new find: an Intel MDS 800

From: Joe R. <>
Date: Wed Oct 27 17:01:14 2004

At 05:43 PM 10/27/04 -0400, you wrote:
>I concur with Joe, there never was a series I. The mds800 was the first
development system (not counting the Intellec 8). What Siemens did though
was contract with Intel to produce a "Siemens" development system which was
of course just a different color Series II machine. They were off white and
carried the Siemens logo.

   I've never heard of a Siemans system. The white MDSs that I've seen all
have the standard Intel markings and labels. (I've got one sitting about 3
feet from me as I type.)


>-----Original Message-----
>From: "Joe R." <>
> AFIK all of the MDS2xxs (including the blue ones) are series II machines.
>I've never heard of anything that Intel designated as a Series I. Most of
>the Series II machines have blue cases but some of them have white cases.
>The white ones are thought to be later machines but no one knows for sure.
>Just to further confuse the issue, ANY of the MDS2xxs can be upgraded to
>series III by adding a 8086 Resident Processor Card. I believe the MDS800s
>can also be upgraded to Series III the same way.
> Joe
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