PS/1 model

From: Olminkhof <>
Date: Tue Dec 1 00:16:16 1998

Max Eskin wrote:

>I saw an odd machine in a thrift store today, a machine labelled a PS/1,
but it
>looked nothing like the PS/1 valuepoints, or any other PC I've ever seen.
>looked like a cross between a PCjr and a soap dish. One 3.5" floppy drive,
>ugly vents and IBM logo on the front, on the back are ports for mouse,
>keyboard, VGA, 2400 bps modem, and parallel printer. It also has a little
>and some sort of slot cover that fell out. Where is the power switch? Where
>does the power connect to?

That's the original PS/1, a 286 with an almost totally closed architecture.
Needs the special monitor to give it power.

I happened to pick up a lone monitor like this last week. Pity I'm in
Australia though.

I've only seen a couple of these around here in the last few years.

Hans Olminkhof
Received on Tue Dec 01 1998 - 00:16:16 GMT

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