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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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SYSTEM FORMULET INC.  BUBCOM 80
Almost nothing is known about this rare japanese system... Apparently its was first marketed as the System Formulet Bubcom 80, then bought back by Fujitsu and sold as the Fujitsu Bubcom 80. Originaly it was a CP/M machine which used Fujitsu magnetic bubble memory. It had filesystem support for the bubble memory cartridge right in the CP/M BIOS. It seems also to have been one of the first japanese system to offer 8 colors display and is considered at the origin of the popular
APPLE  MACINTOSH Plus
The Macintosh Plus was the first real improvement on the Macintosh 128 (The Macintosh 512 was only a Mac 128 with 512 KB RAM). It had a lot of new features: the extended ROM held the new version of Mac OS, enhanced graphics libraries, drivers for hard-disk and external floppy-disk units, a SCSI bus, AppleTalk networking and the new file manager: HFS (Hierarchical File System). The new floppy-disk unit could use double-sided 800 KB disks (only one-sided 400...
NOKIA Mikro Mikko 1
MikroMikko was Nokia Data's attempt to enter the business computer market. The computer has 64 KB RAM and is a CP/M operating system. There are several models of MikroMikko 1. The one pictured here is a M6 model which has two 5.25" 640 KB disc drives. But other models differ and can have one or two disk drives (360 KB or 640 KB), and even a built-in 5 MB hard disk (model M7). The MikroMikko 1 features high resolution graphics (800x327). It is quite heavy, the keyboard weighting alone about...
AMSTRAD  PCW 8256 / 8512
The Amstrad PCW 8256 was a dedicated word processing computer (PCW stands for Personal Computer Wordprocessor). It was supplied with everything necessary, the word processor, printer and dedicated keyboard (with Cut, Copy, Paste and Print keys). This model had great success because it was the first word-processing system available for such a low price. Once again Amstrad used the same principles with this professional computer as it did with the CPC-464 on the hom...
AI ELECTRONICS  ai-M16
Not much is known about this UNIX professional system... It was a 8086/8087 system that ran ai-KUDOS86 (UNIX variant) and could support up to 6 terminals. It was sold with one or two 8" floppy drives, or one 8" floppy drive and a Winchester hard disk....
EACA  COLOUR GENIE / EG-2000
The Colour Genie was the successor of the Genie 1, Genie 2 and Genie 3. It was intended to compete with the Tandy Color Computer although it was not at all compatible with its model (Z80 microprocessor instead of a Motorola 6809 in the CoCo) The graphic resolution wasn't as good as the CoCo, furthermore it was not possible to mix characters and graphics. However, the machine was reliable and s...
TANDY RADIO SHACK  1000 TX
The Tandy 1000 TX was similar to the Tandy 1000 in that it had an external keyboard and casing. The difference, however, was the addition of an 80286 CPU on the TX model; otherwise, it was nearly identical to the Tandy 1000, including the odd parallel port edge connector. The TX had a 3.5" drive, with an optional 5.25" drive. It contained hookups for two joysticks in the front along with the keyboard, and included a volume control with a phono input on the fr...
BAINBRIDGE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, INC. Dolphin
The BRD systems were probably among the first personal accounting systems. They featured a mass storage drive and a Teletype or 'intelligent' Olivetti typewriter as a data entry/printing device. Three version of the BRD systems were available: Ľ The Small Fry, the smallest system in the family. It used tape catridges for data storage. Ľ The larger capacity Dolphin and Purpoise. Both had dual 8" floppy disk drive. About the BRD systems family, Randy Larson repo...
MOS TECHNOLOGY  KIM 1
This prehistoric computer has no "real" keyboard and no video output, program are entered by the small hexadecimal keyboard (located in the lower right part of the picture) and results are displayed on the small LED "screen" (it can display only 6 digits). It has a simple monitor that allows one to examine & modify memory, load and save paper tape, load and save cassette tape, run and debug programs through a 'single step' mode. The monitor works with the built in keypad and LEDs, or a terminal ...
SORD  M23 Mark III
The Sord M23 Mark III was available with 12" green monitor or a 14" color monitor. Despite the M23 featured a cartridge port, all of its important software came on floppies, including the ground-breaking PIPS-III and several BASIC compiler variants developed by Sord and running on their own OS. A lot of good business software and games were written with these. There were later Mark systems released, including a Mark I with the world's first 3.5 inch floppies deployed, and the Mark V with e...

   RANDOM ADVERTS
U.K. ad. (Apr. 87)

AMSTRAD
CPC 6128

 
US advert, 1981

FRANKLIN
ACE 100

 
French ad (dec.1983)

AI ELECTRONICS
ai-M16

 
UK advert, Oct. 1983

MATTEL ELECTRONICS
Aquarius

 
Ohio brochure

OHIO SCIENTIFIC
CHALLENGER III

 
US advert #6 (1980)

ATARI
800

 
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COMMODORE
C64

 
Advert #3

HONEYWELL
DDP-516

 
Charlie Chaplin #4

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
Jupiter brochure #1

JUPITER CANTAB
Jupiter Ace

 
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TANDY RADIO SHACK
2000

 
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SHARP
PC-1500 / PC-1500A

 
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RCA
Cosmac VIP

 
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SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
U.S. advert (1982)

COMMODORE
C64

 
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ADD-X SYST╚ME
SMP-8

 
SoftCard copy

APPLE
APPLE II

 
Advert

ATARI
400

 
UK brochure #2

COMMODORE
CBM 700 Series

 
Advert #3

COMMODORE
VIC 20

 
MITS brochure #1

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
French advert

EPSON
HC / HX-20

 
French advert (1979)

PROTEUS INTERNATIONAL
Proteus III

 
Lucas Logic brochure

LUCAS
Nascom 3

 

   LATEST COMMENTS
Chuck Rose
12/21/2014
CONVEX COMPUTER CORP. C3800
To think that a new modern graphics card like the top of the line Nvidia Quadro can carry out floating point math that will make this ''super computer'' look like Sinclair zx81!

Chuck Rose
12/21/2014
CONVEX COMPUTER CORP. C3800
To think that a new modern graphics card like the top of the line Nvidia Quadro can carry out floating point math that will make this ''super computer'' look like Sinclair zx81!

Adrian Georgescu
12/21/2014
HEWLETT PACKARD  HP-9825
I worked on HP 9825 in 1980 for AGIE-CUT

Adrian Georgescu
12/21/2014
HEWLETT PACKARD  HP-9825
I worked on HP 9825 in 1980 for AGIE-CUT

Jim Schwartz
12/19/2014
MICROACE MicroAce
This, too, was my first computer. I remember building it from a kit. I learned to program in BASIC using this computer. I have since made programming my career, all self-taught.

David
12/19/2014
SINCLAIR  ZX 81
We bought one of these in kit form, where we had to build it ourself.

Dave Smith
12/18/2014
OHIO SCIENTIFIC  Challenger 1P
HI, I was a technician back then and worked for OSI. I repaired many of these units. I am interested in purchasing some of the older units C1P, C2P, etc.

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