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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 (...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
TANDY RADIO SHACK  TRS 80 MODEL I
The Tandy TRS 80 model 1 was the first member of one of the most famous computer family. It was one of the first home computer and was launched at the same time as famous computers like the Apple II or the Commodore PET. Beside, Tandy competitors nicknamed was "Trash-80". The TRS-80 was developed was developed within the Radio Shack engeneering group, based upon several processor chips, SC/MP, PACE, 8008, 8080 and finally the Z8...
R.F.T. KC 85/4
The KC85/4 was the last one of the KC85/x series. Although it doesn’t look quite different, some internals changed. The whole design changed a bit, and software which used to access hardware directly, sometimes didn’t work any longer, as some addresses changed. Also, memory was expanded to 64 KB, and the whole memory could be used by software. The ROM increased to 20 KB. The CAOS system offered printer support for most of the available GDR printer models. There are two expansion slots, whi...
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...
SONY  Hit-Bit 20
The Hit-Bit 20 is a very basic MSX "1" computer. It looks very similar to the Hit-Bit 10. If someone could tell us the difference that would be nice. It seems to have been sold only in Spain... The Hit-Bit 20P model has a spanish keyboard, which is strange, as if we follow the Sony naming logic, the Spanish model would have been called Hit-Bit 20S, and not Hit-Bit 20P which was reserved for PAL models which didn't need a special...
SHARP  X68000
Here is the first of a great family. It is the successor of the Sharp X1 family, shipped with a unique square screen monitor, fist in a grey case, then in black. Instead of using the Zilog Z80, it uses a powerful Motorola MC 68000. This computer (and all its family) has great features (look at the emulator), it was more powerful than the other 68000 computers at this time (Atari ST or Amiga 500) :...
NEC  PC 88VA
The PC-88VA was compatible with the PC-8801 and also had a V3 mode that operated in 16bit mode and allowed to run MS-DOS like OS. This machine had sprites for games in character mode. High quality games such as R-TYPE were released using this mode. Unfortunately this machine had no success and was replaced by the PC-88VA2/VA3 series in 1988.
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Thanks to Yoshiki Yasui for the information ...

SHARP  X68000 Pro
The X68000 Pro is the successor of the X68000 Ace and Ace HD. It uses a new version of the OS : Human 2.0 and a new Graphic User Interface (SX Windows instead of VS). It has 3 expansion slots instead of two....
ATARI  1200 XL
The Atari 1200 XL was the predecessor of the Atari 600/800 XL. It had much of the same characteristics, except the size of its ROM (16 KB instead of 24 KB) the BASIC Interpreter being supplied on a cartridge. Because the built-in Operating System was not designed very well, people are known to have swapped the OS ROM chip from their 800XL & put in the 1200 XL. This machine was a flop in the marketplace and would be produced for only 4 months before being repla...
JUPITER CANTAB  Jupiter Ace
The Jupiter ACE looks very similar to the Sinclair ZX 81. Actually, the designers of this computer, Richard Altwasser and Steven Vickers, played a major role in creating the Sinclair Spectrum. The ACE is very similar to the ZX 81, but has some extra features: it has a user port, and it can generate sound (the ZX 81 can't). It can also use RAM expansion modules for the ZX 81 smaller than 64KB via a small adapter. Its most significant ...
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...

   RANDOM ADVERTS
French advert. page ...

SYMAG INFORMATIQUE
Micromachine 4000

 
First C-10 ad

CROMEMCO
C10

 
French ad (dec.1983)

TELEVIDEO
TS-803

 
Australian advert (j...

MULTITECH
MPF-III/312

 
French advert (1982)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL III

 
French advert

CASIO
PB-700

 
US advert, July 1985

CASIO
FP 6000

 
UK advert

SINCLAIR
ZX SPECTRUM +3

 
Advert

PANASONIC
JD series

 
U.S. advert  Apr. 19...

NEC
PC 8801

 
1978 brochure #3

MSI
6800

 
Byte shopper

IMSAI
8080

 
Advert #1

EPCOM / SHARP
Hotbit HB-8000

 
French ad (jan. 1980...

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL I

 
French advert (febru...

LOGABAX
LX-500 series

 
US ad. 1983 #2

KAYPRO
Kaypro II

 
First advert

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
Advert #1

PEERLESS
150

 
Advert #2

HONEYWELL
DDP-516

 
UK advert #1

JUPITER CANTAB
Jupiter Ace

 
AmigaWorld preview

COMMODORE
AMIGA 4000

 
French ad (jan. 1985...

YENO
SC 3000 / SC 3000H

 
Jupiter brochure #1

JUPITER CANTAB
Jupiter Ace

 
ThinkJet advert

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-150

 

   LATEST COMMENTS
ZX User
9/23/2017
SINCLAIR  ZX SPECTRUM+
Hi nikigre,

on https://www.worldofspectrum.org/ you also get several programs that are able to play .tap or .tzx files.

There are also several apps for smartphones that can "play" .tap or .tzx.

Francis
9/22/2017
AMSTRAD  PCW 8256 / 8512
Hi, I am Francis. I have a collection of Amstrad 8512 disks which I would like to convert to PC floppies. Can anyone help? Preferably by someone in The Netherlands. Many thanks.

Bruce Felger
9/21/2017
SONY  Series 35 Model 10
what format does this machine use for it''s data files?

PHILIP J SCHWIRIAN
9/21/2017
DATAPOINT CORPORATION Datapoint 2200
I worked for Datapoint from 1976 to 1989 in Technical Support in San Antonio, TX starting at the woodcock building. I was hired as a senior Technical Support Engineer and was promoted to be the first and only Support Engineering Specialist (reported to Oscar Gordon a Director). I just ran into this site and decided to leave a comment. Previous to Datapoint I had worked on Main Frame computers. I remember being introduced to the Datapoint 2200 version 1 a the Permian Oil Basin Show in Odessa TX in 1975. I have supported and provided training on CTCs first product the Datapoint 3300 around 1970/1971 when I worked for a small company in Rockville MD call TST Communications. I had attended training on the 3300 in the old Kadak building in downtown San Antonio, TX which was my first introduction to San Antonio where I have resided for over 41 years. I spent almost 50 years in the IT field and am not retired! I remember my 13 years with Datapoint fondly!

Steve
9/19/2017
YAMAHA  C1
Does anyone want a Yamaha C1 music computer? It runs, crt display seems a little flaky. It''s been in storage for 20 years.

ZeroCool235
9/14/2017
ZENITH DATA SYSTEMS  Z-160 PC
I would love to have the Zenith, if you could just shoot me an email about shipping and handling that would be cool!

Bob Gregory
9/11/2017
ZENITH DATA SYSTEMS  Z-160 PC
Hi Everyone,

After 30 years of running my business I am retiring by the end of the year. For the first 8 years or so we were a ZDS dealer and I have seen them all. Z150m Z160, Z386, Z86, the whole offering.

The purpose of this post is that I have a Z160 in pristine running condition with a 20MB hard drive $ 5.25" FDD that I am willing to GIVE AWAY at no cost other than packaging $ shipping fees. I also have a Compaq Portable in the same shape. There are no strings, I just think it would be nice for Zenith people to get the Z160.

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