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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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ELEKTRONSKA INDUSTRIJA NIS  PECOM 64
The PECOM 64 seems to be the 64 KB version of the PECOM 32. About this computer, Darko Sola from Yougoslavia says: This is the same model as EI Pecom 32. EI comes from Electronic Industry. Those computers were built in demand from schools. We got this computer in our school to learn Basic (at that time ex-Yugoslav governement had 5 different computer projects). The programming language was Basic with no real graphic commands. Year...
PRAVETZ IMKO-1/2 & Pravetz 82
In 1979, the Bulgarian Techical Cybernetics Institute took up with the idea of creating a small microprocessor based system. In 1980 the first three Bulgarian microcomputers were produced. Their creators called the machine IMKO-1 for Individualen Micro KOmputer. In 1981 a series of few tenths machines was released. First users were enthusiastic about the versality and ease of use of the IMKO. Furthermore, the price wasn't very high. Mass production started in 1982. Firs...
SAGES V1
Very little information about this Sages Spectrum clone, the smallest ever seen in Romania. As you can see, the audio out and joystick connectors were placed on the front of the case and other connectors on the back. The keyboard seems to be the same as the Ice Felix HC-85 Thanks to Valentin Hristenco for information and pictures....
TANDY RADIO SHACK  TRS 80 MODEL 16
The Model 16 was the same as a Model 12 with the 68000 add-on. It was launched a few time after the Tandy TRS 80 model IV. The Z80 processor was used for I/O. Up to four hard disks could be connected (8.4 mb each). It was compatible with the Tandy TRS 80 model II thanks to the Z80 and could run the Model II operating system. This 68000 chip set and associated memory were much more than a speed ...
THOMSON  MO 5
The MO-5 was presented alongside the TO 7/70, in march 1984. While the TO-7/70 follows and enhances the TO-7 philosophy, the MO-5 is more a cut-down version of the TO-7/70. The idea was to design a coherent french home computer, able to compete with such systems as the ZX Spectrum or the Commodore 64. The case of the MO-5 is elegant with its anthracit colour and pl...
DRAGON DATA LTD  MSX-64
The Dragon MSX computer was announced in mid 85, one year after EuroHard S.A. bought the Dragon Data Company. It was made by Radofin, an Hong Kong company which also designed the Mattel Aquarius computers. It was a standard MSX-1 computer. Although Radofin delivered about 500 pieces, the MSX-64 never reached the dealer shelves because of Eurohard bankruptcy rumors. All of the MSX-64 production, as well as other Dragon prototypes were later given to Eurohard ...
GALAKSIJA  Galaksija
The meaning of the name "Galaksija" is "Galaxy" and is pronounced "Galaxiya". "Galaksija" was a very important computer - not for its features but for the effect it had on the "geek" society at the time. It was named after the same-name monthly magazine dealing with various scientific issues (i.e. Yugoslav equivalent of "Scientific American"). Sometime in 1983, the editor, Dejan Ristanovic, decided to release a special (but separate) issue dedicated to computers: "Racunari u vasoj kuci" - ...
MATSUSHITA  National JR 100
The National (also known as Panasonic or Matsushita in other countries) JR series was pretty popular in Japan. Small quantities were sold outside Japan, in New Zeland among other countries. Little is known about the first system of the range (please help!). It was obviously an initiation machine with black & white display and rubber keyboard. The JR 100 was followed by the JR 200. Thanks to Murray Moffatt from New Zeland for most of the informatio...
DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION 300 Professional series
In conceiving the Professional 300 series, DEC designers decided that new machines must be able to perform several tasks at once, apply the same user interface, communicate efficiently and use the same software as Digital's popular microcomputers. These personal computers were really desktop-sized versions of the PDP-11, one of Digital's popular minicomputer. Both models shared the PDP-11 instruction set and memory management. Both had an operating system based on Digital's RSX-11M+. For the ...
HONEYWELL H316 - Kitchen computer
And now something for the ladies... Torin Darkflight kindly sent us following information and picture about this rather weird machine: "This odd-looking and almost laughable computer was released by Honeywell under the official name H316 Pedestal Model, but was featured on the cover of a Nieman-Marcus catalog under its more commonly-known name, the "Kitchen Computer". The Kitchen Computer is most likely where the classic recipe storage cliché originated, as this wa...

