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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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ACT ACT-800
The ACT 800 was the first machine sold by ACT company. It was in fact manufactured in the USA. The ACT-800 was built as an attempt to design a computer that would last 7 years without becoming obsolete. Why therefore the specifications were so dated from the start is mystery. The machine was clearly based on the Commodore PET line of computer which were very, very popular certainly in the UK - far more than the US registers. The ACT-800 was an 'all in one unit' but with an external 5.25'...
YAMAHA  C1
The Yamaha C1 was released in 1987 and is basically a 80286 processor based PC with 8 built in MIDI ports for use in applications where there are many MIDI instruments to address. By 1987 some machines which were capable of responding on multiple MIDI channels were appearing, and some earlier machines could only function in "omni" mode which meant that they needed a whole 16 channel port to themselves or they would play every time a note intended for another instrument was sent. Since ...
MICROMEGA  Micro M16
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...
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...
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...
TANDY RADIO SHACK  1000 SL & SL/2
The Tandy 1000 SL series of computers were an update of the Tandy 1000 SX. They came in a redesigned case and, in the case of the TL/2 and above, featured onboard XT IDE hard disk controllers (These controllers are not AT IDE compatible and thus will not work with modern ATA hard drives). The Tandy 1000 SL boasted an Intel 8086 processor running at 8 MHz. The 8086's 16-bit bus gave it a small but definite performance advantage over the earlier 8088-based
RESEARCH MACHINES LINK 480Z
The Link 480Z was meant originally as a disc-less network station. It was designed to offer a lower cost computer to schools. The name "Link" meant link in a chain. It was a very reliable system, and one of the first personal computers used in the English schools. Because of the good reputation of the Research Machines computers, the Link 480Z was one of the three computers chosen for the U.K. 1982 Educational Scheme, with the Sinclair Spectrum and the
BÜROMASCHINENWERKE ZELLA-MEHLIS Cellatron 8205
In 1963, engineers at the Institut für Maschinelle Rechentechnik (institute for machine computation technology) in Dresden, GDR (ex-Eastern Germany) finished the D4a. The D4a had been developed on the basis of the Kleinrechenautomat Dresden 1 (D1) from 1956. The system was then manufactured by the VEB Büromaschinenwerk Zella-Mehlis in three versions, under the name Cellatron 8201, 8205, and 8295 Z. About 3000 exemplars were produced. The D4a is se...
SYMAG INFORMATIQUE Orchidée
The last computer made by Symag presents an original concept : using the same central unit, user can choose between several processors. Back then, the Symag chairman said : "No other computer in the world combines as much innovative features". And indeed, on the paper, the Orchydee was very promising, being, for example, power-cut proof. The basic model is provided with either an 8 bits Z80 microprocessor, or a 16 bits 80186, thus allowing the system to be used with 8 bits and 16 bits O.S. (C...
MICROKIT  Vegas 6809
The French electronics magazine Le Haut-Parleur (The loudspeaker) published several articles about how to assemble the first modular computer based on the Motorola 6809 microprocessor. The author of the articles was Christian Tavernier, the computer was thus named "Tavernier". The operating system was Flex, also choosed by SMT Co. for its Goupil II and III which were selected by the French Department of Education as small n...

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   LATEST COMMENTS
mat
3/3/2015
UNISYS Icon
Is there any way I can find this game or even pictures of this game
It was the offshore fishing fame on the unysis icon computer. I havent seen this game since I was a kid

Metalic29@hotmail.com

Marc
3/1/2015
ACORN COMPUTER  BBC Master Compact
As many Australians know, these machines plus the original beebs were prolific in Australian public and private (mainly Catholic) primary and high schools.

And thus I have a confession to make. I helped load hundreds of these and the beebs into skips for recycling (destination unknown) in about 1994-5 as schools transitioned to Macs or X86 clones.

At that time I had gone from C6 to Amiga and then to a 386 and didn''t see to keep one of these around (even though I was kinda fond of them having used them as a student myself). All that I kept was an Archimedes, which were briefly adopted in some places.

Sorry, aficionados!

Andreas
2/28/2015
SHARP  PC-1500 / PC-1500A
Hello Debby, as far as I know resetting is done by pressing the "All reset" on the bottom with something long and thin like a pen.

Thijs
2/27/2015
SIGNETICS Instructor 50
I have a complete instructor 50 including manuals.
Didn''t use it for ages but it should be working.
For anyone who is interested.

Phil Sketchley
2/26/2015
AMSTRAD  PCW 8256 / 8512
I HAVE A PCW 8512 WITH DISCS AND PRINTER STILL IN ORGINAL PACKAGE. IF ANYONE INTERESTED PLEASE CONTACT ME ON P.SKETCHLEY@BTINTERNET.COM

Julián
2/26/2015
COMMODORE  C64C
C64C was my first step into the computer world. I was 12 (too old for a newbie nowadays) when my father and I went to the shop to buy it. Programming in Basic, playing games with friends, reading related books to learn something else... all was great with the Commodore64C!!

le roux
2/26/2015
SOBRELEC Totus
I''have assembled the two cpu board for the company coopagri.
They bought all the parts of the Totu when Sobrelec close.
I rebuild 5 computers.

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