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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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ORIC TELESTRAT
The Oric Telestrat is the successor of the Oric 1 and Oric Atmos with which it is compatible. It was launched some months after Oric was bought by Euréka, a French company in 1985. It was designed especially for telecommunications, like the Goupil 2, the Thomson TO-9+ or the Exeltel. It was designed to be used with the Minitel (Fre...
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...
NEC  PC 8001
In 1979, the NEC PC-8001 was an excellent machine, offering 8 colors when most of its competitors were still monochrome. There is even a (low) graphic resolution of 160 x 100 dots. It could display capital and small letters. The PC-8001 had great success with Japanese businesses, where it was widely used. At the time, NEC claimed that the PC-8001 represented at least 45% of their home japanese market. This is when the PC serie from NEC and MZ serie from Sharp started competing! The base sy...
FUJITSU  FM 7
Fujitsu was (and still is) japan's leading electronics company. This computer was the succesor of the FM-8 itself first member of the Fujitsu FM (for "Fujitsu Micro") range of computers, extending from hobbyist home computers up to 16-bit machines for the business market. The FM-7 was conceived as a cut-down version of the FM-8, eliminating the bubble cassette feature, and thereby achieving greater compactness and significantly...
PANASONIC FS A1 ST
Due to lack of interest in marketing of MSX-machines and growing interest in game consoles and powerful PC alike computers (for word processing purposes mainly), companies were not so enthusiastic about creating a new MSX-machine. The biggest software supporters of MSX deserted to Nintendo and other computers/game machines. Sony chose to make their own game console as well ASCII in cooperation with Yamaha and Panasonic created the 3DO (Three Dimensional Objects) game console. This system is ...
SHARP  X68000 Pro II
The X68000 Pro is the successor of the X68000 Pro. It uses a new version of the OS : Human 2.01. The Sharp X68000 Pro II had a co-processor based on the Intel clone from AMD Banchu Bronta 6. The system used a character matrix of 16 X 24 dots which was a lot back then. Its FM Sound chip can produce 3 voices on 8 octaves mono and 4 bit microphone stereo sound (the Yamaha 2000 version). ________ Contributors: Dominique Braam...
SHARP  X1-CK (CZ-804C)
The X1ck, as well as the X1cs, are derived from the X1c. They are low price models. The difference between X1c and X1ck, is that the X1ck has a "KANJI" ROM (Chinese characters, character matrix 16x16 pixels) as standard. Tape Basic and Disk Basic were available but had to be loaded from tape....
SANYO  Wavy 70FD
This is a MSX 2+ computer. It'a kind of Wavy 35 with a built-in 3.5" disk-drive (720 KB). No great enhancements over the MSX 2, the MSX 2+ has 19268 colors instead of 512, some more graphic / KANJI resolutions and the FM-PAC cartridge is included, providing 9 channels of FM sound without drums or 6 channels FM sound with 5 FM drums. The Sanyo Wavy 70FD features the Rensha Turbo, which is a bu...
PHILIPS  P/330
These photos were sent by Pablo Alvarez Doval (Thank you!). This computer belongs to his uncle, unfortunately, he has no information about it. He says: "It's a huge computer, built in a metallic desk, with a printer, two 8" floppy drives, 12" green-screen monitor (I am not sure, but I do believe it is 12"), and a keyboard, everything you needed built in. It even had a chair to compliment it! Obviously, it is some kind of office computer". It has indeed a 12" screen (white characters 25 x 80) ...
SYNERTEK SYM1
Synertek was one of the suppliers of the 6502 processor, and the SYM-1 was intended as a chip evaluation board for hardware developers that were interested in programming and interfacing a 6502. The SYM-1 was a single board computer. It had a hexadecimal display and a hex keypad for programs and data entry. It was originally called the VIM-1 until MOS Technology objected to the name. It was actually quite a copy of the MOS KIM 1 offering same fonct...

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Japanese advert #1

TOSHIBA
HX-10

 
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COMMODORE
C64

 
Computer Notes

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
U.S. ad. June 1983

OLIVETTI
M20

 
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HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-85

 
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AMSTRAD
CPC 664

 
An advertising for t...

