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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...
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....
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...
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...
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....
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 (...

MSX 1 computer with 64 KB RAM, two cartridge slots and superimposition feature. The keyboard is separated from the main unit. At the right hand side of the main unit, there is enough room for an optional disk drive. The CF-3300 was a CF-3000 sold with this disk drive already mounted. The brazilian computer Gradiente Expert, is a clone of the National CF-3000....
The FM-11 was announced as a higher-end model of the FM-8 in November 1982, simultaneously with the mass market FM-7 machine. The FM-11 series was intended to be used in offices. FM stands for "Fujitsu Micro". The FM-11AD was released as the same time as the FM-11EX and FM-11ST. The FM-11ST is a cut-down version of the FM-11AD: F-Basic built-in ROM and no floppy disk drives on standard model. Ja...
We have no information about this system, please help !...
The Amstrad CPC 6128 was the successor to the Amstrad CPC 664 which had a very short life. It had almost all the same features as the 664, except the memory. Like the 664, only 42 Kb could be accessed, the upper 64 Kb were used as a RAM disk or to store data. It was sold with quite a good quality monitor (monochrome green or color) and a built-in 3" floppy disk drive (2 x 180 KB). It ran under Amsdos (the Amstrad Operating System) or under CP/M 2.2 or CP/M 3.0 ...
MUPID Mupid 2
The Mupid was followed by the Mupid 2 which had a better keyboard, and which supported the CEPT Prestel standard instead of the national Austrian one. At their time, the Austrian post office even replaces Mupid 1 by Mupid 2s for free (I wonder what they did with all these returned Mupid 1 models). There were 3 Mupid 2 models: - C2D (German version of the square tin case with separate keyboard) According to some rumor, these models did not went into s...
This strange computer was designed to be a development system for 6502 based computers. It had no display except for a small 20 character LED screen and a very small thermal printer located directly on the motherboard which could print everything that was typed on the keyboard. The board featured five 4 KB-ROM sockets. Two of them were dedicated to the AIM monitor program, including an instant input assembler (no labels) and a disassembler. Various programming languages (BASIC, FORTH...) or c...
The Osborne 08 was launched in Germany by Osborne Computer Corp. GmbH. It was an AT compatible portable system weighting 9 Kg. Standard software included MS-DOS 3.2, keyboard driver and a RAM disc. Xenix was available as an option as well as an extension box with five 16-bit plug-in slots. Two version were available: the OCC-08-D with two 720 KB floppy disc drives, and the OCC-08-H with one floppy drive and one 20 MB hard disk. ...
The Concept system was intended to be an individual diskless workstation operating within a Local Area Network (LAN). Each user could use the ressources of the computer and share both data and peripheral devices, including mass storage devices. The network connected computers offered some attractive cost advantages and allowed several people to work simultaneously on the same task. Users' data were shared through the Corvus OmniNet networking system which was the core product of Corv...
The Pravetz 8D was a Bulgarian clone of the Oric Atmos featuring a Bulgarian version of the 6502 processor called CM630, 16 KB of ROM and 48 KB of RAM The keyboard was almost the same as the original Atmos version, including a MK key, similar to the CTRL key, a C/L key allowing to display Cyrillic or Latin alphabets, and cursor keys. As in Pravets 82 (etc), the original lowercase characters were replaced by cyrillic characters a...
This french mono-bloc system had no great success. It was however a nice designed system with its 8 function keys mounted directly onto the monitor (like with some Hewlett-Packard systems). The idea was interesting, because the function of each key was dynamicaly displayed right above it, but it becomes tiring to have to lift an arm to reach these keys... The AXEL-20 can display 640 x 416 pixels with 8 different level of brightness. The system has it own character set (128 ASCII characters, u...

MITS brochure #2


Japanese advert

Multi 16

Japanese advertiseme...

H1 / H1E

U.K. ad. (dec. 1985)

CPC 464

Advert #1

Goupil G4

french advert (febru...

M23 Mark III

Japanese ad

FM 11 EX

French advert (1980)

TRS 80 PC-1

Christmas 1982

Color Computer

Byte shopper


8086 version


German advert

FP 6000

1978 brochure #6


U.S. advert (1982)


Nice ad (1983)

PC 6001

US advert Oct 1983


French advert #2 (oc...


UK advert, Oct. 1983


English advert.

Palcom PX-7

1978 brochure #15



MZ 700

US advert #2 (1979)


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Micromachine 4000

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SHARP  MZ 800 - MZ 1500
@ian forshaw (uk): Correction - this are 2.8" Magnetic-Floppies

The Service Manual is now available at Vintage Volts. All in all, a lot more has been discovered about the machine. My current guess is that the CPU runs at 1.366 MHz.

SHARP  PC-1260 PC-1261 PC-1262
I recently was given several PC-1260, PC-1261, and PC-1262''s, a cassette interfaces and a combo cassette/printer interface. There was no documentation with any of the devices.

Does anyone have a downloadable versions of the programming/operations manual that is in English or translated from German?

Every manual I have found is from bad scans of the German manual which have so far defied any attempt to software convert to searchable pdf and translate. The backgrounds have text imprints from other pages, random dots all over the place, and the images are skewed at various angles.

Please respond here because I think a lot of searchers eventually end up here.

Miles Carter
VISUAL TECHNOLOGY Visual 1083 / Commuter
I had one of these as my first PC, it saw regular use with an EGA and CGA monitor into the early 90s. I remember my mom playing qubert (not Q*Bert) on it until she filled the score counter and it went negative and then back through positive. That orange phosphor screen is burned into my memory. Also would play a tower typing game and various BASIC programs. We had a Ford Simulator on a white floppy, it played much like a Pole Position/Outrun mashup.

i recently found one of these beasts in a dumpster with a zenith data systems display it didnt have the keyboard though :(
i got a laugh when i booted it up and it said keyboard error press f1 to resume lol i think the hd in it still works it has a sticker on the back that says its a reference drive

SHARP  MZ 800 - MZ 1500
@ian forshaw (uk): After 10 years my answer - i have 10 pieces 2,8" Disk

IBM  PS/2 Model 25
The school I have worked at for the last 16 years has a number of these that I have stored in a closet. Also Model 25SX $ Model 30/286''s and some others. I pulled this one out this week (9/2014) hoping to put it on display for the kids to see, plugged it in along with a matching IBM keyboard and it fired right up! Has a 20G Hard drive in it and came right up to the C:$ prompt. This is the way IBM used to build equipment!!

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