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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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MICRONIQUE  Victor / Hector 2HR / 2HR +
The 2HR (HR for High Resolution) is the successor of the Victor / Hector 16k models, but this time is conception is entirely french. The machine has been completely redesigned and this new model is then more powerful. This is in fact a completely new machine with more memory and high-resolution. It is still compatible with the 16k models in a "model 1" mode choosen at the start-up menu....
ASCI SystemX
The ASCI SystemX, also called U68 was a single board training system that was used in an educational environment during the early 1980s. It was mounted in a wooden box and covered with a smoke colored plastic lid. When it was closed, all the electronic part was covered, except the 16 key hexadecimal keypad and a seven digit LED display. The main board featured a Motorola 6800 processor and an Exorciser bus connector. Several I/O boards could be connected to the system allowing micr...
TIMEX COMPUTERS TC-2048
In fact, two different systems were called Timex 2048. The first, called TS-2048 (for Timex-Sinclair) was designed by Timex USA but never passed the prototype stage. It was a 16K version of the TS-2068 with the same silver case but reduced features, a Kempston joystick interface and additional video modes. At the time when it was ready to be launched, the market had moved to 48K and 64K systems, and there was no future for a new 16K machine....
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...
MYARC Geneve 9640
In 1983, Texas Instruments announced the cancellation of the 99/4A Home Computer. This was shortly after they announced their intention to produce its successor, the TI-99/8, a computer with the "big brother" to the 4A's TMS9900 processor, the TMS9995. Myarc was a company that made a name for itself selling expansion cards for the TI's Peripheral Expansion Box, including memory, RS232, and disk controller cards. They also produced a "replacement" for the large PE Box in a smaller self-conta...
APPLE  APPLE II
Apple II was the successor to the Apple 1 on which it was largely based. It was the very first commercial success of the Apple Computer Company. Because Steve Wozniak wanted to demonstrate his Breakout game with the new Apple II, he decided to add colour, sound and minimum paddle support to the Apple 1's heir. The Apple II came with 4 KB RAM, but it was possible to add 4 KB or 16 KB RAM chips. Thus, the system could have memory in the following sizes: 4K, 8K...
ACT Apricot PC
After having imported the Victor Sirius for years in the UK, ACT produced its own computer largely inspired by the Sirius : the Apricot PC. It was supposed to be transportable as there is a handle on the main-unit ! If you really want to move your Apricot this way, the keyboard can be clipped to the main-unit. Several features made this computer quite technically innovative : • the Apricot PC was possibly the first computer outside Japan to use 3.5'' disk...
COMMODORE  CDTV
The Commodore Amiga CDTV is, in a way, the ancestor of the Amiga CD32 game console. Basically, it is an Amiga 500 with a CDROM drive. It was sold without keyboard or mouse, but it was possible to connect them to the CDTV. A 3.5" floppy disk drive (800 KB), was developed for this computer. It was designed to be a home entertainment device, but it was too expensive and only very little software was developed for this machine (Psygnosis made almost all the s...
SHARP  MZ 2500
The successor of the MZ 2200. The characteristics, especially the graphic characteristics, are impressive, it is one of the most powerful of the MZ computer series. It takes from 2 to 8 seconds to define P.C.G (user generated characters, similar to sprites) with the Sharp X1 serie, while it takes only 0.5 seconds with the MZ-2500. It has features in common with the X1 series and will be replaced with these computers....
APPLE  APPLE IIe
After having sold more than 750,000 Apple II and II+ systems, making it one of the best-selling brands in the global computing market, Apple released an updated version of the II+, the Apple IIe ('e' standing for enhanced). It also met with very great success and was widely used in schools (still in use nowadays in some places!). While retaining the previous model's capabilities and software library, the enhanced version featured a revised logic boar...

   RANDOM ADVERTS
1977 advert

COMPUCOLOR CORPORATION
8001 / 8051

 
French ad (june 1986...

TRIUMPH ADLER
ALPHATRONIC PC

 
M5 Pro & M5 Jr Japan...

