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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
VIDEO TECHNOLOGY  LASER 2001
In June 1983, Video Technology presented a prototype of the Laser 2001 (and the Apple II compatible Laser 3000 the same day) which can use Colecovision and Atari VCS 2600 cartridges! The Laser 2001 was also sold as the Salora Manager in Scandinavia...
APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES  Computer In a Book
The Computer-In-A-Book (CIAB) was released just after the Microbee 64. This strange machine was composed of one main unit and at least two 'books'. The computer was actually not in a book, but in the main unit, a Microbee 64. The first book held the user manual in a ring binder, the second book (Vol. 1) held a - new at the time - 3.5" floppy-disk drive and a power supply unit which supplied the main unit and the drive. This unit could also supply a second slave disk-book (Vol. 2). ...
FUJITSU  FM 77 Level 4
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DIDAKTIK Kompakt
The Didaktik Kompakt was the last model made by Didaktik Skalica. The Didaktik Kompakt is a Didaktik M with a built-in 3.5" disk drive(720 KB). It has standard connectors for joysticks and printer and a built-in parallel interface using i8255 as in Didaktik Gama. The amount of internal ROM was doubled, 16 KB for the Spectrum BASIC interpreter and 16 KB for the MDOS operating system. All other fe...
CW/P Cortex
With a few modifications en route, the Cortex system was bought by the British company C/WP ("Computers and Word Processors") from Ontel in USA where it was called Amigo. Major modifications were both to hardware, including easy service access, and software, all designed to make this micro more friendly. CW/P aimed it firmly at the mainstream office Word Processor market. The Cortex was in three main units, the keyboard, disc drive and display which house...
SHARP  MZ-3500
This computer was not compatible with the other MZ series. It was the succesor of MZ-3200 series Sharp started to sell 5000 systems in Japan in November 1982 before selling it to the rest of the world where it didn't meet a large success because of its high selling price and numerous options.
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Írjan Smith adds: My first own computer was a SHARP MZ-3541. I used it for many years. I had both EOS and FD...

RCA Cosmac VIP
The Cosmac VIP, originaly named VP-111, is a typical hobbyist "single-board" computer sold as a kit. You had to build it yourself ! The system uses a RCA CDP-1802 microprocessor like the RCA Studio II video game system. In fact the Studio II is very similar to the VIP and can be considered as its video-game version. But the VIP is also somehow an improved version of the original Cosmac Elf board system, described in Popular Electronics magazine, august 76 an...
SORD  M-100ACE
The Sord M-100ACE was the professional version of the M-170, offering as standard a floppy disc controller card, a single or dual 5" 143 KB floppy disc unit and a colour graphic video card. Several I/O interfaces were also added and business oriented developpement tools could be used: FORTRAN and BASIC compilers and COBOL language. Four successive version were sold - M100-I to M100-IV - offering various hardware and design improvements. The model pictured...
SINCLAIR  QL (Quantum Leap)
The Sinclair QL was the first attempt for Clive Sinclair to produce a computer for business. But after the success of the ZX-81 and ZX Spectrum, the QL can also be regarded as the first failure of Sinclair. In January 1984, Clive Sinclair presents the QL to the press, unveiling a very promising and inventive machine, based on the 68008 processor from Motorola. Indeed it was the first home computer based on a 32 bits CPU, just a few...
ATARI  FALCON 030 MicroBox
Few time after the Falcon 030, Atari decided to launch its successor. They worked then on the Falcon030 MicroBox. Basically, it is a Falcon030 in a new case with a full 32bit data bus. (Remember that the Falcon030 has only a 16bit data bus). An other version was planned with a bigger case and three expansion slots. The MicroBoxes CPU were supposed to be upgradable to a 68040. It was never released (How typical!). Only few prototypes were produced, then abandon...

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COMMODORE
CBM 500 / 600 Series

 
French ad (jan. 1980...

DATA SOFT
PCS 80

 
I learn at school

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
German ad #1

SHARP
MZ 700

 
End of life

TRIUMPH ADLER
ALPHATRONIC PC

 
French advert (1982)

NORTHSTAR
Horizon

 
French ad (jan. 1980...

I.S.T.C. (INFORMATIC SYST╚MES T╔L╔COM)
5000

 
French ad

ALTOS COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Serie 5

 
Advert #4 (1982)

COMMODORE
VIC 20

 
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APPLE
LISA / LISA 2 - Mac XL

 
Advert

COMMODORE
C64

 
French advert

CANON
V-20

 
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THOMSON
MO 5

 
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MULTITECH
MPF-1 A/B

 
First ad (1983)

SEMI-TECH
Pied Piper

 
Japanese advert

SONY
SMC 777 - 777C

 
French advert (1984)

EXELVISION
EXL 100

 
French advert (1979)

HEATHKIT
H8

 
1978 brochure #14

MSI
6800

 
Nascom 1 brochure

LUCAS
Nascom 1

 
Advert (february 198...

SMT
Goupil 2

 
First advert - Jan.1...

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
Promo pic #2

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
Commodore brochure

COMMODORE
AMIGA 3000

 

   LATEST COMMENTS
Tony Piacente
6/22/2018
FORTUNE 32:16
I worked for Fortune Systems Corp. in the early 80''s as a Systems Engineer, afterwards becoming their largest distributor and reseller in the U.S. as UniSoft, Inc. and later UniConcepts Corp. in the Denver, CO area. What a fun ride that was! I can still troubleshoot any of the hardware or For:Pro (Unix) issues to this day. What made our company so valuable was our expertise with BAS software. Please feel free to reach out on this topic vtonyp77@yahoho.com

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EXIDY  SORCERER
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6/20/2018
IBM  PC - Model 5150
Bolches y tibios yarboclos!!!

I''m too old.

Jerri Kohl
6/19/2018
PANASONIC Senior Partner
The description says this supported 640x200x4 colors, but the specs say 640x200x2 colors (CGA standard). I assume the later is the correct spec. What was the video standard and resolution for the built-in screen? Was it 640x200 or was it Hercules or something else?

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Michael Graf
6/18/2018
KOSMOS CP1 / Computer Praxis
"Little is known about this german training kit..." may have been true when the article was written, but by now, quite a bit of information has surfaced:
- There are some excellent pictures, including all the expansions, at http://www.8bit-homecomputermuseum.at/computer/kosmos_computer_praxis_cp1.html (as TOM already pointed out)
- The full set of manuals (including all expansions, in German) is available at https://www.retrozone.ch/cp1/
- Michael Mustun provided a ROM disassembly at https://www.flagsoft.com/cmswp/de/software/kosmos-cp-1-computer-praxis/

Best regards,
Michael


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