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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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SPECTRAVIDEO  SV 328
The Spectravideo SV 328 was the ancestor of the Spectravideo MSX SV-728 (it had the same case and almost all its features) and the successor of the SV-318. This computer wasn't a MSX machine, even though its hardware design was almost the same as MSX computers. Its Microsoft Extended Basic was also close to the MSX Basic but not fully compatible. The cartridge slot couldn't use MSX cartridges. Ho...
IASIS ia-7301
The IASIS ia-7301, also called 'Computer in a Book' is a training computer, based on the Intel 8080 microprocessor. It was delivered with a 250 pages programming course (contained in a 3-ring binder), but without any power supply. User had to buy it as an option ! Basic version offered 1 Kb of ROM holding the monitor, 1 Kb of RAM and two I/O ports. Programs were saved through a standard tape recorder. An optional expander board allowed to add standard cards (S100 bus ?) to increase memory siz...
SORD  M223 series
These computers were generally sold for specific professionnal use along with the appropriate software. Two models were launched: the Sord MK II 203 and Sord MK II 223. The difference is that the 223 has 3 x S100 slots for easy expansion. Both have a special DMA channel for the disks (floppy and hard disk). Some software was sold with them, which included the MFDOS, several Sord BASIC's, a compiled Basic (C-Basic) and many tools. The Fortran IV and the Cobol were also available. For t...
SEEQUA  CHAMELEON
The Seequa Chameleon was one of the first luggable computer that contained both a Z80 and an 8088 processor. So it was capable of running either CP/M or early MS-DOS operating system, hence its name. Basic version featured 128 KB of RAM while the "Chameleon Plus" version had 256 KB on board. Built-in 9" cathodic monochrom screen could be replaced by an external color monitor to use the 16-color text mode.The machine was also available with an internal hard disk. Seequa also manufactured tw...
CASIO  FP 6000
The Casio FP-6000S is Casio's most ambitious computer for overseas market. It has been marketed in all of Europe's countries. However, it is also Casio's biggest (and costiest) failure on the market. It was hindered by three things : it was pretty late to arrive to the marketplace (developed in 1984, it only arrived in Europe in 1986), it was very expensive (US$ 10000 for a system with monitor, FDD and HDD), and the distribution channels (accustomed to watches and calculators) did not know how t...
NCR  PC6
When NCR discontinued the PC4 they released the PC6. This was a true IBM PC/XT clone. It had a discrete CPU unit and monitor. It also had a "turbo" button to change the clock on the 8088 CPU from 4.77 to 8 MHz, processing information nearly twice as fast as the PC XT. It was available with either monochrome or CGA graphics. It was bundled with NCR-DOS, GW-BASIC, Getting Started booklet, NCR User Interface, NCR PAL, NCR TUTOR, On-line NCR HELP, and User Diagno...
MGT (MILES GORDON TECHNOLOGY) Sam CoupÚ
In the last quarter of 1989 M.G.T. launched the Sam CoupÚ. M.G.T. was already known in the ZX Spectrum world for a range of hardware that they sold. The Sam was their pride and joy, and unfortunately to be their downfall. This was a time when the 16-bit machines, the Atari ST and the Amiga, were really being to take off. Sales in computers such as the Spectrum was in rapid decline. The Sam was aim...
LUCAS  Nascom 2
The Nascom 2 was a deep evolution of the Nascom 1 that required 18 months of design and development but offered lots of enhancements: a faster processor (4 MHZ.), greater RAM and ROM capacity (10 KB + 10 KB), built-in Microsoft BASIC, extended keyboard, improved tape interface, etc. User RAM could be expanded to 32 KB on board and the system didn't need the use of expansion board or system bus to run large applications. Even now, the Nascom 2 is regarded as t...
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. ...
TESLA Mato
the Mato (Mat'o) was actually not made by Tesla, but by Statny majetok Zavadka. It was a clone of the PMD-85 with some modifications (something between PMD85-1 and PMD85-2). It had different adressing modes, three user modes (calculator, program and graphics), different load/save method (programs could be read form tape via special software) and changed keyboard layout (fewer keys and special CONT, Shift and STOP). Two version were sold, one with bui...

