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andyt31
June 17th, 2008, 03:55 PM
Here are some photos of the Tatung Einstein - in case any one here as not seen one before... Its one of my more rare machines.

http://andys.dyn-o-saur.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=468

carlsson
June 17th, 2008, 11:35 PM
There is something funny looking with the Tatung Einstein. The case seems to have a quite unusual shape, but I approve all the character graphics. :-D

penguin86
June 18th, 2008, 04:41 AM
Uhm... Interesting machine... I don't know it... some infos?

andyt31
June 18th, 2008, 05:00 AM
Uhm... Interesting machine... I don't know it... some infos?

Some info here. (http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?st=1&c=86)

penguin86
June 19th, 2008, 05:30 AM
Uhm... interesting the very rare 3 inch floppy drive... I've been searcing for one of these 3 inch disks... difficult to find :(

carlsson
June 19th, 2008, 03:41 PM
Amstrad, Sinclair and a few others used 3" floppy disks. A friend of mine recently bought an Amstrad CPC6128 + monitor and got a whole lot of floppies, some even in unopened boxes of 5 or 10 floppy disks. But I agree, usually they're hard to come by because relatively few manufacturers used them. The 3.5" floppy quite early on took important market shares, mainly thanks to Apple Macintosh.

andyt31
June 20th, 2008, 12:53 AM
Amstrad, Sinclair and a few others used 3" floppy disks. A friend of mine recently bought an Amstrad CPC6128 + monitor and got a whole lot of floppies, some even in unopened boxes of 5 or 10 floppy disks. But I agree, usually they're hard to come by because relatively few manufacturers used them.

As im an owner of the Einstein, Amstrad CPC6128 and Spectrum +3, i have a lot of these disks. Some are still shrink wrapped. Ive only had to throw 1 away that was damaged.

My next challenge is to make the serial cable for the Einstein so I can transfer disk images over to it. Saves the hassle of hooking up a 3" drive onto a PC.