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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 CP-200 and CP-200S computers were Brazilian clones of the Sinclair ZX81. However, to compete with the original model and local ZX81 clones, CP-200 models featured several enhancements. The larger case housed the power supply unit and a slightly better rubber keyboard. Basic versions had 16 KB of RAM as well as a joystick interface cabled in parallel with some keyboard keys. The BASIC interpreter also had some improvements and additional co...
ISOT EC-1035
Very little information about this Bulgarian mainframe used by big East European companies as an industrial or information management system. It was partially compatible with IBM mainframe and could also share programs and data with the russian Minsk-32. It could run in multiprogram mode thanks to its virtual memory. The ISOT brand name means 'State Economic Alliance' Thanks to Bojidar Stefanov for information and picture....
PHILIPS  P5000 series
P5000 came in two major types. One was 8080 based, and the other was Z80 based. RAM on the 8080 was 64K, 128K on the Z80. The Z80 was used on the "twin" (two terminal and two printer) version, and the Cluster (or 4 Head/4 terminal version). Software was remarkably efficient, copies going between the two floppies, printing, and editing all at the same time on up to 4 terminals, on an 8 bit CPU and 128K of RAM. The software was originanally developed in Ottawa, lead by the person who would b...
The Thomson MO5E was first revealed at the "Hannover Messe" (Germany) in april 1985. It was a big suprise for the french press as no-one ever heard of this system before. The MO5E ("E" presumably for Exportation) was reserved for Germany and more generaly for foreign markets. Quite surprising when you know that while Thomson was selling this system to Germans and other countries, French could only buy the first version of the MO5 with rubber keys, external power s...
Well I don't know much things about this one. It seems that the only thing that differs from the Tomy Tutor is the keyboard. Now there is a real keyboard, all white. So the funky pink space bar has disapeared, booo :o( It seems too that this model was only sold in Japan for a short time in 1984, one year after the release of its young brother the Pyutta "1". If you want to know more about this rare machine, please read the description of the
The V-10 is a classic MSX-1 computer. The V-10 has less memory than the V-20 but is much harder to find by our times......
This french computer has some IBM PC compatibility. It can read PC disks with a special software and has ISA expansion slots. But it's not a real PC compatible machine. It is more powerful than its little brother, the AX-20. But historicaly, the AX-25 was conceived before the AX-20, though it was marketed later. Two models were available : the AX-25A with two 5"1/4 disk drives and the AX-25B with one 5"1/4 disk drive and a hard disk (10 MB). The disk capac...
FUJITSU  FM 77 Level 4
The motherboard accommodates up to four memory boards, each with 16 K 16 bit words of programmable memory, four IO cards, and an optional front panel card. A parallel IO card includes two 16-bit input and two output ports as well as EPROM sockets for IO device handler sofware. System software includes 8K macroassembler, linker and relocate loader, an editor and a debugger. The M16 provides a 8K PACE BASIC which features IO and memory access, wait for input or timer. And, last but not le...
This machine was the first Macintosh clone in the whole world. In Brazil it is almost unknown and there are people who doubt its existence, but it really did exist! This computer almost started a commercial war between Brazil and the United States. Apple persuaded the U.S. government to use everything it could against the Brazilian clone makers (increases in import taxes for brazilian products such as orange juice, shoes, etc.) until this machine was no longer made. Brazil had a tr...

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PC 6001



I currently have a listing on EBay for this computer and many games

I remember when I got my first Oric-1 (I was still in school then) and immediately took it apart. Back then it was all magic. Computers these days don''t inspire me in the same way. Sigh!

I met the guy who wrote the ROM and he was rude to me! He nearly crushed my dreams but luckily failed.

Laios Palingas
I''m interested droop

The Le Mans factory was built by Schneider ca 1959-60, and in 1971 La Radiotechnique joined in using the facilities. Le Mans produced radio and TVs (from parts to PCBs to assembly and QC), and May 1969 has seen the millionth Schneider TV exiting the plant.

john erling grande
hi Ray holt , i wonder if i can be abel to recreat your 20 -bit procsesor for the f-16 tom cat , i am intrested in it becuse i have class in computer and electronics . and i belive you mad the first ever microprossesor unit with working cpu ram,rom etc

pleas answer if you can it will be a great help to our class :) thanks before hand

Chris Cordes
POLYMORPHIC  System 8813
Back in 1979/80 I wrote a surveyor''s package on one to do closures and property descriptions. Nice machine for the time.

Robyn Hibbert
I have an Amstrad Portable PPC512/640 One of the original laptops I think, in perfect condition with all accessories including the user instruction book, does anyone know anything about, is it worth anything ?

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