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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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HUSKY COMPUTERS LIMITED Hawk
The Husky Hawk has inherited the very solid case of the Hunter. The screen was well protected with a thick layer of plastic and all the ports had protective coverings. However, it was not designed to take the rough treatment that the Husky could endure. For example, it could not being used in the rain. The chicklet keyboard featured a numeric and arrow key keypad. However, Husky could produce 'cut down' versions dedicated to particular applications. Severa...
SINCLAIR  ZX 81
The Sinclair ZX 81 was the successor of the ZX 80, and can be regarded as an evolution of it. The ZX80 could not handle floating point numbers or cassette data files, but the ZX-81 could. The ZX-80 had 4k ROM : the ZX-81 had 8K ROM with 30 additional functions and some instructions to drive the printer. Thanks to a higher level of integrations (the total number of chips in the basic system was 4, against the ZX80's 21), the ZX-81 cost Ł30 less than the ZX-80. ...
COMMODORE  CBM 700 Series
The Commodore 700 series featured the same hardware basis as the 600 series but had a built-in tilt-and-swivel monochrome 12" monitor, a detachable keyboard and housing for two 5.25" floppy drives. It was said that the 5/6/700 cases were designed by Porsche, not the more familiar Porsche auto factory, but the separate Porsche Design firm. Three version were also available: • 710 (CBM 128/80 in USA): 128 KB RAM • 720 (CBM 256/80): 256 KB RAM • 730 (CBMX 2...
FRANKLIN  ACE 2000
The ACE 2000 series consisted of three computers the 2000, 2100, and the 2200. The 2000 had no disk drives, the 2100 had one disk drive, and the 2200 had two disk drives. All featured a detachable keyboard, the same 1.02 MHz 65SC02 processor, the usual scattering of expansion slots around the motherboard and the half-height case. Graphics modes and sound capabilities were in line with the Apple ][e. On the front panel, it had a row of ...
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...
MICRONIQUE  Victor / Hector 1
These models are identical to the original Victor Lambda and are thus compatible with it. But when Micronique bought back the Victor Lambda to Interact, they modified it : they changed the CPU (Intel 8080A -> Z80A) and re-designed entirely the mother board and the overall conception. But these 16k models experienced a lot of little changements which lead into a certain confusion about the Hector / Victor family. First the Victor logo changed, then the name w...
SAITEK Micro Computer (?)
This original computer was to be released by Saitek to rival popular computers of the 80's, mainly the Commodore 64. Designed by Iain Sinclair, it remained a project and was never marketed. The picture you see here is a moulded plastic prototype. The particularity of this project was to design the available expansions so they can stack up above the computer, from the vertical expansion slot. The project was even called "Wafer Personal Computer". From the onl...
NCR  PC8
After IBM produced the PC/AT, NCR introduced their AT clone and called it the NCR PC8. It was primarly produced in Augsburg Germany. It was 80286 based and clocked the CPU at 8 MHz max. With the PC8, NCR offered their NCR-DOS, but also a UNIX variant (Xenix). The system was bundled with NCR-DOS, GW-BASIC, Getting Started booklet, On-line NCR HELP, NCR User Interface, and User Diagnostics. Better pictures needed ! Ryan May reports :
ORDISOR PCC 2000
PCC 2000 is an obscure professional computer released in 1980. It was marketed by Ordisor in France, (a company belonging to the group Sofragem) but the machine was in fact imported from U.S.A. The PCC 2000 was designed there in 1978 by Pertec, the company which merged with MITS by the end of 1976. The only information source we have for the french version is an advert from may 1980. Looking at the picture, the PCC seems to be conceived as a monobloc machine,...
TOSHIBA  T 200
Two models were available: the Toshiba T200 C-5 with only one floppy disk unit (250 KB) and a hard disk (5 MB), and the T200 C-20 with a double floppy disk unit, one hard disk (10 MB) and one streamer (10 MB). It was possible to connect up to 16 hard disks (140 MB max)! It was sold with accounting software running an OS called Toshiba Business Basic which was different to the CPM OS with MBasic etc. _______________________ David Gimeno i Ayuso reports :

   RANDOM ADVERTS
Advert (january 1982...

SMT
Goupil 2

 
1st. U.S. advert #2

EPSON
QX 10

 
Japanese advert #4

CANON
X-07

 
US advert

COMMODORE
SX/DX 64 - Executive computer

 
UK advert #2

JUPITER CANTAB
Jupiter Ace

 
Advert

APPLE
APPLE II

 
French price list

COMMODORE
C64

 
8-page US advert #2

COMPAQ
Portable III

 
French advert. (1983...

