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18-07-2012, 05:34 PM #1
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- Apr 2012
Assemble a computer from 1982-1986 era.
I'm doing a college project where i have to select the best personal computer between 1982-1986. From what I've read on google is that IBM XT286 was the best.(correct me if I'm wrong). I've to collect the detailed technical specifications of all the parts, manufacturing company and their prices individually and then I need to give a presentation on that. I''m well versed in the dialect of modern computers but 80's are out of my depth as I was born in early 90's. Thus kindly assist me in this project. I'll give the credit to all of you guys in my presentation
Here is what I've collected so far.(update whatever information you have and past it in the thread).
IBM XT 286(IBM 5162) $3995
Processor: Intel 80286 6 MHz
Processor Cache 64 KB
System Memory 1 MB
HDD: 20mb+ seagate
RAM: 640 kilobytes 0 wait state memory upgradable up to 12.6 megabytes
Floppy Drive: 1.2megabyte floppy disk drive (don't know the company name or price )
18-07-2012, 05:41 PM #2
19-07-2012, 11:07 AM #3
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- May 2006
Re: Assemble a computer from 1982-1986 era.
currently i am outstation may have some info about ur queries on home pc, few things if i recall may be i am wrong ...
monitor were samtron or ibm..
floppy drives - ibm or verbatin
printer - epson
pen drive - there was no concept of pen drive data storage was prime
gpu - gpu?? it was all character base days
keyboard were mechanical . and same goes with mouse
i might have mixup few years of pc generation ...
if i am not wrong i think so digit had published fastrack about the pc history,
the single fastrack will complete ur project in few hours .. try to find it
Ps. will send u more details once reach home next week
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