SORD
M 5

 
1978 brochure #16

MSI
6800

 
Docs

SONY
SMC 777 - 777C

 
In the kitchen...

THOMSON
TO 7

 
U.S. advert  Apr. 19...

NEC
PC 8801

 
Japanese ad

NEC
TK 80

 
French advert

SORD
IS 11

 
US advert, July 1985

CASIO
FP 6000

 
French advert #3

CANON
X-07

 
Charlie Chaplin #1

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
1st. U.S. advert #2

EPSON
QX 10

 
1979 range advert

HEATHKIT / ZENITH
H-89

 
Victor ad #4 (1983)

SIRIUS COMPUTER
Victor 9000 / Sirius 1

 
Stupid picture #2

SMH - ALCATEL
ALPHA Plus

 
US advert

COMMODORE
SX/DX 64 - Executive computer

 
French ad (july 1984...

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
Brazilian advert

PROLOGICA
CP-400

 
3 page U.S. advert

EPSON
HC / HX-20

 
SoftCard copy

APPLE
APPLE II

 
US advert (1982)

DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION
DECMATE II

 
German ad #1

SHARP
MZ 700

 
M5 Japanese advert

SORD
M 5

 

   LATEST COMMENTS
Phil Fedele
6/28/2017
ONTEL OP-1
From my 2013 posting, forgot to mention the operations support of the OP-1 systems included troubleshooting$fixing$replacing parts:
Picture-tubes, fly-back transformers, capacitors, resisters, keys, keyboards, circuit board sockets, I/O ports... pretty much anything and everything on the OP-1 !!

Smith walter
6/27/2017
SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1
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Smith walter
6/27/2017
SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1
Hello I''m Smith Walter..i have been looking forward for a real and genuine loan company,Until i met Mr Eric who give at loan offer business loan, personal loan, home loan, auto loan,student loan, debt consolidation loan e.t.c i did believe so i search on Internet i met lady testify how Mr Eric help her with loan so i contact the lady and she introduce me to Mr. Eric who promised to help me and indeed he did as he promised without any form of delay.I never thought there are still reliable loan lenders, Mr.Eric who are indeed helped people with the loan and changed my belief still reliable lenders out there, the person of Mr Eric You can contact him with these email:ericloanfinance@hotmail.com Please do pass these news after you may have receive your own loan Mr Eric is genius loan lender. blog/site http://gofishtalk.com/profiles/blogs/urgent-loan

StefanoB
6/27/2017
TRIUMPH ADLER  TA-1600
According to this valuable page:

http://www.horniger.de/computer/ta/index.html

$ 1982 $ TA 1600 SERIES 10 20 30 $ COMPUTER 1-16 USERS, 64 - 256 KB, TI-990 SERIES WITH TMS-9900 PROCESSOR $
$ 1984 $ TA 1600 SERIES 25 35 38 $ COMPUTER 1-16 USERS, 256 - 2048 KB, TTI-990 SERIES WITH TMS-9900 PROCESSOR $

Smith walter
6/26/2017
SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1
Hello I''m Smith Walter..i have been looking forward for a real and genuine loan company,Until i met Mr Eric who give at loan offer business loan, personal loan, home loan, auto loan,student loan, debt consolidation loan e.t.c i did believe so i search on Internet i met lady testify how Mr Eric help her with loan so i contact the lady and she introduce me to Mr. Eric who promised to help me and indeed he did as he promised without any form of delay.I never thought there are still reliable loan lenders, Mr.Eric who are indeed helped people with the loan and changed my belief still reliable lenders out there, the person of Mr Eric You can contact him with these email: ericloanfinance@hotmail.com Please do pass these news after you may have receive your own loan Mr Eric is genius loan lender.

Spad
6/24/2017
APPLE  Apple II clones
To answer Vincent''s post. I just brought my old Golem back from the attic.

StefanoB
6/23/2017
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS  Portable Professional Computer (PPC)
Digging on the web archives I think I found the GSX-86 graphics driver (named TICOLOR1.SYS).
It means that it should be possible to run MSDOS and CPM86 graphics applications (such as DR-DRAW and DR-GRAPH).

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