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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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SPECTRAVIDEO  SVI 728
Spectravideo was the only american MSX manufacturer, but they were later bought back by their manufacturer based in Honk-Kong. For their first computers, the SV-318 and 328, Spectravideo asked naturally Microsoft to develop a Basic. Then, when Microsoft developped the MSX Basic, they used their previous work with Spectravideo. That's why there's always been a rumour saying that the SV-318 and 328 were
IBM  PS/1
Please help us improve this description by sending us more info! The PS/1 was IBM's return to the home computing market. It was the successor to the IBM PCjr, although it was compatible with IBM's bussines systems. The PS/1 was a propriatary system at first, but standard components were used later on. The later models included "Rapid Resume" a standby feature. The system uses a LPX form factor (layout). Everything was built into the motherboard and had a four expansion slots of 16bit ISA b...
MOS TECHNOLOGY  TIM
The TIM (Terminal Interface Monitor) was a MOS Technology Inc's build-it-yourself 6502 development system that was launched before the KIM-1. When a computer fan ordered a TIM from MOS Technology in Norristown, Pennsylvania, he got a MCS6530-004 (1k TIM monitor program in ROM), and a manual (15 sheets of 11x17 folded & stapled in the middle) containing a suggested schematic, the TIM monitor commands, and listing. He had to provide himself with various components...
QUASAR DATA PRODUCTS QDP-300
The hardware features of the QDP-300 were very close to those of the QDP-100 model. Apart from the shape of the case, the major differences were: - An integrated help system, - A cache memory to speed up the disk drives operations, - A new motherboard design allowing the 6 Mhz. Z80-C microprocessor to be used. The QDP-300 was backed by one-year on-site warranty performed by the General Electric Company.
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OHIO SCIENTIFIC  C2
Little information about this C2 system composed of a computer case and a separate floppy drives case. The system pictured is a C2-OEM-4. [OEM] means it could be bought by other computer companies that could put their own brand label on the case. [4] means dual case version. The main system was based on an 8 slot backplane (ref. 580), a 6502 processor board, along with a floppy disc controller and a serial port for the video terminal (ref. 505), and 3 x 16 KB static RAM boards (ref. 520). ...
ROBOTRON KC 85/1 - Z 9001
The KC85/1 was originally introduced as the HC-9001, "HC" meaning "Home Computer". But as the industry demand for computers was so high, they even used these home computers, so the name was changed to KC85/1, "KC" standing for "KleinComputer", which could be translated to "Small Computer". The machine had very limited graphical capabilities with 128 pre-defined graphic and 96 text symbols in text mode (8x8 pixels size). The BASIC language needs to be loaded from cassette every time you...
PEL VARAZDIN Galeb
Galeb (English = Seagull) was an 8-bit computer developed by PEL Vara×din. It was largely inspired by the Compukit UK 101, Ohio Scientific Superboard and Superboard II computers that appeared in the U.K. and U.S.A. in 1979. A grand total of 250 were produced by the end of the summer of 1984, before being replaced by Orao. (source Wikipedia) Ro...
PEERLESS 150
Peerless was a company that was started by some of the former employees of AM International - Jacquard. Peerless built a computer and 4 terminal control boards that would run Jacquard's OS. The computer was compact very much like the pc towers that we have now. This very good system ran all the software that were written for the Jacquard, but it was very pricey, 20-30 thousand dollars just for the base unit... That was about the time
HITACHI  MB-6885 / Basic Master Jr
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TIMEX / SINCLAIR 1000
This is the US version of the Sinclair ZX-81 marketed by Timex. The main difference is that the TS 1000 has 2 KB RAM instead of the 1 KB RAM of the original ZX-81. See the ZX-81 pages for more info......

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10/21/2018
SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1
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10/18/2018
MSI 6800
I have some reference material concerning the MSI 6800A Computer System. I am downsizing and want to get rid of it. I only request the cost of shipping. I have the MSI 6800A Computer System Operation Manual, the SDOS Disk Operating System Utilities Supervisor''s Reference Manual, the FD-8 Floppy Disk Diagnostics Reference Manual and the FD-8 Operation Manual for Model FD-8.

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James Smith
10/18/2018
SANYO  MBC-1000
The user manuals were interestingly written. A friend opined that a nephew of the Sanyo president who was taking English in Tokyo High School, and not doing well, wrote them. I still chuckle at the memories of deciphering them.

LBlack8978
10/17/2018
SONY  Series 35 Model 10
They use 3.5 discs. I used this processor for work, I loved it. I still have a lot of the discs.

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10/17/2018
SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1
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SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1
I was interested to find this forum - although there doesn''t seem to be much genuine activity on it! In 1981 I was working for ACT (Applied Computer Techniques), the British company which partnered with Victor to market the Sirius 1 in the UK. I was in Scotts Valley California in September 1981 watching the prototype machines being assembled. I recorded a message which announced "I am the ACT Sirius 1 - the number one choice in business microcomputers!", which was played when a UK model was booted up.

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10/15/2018
COMMODORE  LCD
six were made. i had one, 5 were destroyed. mine is now in the smithsonian (as is the first wood case pet). was told it would work also with touch screen and jane icon-based operating system (pre windows!). i demo''d it to secretary of education of india in dc. i was director of edu software with sig on loan to white house to launch young astronaut program. marshall smith knew nothing!

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