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Date: Thu Sep 23 10:09:09 2004

On Thu, 23 Sep 2004, William Donzelli wrote:

> > 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 -

I've got one of those also. The one I mention above is about half the
width of a normal PC/XT, but otherwise is a full-height box. It may have
originally been some shade of white or gray or beige but it's yellowed

> 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.

I never looked inside. I found it years ago at a thrift store and bought
it only because it was made by Wyse and was odd.

> 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.

I don't think I ever got a monitor with it.

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