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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2004 6:50 pm 
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1986 IBM PC AT 5170

Intel 80286 6MHz processor
Intel 80287-3 maths coprocessor
IBM AT 'Type 1' motherboard w/ 512KB onboard RAM
128KB base RAM addon card
2048KB extended RAM
1.2MB 5.25" / 1.44MB 3.5" floppy drives
Seagate ST-4026 20MB 3200RPM MFM hard drive
IBM 64KB EGA video card
IBM 13" EGA 5154 monitor w/ adjustable pitch tray
IBM 84-key AT keyboard
Intel 8/16 NIC
Practical Periphrials 2400 baud modem
2 serial / 2 parrallel ports
generic 3-button serial mouse
Kraft joystick w/ adapter card

MS-DOS 3.3
Windows 2.03
Autocad 9.0

To add a few historical notes, the EGA 5154 monitor is a bit hard to come by. Pitch tray is kinda rare, as is the coprocessor as it's the ceramic model with the gold top plate and not the plain ceramic model.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2004 8:00 pm 
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You totally had me if that was a 386 :(


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As the credit card ads say Priceless.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2004 4:46 am 
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Wonderfully old school...

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Windows 2.03 boot screen
Win 2.03 environment

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Thats like taking a trip back to the dark ages.


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Oh man, that machine probably has unintentional EMP shielding on it! I'd be proud to own one of those beautiful machines! And to think, that machine is still lightyears ahead of the computers they had on the Apollo rockets and slower than a TI-83 Silver Edition graphing calculator (i think, if it isn't it's darn close!)


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2004 5:10 pm 
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Liquid86 wrote:
Oh man, that machine probably has unintentional EMP shielding on it!

I dunno about that, but it's damn near built like a tank, literally. Folded sheet steel all around save for the front plastic piece (which is incredibly thick and strong as well). The case on average is about 3/16" thick I'd say and there's certainly nothing lightweight about the components inside; the hard drive alone probably weighs in the neighbourhood of about 7 or 8 pounds.

I'd say the whole case alone weighs near 40 lbs.! They certainly don't make 'em like this anymore. Probably for a good reason, though... hehe.

It's my baby. 8)


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