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Title: Thomson is back in Computer bizness...
Post by: MacDeath on 23:54, 03 May 15
remember the badass awessomness of MO5 / TO7 /MO6 / TO8 and so on ?


Ok, Thomson is back to computers, they try to do a MacBook "void" running on Windows and somewhat made in France (as much as are the Mac... conceived only... not actually manufactured...)


You loved those :
(http://www.system-cfg.com/photos/thomson_mo5platini_1.jpg)
(http://www.system-cfg.com/photos/thomson_mo6_4.jpg)
(http://www.system-cfg.com/photos/thomson_to8d_2.jpg)

You'll crave for this :
(http://www.01net.com/images/article/640.1086428.jpg)
(http://www.01net.com/images/article/1086477.jpg)


Can't wait for Amstrad to come back the same way.


Vive la France !!!
Cocorico !!!

funily :

Old Thomson TO7 :
(http://mo5.com/commun/images/ordinateurs/thomson/F_TO7.jpg)

New Thomson TEO7 :
(http://www.thomsoncomputing.eu/images/7-pouceteo.jpg)

note that the old one was also touchscreen via the lightpen... really...




Post Edit : I think it is still Thomson... you know, they still somewhat exist.
A propos | THOMSON Computing (http://www.thomsoncomputing.eu/marque.html)
But yeah, was probably bought back by others, that's capitalism you know... and many sub-divisions (TV, dishwashers and so on...)
Title: Re: Thomson is back in Computer bizness...
Post by: Bryce on 23:57, 03 May 15
Did someone just buy the name or is there a real link to the original company?

Bryce.
Title: Re: Thomson is back in Computer bizness...
Post by: seanb on 00:06, 04 May 15
Thomson Computing (http://www.thomsonconsumer.com/en/content/computing?lang=en)
Same.
Title: Re: Thomson is back in Computer bizness...
Post by: MacDeath on 00:09, 04 May 15
Quote
THOMSON is back into the computing world with new ranges of tablets, computers, storage devices and computer accessories. All these ranges are based on the experience of the THOMSON brand in IT, especially with the renowned T07 and M05 launched in the 80s.
This new generation of products is now at the forefront of technology with HD IPS display, the latest generation of chipsets and various innovations such as the 2 in 1 computer dual boot (Android / Windows 8) and the OTG USB flash drives which can be connected to tablets and smartphones.
The availability of the product ranges and the availability of the products in these ranges are different according the countries

I hope they will make more about the good old Thomson 8bit computers adventure...

Will they re-release some TO8 on a chip, with added AY (at last) and full retro compatibility... and nano-réseaux... (nano-network).


Just a nice reminder :
Thomson - CPCWiki (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Thomson)

Publicite Thomson MO6 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MCCkjLXrdU#)

Yeah, French pride in Hi tech audacy...
Leon Zitrone, TGV and Thomson, welcome back to glorious Mitterrand's reign...
Title: Re: Thomson is back in Computer bizness...
Post by: McKlain on 01:51, 04 May 15
Thomson computers looked like they had pretty good keyboards.
Title: Re: Thomson is back in Computer bizness...
Post by: remax on 18:30, 04 May 15
Thomson computers looked like they had pretty good keyboards.

Not the TO7 (on which i kinda grew up at school before  getting an Amstrad at home).
Title: Re: Thomson is back in Computer bizness...
Post by: talrek on 20:04, 04 May 15
There are a lot of french who knows well thomson, with the state policy : "IPT" Aka "Informatique Pour Tous" --> Computing for everybody  :laugh:
Every french school of the 80's were equipped with these computers.  Ahh memories  :laugh:
Title: Re: Thomson is back in Computer bizness...
Post by: Poliander on 20:13, 04 May 15
Owner of the "Thomson" brand is TCL, which also owns the rights for "Schneider" (remnants of Computer Division) by the way.
Title: Re: Thomson is back in Computer bizness...
Post by: MacDeath on 21:20, 04 May 15
Ok so Basically Thomson is a just sub brand to penetrate french market...  :(

At least they give use some sort of respect by continuing the legacy... somewhat.


Will they release a proper soundcard for MO/TO computers at last ? :D

concerning the "good quality of keyboards"...

Yeah, the later models MO6/TO8 aren't bad, were actually good computer provided they could get a proper soundcard, which wasn't available actually.

The White Apple like design, with the yellow/grey/white keys is actually not bad looking.


earlier models were gummy shits or even worst (TO7... ouch)

TO8D is really a cool machine to have and it could kick serious Asses with an equivalent to Play-citY soundcard.


who does own Olivetti now ?
Title: Re: Thomson is back in Computer bizness...
Post by: MaV on 22:00, 04 May 15
A short research says Telecom Italia owns Olivetti now.

Pulkomandy's Thomsons this year and last year at the Forever party left quite a nice impression.
The keyboards were nice, and I like the fact that the French insisted on the SCART interface for computers sold in France.

