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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 (...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
NATIONAL FS-4000
MSX 1 computer with 64 KB RAM, two cartridge slots and wordprocessor software built-in. The FS-4000 was sold as a wordprocessor system based on the MSX technology. It has a 24 dots thermal printer built-in the case. It was available in black or white case. It is equiped with MSX JE-1, Kanji 1, and chinese characters ROM......
CANON  Object.Station
After NeXT abandoned the hardware business,Canon (who had a large investment in NeXT) bought the licence and started producing the successor to the NeXTstation. The Object Station was an Intel-based PC specifically adapted to run the NEXTSTEP O/S. There were two versions available, the 31 and the 41, with IDE & SCSI being the main difference. There are also specs for a Pentium-based 51 but it remains unclear whether it actually came to market. The computer could also run Windows and othe...
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS  TI 99 / 2
The Texas Instruments TI 99 / 2 (in-house named "Ground Squirrel") was intended to compete in a lower price range than the TI 99/4A (i.e. in the same range that the Sinclair Spectrum). But when the price war with Commodore forced TI to slash the price of a 99/4A to that level, there was no market for the 99/2 anymore. Therefore, this prototype never made it to the shelves of the computer shops. Harry LittleJohn and Mark Jander, the designers of the TI-99/2, explained its concept ...
HITACHI  MB-6880 / Basic Master and Basic Master Level 2
This early japanese computer seems quite strong with its metal case. The machine has a very sober look. The keyboard is minimalist too, no CTRL or ESC keys... There is apparently no graphical high-resolution but the computer offers 253 predefined characters including graphic symbols. The power switch is placed on the front case just above the keyboard. The Basic Master eventually evolved into the Basic Master Level 2 which offered more memory (8k instead of 4k, wow)....
AMSTRAD  464 / 6128 Plus
These Amstrads were the successors of the Amstrad CPC 6128. Amstrad tried to prolong the life of the old 8-bit Amstrads, which suffered from competition with the new 16-bit home computers (like the Amiga and Atari ST). Amstrad made some important modifications to maintain the level of its machines, the CPC 6128 Plus became 95% compatible with the CPC 6128 (using the same operating systems AMSDOS and CP/M 3.0). However, some software did not run on the plus ran...
TANDY RADIO SHACK  1000 TX
The Tandy 1000 TX was similar to the Tandy 1000 in that it had an external keyboard and casing. The difference, however, was the addition of an 80286 CPU on the TX model; otherwise, it was nearly identical to the Tandy 1000, including the odd parallel port edge connector. The TX had a 3.5" drive, with an optional 5.25" drive. It contained hookups for two joysticks in the front along with the keyboard, and included a volume control with a phono input on the fr...
APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES  Microbee 32
Around 1978 Owen Hill teamed up with an electronic components company, Applied Technology of Hornsby (Sydney), to build a small computer he had designed. Applied Technology had been previously producing kits in Australia for S-100 boards. The Microbee was released as a kit in 1982 on the cover of Your Computer magazine, the manual was included free with the magazine. They were an immediate hit, being quite a powerful little system given the cost. Applied Technology eventually changed...
MSX  MSX 1
In the early 80's, there were a lot of home computers. A Japanese company called ASCII corporation (directed by Kay Nishi) decided to create an industry standard for home computers: MSX was born. MSX means Machines with Software eXchangeability. This is the true and only meaning, stop spreading the word about another explanation please. The new standard was based on an existing computer: The Spectravideo SV 318 which can be considered as a beta version of MSX1 computers. Microsoft desi...
DATAVUE Spark
The Datavue Spark was one of the First Laptops Ever Made. It Featured a Powerful (Back Then) Intel 8088 with a clock Speed of 9.77MHz. It had a blue 5" x 10" screen (which was big for 1987) made by Epson that supported 16 shades of blueish grey. Plus, it was backlit, which made it very bright and readable. DOS could be run on this system, but needed a boot disk to do anything. Due to a very high retail price, very few Spark were sold (at least in Australia). In the US, the price was a...
COMPAQ Portable III
When Compaq launched its Portable III, the lauch was timed to occurs simultaneously in twelve countries around the world, in keeping with Compaq's showmanship style. The Portable III previously rumoured to be the smallest, lightest and fastest 386 machine but Compaq only had a 286-12 mainboard ready to be mass produced. The 386 version would follow about one year later. Compaq actually released a 286 version to restore its Number One spot in the portable market, under the pressure from To...

