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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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CASIO  MX-10 / MX-101
This MSX system has only 16 KB and one cartridge slot, nearly the minimum required by the MSX standard. It is quite similar to the Casio PV-7, but doubles the RAM, which is the minimum if you want to run a minimum of MSX software. Hopefully an expansion unit (KB-10) was available and added two catridge slots and more memory to the MX-10. There are big arrow keys on the right hand side of the keyboard arranged in circle. The whole pad is called "Joypad 1" an...
MOSTEK MD
The Mostek MD (from Micro Design) marked the entry of Mostek Company in the computer business. It was a development system, aimed at promoting the family of Mostek boards, and built around several boards based on the 64 pin SDT bus. The hearth of the system was the CPU board holding a Z80 (Mostek) processor, 10 KB of ROM and 8 KB of RAM. A large range of additional cards could be then added: dual Serial port, 32 KB RAM, Analogue/digital converter, 32-bit parallel port, and s...
OSBORNE CORP.  ENCORE
The Osborne Encore was developed by Vadem Inc., a consulting company od Santa Clara, California, which offered the design to Osborne Computer Corp (OCC) for production. At that time, after launching the Osborne Executive, Osborne Corp. had serious financial problems. It was an MSDOS based computer with a built-in modem. The keyboard had four 'icon' keys which called small programs located in ROM : the "phone" key called the communication software, the "clock" ...
ATARI  ST BOOK
After the success of the Stacy, Atari presented a new portable computer: the ST Book. It was a rather nice toy: very light, impressive battery life, MIDI ports, battery-saved RAM, etc. The Hard Disk contains a small Null-Modem program to transfer files (very handy!). It has no internal floppy drive, the external floppy was a weird (and expensive!) unit that used the same interface as Atari's hard disks (ACSI). Despite its interesting characteristics, an...
VIDEO TECHNOLOGY  LASER 128 / 128EX / 128EX2
The Laser 128 EX is the successor of the Laser 3000. Like the 3000, it is fully compatible with the Apple II computer, but has enhanced features. Video Technology designed its own Apple II compatible ROM (Apple lost a lawsuit challenging it), this ROM holds an Applesoft compatible version of the BASIC. The "Open Apple" and "Closed Apple" keys have been replaced with "Open Triangle" and "Closed Triangle" keys. The 128EX/2's V...
BRASCOM BR-1000M
The BR1000Ms were Brazilian professional computers. The BR1000M's hardware was the same as Cromemco's, and the so-called BR1000 operating system was in fact Cromix, a UNIX flavor designed to run on Cromemco's hardware. Two models of the BR1000M were available: one with a Z80A processor at 4 MHz, capable of handling up to 4 dumb terminals, one of which was also used as the system console; and a "high end" model with a Z80B processor at 6 MHz, capable of handli...
AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS J100 - J500
The Jacquard J100 and J500 Videocomputer line was developed at the home offices of Jacquard Systems, Inc. in Santa Monica, California. Development started in 1975 and by 1977 the first units of the J100 were installed. The base unit included two 8" single-sided floppy drives and could be expanded to up to 14 users. The OS was Jacquard's own DOS. The CPU of the J100 was National Semiconductor's IMP16 microprocessor and the J500 - a follow-on single-user system - was implemented using the AMD B...
AMSTRAD  PC 1512
The Amstrad PC 1512 was launched in 1986. After the Amstrad CPC 464, the CPC 664 and the CPC 6128 (three home computers based on the Z80) and the PCW 8256 and the PCW 9512 (both dedicated word processing computers based on the Z80 as well), Amstrad decided to make its first low-cost PC clone. It was a great European success, capturing...
TIMEX / SINCLAIR 1000
This is the US version of the Sinclair ZX-81 marketed by Timex. The main difference is that the TS 1000 has 2 KB RAM instead of the 1 KB RAM of the original ZX-81. See the ZX-81 pages for more info......
TATUNG  EINSTEIN TC-01
The Tatung Einstein has characteristics very near those of the MSX machines (same video modes, same sound chip, sprites, etc.) but is not compatible with this standard. It was built in the UK at Tatung's plant in Telford in Shropshire. The Einstein runs under Xtal/DOS which is an operating system compatible with CP/M. It was possible to connect an other floppy disk drive and a 80 column card was available. The Einstein was a very attractive computer but it w...

   RANDOM ADVERTS
US ad. August 1985

TELEVIDEO
Personal Mini PM/4T

 
U.K. ad. (Nov. 1986)

AMSTRAD
CPC 464

 
U.S. advert (1976)

POLYMORPHIC
POLY 88

 
U.S. advert

SAGE COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY
Sage II

 
French ad (jan. 1985...

APPLE
APPLE IIc

 
Newburry brochure #2

GRUNDY
NEW BRAIN

 
US dealer advert

COMMODORE
PET 2001

 
1977 advert

COMPUCOLOR CORPORATION
8001 / 8051

 
French advert (1985)

EXELVISION
EXL 100

 
Stupid picture

SMH - ALCATEL
ALPHA Plus

 
Lisa advert

APPLE
LISA / LISA 2 - Mac XL

 
U.S. advert (1982)

DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION
VT-180

 
1976 Xmas catalog

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
U.S. advert (1980)

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-85

 
Brochure #5

BAINBRIDGE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, INC.
Dolphin

 
Advert #1

PEERLESS
150

 
French advert #2

ORIC
ATMOS

 
In schools #1

BULL
MICRAL 80/22

 
U.S. advert(1982)

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
TI-55-II

 
1978 brochure #19

MSI
6800

 
French advert #4

MATRA HACHETTE
ALICE

 
French advert (jan. ...

APPLE
APPLE IIc

 
US advert, July 1985

APPLE
MACINTOSH Plus

 
T-1200 (Dec. 1987)

TOSHIBA
T 1200

 

   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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6/21/2018
SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1

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6/20/2018
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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