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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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FUJITSU  FM 11 EX
The FM-11 was announced as a higher-end model of the FM-8 in November 1982, simultaneously with the mass market FM-7 machine. The FM-11 series was intended to be used in offices. FM stands for "Fujitsu Micro". Japanese characters can be displayed within a 16 x 16 pixels matrix. Several FM-11 models were marketed: - FM-11 EX (1982): 6809 & 8088 microprocessors - FM-11 AD (1982): 6809 microm...
NEXT COMPUTERS  NeXT Cube
What a mythical and powerful computer!! When Steve Jobs left Apple, he decided to create the best computer possible ! The result is the NeXT. This prodigious computer impressed a lot of people when it was presented! Its technical features, its object oriented operating system and its graphical interface, even its black case were very far from the standards (remember how many black-cased computers there were in 1988: not many)! And NeXTStep is always considered as a reference. It was sold ...
XEROX  860
This was not a really a computer but rather a wordprocessing system. The full-text monitor could display 70 lines of 102 characters. The text could be black on a white background, or the inverse. The Xerox 860 was equipped with one of the first WYSIWYG word processors: BravoX (later called "Xerox Document System Editor") which was originally developed for the 1972 Xerox Alto and became the predecessor of virtually all modern word processors Two 8" disks (600 kb) stored the...
ISKRA DELTA  PARTNER
The computer has an integrated monitor and separated keyboard. It was used as main business computer in Slovenia and also in schools, standing next to Commodore C64 and Sinclair ZX Spectrum series; and normally equipped with Turbo Pascal 3.x and Wordstar. Iskra Delta was one of the biggest producers of computer systems in former Yugoslavia. Their systems could be found in almost all large companies in Yugoslavia where they were ...
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...
THOMSON  TO 9 PLUS
The Thomson TO 9 plus is the successor of the Thomson TO 9 which had a very short career. Its characteristics are the same than the Thomson TO 8/TO 8 D. In fact, it was fully compatible with it and by the way with the Thomson MO 6. It was, like the Oric Telestrat designed to be used as a Minitel (french videotext terminal) server and has a built-in V23 modem (1200/75 bauds) which was accessible und...
RCA Cosmac Microtutor
The Microtutor, manufactured in 1976, was used to educate engineers and others on how to program microprocessors. The unit is fully self-contained with the exception of the 9-volt power converter which plugs into the back of the unit. A clear plexiglass bottom allows the user to see all of the soldering done on the underside of the main board. The chips are all labelled both on the chip and on the board itself. There are three slots in the back labelled M,P,E. The M slot (M for Memory) allows...
ICE-FELIX HC-2000
The HC-2000 was an upgraded version of the HC-91+. It was also compatible with the Sinclair Spectrum but could run as well the CP/M operating system and all its associated software. It was actually an HC-91 with internal disk interface and 3.5" floppy disk drive. Major hardware differences were a white larger case housing the floppy drive, and 64 KB of RAM of which 48 KB were available in Spectrum mode, and 56 KB in CP/M mode. ...
NEC  PC 8801 FA
The Nec PC-8801FA replaced the PC-88FH. This machine had really powerful sound functions. 6 FM channels could be separated into left and right. User could thus enjoy stereo sound through headphones or external speakers. ADPCM could change sound's frequency dynamically. 256 KB of RAM were provided as sound memory buffer. It was larger than main memory. N88 BASIC offered extended function for controlling these sound features, but not enough. Some of them couldn't be used with BASIC. Th...
HEWLETT PACKARD  HP-9810
The HP-9810 was the successor of the HP-9100. Although it kept software compatibility, its internal hardware organisation was completely different. The core memory was replaced with volatile MOS RAM chips and the display used the new technology of 7-segment light emitting diodes (LED) instead of cathode-ray tube. Arithmetic routines were stored in ROM and user programs in RAM. Several RAM extensions, specialized ROM modules and peripherals (paper tape reader/puncher, line printer, mea...

