Click Here to visit our Sponsor
The History of Computing The Magazine Have Fun there ! Buy books and goodies
  Mistake ? You have mr info ? Click here !Add Info     Search     Click here use the advanced search engine
Browse computer museumBrowse pong museum


Ready prompt T-shirts!

see details
ZX Spectrum T-shirts!

see details
ZX81 T-shirts!

see details
Spiral program T-shirts!

see details
Arcade cherry T-shirts!

see details
Atari joystick T-shirts!

see details
Battle Zone T-shirts!

see details
Vectrex ship T-shirts!

see details
Elite spaceship t-shirt T-shirts!

see details
Competition Pro Joystick T-shirts!

see details
C64 maze generator T-shirts!

see details
Moon Lander T-shirts!

see details
Atari ST bombs T-shirts!

see details
Pak Pak Monster T-shirts!

see details
BASIC code T-shirts!

see details
Pixel adventure T-shirts!

see details
Vector ship T-shirts!

see details
Breakout T-shirts!

see details

P > PRAVETZ > 16A   


This Bulgarian computer was an IBM PC compatible system. It was one of the most powerful computer available at that time in Bulgaria. It was developed by a team of computer engineers ran by professor Angel Angelov.

The latest models were powered with a NEC microprocessor (at approx. 12 Mhz). They had a Bulgarian BIOS and DOS.

The following software was available:
-programing languages (BASIC-16, PASCAL, Cobol,Ada);
-dBASE systems (Micro-PC-2);
-Text editors (Text-16, MicroTEXT-16, DOKS-2);
-Electronic schedules (Superplan-16, MicroPLAN/16);
-information-searching systems (INFOS);
-Administration automatisation (MIS);
-Integrated products (MULTIPACK);
-Machine graphics;
-CAD (GraphCAD, PLOT-1);
-communication utilities;
-learning&enjoy programs;
-specialised products.


Bogomil Alexandrov reports:
Pravetz 16 was part of the MIK-16 family of computers, which included:
- Pravetz 16 (the one on the picture, 4.77Mhz)
- Pravetz 16A (1x Floppy, 1x 5MB HDD)
- Pravetz 16H (improved one, 8Mhz, 1 or 2 Half size floppies + 1x HDD 20MB - half size)
- Pravetz-286
The first version of Pravetz 16 had a built-in Basic on a ROM chip, which loaded if no OS was present. The 16A did not have a built-in Basic.

Todor Kirilov adds:
I used to work on a Pravetz 16H model. Extremely stable, but has some problems with cooling, so i had to open the cover while working. The 20-Mg HDD was a revolution, for almost 4 years the HDD never show any errors. There was a CGA built-in control, and i had a 16-color display. This machine was excellent for making DOS-programing, and was used till the middle of the 90's, mostly in government facilities.

We need more info about this console ! If you designed, used, or have more info about this system, please send us pictures or anything you might find useful.
Please consider donating your old computer / videogame system to or one of our partners.


I have a working pravetz 16 In Bulgaria.If anyone is interested write me on

Wednesday 13rd October 2010
Todor (Bulgaria)


ORIGIN  Bulgaria
YEAR  1989
BUILT IN SOFTWARE / GAMES  BasicA (Bulgarian version of GW-Basic)
CONTROLLERS  Full stroke keyboard, 85 keys,latin\cyrilic keys.
CPU  Intel 8088, or 8088-2
SPEED  4.77 Mhz or 8 Mhz
CO-PROCESSOR  8087 math. co-processor (optional), Motorola 6845 video controller
RAM  256, 384, 512 or 640 KB (optional 256KB extension card available)
ROM  three
TEXT MODES  40 x 25 / 80 x 25
GRAPHIC MODES  160 x 100 (16 colors), 320 x 200 (4 colors), 640 x 200 (monochrome)
SOUND  Internal PC speaker
SIZE / WEIGHT  Unknown
I/O PORTS  Power supply, keyboard, Centronics, RS232c, Video out, Video TV output, 8 expansion slots
MEDIA  Two 5.25'' disk drives (360 KB each), 2S/DD disks, 40 tracks, 9 sectors
Hard disk optional
NUMBER OF GAMES  SPS-DOS 3.30 (Bulgarian version of IBM DOS 3.30).
PRICE  About 8000 leva (4100 )

Please buy a t-shirt to support us !
Ready prompt
ZX Spectrum
Arcade cherry
Spiral program
Atari joystick
Battle Zone
Vectrex ship
C64 maze generator
Moon Lander
Competition Pro Joystick
Atari ST bombs
Elite spaceship t-shirt
Commodore 64 prompt
Pak Pak Monster
Pixel Deer
BASIC code
Shooting gallery
3D Cubes
Pixel adventure
Vector ship

Related Ebay auctions in real time - click to buy yours

Click here to go to the top of the page   
Contact us | members | about | donate old-systems | FAQ
OLD-COMPUTERS.COM is hosted by - NYI (New York Internet) -