After NeXT abandoned the hardware business,Canon (who had a large investment in NeXT) bought the licence and started producing the successor to the NeXTstation.
The Object Station was an Intel-based PC specifically adapted to run the NEXTSTEP O/S. There were two versions available, the 31 and the 41, with IDE & SCSI being the main difference. There are also specs for a Pentium-based 51 but it remains unclear whether it actually came to market.
The computer could also run Windows and other PC operating systems.
It came with a keyboard, that had the NeXT-specific keys found on NeXT keyboards and accompanied by a 17" or 21" monitor (made by Hitachi). NEXTSTEP 3.3 O/S was pre-installed.
The Object Station did not sell very well (possibly due to marketing and Canon having other plans than being a PC manufacturer) and thus was very short lived, making it a very hard to find item.
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Still have a number of old computer and game systems,Apple IIc,Apple IIe,atari 2600,pong systems,Intellivision,nintendo.Love messing with old systems.had a Canon Objectstation computer with windows 3.0 it was my first dive into ibm/windows based systems.