   RANDOM ADVERTS
French advert (1983)

SYMAG INFORMATIQUE
Orchidée

 
German advert #3

COMMODORE
C64

 
Advert (february 198...

SMT
Goupil 2

 
German brochure #1

ATARI
MEGA STe

 
Japanese advert.

TOMY
Tutor / Pyuuta

 
Seequa Chameleon bro...

SEEQUA
CHAMELEON

 
U.S. advert #2 (1982...

NEC
APC

 
Nice ad (1983)

NEC
PC 6001

 
Japanese advert #1

TOSHIBA
HX-10

 
COMPUSTAR network

INTERTEC
SUPERBRAIN

 
An advertising

CROMEMCO
System I / II / III

 
1977 advert #1

SOUTH WEST TECHNICAL PRODUCTS CORPORATION
6800

 
US advert

COMMODORE
SX/DX 64 - Executive computer

 
French ad (may 1984)

MULTITECH
MPF-1 A/B

 
Last sales

MEMOTECH
MTX 500 /512

 
First US ad.

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS-80 Model 12

 
Promotional pict.

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-85

 
French ad

COMPAQ
Portable

 
U.S. ad. June 1983

OLIVETTI
M20

 
German leaflet #3

SHARP
MZ 800 - MZ 1500

 
Price list

CAMBRIDGE COMPUTERS
Z 88

 
QL catalogue #4

SINCLAIR
QL (Quantum Leap)

 
Acorn ad #1

ACORN COMPUTER
BBC Master Compact

 
UK advert (feb. 1980...

ACORN COMPUTER
System 1

 

   LATEST COMMENTS
Jeff Joseph
3/22/2017
TANDY RADIO SHACK  2000
There are some incorrect data in this article.

The drives are merely 5-1/4 double density 80 track, 720 KB capacity. These drives had been used for years earlier on the TRS-80 Models I and III. Nothing special, they DO NOT require the high-coercivity 1.2 MB floppy media as used on the IBM AT. In fact, the format is identical to that used by the later 720 KB 3.5 inch drives introduced with the IBM PS/2. The Tandy 2000''s 5-1/4 inch drives can in fact be replaced with the 720 KB 3.5 inch drives and freely exchange data on the very same disk format as used by any IBM compabibles using the 720 KB 3.5 inch drives. NOTE this DOES NOT include the later high capacity 1.44 MB disks!

As for the "80186" having done in the Tandy 2000 as a viable product in the computer market, this is hogwash. This article fails to mention that ALL software programs that run on the IBM''s 8088 run with no problem on the 186. The 80186 is a fully-compatible superset of the 8088/8086.

Probably what this author actually means is that the Tandy 2000''s hardware is not fully compatible with the IBM PC, and this was the reason it ultimately did not succeed. While probably true, the Tandy 2000 did survive in the market for 4-1/2 years, much longer than any of the other "workalikes" that were not fully compatible. Many of the bestselling software titles for the IBM like Lotus 1-2-3 and AutoCAD were published in versions customized for the Tandy 2000. For a full list see the Wikipedia article on the Tandy 2000, alot of which I wrote.

Chester
3/21/2017
BANDAI Gundam RX-78
(btw, I posted here because the link on the page for adding info is broken upon submission)

Chester
3/21/2017
BANDAI Gundam RX-78
Ok, hope *this* works:

http://bit.ly/2mpepcY

Chester
3/21/2017
BANDAI Gundam RX-78
Here is the correct URL:

https://www.flickr.com/search/?user_id$91032493$40N00$sort$date-taken-desc$text$rx-78$view_all$1

Chester
3/21/2017
BANDAI Gundam RX-78
Here are some pics (creative-commons, feel free to use them) of an RX-78 I took in Japan recently (they had it exposed at Shosen Book Tower in Akihabara, Tokyo): https://www.flickr.com/search/?user_id$91032493$40N00$sort$date-taken-desc$text$rx-78$view_all$1


Dinesh
3/19/2017
SONY  Hit-Bit 101
I am having one with me. :)

Brosen
3/17/2017
ATARI  520 / 1040 STf / STfm
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