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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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ISC (INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS CORP) CompuColor II
The CompuColor II, also called the "Renaissance Machine", is said to be the first home-computer available with a colour display. ISC (Intelligent Systems Corp), who was a large color computer manufacturer, conceived the CompuColor II built into a RCA color TV chassis (sans tuner assembly). The main problem of the system was that the machine had *no* RFI (Radio Frequency Interference) shielding what-so-ever and the FCC was soon on their butts. They planned to redesign the system but then prefered...
OLIVETTI  PC 1
The Olivetti PC 1 was designed to be a family computer and Olivetti’s answer to the Amstrad PC 1512. It uses the TV screen instead of a special monitor, but one could be used if you wanted to use one. It was sold with a mouse. No internal slot : to use ISA cards, an expansion box had to be connected onto the expansion connector. This device supplied two 8-bit ISA slots, hard disk connector (for a 20 mb hard disk, 85 ms) and 128 KB ram. It runs under MS DOS 3....
MITSUBISHI  ML-FX1 / FX2
The ML-FX1 is a classic MSX 1 system with 64 KB RAM and a complete full-stroke keyboard including a numeric keypad. Its case is very similar to the Mitsubishi GL-10 MSX2 computer. The ML-FX2 is the same computer but with some software built-in: Data-base, Wordprocessor, Paint program and Communication tools. Oscar reports : It was my first computer. It was one of the few MSX 1 that had an extende...
TELCON INDUSTRIES Zorba
The Zorba is one of the last 8 bits portable computer running the CP/M operating system. Its features were almost identical to the Kaypro II. The Zorba was first manufactured and sold by Telcon, a company specialized in telecomunication equipments manufacturing. For $190 more, the user could order the Perfect Software Package including the 'Perfect Writer' word processor, the 'Perfect Speller' spell checker, the 'Perfect Filer' database manager and the '...
OSBORNE CORP.  VIXEN
The VIXEN is bundled with CP/M 2.2, WordStar 3.3, Supercalc 2, MBASIC, a game called Desolation, Osboard Software (for drawing graphics), Media Master (to transfer data to MS DOS disks) and Turnkey to change some system features. The Osborne VIXEN was priced at $1298. An optional 10 MB hard disk could be added with an interface card (the hard disk was $1498, more than the computer !). Curtis A. Ingraham (who worked for Osborne) reports: The Osborne Vixen was i...
SPECTRAVIDEO  SVI 738 - X'press
This computer was a MSX 1 computer equipped with V9938 Video chip, which was quite unusual. It was probably meant to become an MSX 2, thus first versions were prepared to hold a CLOCK-IC chip. Thanks to its V9938 it could display 80-column text. It was called SPECTRAVIDEO XPRESS because it was delivered with a bag to easily carry it around in. The XPRESS designation was also used in a MSX 2 and PC hybrid (X'PRESS 16, for 16-bit...
OHIO SCIENTIFIC  CHALLENGER III
This computer was an enhanced version of the Challenger IIp. The motherboard was equipped with 3 microprocessors: 6800, 6502A and Z80. An optional 74 MB harddisk was available ($6000 !). It was supplied with a word processor called WP-1 and a database called DMS. An enhanced version of the operating system allowed to connect up to 16 terminals to the computer at one time.
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COMMODORE  C65
Another case of vaporware ! In the end of 1990, Commodore decided to create a successor for the famous C64.They worked on a prototype called C64 DX then C65. The C65 had new great features : a very special version of the 7510 with lot of new opcodes, great graphic modes (better than the Atari ST or the Amiga !) and a great new processor : the DMA / Blitter. This chip can be programmed with a list o...
OLIVETTI  M20
In 1972, Olivetti established in the U.S.A. (Cupertino), the Advanced Technology Centre (ATC), a research centre specialized in new technologies and office automation equipment design. During ten years the centre designed Olivetti typewriters, calculators, photocopiers, etc.... In 1980, the first Olivetti computer took form in Cupertino, and the M-20 computer was launched in March 1982. More than 50,000 units are estimated to have been shipped in the first year. The M20 was one of the very...
HOMELAB SERIES Homelab
The HomeLab computers family was conceived in the People's Republic of Hungary by the famous Lukács brothers. József Lukács, the older brother was the creator of the hardware, and the younger, Endre Lukács was the father of software (a great BASIC language). The HomeLab machines were cheap, well-working and easy-to-use Basic computers. They were neither clones nor licencied, but original Hungarian home computers. The HomeLab-2 (see the 'More pictures' section) was also cal...