HITACHI
MB-6885 / Basic Master Jr

 
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ORIC
ATMOS

 
Flyer - page 2

PEL VARAZDIN
Orao

 
U.S. advert (1983)

LNW RESEARCH
LNW-80

 
Advert #1

SMT
Goupil 3

 
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VIDEO TECHNOLOGY
LASER 200 / 210

 
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SELCOM
Lemon II

 
US ad. June 1983

TELEVIDEO
Personal Mini PM/4T

 
French advert (1981)

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
New Zealand ad #2

SEGA
SC 3000 / SC 3000H

 
Japanese ad

FUJITSU
FM 11 EX

 
Jacquard brochure #5...

AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS
J100 - J500

 
French advert (septe...

HEATHKIT / ZENITH
Z-100/110/120

 
Japanese advert.

TOMY
Tutor / Pyuuta

 
Advert (july 1982)

SMT
Goupil 2

 
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THOMSON
TO 7

 
US advert, Feb 1982

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-85

 
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CROMEMCO
System I / II / III

 

   LATEST COMMENTS
edward
3/29/2017
AMSTRAD  PCW 8256 / 8512
I have an Amstrad PCW 8526 Personal computer Have everything it has almost never been used if anyone is interested ?
Have printer discs etc etc

Noel Marshall
3/29/2017
GEMINI  GALAXY
My father, John Marshall, was the founder of NASCOM and then Gemini.

I remember this great lump of a computer very well. We had one at home that I was not allowed to use!

I never really inherited my father''s interest in technology and to me I still find iphones and PCs a thing of mystery and frustration.

I was fascinated to find this article. My father passed away a few years ago now but I think about him all the time. It is lovely being able to read things like this and to realise there are still some of them out there, even if they are in garages or boxes.

Gagarin
3/27/2017
COMMODORE  CBM 700 Series
Looking to buy one. Contact gagarinnet @ hotmail.com

Gagarin
3/27/2017
ATARI  PC
contact info: gagarinnet @ hotmail com

Gagarin
3/27/2017
ATARI  PC
I''m looking to buy one. Please contact me if you want to sell Atari PC.

Dennis
3/27/2017
IBM  PS/1
My IBM PS/1 came with 8MB of ram using 30 pin simms, it also came with OS/2 2.0 where I could launch Windows 3.1 inside of it for some extreme slow fun. I want to say the price was closer to 2k near the end of 93.

Eventually upgraded the 483dx 33 to a amd/cyrix processor, upgraded the motherboard and the ram to 20MB 72pin, added a 28.8 and lots of other stuff before tossing it out

Jeff Joseph
3/22/2017
TANDY RADIO SHACK  2000
There are some incorrect data in this article.

The drives are merely 5-1/4 double density 80 track, 720 KB capacity. These drives had been used for years earlier on the TRS-80 Models I and III. Nothing special, they DO NOT require the high-coercivity 1.2 MB floppy media as used on the IBM AT. In fact, the format is identical to that used by the later 720 KB 3.5 inch drives introduced with the IBM PS/2. The Tandy 2000''s 5-1/4 inch drives can in fact be replaced with the 720 KB 3.5 inch drives and freely exchange data on the very same disk format as used by any IBM compabibles using the 720 KB 3.5 inch drives. NOTE this DOES NOT include the later high capacity 1.44 MB disks!

As for the "80186" having done in the Tandy 2000 as a viable product in the computer market, this is hogwash. This article fails to mention that ALL software programs that run on the IBM''s 8088 run with no problem on the 186. The 80186 is a fully-compatible superset of the 8088/8086.

Probably what this author actually means is that the Tandy 2000''s hardware is not fully compatible with the IBM PC, and this was the reason it ultimately did not succeed. While probably true, the Tandy 2000 did survive in the market for 4-1/2 years, much longer than any of the other "workalikes" that were not fully compatible. Many of the bestselling software titles for the IBM like Lotus 1-2-3 and AutoCAD were published in versions customized for the Tandy 2000. For a full list see the Wikipedia article on the Tandy 2000, alot of which I wrote.

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