   RANDOM ADVERTS
US advert, April 198...

APPLE
APPLE II+

 
US advert Apr. 1982

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL III

 
U.K. ad. (Aug. 1986)

SHARP
PC-7000

 
1978 brochure #16

MSI
6800

 
French advert.

TOSHIBA
HX-10

 
Japanese ad

FUJITSU
FM 11 EX

 
French advert (1984)

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-150

 
Z-2 1977 advert

CROMEMCO
Z-2

 
DAK advert (US, 1986...

VISUAL TECHNOLOGY
Visual 1083 / Commuter

 
french advert (may 1...

COMMODORE
PET 30xx

 
First ad (1983)

SEMI-TECH
Pied Piper

 
french advert (april...

SHARP
PC-1500 / PC-1500A

 
First ad

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-75C / 75D

 
Silex documentation

LEANORD
Silex

 
U.S. ad #1 (1982)

OLIVETTI
M20

 
U.S. ad. June 1983

OLIVETTI
M20

 
French advert

EPSON
HC / HX-20

 
French ad (jan. 1980...

SORD
M203 Mark II

 
UK advert

SINCLAIR
ZX 80

 
First UK advert, Oct...

MEMOTECH
MTX 500 /512

 
French ad (jan. 1985...

VIDEO TECHNOLOGY
LASER 3000

 
Brochure #3

BAINBRIDGE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, INC.
Dolphin

 
French brochure #2

ORIC
ORIC 1

 
Advert (february 198...

SMT
Goupil 2

 

   LATEST COMMENTS
Chris Appleton
4/16/2019
HUSKY COMPUTERS LIMITED HUSKY HUNTER
I''ve just acquired a Husky FC486, non-working. I''d love to get this functioning as I''d like to donate it to my local computer museum but (probably due to the military target market) there''s very little information on it.

It gets power, beeps three times if the digitiser is disconnected but not at all if it''s connected. The screen just shows some coloured lines and it goes no further. Anyone shed any light on where to find service manuals etc?

Pete
4/10/2019
DATAPOINT CORPORATION Datapoint 2200
Just an add-on to Gordon''s comment that he didn''t remember if the Datapoint 1100 came in a cassette only version. It did. I programmed on such a device in the 1975-1977 time frame, and it could do amazing things for its limited hardware specs (at least as compared to the 2200).

Puthai Nattaradol
4/9/2019
SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1
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Michael Teggin
4/1/2019
HUSKY COMPUTERS LIMITED HUSKY HUNTER
If anyone has a old Husky from pre 1984 then I’d love to purchase one. Thanks to Alex for reminding everyone my job at 16 without qualifications and an education behind me! Did give me a great grounding with some great people I ‘seeved’ Didn’t do to bad taking over the whole of service and Operations and now mixing it with the directors and board of JLR! :)

Thanks to Husky Computers I got an education and a desire to progress in industry. Brilliant times and sadly missed in Coventry!

Skel
3/24/2019
APPLE  APPLE IIgs
The Apple IIgs was one of the biggest blunders Apple ever did! The Machine had an amazing graphics ability, fantastic sound system, the disk drives were whisper quiet and fast, the computer''s appearance on the desktop was pleasing, backward compatibility, and it''s operating system was the forerunner to the modern Mac one. A lot of care and time went into engineering this beast.

There was just one problem - the blunder was not the fault of the machine. NO, the problem was: Apple''s management was not interested in pushing it and preferred the Mac instead! BIG MISTAKE, if this had become the Mac, they would probably have millions and millions of more Mac users today! Such a waste!

I remember in my senior year in high school, the computer science department had brought in a whole room of these. The Apple IIgs was just better than the first few versions of the Mac at the time and we all preferred to use the IIgs than the Macs! I learned Pascal on the IIgs. I still have fond memories of this computer!

Hasan Batto
3/21/2019
MULTITECH  MPF II
i have problem with video output, screen keeps scrolling diagonally on both AV and RF. any idea what would be causing this?

Art Stoller
3/18/2019
DATAPOINT CORPORATION Datapoint 2200
I worked for Datapoint/ Intellogic trace from 1978 to 1994 in the Tucson area.. Installing and servicing all their products, including the 3300 3600 terminals, 2200 5500 6500 6600 computers,and others, Infoswitch LDCS ACD

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