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French ad (jan. 1980...

SOUTH WEST TECHNICAL PRODUCTS CORPORATION
6800

 
8086 version

SEATTLE COMPUTER
Gazelle

 
French ad (jan. 1980...

ROCKWELL
AIM 65

 
Proud mother

THOMSON
TO 7

 
USA Radio Shack cata...

TANDY RADIO SHACK
Portable Wordprocessor WP-2 / WP-3

 
Seequa Chameleon bro...

SEEQUA
CHAMELEON

 
Tape recorder advert

ACORN COMPUTER
Electron

 
Japanese Ad

SHARP
MZ 800 - MZ 1500

 
Advert #1

SMT
Goupil 3

 
Charlie Chaplin #4

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
Advert #3

HONEYWELL
DDP-516

 
U.S. advert (1979)

ISC (INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS CORP)
CompuColor II

 
U.S. advert (1982) #...

COMMODORE
C64

 
Computer terminal to...

DIGITAL MICRO SYSTEMS
DMS-3/F

 
Argentinian advert

CZERWENY
Spectrum

 
French advert (sept....

VIDEO TECHNOLOGY
LASER 200 / 210

 
US advert Nov. 1987

COMPAQ
Portable 386

 
Japanese advert (198...

PANASONIC
FS A1F

 
French ad (jan. 1980...

AI ELECTRONICS
ABC 20

 
French advert (july ...

AMSTRAD
CPC 664

 
UK advert

SINCLAIR
ZX SPECTRUM +3

 
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SEMI-TECH
Pied Piper

 
U.S. advert  Apr. 19...

NEC
PC 8801

 
Ł149 in June 1981

COMPUKIT
UK-101

 

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Nick Holland
4/17/2018
VISUAL TECHNOLOGY Visual 1083 / Commuter
Richard Groves reported that his had an 8086 processor (true 16 bit) rather than the 8088 processor of the PC and most compatibles. I had reason to open my Visual Commuter today as the power supply had failed, but mine clearly has an 8088 in it (well...clearly after I got the magnifier out. My eyes are not as good as they used to be. :-/ ). I can only speak for the one I own, but I suspect they are all 8088 based.

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4/16/2018
SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1
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4/16/2018
ACORN COMPUTER  BBC Model A / B / B+
IT LOOKS LIKE SOME THING I WOOD FIND IN MY GRANNYS ATIK

Daniel Vianna
4/16/2018
PROLOGICA CP-200
I learned some BASIC on one of these. I was about 10 years old, and lost interest mainly because one had to load programs through a cassette tape. I would spend 20 min or more hoping the tape wasn''t damaged and the cassette player had a clean head. If everything went fine I would be able to run a program. If not, it would fail silently. Another option was of course writing programs from scratch before using, but... that was painful.

James Gregor Owen
4/14/2018
INTERSYSTEMS DPS-1
Sat 4/14/18 7:54 am. Well I worked at Ithaca Intersystems in the golden days and lived to tell the tale, not that there''s so much to tell.

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John Ferguson
4/12/2018
ACORN COMPUTER  ATOM
Owner of two Acorn Atoms one of which is for sale on Ebay at this moment.

C
4/12/2018
SELCOM Lemon II
The machine pictured is actually the "Biprocessor" revision - it allows the use of CP/M with the Apple DOS! However, the floppy format of the Apple II is not CP/M compatible so all software had to be converted to a specific format for Apple CP/M.

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