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  1. Fujitsu [1981] FM-8

    Introduced may 1981, the FM 8 was one of the first Fujitsu micro computers (after the LKIT-8 hobby computer in 1977). In any case it was the first member of the FM series, FM standing for "Fujitsu Micro". At that time its features were real...
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  2. MBC [1983] ALCYANE A6E

    The Alcyane had a very powerful basic for files managing called Alcybase. It could use a specific version of APL. It was possible to network 2 to 4 computers together. The manufacturer was MATRA DATASYSTEM (until 1986) These computers where...
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  3. Zenith Data Systems [1985] Z-171 PC

    This innovative portable computer was one of the first to have a LCD display which was back-lighted! It also was one of the very earliest battery powered portable IBM compatible computers. This lunchbox system was in fact made by Vadem and ...
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  4. Zenith Data Systems [1984] Z-160 PC

    A (trans)portable PC-XT computer made by Zenith, with double 5''1/4 disk drives and amber monitor built-in (23cm). The computer is unusual in that the 2 built-in disk drives are mounted in a tilting case, on top of the computer. The...
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  5. ZBA [1989] Consul 2717

    ZBA is the abbreviation of Zbrojovka Brno. Brno being the Czech city the company was located in. The Consul 2717 was a clone of the Tesla PMD 85.2 but had a very different design. The mainboard was located in the display case and the keyboa...
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  6. Enterprise [1985] Enterprise 64 / 128

    The Enterprise 64 was a very long-awaited computer, two years between its announcement and its marketing! It changed its name a lot of times: its first name was Elan 64, then Flan, lastly Enterprise. It has great features, which wasn't ...
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  7. VIDEOTON [1983] TV Computer

    This computer was used in the 80's in Hungarian schools along with the Primo. It was very similar to the Enterprise 64 as it was a licensed product. There is even a built-in joystick on the right of the keyboard. There are different mod...
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  8. XEROX [1985] 6085

    The Xerox 6085 was the successor of the revolutionary Xerox Star, first commercial computer to use a graphical user interface (GUI) with the familiar desktop, icons and a mouse. The 6085 series was offered in models for network, remote (lin...
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  9. XEROX [1983] Sunrise 1800 / 1805

    The Xerox 1800 is a "portable" system presented at the Las-Vegas Comdex in november 1983. It was produced in small quantities. It's a CP/M system with a small LCD screen of 3 line by 80 characters. It has a micro-tape recorder and a bui...
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  10. XEROX [1983] 8 / 16

    The "best of both worlds". The Xerox 8 / 16 belongs to a family which appeared at the end of the 8 bit era, when MS-DOS began to be a standard for the 16-bit systems. It has two CPUs, the Z80 allows the use of CP/M and the 8086 is for MS DO...
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  11. XEROX [1981] 820

    The Model 820 is an attempt from Rank Xerox to enter the professional micro-computer market. But the 820 is a bit weak with its Z80 at only 2,5 Mhz and its 96kb 5''1/4 disk-drives (83k formated). Fortunately higher capacity 8'&#...
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  12. Seattle Computer [1979] Gazelle

    Even if you've never heard of this massive computer, the Gazelle is truly a historic computer. Neither because it was one of the first 8088, then 8086 based computer, nor because this Gazelle is propably the heaviest 8088 system ever bu...
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  13. SAGE [1983] Sage IV

    The Sage IV was a no-compromise extended version of the Sage II. There were 2 large PC boards in a SAGE IV. The first had the CPU, 2 serial ports, PIO, GPIB, floppy controller, up to 512K DRAM. This board was the same as the main board in t...
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  14. SAGE [1982] Sage II

    Sage Technology designed the Sage II around one of the fastest and most powerful chip available at the time, the Motorola MC68000, which was designed, among other things, for the implementation of high-level languages. The Sage II, didn'...
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  15. SEGA [1991] Teradrive

    What a strange computer ! It was built by IBM (like the Atari Jaguar few years later) in Japan for Sega, and was sold only there. It is an IBM PC AT compatible system mixed with a Sega Megadrive (Genesis) console. On the front panel, one ca...
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  16. SEGA [1983] SC 3000 / SC 3000H

    The SC-3000 is a computer based on the hardware of the first videogame systems released by Sega in Japan : the SG-1000 series. It can use the same game cartridges marketed for these consoles. The SC3000 can't be used without a ROM cartr...
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