Title: Re: Thomson is back in Computer bizness...
Post by: MacDeath on 00:32, 05 May 15
SCART ?
you meant PERITEL ?  :P

But yeah, As I always say, MO6 and TO8(D) are fine pieces of retro-fun provided you are deaf or nostalgic of PC/Speccy48...
Title: Re: Thomson is back in Computer bizness...
Post by: qbert on 01:22, 05 May 15
Mac,

SCART = Syndicat des Constructeurs d'Appareils Radiorécepteurs et Téléviseurs (Radio and Television Receiver Manufacturers' Association, en authentique bouffeur de grenouilles dans le texte!)

The difference : SCART being usually the denomination for the plug/connector whereas "Péri-télévision" being the name of the norm for multiple and heterogeneous signal availability at TV input/output.


SCART ?
you meant PERITEL ?  :P
Title: Re: Thomson is back in Computer bizness...
Post by: Bryce on 10:50, 05 May 15
I've taken a look at their new laptops, but I'm going to wait until their second generation gets released with more memory and a larger palette. I'm not going to get fooled by them like I was in the 80's! :D

The next one will probably include a built in disk drive!

Bryce.
Title: Re: Thomson is back in Computer bizness...
Post by: TFM on 19:05, 05 May 15
3.5" or 5.25" ?
Title: Re: Thomson is back in Computer bizness...
Post by: robcfg on 21:32, 05 May 15
3" Of course!  ;D  Twin slim drives for me!


Oh, by the way, isn't the comparison between the thomson and the mac book a bit... biased? They only highlight the better features of thomson and that the mac is more expensive, but they don't say that the mac's screen is way better.
Title: Re: Thomson is back in Computer bizness...
Post by: MacDeath on 21:56, 05 May 15
what's wrong with this monitor ?
(http://iteme.free.fr/pictures/DSCN0073s.JPG)
Title: Re: Thomson is back in Computer bizness...
Post by: Gryzor on 22:09, 05 May 15
I love the old machines even if I haven't ever seen one up close. When the significant other visits France I always try to convince her to find one for me but meh...

The laptop looks nice enough, for sure.
Title: Re: Thomson is back in Computer bizness...
Post by: TFM on 22:33, 05 May 15
Oh, by the way, isn't the comparison between the thomson and the mac book a bit... biased? They only highlight the better features of thomson and that the mac is more expensive, but they don't say that the mac's screen is way better.


Haha, that's what I thought too.
Title: Re: Thomson is back in Computer bizness...
Post by: MacDeath on 23:32, 05 May 15
concerning the biased comparison, the thomson can actually be plugged into another monitor... so... and what's the point to have such big resolution on a 12" monitor with close to no proper video card and no way to run proper video/graphic application?
Title: Re: Thomson is back in Computer bizness...
Post by: woody.cool on 21:01, 21 August 15
That new (ish) Thomson laptop that was put up in the first post looks like like some poor mans "Lenovo" rip-off.
Title: Re: Thomson is back in Computer bizness...
Post by: Velktron on 13:09, 07 September 15
Oh, by the way, isn't the comparison between the thomson and the mac book a bit... biased?


Yeah, because beating an iProduct in a value-for-money side-by-side comparison with any contemporary competitor is reaaaaaaaally hard  ::)


Anyone care to put a side-by-side comparison of a B&W 1984 Apple Macintosh with a 1985 Commodore Amiga or Atari ST, for good measure?  ;D
Title: Re: Thomson is back in Computer bizness...
Post by: Kevin Quinn on 17:26, 07 September 15
I got a Thomson MO5 NR is a computer haul the other day.  No PSU so I've not been able to test it but it looks like decent bit of kit
Title: Re: Thomson is back in Computer bizness...
Post by: TrainingForUtopia on 21:18, 07 September 15
A part of my Thomson collection ...

(http://up.picr.de/22202666vi.jpg)

(http://up.picr.de/23048865pz.jpg)
Title: Re: Thomson is back in Computer bizness...
Post by: MacDeath on 22:46, 07 September 15
Quote
Anyone care to put a side-by-side comparison of a B&W 1984 Apple Macintosh with a 1985 Commodore Amiga or Atari ST, for good measure?
or even a simple PCW...  ;D
Title: Re: Thomson is back in Computer bizness...
Post by: Token on 23:31, 07 September 15
A part of my Thomson collection ...

(http://up.picr.de/22202666vi.jpg)

(http://up.picr.de/23048865pz.jpg)

I never had one myself but I remember typing basic code at the shop on a TO9 when I was a kid, helped by an old guy to draw nice stuff on screen. Very cool machine. I want more and more to get the smaller TO8 now. (or the cool TO8D) I wonder about hxc, or maybe another system, I saw mo5sd.. What do you you use?