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Vintage Computers

  1. QUAY CORPORATION [1980] 500 Series

    The QUAY 500 was a clone of the North Star Horizon offering some technical improvements compared to its competitor: a standalone single-board instead of a backplane and several S-100 boards, Direct Memory Access for better disk access perfo...
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  2. Motorola [1982] EXORSET 30

    The Exorset was designed by Motorola firstly to be a development kit for the MC6809 and Motorola systems. It has a built-in green 9'' monochrom screen and two 5''1/4 floppy-drives. It runs under XDOS (a compatible MDOS opera...
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  3. DEC [1982] VT-180

    In 1982, Digital introduced an option board which turned a VT-100 terminal into a personal computer using the CP/M operating system. It was called the Digital's Personal Computing Option. Customer could purchase just the option board or...
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  4. DEC [1992] 4000 AXP

    In the early 90s the DEC 4000 model 710 AXP was a member of the DEC 4000 AXP family aka "cobra" (including the model 610, 620, 710, 720) which was based on the Digital's Alpha AXP architecture and the IEEE's Futurebus+ profile B sta...
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  5. DEC [1965] PDP-8

    The PDP-8 was the first sucessful commercial minicomputer, produced by DEC in the 60s, the first real minicomputer, and the first computer costing less than $20,000. By late 1973 to 77, the PDP-8 family was the best selling computer in the ...
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  6. DEC [1978] VT 78

    The following information come from the excellent PDP-8 FAQ : The VT78 system, also called DECstation or DECstation 78, is based on the Intersil/Harris 6100 microprocessor and is packaged in a VT52 case. The 6100 processor was able to run a...
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  7. DEC [1984] RAINBOW 100

    The Rainbow 100 had a proprietary floppy drive format. Disks formatted for the Rainbow 100 could not be read or written to by other PC computers, even though materially they were the same type of 5'' disk. Chris Ryan reports: There ...
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  8. GoldStar [1984] FC-80 / FC-200

    Goldstar became LG (Lucky-Goldstar) in 1997. The FC-80 and FC-200 are the same computers. The FC-200 was the name used for the "export" model (outside Korea/Asia?). This typical MSX-1 computer was made in Korea. It has no special feature ap...
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  9. DEC [1982] DECMATE II

    The DECMATE II shared the same case, power supply unit and RX50 dual floppy drive as the Rainbow 100 and was sold as a desktop or tower stand system. Like DECMATE I andIII, it was a member of the PDP-8 family based on the Harris 12-bit 6120...
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