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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 (...

Brazil produced several Tandy Model I and III clones. Among them, the DGT-100 and DGT-1000 which were manufactured by DIGITUS Ind. Com. Serv. de Eletr˘nica Ltda and sold only in Brazil. Although their cases looked like an Apple II, both models were compatible with the Tandy Model I and III and featured a Level II BASIC interpreter. The DGT-100 had a monochrome video output while the DGT-...
IBM  RT (6150)
The IBM RT (or PC/RT or 6150 in Europe) was a 32-bit RISC machine. In fact 'RT' meant 'RISC Technology' where RISC itself was initials of Reduced Instruction Set Computers. This machine was IBM's first try into the single-user workstation world and was the ancestor of the RS/6000 range. The advantages of RISC technology were smaller processor chips, since they needed less on-chip storage for the instruction set, faster signal transfer between devices, and faster i...
The Microbee computers were popular in Australia where they equipped many schools. But these computers also sold well in Scandinavia or Sweden for example. The Microbee 128 and its extended version, the Premium series, were housed in the same case as the Microbee 32 but had four additional cursor keys. they shipped with a 5.25" or 3.5" single or double disk drives unit. Both 128 and Premium versions boasted improved graphics over the earlier machines, colour as standard and many other deta...
YENO SC 3000 / SC 3000H
The Yeno SC-3000 is the same computer as the Sega SC-3000. It was only rebadged YENO and sold in some european countries through a deal with Sega. Same with second version SC-3000 H (pictured here) which only improvement is its mechanical keyboard. See the Sega SC-3000 entry for more info......
The PECOM 64 seems to be the 64 KB version of the PECOM 32. About this computer, Darko Sola from Yougoslavia says: This is the same model as EI Pecom 32. EI comes from Electronic Industry. Those computers were built in demand from schools. We got this computer in our school to learn Basic (at that time ex-Yugoslav governement had 5 different computer projects). The programming language was Basic with no real graphic commands. Year...
NEC  PC 8401A
The NEC 8401 A is the second generation NEC notebook portable computer. It is significantly different from the 8201. the 8401 has a 16-line by 80-column fold-up LCD screen, 64K of RAM, and a built-in 300 baud modem, and can be operated using batteries or an AC adapter. It uses the CP/M operating system and has four built-in software packages including Wordstar-To-Go, Calc-To-Go, Telcom (telecommunications utility), and Filer (personal card filing program). BASIC is not included in the system....
The Commodore 128 was launched at the Las-Vegas Consumer Electronic Show 1985. It was presented then as a competitor for the Apple Macintosh and IBM PC (The famous advertisement said "Bad news for Apple and IBM"). In fact, the only star of this show was the Atari 130 ST ! It was the successor of the Commodore 64 and could use all the software and a lot of the hard...
The TK90X was the first Sinclair Spectrum clone produced by Microdigital. At the time, a special Brazilian regulation allowed local industry to produce and sell copies of foreign computers only to domestic market, however Microdigital computers were also sold in several south American countries. Despite the case was quite the same as the original Spectrum, the TK90 wasn't fully compatible with it because of some additions to the software in ROM (User Defined G...
This professional computer was compatible with most of the hardware and software designed for the Apple II. It could run under DOS 3.x, but thanks to its second CPU, a Z80 processor, it could also run under CP/M. The Basis 108 had 128 KB RAM, (two switchable memory banks of 64k). Two 5"1/4 disk-drives (Apple compatible) could also be mounted inside the computer. In the picture, these are Apple Disk II drives. The Basis 108 was a good Apple II compatibl...
The Amigo was a system being evaluated by Ontel during 1981 as a new cost reduced system for the very low end. The Amigo was designed originally by a company in Asia. Ontel bought the design and performed some minor modifications. Initially manufactured in Woodbury it was a textbook Z80 design with Intel 82XX peripheral chips, very similar to the Ontel architecture except designed for lowest cost. The system was based on the then advanced Zilog Z80 so it was capable of text editing using th...

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LASER 3000

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PC 8001

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Programma P101/P102

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MZ 800 - MZ 1500

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CPC 6128


those of you growing up in the 80''s and watched the TV Show Airwolf with Jan-Michael Vincent and Ernest Borgnine, the show used this as a keyboard prop that Ernest used to type on when sitting in the back. In an episode of season 1 or two they do a quick 2 second shot of him typing and you''ll see it.

Remi Jakobsen
Ira Velinsky,back then an Commodore employee, was the designer for the rounded case. Porsche was never involved. I''ve got this directly form an back then Commodore employee. Ira Velinsky is commonly recognized as the designer among PET/CBM collectors and in user groups.

That Porsche was involved is simply a myth that goes around on the Internet in sale adverts and so on and is not true.

SHARP  PC-1401 PC-1402 PC-1421
I''m starting a new course in financial business.. just put battery after so many years (of course, I''ve been smart enough to take them out back then) seems to be working just fine, so I''ll use it again :)

ELWRO 800 Junior
The funny thing is - they didn''t create a special encasing, but just utilised one from the electronic organ: Elwirka

Wow, this brings back memories. A friend of mine in 1982 told me I should check out this little machine and he let me borrow it for a weekend. He handed it to me in a brown paper bag (not sure why I recall that). Now for over 30 years it has been my profession. It all started with this little Timex computer.

Byron Adkins
IBM  RT (6150)
The original (170ns) processor card supported an optional floating point coprocessor card based on the National Semiconductor NS32081 FPU.

The next generation (100ns) processor card included a Motorola 68881 floating point coprocessor on the CPU card itself.

The final (80ns) processor card supported a huge double-card floating point coprocessor, again in the coprocessor slot.

If you search the Web for ''IBM SA23-1057'' you can download a PDF of the original RT product architecture. Note that the ROMP processor MMU, though a separate integrated circuit (at least initially), is tightly integrated with the RISC core and would not be called a co-processor today.

Joop Marquenie
NANO  SKS 2500
We still have a SKS NANO in original state including all original documentaton and I even believe electronic shemes. We actually do not know what to do with the machine. When we locked it away, it was still working OK.

Can you advise us what to do with the machine?

Thanks, Joop

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