Looking for : IBM 5110 Serial IO adapter software

From: Sellam Ismail <foo_at_siconic.com>
Date: Thu Oct 11 14:08:42 2001

On Thu, 11 Oct 2001, Chris wrote:

> Are the 5110's of any collector value (not that I would ever part with
> mine, but I am curious if it is just me that wants to keep it, or if
> it is actually a valued machine). Mine has this big dual 8" floppy
> drive box. I *THINK* it might also have a 5mb hard drive built into
> the floppy box, but I don't remember (the thing has been shut down and
> in storage for about 12 or 13 years... so it may not work anymore)

First of all, EVERY thing has collector value to someone.

To answer your question specifically, the IBM 5100 series of machine is
highly collectable due to it being a contender for the first portable
computer, and it was produced in 1975.

Also note that IBM PC used the same model number series.

The 5110 and 5120 were both portables like the 5100, with added features.
We researched it before but I forgot what the 5130 is. The 5140 is the
IBM PC Convertible. And of course the 5150 is the PC, the 5160 is the XT,
the 5170 is the AT.

Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer Festival
International Man of Intrigue and Danger http://www.vintage.org
Received on Thu Oct 11 2001 - 14:08:42 BST

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