IBM 3270 PC

From: Mike Allison <>
Date: Fri Sep 24 09:33:08 1999

I sometimes see the monitors. They're VERY obvious. They are large with an
oversize square-ish case and a built in swivel stand. I'm not looking at
the monitor right now, so I forget what the plate says on it. But it also
has a big red toggle switch. You can see them from miles away.

Again, I believe there are other adapter plugs on the board, so other
monitors would work...

I've been running CPM-86 as well as other weird stuff on it. It's real IBM
so that early software runs well and correctly on the 3270...

-----Original Message-----
From: David Williams <>
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Date: Friday, September 24, 1999 8:21 AM
Subject: Re: IBM 3270 PC

So what people are telling me is this is basically just an XT to me
unless I have something that uses 3270 terminals to hook it up to.
Then I can use it as a terminal. That is if I can get the special
keyboard and monitor. Is that right? Well I did just give a bunch of
furniture in my storeroom to my brother which freed up some
space. I guess I could hold on to it for a while just in case
something turned up. Hmmmm.

On 23 Sep 99, at 22:05, Jay Jaeger wrote:

> The part quoted below about the display was incorrect. A true 3270 PC
> used a special display adapter as well as a special keyboard adapter and
> some special expansion memory (cabled to the keyboard adapter, if I recall
> correctly). However, you can pull all of that out, and you will have a
> more or less standard XT. You can leave the coax card in, if it suits
> your fancy, and you have a 327x controller around somewhere... 8-)

David Williams - Computer Packrat
Received on Fri Sep 24 1999 - 09:33:08 BST

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