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French advert (1983)

SYMAG INFORMATIQUE
Orchidée

 
French ad

ALTOS COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Serie 5

 
F.D. unit advert

ACORN COMPUTER
BBC Model A / B / B+

 
M-Series brochure - ...

PANASONIC
JD series

 
Japanese advert (198...

PANASONIC
FS A1F

 
Japanese advert.

TOMY
Tutor / Pyuuta

 
French advert (dec. ...

THOMSON
TO 9

 
UK advert

TANDY RADIO SHACK
1000 HX

 
Dutch advert

COMMODORE
PET 2001

 
UK advert, Oct 1983

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
TI 99 / 4A

 
French advert #1

INDATA
DAI

 
Japanese advert (199...

SEGA
Teradrive

 
French ad (july 1983...

ORIC
ORIC 1

 
German brochure #2

ATARI
TT 030

 
French advert (septe...

HEATHKIT / ZENITH
Z-100/110/120

 
U.S. ad. June 1983

OLIVETTI
M20

 
Japanese Ad

SHARP
MZ 800 - MZ 1500

 
An advertising for t...

HITACHI
MB-6885 / Basic Master Jr

 
US advert

COMMODORE
SX/DX 64 - Executive computer

 
French brochure

COMMODORE
PC Compatible systems

 
Japanese advert

SYSTEM FORMULET INC.
BUBCOM 80

 
Advert #2

SINCLAIR
ZX 80

 
French advert

EPSON
QX 10

 
8086 version

SEATTLE COMPUTER
Gazelle

 

   LATEST COMMENTS
Brian
9/29/2016
COMMODORE  AMIGA 2500
I have a color pic of a 2500

Mark
9/29/2016
OLIVETTI  Programma P101/P102
This particular machine was used on the US game show "It Takes Two" from 1969-70, presumably to compute the average guess for each couple. Credit for it is found in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v$ko5NUslV5hg$feature$youtu.be

CAROFF
9/25/2016
SOBRELEC Totus
The ''transportable'' computer, presented by SOBRELEC, got 4 stars at ''SICOB'' show (equivalent to NCC, National Computer Conference). I''am the designer of this computer, in
my company named MIO (Micro Informatique Ouest), located at "La Fonderie", Plouneventer 29230. This idea came after a trip to NCC in LA, CA, where I saw OSBORNE : I thought the screen was too small, and decided for a 9" screen.

The main computer card was derivated from Logabax LX500 ( I designed in 1988), a well known computer sold as 6000 samples to french National Education.

Michel_Caroff@yahoo.fr

Richard
9/24/2016
RESEARCH MACHINES LINK 480Z
In our secondary school computer lab in Banbury we had eight of these around the edges of the classroom. I''m sure we did some LOGO type programmes on them. There was an BBC Archimedes 310M in the corner running Arthur (RiscOS) and a PC emulator. We weren''t allowed to touch the Arch.

Daniel Goodland
9/22/2016
ZENITH DATA SYSTEMS  Z-171 PC
I''m trying to remember mine - I was pretty certain it was a Texas Instruments - and had a handle on the top. I know I was able to run WordPerfect 4.1 off the 5 1/4 on it. I could still turn it on when I left it (and my 8086) with the Oshawa computer museum long long ago... http://www.pcmuseum.ca/

Sebastian Blanco
9/22/2016
NCR  PC4
I am currently in process of restoring one of this system, have already installed a new vga monitor inside the case but the motherboard have a DB15 connector for the power supply i need the pinout of this connector or the shematics.

Vincenzo (Milan - Italy)
9/22/2016
ATT PC 6300
Hello,
I''m searching the Operating System for the AT$T PC6300 Plus. I mean, the original MS-DOS for the PC6300 PLUS, the Unix System V Release 2.0 (or Xenix) that was optional on this machine, including the OS Merge utility to let the MSDOS run within the Unix Environment. If anybody has floppy disks, or a working image on the hard disk, please let me know. Email is pevalcasATtin.it.
Regards.

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