Nasty little Sanyo (was Re:Original IBM PC (was Re: Prices to pay for old computers))

From: Doug Yowza <>
Date: Sat May 23 02:55:21 1998

On Sat, 23 May 1998, Russ/Alice Blakeman wrote:

> So it's unanimous - all Sanyo MBC-55x machines, working or not, that are
> not a part of a Camry fender, are to be executed immediately to save our
> planet.

OK, I'll stick up for the Sanyo. I liked the keyboard. At a time when
the only alternative was the IBM clicker, it was great to have a nice
quiet keyboard with just the right amount of key travel. The Microswitch
keyboards that came later for the PC were the only thing that I liked

It had TEAC floppy drives.

Even though it was a bit odd to have an Apple-compatible joystick port, at
least it wasn't an add-on option like IBM's.

It had composite output, so you didn't have to buy an expensive monitor as
you did with IBM.

It was *cheap*. I got mine for something like $600 at the San Diego Price
Club when IBM's were going for a coupla grand. There was no alternative
x86 box for poor folk until the Taiwanese came to town.

-- Doug
Received on Sat May 23 1998 - 02:55:21 BST

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