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   LATEST ADDITIONS
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 (...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
SIGNETICS Instructor 50
The Instructor 50 was a small system designed to teach the use and programmation of the Signetics 2650 CPU. But it was also a real micro-computer with a tape interface to save and load programs, and a S-100 compatible expansion bus. It actually belonged to a second generation training computers: unlike its predecessors, it wasn't just a raw electronic board, but offered a real plastic case, S-100 bus, tape-interface, etc.... The built-in display was only a eight-digit, seven-segment LED di...
SANYO  PHC-30
This is a classic MSX1 computer. In fact it seems to be a PHC-28S with a built-in tape-recorder....
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS  Portable Professional Computer (PPC)
Basicaly, the TI PPC was the transportable version of the TI PC, with which it was entirely compatible. It was one of the few transportable systems to be available with an optional built-in color monitor, back in 1983. The standard version had a classic 9'' monochrome monitor built-in. Unfortunately the advantages of the PC Portable compared to IBM's offer was not obvious. It was not really compatible (IBM disks could be read, and that was basically all) and IBM expansion cards could not b...
INTEL iPDS
The iPDS (Intel Personal Development System) was a portable system intended to support both hardware and software design and development for boards based on many different families of Intel microprocessors (8085 or 8088) or embedded microcontrollers (8031/8051/805X family). The unit was powered by an Intel 8085. It contained one floppy disc drive and a 64 KB bubble memory chip that could be used as a boot disk if no floppy disc was inserted. Through the I<...
SANYO  MBC-1100 / 1150
The MBC-1100 and MBC-1150 were two 8-bit machines intended for business market. They replaced the old MBC-1000. There was no difference between the 1100 and 1150 models except that they left the factory with 1 or 2 drives installed. It was often done that a 1100 model would have a drive added by the dealer, as it was sometimes less expensive to add the Teac 5.25" disk drive than buy the 1150, or often the 1100s were more available in stock. Both models ha...
SANYO  MBC 4000 - MBC 4050
The Sanyo MBC-4000 series succeeded to the MBC-1150. It was the same all-in-one system including one (MBC-4000) or two (MBC-4050) 5.25" floppy drives, a monochrome display and a very complete keyboard. It featured a true 16-bit Intel 8086 CPU and shipped with the CP/M-86 operating system as well as a Basic interpreter and a spreadsheet called Goal. MS-DOS 2.11 was also available on this machine. Thanks to
FUJITSU  Micro 16s
The Micro 16s was designed to be a powerful package of hardware and software in a professional business system. It offered a unique architectural design for the time: interchangeable microprocessors and thus operating systems. In fact most commonly used processors were Intel 8086 and Zilog Z80. One or two processor boards could be plugged into the Micro 16s and either one could be in control of the bus, the memory, etc. Fujitsu also planned to launch Motorola 68000, Intel 80286 and Zilog Z80...
MBC  Alcyane
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SHARP  X1-C (CZ-801C)
This is the compact version of the Sharp X1. No new features except the size and the VRAM (48 KB instead of 4 KB). The most famous and strong feature of the X1 series is Programmable Charactor Generator(PCG). Tape Basic and Disk Basic were available but had to be loaded from tape. ...
FUJITSU  FM Towns
Very little is known about this Japanese system. Help welcome !! It apparently had some success in Japan, with great game conversions. Based on the IBM PC architecture, it had excellent sound and graphic features. It has the barebone of a classic IBM PC system but was conceived from the start as a real familial multimedia system. Graphic resolutions go from 360x240 to 640x480 with 256 colors simultaneously on screen from a color palette of 16.7 millions colors. Most of these graphic modes ...

   RANDOM ADVERTS
U.S. ad (1983)

BASIS
BASIS 108

 
Japanese advert

TOSHIBA
PASOPIA 7

 
US advert (1984)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
1000

 
Japanese advert

TOSHIBA
PASOPIA

 
Spectrum+ French ad.

SINCLAIR
ZX SPECTRUM

 
US advert (1982)

DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION
DECMATE II

 
french advert (febru...

SORD
M23 Mark III

 
1977 Advert #1

IMSAI
8048

 
Newbrain brochure

GRUNDY
NEW BRAIN

 
US advert.

