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S > SINCLAIR  > PC 200


 

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Friday 25th August 2006
Christian Sculpher (Earth)

I remember being the only 'computer head' in the electrical store I worked in - I was always trying to learn EVERYTHING about the systems we sold. I remember when the PC-200 came in 2 of them - with instructions that both were to be displayed NON-FUNCTIONING - with no product information. If we sold those 2 - we would be sent more (so we had to sell the display models FIRST - an impossibility for a new product). We called head office - they had no information - just a memo saying 'show the customer the box - it contains all the information they need to know' (ie - nothing - just the price!) Eventually we got a visitor from head office - who basically told us that we had to sell them or else the product would fail. It turned out - we had the only 2 in the whole region. When he discovered that (inevitably) most of the box content had gone 'missing' (pilfered by local urchins) he threw the two machines into a bin-bag - got in his car and left - with the 2 computers! Needless to say - the whole PC200 line lasted less time than it took for our laughter to subside!


Wednesday 8th February 2017
iliasazg ($$917$$$955$$$955$$$940$$$948$$$945$)

I have one PC-200 for sale, working condition, fair look, includes S-12MM monochrome monitor.
Living in Greece, if you need more info please contact me at +30 693 9722108.
Thank you


Wednesday 8th February 2017
ELIAS AZGKINIS ($$917$$$955$$$955$$$940$$$948$$$945$)

Retro computer lover


Thursday 7th July 2016
Andre (UK-Europe)

In 1977-1989 the most dominant Data Languages used were
Cobol and RPG-2,in the IBM,UniVac,Honeywell,Various others in US $Europe


Tuesday 13rd March 2012
skagon
Greece

Actually, I remember this being advertised in the local computer magazines for quite a few months. The problem was that back then, we didn''t know what it was. Nobody knew it was an XT$ everyone confused by its looks thought it was some kind of Amiga ripoff.
Actually, if anyone''s willing to sell, I''d love one of these for my vintage computers collection. Contact me! $)


Thursday 7th April 2011
Mike Oliver (UK)

I saw one of these with a 30gb HD in the expansion slot and it worked well so bought one.

Still have it, all the cables, books and softeare - plus a compatible pin drive computer - in the attic.

Is it worth anything??


Saturday 8th January 2011
X

This was the very first computer I ever bought myself. It was at reduced price when I bought it (I believe the 286 was already on the market). Despite the unusual casing compared to other PC''s of the time, it was really a nice machine to play with and notably faster than my father''s Laser XT with a 8088 at 10Mhz. At some point, I started extending it with a 8087 co-processor and added memory to 640Kb for which I had ordered an electrical layout booklet from Amstrad and soldered sockets for the RAM chips in myself. Later-on, I even tried installing a 20MB harddisk drive as I got bored from swapping floppies all the time. Unfortunately, this killed it as the harddisk controller was malfunctioning...


Tuesday 2nd March 2004
My (Italy)

I think the PC-20 was the high end version
of this system, with more features built-in.
I have one of this system and I experimented
the insert of IBM cards : PC open for EVER.
Another notable characteristic is a simple
socket in the card-zone : you could insert
a 8087, but it's dangerously without protection!
I have mounted a 8087 and I locked it with
a piece of electric-scotch. I really like the GEM!





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