THOMSON
TO 7

 
French ad (dec.1983)

SIRIUS COMPUTER
Victor 9000 / Sirius 1

 
Power... is expensiv...

IMSAI
8080

 
Japanese advert

NEC
Compo BS/80

 
Promotional leaflet ...

BANDAI
Gundam RX-78

 
Stupid picture

SMH - ALCATEL
ALPHA Plus

 
U.S. advert (1983)

EPSON
QX 10

 
French advert #1

TRIUMPH ADLER
ALPHATRONIC PC

 
Japan advert.

YAMAHA
YIS-303

 
french advert (jan. ...

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-85

 
French leaflet cover

SIRIUS COMPUTER
Victor 9000 / Sirius 1

 
Advert #1

SMT
Goupil 3

 
French advert (1981)

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
U.S. advert (1980)

QUAY CORPORATION
500 Series

 
French advert #2

TRIUMPH ADLER
ALPHATRONIC PC

 
US advert (1982)

DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION
DECMATE II

 

   LATEST COMMENTS
Geoff Rutledge
7/13/2018
SOUTH WEST TECHNICAL PRODUCTS CORPORATION 6800
While in medical school in 1978, I bought and built a SWTPC 6800, with CPU, SS-50 bus, and 4k static ram card. Couldn''t afford an ASCII kbd ($$300!) and had no display - so a friend retrieved a Burroughs 32 character Plasma display (Ascii parallel interface) and a kbd removed from a pulp and paper mill - but it had 5-bit Hollerith-encoded outputs. Rewrote the monitor in EPROM to do the kbd code translation to ascii, and to make display on the 32 character display work. Later added a custom board to do file read/write to tape, based on software that directly drove an op amp connected to the audio-in of a stereo cassette deck. Had to add a 1 MHz crystal to the board (replaced the RC circuit) - Then added a board that mapped memory to an 80 x 24 character monochrome video display, and a massive 16kb dynamic memory board. Then with tiny basic (3.95kb), was able to program to heart''s content. It played star trek too.

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7/12/2018
SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1
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7/2/2018
COMMODORE  CDTV
I actually did dare to look it up, and discovered that the first public demonstration of the CDTV was on 2 June 1990, at CES. At the time, it had been under development for around 18 months, or since late 1988.

https://groups.google.com/d/msg/comp.sys.amiga/KsZfxQCglNg/L5HBrQhJULEJ

In fact, development was still going on even after that demonstration.
In a letter from Commodore posted to the CompuServe Amiga forum in August 1990, the CDTV was described as still being "currently in development." The letter went on to clarify that, in spite of speculation regarding the as-yet-unreleased platform, Commodore was as committed as ever to entertainment software as well as education.

https://groups.google.com/d/msg/comp.sys.amiga/btfLfeVcPbM/DkUuE9UvSQIJ

Greg Bradley
7/2/2018
QUASAR DATA PRODUCTS QDP-300
I became a dealer for QDP right about the time the 300 was introduced. The first 300 I received was September 1984 for $6795 List less 34$ so $4485 net. It was 1 floppy, 15Mb HD 4 user MPM with 256K Memory. The next one was a month later and the first of the high end version with 32Mb HD and a 512K Cache board. It was $9795 List.
The first one ran an Automotive Parts Importer for many years as we had to upgrade the software for Y2K compatability in 1999.

gary smith
7/1/2018
SHELTON INSTRUMENTS Sig-Net
I spent many years programming and selling Shelton Sig-net they were designed by a guy called Chris Shelton of Shelton Instruments and they had CPM operating system. I used to program in Microsoft Compiled Basic and the biggest system I sold was a 48 user to Sunseeker Travel in Huddersfield in 1988. Originally it was one processor per screen all connected to a hard disk using sheltons purpose designed ringring system which was a bus between the processors and the z80 running the hard disk. Rhodime made in scotland in 7/14/21 megabytes that formated down to 5/10/15 MB. I have lots more information if your interested.

caerhl irey
6/30/2018
ZENITH DATA SYSTEMS  Z-160 PC
I have one too. I found mine in an alley. I had a sticker from the University of Minnesota Computer Lab. It was being thrown out. It has a modem installed in it! It works great and weighs a ton!

Iacobini Ariel
6/30/2018
ELECTRONICA CIP-03
Hello, I am the proud owner of 2 x Cip 03 blue and red version Romanian computers. I would like any original designs and drawings for this model to be able to restore them very close to the original / print new components, thank you, you can find me on facebook, Iacobini Ariel

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