TIMEX / SINCLAIR
1000

 
Promo pic #6

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
French ad (jan. 1980...

DATA SOFT
VDP 80

 
Same with a man

OSBORNE CORP.
OSBORNE 1

 
1977 Advert

PROCESSOR TECHNOLOGY CORP
SOL - 10 / 20

 
Charlie Chaplin #2

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
Spanish advert

SONY
Hit-Bit 101

 
1977 Advert

VECTOR GRAPHICS
Vector 1

 
Show bag

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
QL catalogue #7

SINCLAIR
QL (Quantum Leap)

 
ú149 in June 1981

COMPUKIT
UK-101

 
1980 advert & price ...

RCA
Cosmac VIP

 
U.S. advert (1982)

DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION
VT-180

 
US advert, September...

OLIVETTI
M24

 
French advert.

SPECTRAVIDEO
SV 318

 

   LATEST COMMENTS
digitalsd
9/20/2018
ELEKTRONSKA INDUSTRIJA NIS  PECOM 32
@CONSTANTINUS, well, Pecom has very nice CPU but regarding learning of machine code and developing hardware, Galaksija was unattainable :)

GOplayer
9/19/2018
IMSAI  8080
I was lucky enough to buy the IMSAI 8080C computer at a computer business that had an auction after the owner passed away for $14. ! It works great but I couldn''t bid on the two 8"floppy drives because the $14. was all I had! I begged the auctioneer afterwards for the drives as they didn''t sell, but he wouldn''t relent... My unit needs 3 switch covers(orange/blue) as I accidentally knocked them off... I have them somewhere. The computer is immaculate and works as if new,(love the robustness of older technology electronics). One big TO-3 voltage regulator(5V?) on the back wall on a aluminum 90 degree fin in front of the fan and two big capacitors(electrolytic) in the front in the voltage supply area on the right, walled off by aluminum shield from the S-100 bus slots on the left. The CPU is white w/gold cap. Such a joy to see it operate on the front panel as I load address and data registers(8 bit)using the switches in single step load/review mode. Then I flip then switch for Run and toggle the start switch and watch the digital light show as it computes, branches, adds and moves REAL Binary Data around before I hit the start/stop toggle switch or it reaches a halt in the program. I need to make a digital video of it in action someday. It is still a joy to operate, setup, run and observe the data in red Light Emitting Diodes(LEDs). This was one of the first times we could SEE our data bits and computing in action.

I was a programmer in the Air Force on 64-bit machines in the early 70''s... COBOL, PL/1, RPG, FORTRAN and assembly.

This machine is a museum piece that STILLl functions as it was designed. I had a few Timex Sinclair''s as well. Also great inexpensive machines for their day. Clive Sinclair was a mathmatician and it is reflected in the tight byte codes of his BASIC language computers for the masses. They are great as 8/16 bit scientific BASIC computers, not just for gaming, which is fun, and drove the computing industry to where it is today.

Steve Ingham 9-19-2018

Jason
9/18/2018
COMPAQ Portable
Hi does anyone have a schematic for the compaq portable III power supply

Marcus
9/17/2018
LAMBDA ELECTRONICS LTD PC 8300
My first contact with computers, My friend had one that we played around with. It was branded Lambda, i dont remember model nmbr.

Steve
9/13/2018
ALTOS COMPUTER SYSTEMS ACS-8000
I programmed one of these using dBaseII in the early 80s. It used the MPM operating system and could have several Televideo dumb terminals attached. It had a 10MB hard drive. I still have it! I''m starting to try to figure out how to sell it.

Ariel
9/13/2018
TIMEX / SINCLAIR 2068
I was my firs computer on May 1984. Sold it in October 1986 for another computer (too 8 bits). Last year I came back to buy again the TS 2068. Today, I have three Timex Sinclair 2068 and the Printer TS-2040.

Jerri Kohl
9/8/2018
VECTOR GRAPHICS  Vector 3 (VIP)
I have read conflicting information about whether this model had any graphics modes (or even a redefinable character set). Can anyone clear this up? I''m sure Dennis Wingo could.

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