before I was transferred to Germany. I was 32 years old and had dabbled in programming for years. (Took BASIC class at BYU in 1964). The H8 was built like a tank! the 32K static RAM ran hotter than the fires of Hades. I think the all steel construction was part of the heat sink design. I loved that computer. I went on to become an IT manager for the federal government and it all started with my beloved H8! I wish I still had it!

constantin negut
1/21/2017
ICE-FELIX HC-2000
Pentru Stefan Marianescu :
1. De ce nu folositi limba romana.?
2.PC 386 a fost realizat in 1993 s-au facut si citeva zeci de bucati.Nu a fost o serie de fabricatie mare datorita lipse linii asamblare componente SMD.Am avut o linie semiautomata in care asamblarea pick and place se facea manual, componenta cu componenta iar echiparea unei placi de baza lua citeva zile.
3.Nu faceti asemenea afirmatii , chiar daca este dreptul dumneacoastra democratic, fara a va informa despre subiect.

TheBeetles
1/20/2017
TIKI-DATA Tiki-100
Isn''t it good?
Norwegian Wood.

Steve Hofer
1/19/2017
MORROW DESIGNS Micro Decision
They sold these Morrow computers ar Von''s Computer Store In West Lafayette Indiana when I was in college in 1982. I remember thinking that the Morrow wa the only system that I would consider buying at that time. The system looked good, felt good and, above all, just worked. It was relatively inexpensive and came with useful software.

Steve
1/19/2017
DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION DECMATE II
Actually, CP/M PREDATES the DECMATE WPS series! The system was certainly not like CP/M. Digital AKA DEC, was not related to Digital Research. Digital Research CP/M required an 8080 processor. The Z80 was 8080 compatible, but the PDP 8 was NOT. CP/M did NOT support the 8086 series of processors, like those MSDOS did.

samer hadman
1/17/2017
IBM  PC - Model 5150
i have an ibm pc with eias slots and 500mb hdd 2.88fdd ps-2 mouse and keyboard mobile +963933513647

nathan macdonald
1/15/2017
SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1
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