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From: William Donzelli <>
Date: Wed Sep 22 23:41:50 2004

> I think I've got one. Or at least, I've got a weirdish Wyse PC. The
> processor is on an ISA card that also has the keyboard connector, which is
> a modular phone plug type. Weird.

I think I used one of those machines as well, but I don't think it is the
PC+. This weird thing is a desktop machine with the same footprint of a
normal XT, but is only about 2 inches high. The innards are very clever -
in that pizza box they managed to put a custom motherboard (I recall it
uses 4 x 16K DRAMs, rather than the industry standard 1 x 64K chips),
spaces for a half height floppy and a half height hard disk, a power
supply with a tiny little fan (very powerful, however), and still have
space for two full size ISA cards.

The tube supplied with the unit was also very odd - a normal looking Wyse
thing, very similar to their terminals, but the phosphor (green) was very
long persistance. In an absolutely dark room, you could read the last text
on the screen 20 minutes (yes, minutes) after the thing was shut off.

William Donzelli
Received on Wed Sep 22 2004 - 23:41:50 BST

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