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Wednesday 4th May 2016
SpidersWeb (New Zealand)
Baudband Twitter

I have three of these, and they''re awesome little machines but a lot more trouble than many people might suspect.

Good:
- keyboard is fantastic
- floppy interface is standard 34 pin
- stylish
- jr graphics and audio
- IBM did sell a cluster option that let you network them off an XT/AT system, but I''ve never seen one in person.

Bad:
- 3.5" drives (unless you get the 86/87 model) are double stepped by the BIOS - providing 360KB but being incompatible with any standard computer
- 3.5" drives are slightly taller than modern 3.5" drives making it hard to source replacements that look nice
- expansion is very limited, a small range of IBM cards available and once you add memory+serial you''re out of slots and need to buy an expansion unit. No sidecars. 512KB RAM max.
- high resolution mode and Kanji support was only available on the Japanese model. Wont fit on AU/NZ model as PSU is in the way.
- still boots up in 40 col mode for some reason
- clips that hold the case together just fall apart with age when you look at them

Actually quite a bit of work dealing with these, but I love mine nonetheless.


Wednesday 15th February 2012
Liliana (Australia)

I have OS, software, but the price this guy is giving is a joke!!!


Wednesday 15th February 2012
Liliana (Australia)

I have OS, software, but the price this guy is giving is a joke!!!


Wednesday 15th February 2012
Liliana (Australia)

I have OS, software, but the price this guy is giving is a joke!!!


Monday 19th August 2002
Arron DM (---)
Old Mac Homepage

Does anybody know where I can find an OS and software for a black IBM PC JX I recently brought for $5NZ ($2.50 for Americans) ?
Please reply if you know of any info.

Thanks,
Arron DM.





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