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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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SAMSUNG SPC-1000
The SPC-1000 is a Z80-based home computer from Samsung. This machine was developed in Korea, but built-in BASIC was written by Hudson soft in Japan. Because of its integrated tape recorder design, it looks like MZ 700 series. It has a button 'ILP' on its left side. Pushing ILP button enables this machine to load a new O/S from tape recorder. (This concept resembles MZ 700, too). This machine was quite popular at the first time, but advent of MSX and MSX2 ...
OLIVETTI  ETS 1010
This Word Processor was originally produced by Syntrex Inc. Eatontown, New Jersey and sold under the brand of Olivetti. This was in 1980 (Version 1 of Syntrex Operating System was not sold); in 1981 the completely redesigned Version was sold with the system worldwide. The picture shows the base unit of the ETS 1010 (Electronic Typing System) It came with a display unit and one could attach an electronic typewriter (usually an ET121 or ET221) or a keyboard. The cabinet socket plugged into ...
TOSHIBA  PASOPIA 16 / T300 / PAP
The Pasopia 16 is an IBM PC compatible system conceived in 1982. It had excellent features for its time ! An impressive resolution of 640 x 560 pixels, 192 KB RAM (up to 256 MB), two 5''1/4 disk-drives and an optional 10 MB hard-drive. It was possible to format the disks at half size (360 KB) for IBM compatibility. Finally, the Pasopia 16 was a successful machine in the market place. The Pasopia 16 was sold in the US under the T300 name, and as the PAP in Europe or at least in France. PAP was...
INTEL SDK-86
The SDK-86 (System Design Kit) was the first available computer using the Intel 8086 microprocessor. It was sold as a single board kit at a cheaper price than a single 8086 chip! because Intel thought that the success of a microprocessor depends on its evaluation by as many users as possible. All major components were socketed and the kit could be assembled by anyone having a limited technical knowledge thanks to a clear and complete assembly manual. The system could be used with the on-board ke...
CASIO  PB-100
The PB-100 represents Casio's step towards "real" pocket computers. While its ancestor, the FX-702P, was still called "Programmable Calculator", the PB-100 proudly bears the title "Personal Computer". However, the PB-100 seems to have been a true low-cost design. Its specifications are clearly inferior to those of its predecessor, the FX-702P, as well as to SHARP's earlier pockets. The limited 12 character display makes BASIC programming and debugging a pa...
ZENITH DATA SYSTEMS  Z-171 PC
This innovative portable computer was one of the first to have a LCD display which was back-lighted! It also was one of the very earliest battery powered portable IBM compatible computers. This lunchbox system was in fact made by Vadem and OEM'd by Zenith (Z170/Z171), Morrow (the Pivot), Osborne (Encore), and maybe others. It was an excellent IBM compatible portable system, and was sold in considerable quantities to the US government and Navy. Amazingly,...
COLLINS INTERNATIONAL TRADING CORPORATION Orange 2
Almost no information about this computer, except it was one of the numerous Apple II clones the world market was becoming flooded with from 1983. The motherboard design was quite the same as the Apple II+'s. However, only one case housed this board as well as one or two floppy drives, and the keyboard was detached from the main unit. This Orange 2 followed a first model with built-in keyboard, called Orange+...
COMMODORE  CBM 700 Series
The Commodore 700 series featured the same hardware basis as the 600 series but had a built-in tilt-and-swivel monochrome 12" monitor, a detachable keyboard and housing for two 5.25" floppy drives. It was said that the 5/6/700 cases were designed by Porsche, not the more familiar Porsche auto factory, but the separate Porsche Design firm. Three version were also available: • 710 (CBM 128/80 in USA): 128 KB RAM • 720 (CBM 256/80): 256 KB RAM • 730 (CBMX 2...
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...
OKI  A 10
The OKI A10 series was comprised of Intel based computers holding either 80286 or 80386 CPU (model 10/30/50/60) or an 80486 (model 70). They ran MS-DOS and specific Office Automation software. All models supported TCP/IP and 10Base2 networks. They could be used as servers or work stations for the Oki A100 series of computers and network servers....

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ORIC
ORIC 1

 
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TANDY RADIO SHACK
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ATARI
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MYARC
Geneve 9640

 
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MULTITECH
MPF-1 A/B

 
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THOMSON
TO 7

 
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BASIS
BASIS 108

 
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TRIUMPH ADLER
ALPHATRONIC PC

 
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COMMODORE
CBM 700 Series

 
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COMMODORE
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   LATEST COMMENTS
Chuck Rose
12/21/2014
CONVEX COMPUTER CORP. C3800
To think that a new modern graphics card like the top of the line Nvidia Quadro can carry out floating point math that will make this ''super computer'' look like Sinclair zx81!

Chuck Rose
12/21/2014
CONVEX COMPUTER CORP. C3800
To think that a new modern graphics card like the top of the line Nvidia Quadro can carry out floating point math that will make this ''super computer'' look like Sinclair zx81!

Adrian Georgescu
12/21/2014
HEWLETT PACKARD  HP-9825
I worked on HP 9825 in 1980 for AGIE-CUT

Adrian Georgescu
12/21/2014
HEWLETT PACKARD  HP-9825
I worked on HP 9825 in 1980 for AGIE-CUT

Jim Schwartz
12/19/2014
MICROACE MicroAce
This, too, was my first computer. I remember building it from a kit. I learned to program in BASIC using this computer. I have since made programming my career, all self-taught.

David
12/19/2014
SINCLAIR  ZX 81
We bought one of these in kit form, where we had to build it ourself.

Dave Smith
12/18/2014
OHIO SCIENTIFIC  Challenger 1P
HI, I was a technician back then and worked for OSI. I repaired many of these units. I am interested in purchasing some of the older units C1P, C2P, etc.

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