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IBM or Lenovo Desktops, Workstations, ThinkStations, etc. Recent vintage, hardware/software..
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bhtooefr
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#31 Post by bhtooefr » Mon Jun 06, 2005 11:05 pm

I win.

6502A at 1MHz (AFAICT - if not, I'll throw in the other Apple)
NEC D780 at 1MHz (IIRC)
128K RAM
2 5.25" FDDs
Integrated Woz Video (original IIe-class video - it's not a IIe, though)
Hayes MicroModem IIe (300 baud!)
Orange Micro Grappler+ Parallel card

If that's not slow enough, here goes:

NCR 65C02A @ 1MHz
128K RAM
1 5.25" FDD (internal)
Integrated Woz Video (//e Revision B-class video with MouseText - it's a //c)

EDIT: Crap. You C64 owners... Not to mention, your CPUs ran slower if you had NTSC machines... (There's still hope. If you all have PAL machines, I still have the CPU clock disadvantage, and can't make up in processing performance on the //e clone, because a 6502 has exactly the same processing power as a 6510 @ the same clock speed (the 6510 adds some I/O that is used for bank switching - I don't know if the C64's bank switching technique is faster than Apples - if so, I win). A 65C02, on the other hand, has added instructions (and debugged instructions)...
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Past: T61p 15.0" QXGA, T60p 15.0" QXGA, X61 Tablet SXGA+, R51e 14.1" XGA, X21

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#32 Post by farmer kev » Sat Jun 25, 2005 11:36 am

Sears used to sell Laser brand computers, made by Vtech.
I bought new a Compact XT, case like a Apple IIc, 512kb of memory, 8088 cpu at a TURBO speed of 10 mhz, CGA/Hercules video (remember those?), 360kb floppy on the right side, printer, 2nd floppy, serial, video, joystick, power in and out.

BTW, now it has 640kb, 1 mb of expanded memory and a 720 floppy drive instead.

Fergot, matching Laser CGA moniter!
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#33 Post by bhtooefr » Sat Jun 25, 2005 1:06 pm

Hey, I actually had a Laser 128EX - same case as your XT clone, but with an Apple II-compatible motherboard instead of a PC-compatible motherboard.

I recall that the reliability was HORRIBLE on it, but the feature set and price was impossible to beat.
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#34 Post by Navck » Sat Jun 25, 2005 1:45 pm

Atari Mega ST2. It still works as well. (2MB of ram!)
We also had a few older Atari systems that were sold/thrown out a LONG time ago. (We = My family)

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#35 Post by farmer kev » Sat Jun 25, 2005 1:47 pm

Yup, had to wad up tiny bits of paper to shim the keys up so that the keyboard would work. Bought a 2nd one from Sears but the power supply was bad, took that as a sign and returned it right away.
First one the video died in the first few weeks, got that fixed under warrenty.
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Re: Sparc anyone?

#36 Post by verktyg » Sat Jun 25, 2005 2:53 pm

"SUN Sparcstation 2 40 mhz"

That doesn't count, it's not a PC or even a desktop!
Chas.

701cs, 755c, 755cx, 240x, T20, X31

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#37 Post by verktyg » Sat Jun 25, 2005 2:55 pm

1965 Wang "LOCI" Both desktop and precursor to the PC.
Chas.

701cs, 755c, 755cx, 240x, T20, X31

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