AT&T PC6300 available, in Fort Worth, TX, USA
trixter at oldskool.org
Wed Sep 5 23:23:06 CDT 2007
Dave McGuire wrote:
> 8086 at 8MHz in fact.
7.16MHz, actually. (Nice even division of the base clock)
>> Uses a passive-backplane motherboard.
> It does use a passive backplane for the ISA slots, but the logic board
> itself isn't a card in that backplane. The logic board is on the bottom
> of the machine (chips facing down, if memory serves) and that contains
> nearly all of the system logic.
Yes, and unfortunately the floppy interface was down there too, so you
had to route a cable through Hoboken and back just to hook up the floppy
The machine was a rebranded Olivetti M24. And the first x86 machine I
ever personally owned, so of course I know it inside and out.
> I spent quite a bit of time working on those machines. They are
> really, really nice. The monitors are crisp and sharp, the keyboards
> are *fantastic*, and the chassis are built like tanks.
Not sure I agree about the keyboard and chassis, but the monitors were
to die for. Incredibly crisp.
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