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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 PC-88VA was compatible with the PC-8801 and also had a V3 mode that operated in 16bit mode and allowed to run MS-DOS like OS. This machine had sprites for games in character mode. High quality games such as R-TYPE were released using this mode. Unfortunately this machine had no success and was replaced by the PC-88VA2/VA3 series in 1988.

Thanks to Yoshiki Yasui for the information ...

Fujitsu was (and still is) japan's leading electronics company. This computer was the succesor of the FM-8 itself first member of the Fujitsu FM (for "Fujitsu Micro") range of computers, extending from hobbyist home computers up to 16-bit machines for the business market. The FM-7 was conceived as a cut-down version of the FM-8, eliminating the bubble cassette feature, and thereby achieving greater compactness and significantly...
KAYPRO Kaypro 4
This is the Kaypro 4 released in 1984, usually refered as Kaypro 4/84, as opposed to the Kaypro IV released one year earlier, and refered as Kaypro IV '83. The main differences between the Kaypro 4 '84 and the Kaypro IV '83 were : - A faster CPU, Zilog Z80A running at 4Mhz, - A real time clock which can be used by programs (uses National MM58167), - A better built-in monitor resulting in a very sharp display. The character matrix has also evol...
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+...
ACORN COMPUTER  Archimedes A5000
The Acorn A5000 was an all new model of the Archimedes family replacing the A540. It had 4 slots like previous models but a larger wider case making it look like a workstation computer. It was built on the new fast ARM3 processor as used in the A4 laptop. VGA output and new extra screen modes were introduced as well using cheap standardised IDE hard disks. The keyboard was the quality 'Brisbane' model as used on the previous high end Acorns. (Or could 'Brisbane' be the codename for the A...
This Eaca was the successor of the Genie I and Genie II. It was compatible with the Tandy TRS-80 Model 1. The system was supplied with two operating systems, NEWDOS-80 version 2.0 (already available on Genie 1, Genie 2 or TRS-80 Model 1) and CP/M 2.2. Up to four 5'' or 8'' disk drives (640 KB each) could be connected. When NEWDOS was loaded, the BASIC used was a RAM version of the TRS-80 Mod.1 ROM BASIC supplied by Microsoft...
This is a classic MSX1 computer. In fact it seems to be a PHC-28S with a built-in tape-recorder....
The Hitachi H2 is a MSX 1 computer with 64 KB RAM and a built-in tape recorder. It can be easily carried thanks to its big handle......
SONY  Hit-Bit 20
The Hit-Bit 20 is a very basic MSX "1" computer. It looks very similar to the Hit-Bit 10. If someone could tell us the difference that would be nice. It seems to have been sold only in Spain... The Hit-Bit 20P model has a spanish keyboard, which is strange, as if we follow the Sony naming logic, the Spanish model would have been called Hit-Bit 20S, and not Hit-Bit 20P which was reserved for PAL models which didn't need a special...
The PHC-25 was a nice initiation computer for its time, but didn't sell well. It was the third member of the initiation computers from Sanyo : - PHC-10 (Built-in 1-line LCD screen) - PHC-20 - PHC-25 ...

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U.S. advert (1979)

System 8813

U.K. ad (Mar. 86)

PCW 8256 / 8512

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T-1200 (Dec. 1987)

T 1200

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ZX 81

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Micromachine 2000 et 3000

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AIM 65


Richard Haskell
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Richard Haskell
I was USAF trained at Keesler AFB 6/65-6/66 on the Q-7. First permanent party station at McGuire AFB (NYADS) as a 30553-A then Topsham AFS (BOADS). While at McGuire I was awarded Airman of the year and had my photos taken on the job. These are some of the best and most detailed photos of the Q-7 . Contact me at the listed email for copies.

Jacob Mitchell
I just found one of these all software in the original box and styrofoam and in VERY good condition with the original dox matrix printer all manuals and alot of floppys....

Payton Byrd
Please visit the new Coleco Adam Google Group. The URL is:$!forum/coleco-adam

I am an original owner of a working TS803. I do have a boot disk if anyone needs one.

Duncan Bayne
SCIENCE FAIR Microcomputer Trainer
I''ve put a few videos of my Microcomputer Trainer on Vimeo$ here''s one of me writing and explaining a trivial test program:

Fred Howe
I received a 1000EX from my wife for Christmas, 1986. She bought it on installments of $25.00 per month on our Mobil gas card. It came with 256k ram, DOS 3.2, Deskmate software, the CM-11 monitor and a DMP-130 printer, in several boxes. I loved playing with it, and soon had it tricked out with the memory expansion board with 640k of ram, a mouse, and second, external floppy drive. Although Tandy officially swore it was impossible, I searched and found a manufacturer who made me an interface board and sold me an external 40mb hard drive with its'' own power supply. I don''t think I could boot off the hard drive, but the computer recognozed it on bootup and I sure loved all the storage space. I could run dozens of programs straight off the hard drive. After a while, I moved on to bigger and faster computers, the first of many being an NEC 386 running DOS 6.0 and a 60 mb hard drive with 2mb of ram. Ahh, the good old days!. Flash forward 29 years to today, I still have the EX, and it still bootd up and both floppies still work. Unfortunately, something has gone awry with the DOS 5.0 boot floppy, so the computer doesn''t recognize the hard drive. Or, worse, something has gon wrong with the hard drive. it spins up, but it doesn''t talk to the computer. If anyone ahs any insight as to what parameters I should have in the autoexec.bat ans config.sys files, I''d love to tyr to get this beauty back in fighting shape. Ifg you think you might have something to offer, e-mail me at I cna send you the current contents of those files, if it would help.

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