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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 (...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
ATARI  FALCON 030
The Atari Falcon 030 is the successor of the Atari 520 STe and the Atari TT 30. It keeps some features these machines : The graphic modes (320 x 200 / 16 colors, 640 x 200 / 4 colors, 640 x 400 / 2 colors, 320 x 480 / 256 colors and 640 x 480 / 16 colors) and the sound chips (the old Yamaha PSG and the two 8 bits PCM channels of the STe). Two new graphic modes have been added : a "small" 256 colors SVGA (640 x 480) and a tru...
TELENOVA  Compis
The Telenova Compis computer was designed to be used in swedish schools. It featured a 80186 cpu and used CP/M 86. The name "compis" would be a synthesis of the word Computer and the swedish word "kompis", meaning Buddy or mate. It was also a shorting for 'computer i skolan' (computer in school). The Compis was called Scandis in Norway. There was a small speaker in the keyboard. On the later models (Compis II) the network identity and other setup-data of the computer were also sto...
MICRONIQUE  HECTOR HRX
The HRX is only a 2HR with some more memory (RAM of 64kb) and above all, a new integrated language, the Forth !! Yes, you read well : FORTH. At this time, as the Jupiter Ace was no longer produced, the Hector HRX was simply the only micro-computer in the world with Forth originally integrated (at least I think)....
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...
RESEARCH MACHINES RM-380Z
Research Machines is based in Oxford, England and the RM-380Z was their first model. It was designed specifically for the education market and the vast majority of its users were in this area. The computer was based around the Z80A processor. It had a clever physical bus made of ribbon cable with IDC crimp on connectors obviating the problems of poor connections associated with edge connectors. The basic system was composed of a 4 KB main unit, a typewriter style separate keyboard and a mo...
BE BeBox
In October 1995, Be, Inc. unveiled its first (and last) computer, the BeBox. Be was founded in 1990 by Jean-Louis GassÚ, former manager of the French Apple subsidiary. For almost 5 years, 12 engineers from Apple, NeXT and Sun designed the BeBox and its operating system, BeOs. The total design cost was about US$9 million. BeBox hadware was based on a dual PowerPC 603 C.P.U. running at 66 MHz (later 133 MHz). The motherboard was not really innovative but featured a large range of Input/Ou...
APPLE  APPLE III
The Apple /// was designed to be a business machine. It was partly compatible with the Apple II (thanks to a few options in the operating system). It used a powerful memory management system and worked under SOS (Sophisticated Operating System) which was a great, device -independent, operating system. This OS was the "ancestor" of ProDOS (the "professional" Apple operating system) and some parts of this system were used later in the
HEWLETT PACKARD  HP-9826
The all-in-one HP 9826 computer was the successor of the 9825. It was the transition machine between the calculators/computers 9800 family and the HP-9000-200 desktop computer series. As it belonged to both the families, it was also called HP 9000-236 It was a robust and compact 6800-based machine which featured a 7" monochrome display, a complete keyboard (including first use of soft-keys and the scroll wheel at leftand), a 264 KB, 5.25" floppy-disk drive. On the rear panel, one also found ...
SANYO  MPC 100
The MPC 100 is a classic MSX 1 computer with 64 KB RAM. Its main particularity is to be delivered with a light pen. There is of course a connector to use it, and more surprising a hole is placed at the top right part of the case to store the light pen when not in use! However, some versions had the light pen hole but were delivered without neither the pen nor its connector. The MPC-100, apart from its memory size, is the same computer as the
ACT ACT-800
The ACT 800 was the first machine sold by ACT company. It was in fact manufactured in the USA. The ACT-800 was built as an attempt to design a computer that would last 7 years without becoming obsolete. Why therefore the specifications were so dated from the start is mystery. The machine was clearly based on the Commodore PET line of computer which were very, very popular certainly in the UK - far more than the US registers. The ACT-800 was an 'all in one unit' but with an external 5.25'...

   RANDOM ADVERTS
US advert, August 19...