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Japanese advert #2

SONY
Hit-Bit F1XD

 
U.S. advert June 198...

NEC
PC 8801

 
commercial pamphlet ...

CENTRAL DATA
2650

 
French advert (1984)

EXELVISION
EXL 100

 
Strong wooman(1982)

OSBORNE CORP.
OSBORNE 1

 
French advert (1979)

PROTEUS INTERNATIONAL
Proteus III

 
U.K. advert (1990)

COMMODORE
AMIGA 1500

 
French advert (july ...

VIDEO TECHNOLOGY
LASER 3000

 
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SHARP
MZ 700

 
U.S. ad (1983)

ALTOS COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Serie 5

 
Sord Brochure #2

SORD
M-100ACE

 
First ad.

COLUMBIA DATA PRODUCTS
VP

 
First US ad.

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS-80 Model 12

 
French advert#2

COLECO
ADAM

 
HP brochure

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-9826

 
Japanese advert #3

CANON
X-07

 
US advert #6 (1980)

ATARI
800

 
Xerox range, August ...

XEROX
6085

 
QL catalogue #1

SINCLAIR
QL (Quantum Leap)

 
Advert #2

TIMEX / SINCLAIR
1000

 
UK advert, Oct. 1983

ACT
Apricot PC

 
Brochure #5

BAINBRIDGE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, INC.
Dolphin

 
Promotional picture

SMT
Goupil 2

 
French brochure

COMMODORE
PC Compatible systems

 

   LATEST COMMENTS
George C
2/15/2019
CANON  AS-100
I was a Canon Dealer from 1983 to the late 90s. The AS-100 was the first personal computer we sold. Software was limited but we has some success selling these for general accounting applications. We had our most success with the ATHENA. I ended up tossing three AS-100 in the dumpster but they were all in working order. We built a cabinet with wheels about the size of a small refrigerator which allowed us to transport the AS-100 to prospect sites. Can''t believe we did that.

Walsh Robert
2/7/2019
SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1
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Carl Plumer
2/5/2019
ACT Apricot Portable
I''m very interested in acquiring the beautiful Apricot PCs, manuals, after market books, etc., and peripherals. Means a lot to me and I will treat them all like fragile crystals of pure joy. Ping me at carlsplumer AT gmail DOT com if you want to chat about your Apricot stuff. Cheers!

Martin How
2/5/2019
FORTUNE 32:16
I bought one of these in 1983/4 to replace an IBM 5110. It was my first UNIX experience. I learned to program in C using Informix and the C integration library to batch process and add event code it Perfrom forms. We had a 40Mb disk and an extra SCSI disk and expansion cabinet with a serial port expander for 8 people. PSUs were a bit flakey with the caps blowing up, but we quickly learned to pull the plug at the first sound of fizzing on start up.

We replaced it in 1989 with an Acer Altos running SCO System. Mostly the business runs MS but we still run some UNIX today.

For fun i now programme and build hardware for the raspberry Pi still using to old skills gained on the Fortune 32:16

Gary Nelson
2/4/2019
IBM  AN/FSQ-7
I was a first generation USAF "BlueSuit" graduate of the IBM Kingston training program in 1961$my job code was 30551. I was a computer repairman and later computer operator of the Q7 at Duluth Air Defense Sector (DUADS). One topic I have not seen mentioned was the fact that many of the voltages that ran the computer came from motor-generators that were controlled by the computer itself. The pentode tubes were designed so that, when run at lower or higher than normal voltage, they would fail. By this means, the failure rate of 48000 tube system could be acceptably low.

Don
2/2/2019
IBM  PC Junior
I have a PCjr for sale - original boxes, 2 keyboards, 2 joy sticks, 8 games, 10 magazines and all original books - guide to Operations, Basic book, Hands on Basic, IBMPCjr sample disk.

Loren
2/2/2019
COMMODORE  PET / CBM 40xx
Hi! I created a DIY 3D Printing project to build your own fully working Commodore PET Mini, just like this one! Take a look at it here: https://commodorepetmini.com

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