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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 (...

CROMEMCO  Systeme 0
The System 0 was one of the last and lowest cost system from Cromemco. The basic unit was a six-slot S-100 board with an all-in-one CPU board and power supply. The smallest system featured 1 KB RAM and 4 KB ROM monitor, as well as serial and parallel ports. The bigger system, designated Zero/D, had 64 KB of RAM and separate dual floppy disc drives unit. It was sold with CP/M operating system, printer drivers and self test diagnostics. It was also possible to use a version of Unix called Cromi...
The HC-91 is a Romanian ZX-Spectrum clone. Two versions of the HC-91 computer were manufactured by Ice-Felix. The first one used the same case and the same keyboard as the HC-85 with coloured keys for only external difference. This version was also sold with the HC-90 name. The second one featured a new 50 keys keyboard design (picture). Thanks to two small rectractable feet, the keyboard can be tilted. Also, the motherboar...
The AT&T UnixPC was AT&T's attempt to get into the business computer market of the mid-1980s. There were two flavors of this machine: the 7300, and the 3B1. Basically the circuitry is identical in both machines however the 3B1 allowed more room for hard-drive storage, as shown with the ominous bulge underneath the screen. (not shown in model above). The windowing manager was absolutely wonderful keeping the UNIX system well hidden, however, you could naturally open a shell and i...
Nakajima, a large Japanese OEM manufacturer, made (designed?) the Amstrad NC series and also sold their own version of the Amstrad NC-100 with a grey and blue case. Technical features and built-in firmware seem to be the same as the NC-100....
The Panasonic FS-A1F ia basicaly a FS-A1 (MSX2 system) with a built-in 3.5" floppy disk drive mounted on the front of the case, below the keyboard. There is DESKPAC software built-in which starts automatically when the system is booted. It offers several interesting utilities : world time clock, chronometer, alarm, calculator, calendar and diary. From here you can also choose to go directly to MSX Basic v2.0. Concerning audio and music, the FS A1 is equiped...
The Hitachi AH-200 is the same MSX 1 computer as the H2 but without the built-in tape recorder. ...
CASIO  FP 1000 / FP 1100
The Casio FP-1000 and FP-1100 were essentially the same machine, except that the 1100 had colour capabilities, 48 KB VRAM and enhanced graphic mode (640 x 400). The FP-1100 came with either a monochrome (green) monitor which would display colour as shades, or the colour monitor. The cable feeding the video to the monitor was a simple 2 core unsheilded RCA cable. The mono minitor had a switch at the back so that one could swap foreground and background (green on black or black on green) Bot...
This board was used as a motherboard for the Challenger II. Three Model 500 versions were sold: 500: The board. 500-1: Fully enclosed board with power supply, reset switch and two standard terminal connectors. 500-8: A 500 board in an eight slot Challenger case with power supply. OHIO Scientific presented later an enhanced version called SuperKit. It was a 3 board-set with a Model 500 board without the serial interface, a video boa...
KOSMOS CP1 / Computer Praxis
Little is known about this german training kit... The Computer is programmed with simple numbers for adding, running loops and so on, but it's not possible to program the cpu directly. Chriz tells us : I own a kosmos cp1 and it's still functioning. It has a very good manual which is kind of a machine language course for the cp1-inctructions. The cpu was a 8049 (8bit) with 2048 byte rom and 128 byte ram integrated (6 Mhz) and the memory+io chip a 8155 with 256...
The MPF-1 (MicroProFessor 1) was a computer system specifically designed by Multitech (now known as Acer!) as a learning tool for use in the teaching of microprocessor, microelectronics, and control technology. In the 80's it was sold as an Z80 CPU learning and initiation system, and believe it or not, it is still in production and sold by !! at the time this article is written. The capacities of the system were quite poor. The standard model could be programmed only in machin...

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MUPID Mupid 2
Hi Petrisor,

If you still have the Mupid, please write me to my name at, thanks!

Barry Marshall
To Henry in Texas, from 2013,
Do you still have the manuals? I just bought an Osborne Executive but the power supply blew up (crackles and smoke +++). It seems to be a capacitor which exploded. So I am looking for a circuit diagram of the power supply,
Many Thanks.

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.

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