APPLE
APPLE III

 
First Victor advert ...

SIRIUS COMPUTER
Victor 9000 / Sirius 1

 
US ad (July, 1983)

SPECTRAVIDEO
SV 318

 
U.S. advert (1982)

SEATTLE COMPUTER
Gazelle

 
Z-2H 1980 advert

CROMEMCO
Z-2

 
1978 brochure #18

MSI
6800

 
French ad (jan. 1980...

SORD
M223 series

 
Swedish advert

COMMODORE
C64

 
commercial pamphlet ...

CENTRAL DATA
2650

 
Victor ad #4 (1983)

SIRIUS COMPUTER
Victor 9000 / Sirius 1

 
Advert

CROMEMCO
Z-1

 
Advert #4

ATARI
800

 
French advert

MBC
Alcyane

 
French ad (dec. 1983...

SELCOM
Lemon II

 
French price list

COMMODORE
C64

 
Japan advert.

YAMAHA
YIS-303

 
French ad (dec.1983)

TELEVIDEO
TS-803

 
Promotional leaflet

TANDY RADIO SHACK
Color Computer 2

 
Japanese advert

MITSUBISHI
Multi 16

 
Monroe advert, Feb. ...

LITTON - MONROE
OC-8820

 
1977 Advert

VECTOR GRAPHICS
Vector 1

 
Advert

KENBAK COMPUTER COMPANY
Kenbak-1

 
French advert.

TOSHIBA
HX-10

 
UK advert, Oct 1983

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
TI 99 / 4A

 

   LATEST COMMENTS
Darrell Campbell
11/29/2016
DATAPOINT CORPORATION Datapoint 2200
Worked in Atlanta sales 1980 - 1984. Worked in Communications Div. LDCS and ACD. AWESOME TIME AND PLACE Worked with Rich Pape, Max Wood, Andrew Waite and Mike Tamer. Many more early sales reps and managers under Dan Hosage. Even Survived sales forecasting under John Thornton. What memories.

Ian
11/29/2016
DULMONT Magnum
This computer has just been featured as part of a working teardown on YouTube in Australia by a guy called Dave. https://youtu.be/st7H_vqSaQc

BoredBot
11/29/2016
OLIVETTI  M20
Olivetti M20: A bit of a cheese machine, easily blown away by an old standard XT. No style.

Paul Fed
11/28/2016
APPLE  MACINTOSH
HI I am looking for an affordable apple Macintosh

Marcin
11/28/2016
COLUMBIA DATA PRODUCTS VP
Hey, by browsing CDP OEM version of MS-DOS 1.25 I encountered that there are different versions of this computer (this is from DEFINE.EXE executable).
* 1600-1 Dual Floppy System
* 1600-2 Floppy + 5 Megabyte Hard Disk
* 1600-3 Floppy + 7.5 Megabyte Hard Disk
* 1600-4 Floppy + 10 Megabyte Hard Disk

Additionally by hex-viewing DEFINE.DAT there are several similar entries: 1600-1S, 1600-2S, 1600-3S, 1600-4S, 1600-1R, 1600-1SR, 1600-2R, 1600-2SR, 1600-3R, 1600-3SR, 1600-4R, 1600-4SR and S9600.

These are probably just model variations of 1600-X model, but I don''t know what S9600 is.

You can find this info also on my wiki http://beta-changes.wikia.com/wiki/MS-DOS:1.25:CDP_OEM:2.11 (pages DEFINE.DAT and DEFINE.EXE)

Paul
11/27/2016
SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1
In the early 80''s I worked in Detroit/Suburbs as a cash register tech, we sold Kingtron registers and I remember them bringing in a PC to handle sales info ect. I remember it booting up saying " I am the voice of the Victor 9000!" It was supposed to the new "thing", I bought stock in the company and still have the certificate even though they went bankrupt.

Ahhhhhh!!!!!!
11/26/2016
ROCKWELL  AIM 65
1 line of 20 chracters LED screen.
Ahhhhhh!!!!!!



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