Future Computers FX31
Sue.Skonetski at VMSSoftware.com
Sat Aug 29 13:09:06 CDT 2015
I can not see the picture but could it be an alphabook? Forgive me if this sounds like a joke,, but there a very short lived hardware called an Alphabook. Ran very hot, to hot for a laptop and weighed 14 pounds. If you have one I would hold onto it, People have mistakeny thought it was laptop (same dimensions). A friend picked on up for $25 because the person thought t was a broken laptop. This is a real Alpha.
> On Aug 29, 2015, at 12:29 PM, Jules Richardson <jules.richardson99 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Anyone know anything about this system? Someone on a vintage computer group on Facebook has one (missing its keyboard), and having seen some photos, although it seems to be mostly a generic PC-compatible with 8-bit ISA, it's notable for having a "video in" connector on the back, as well as LAN in/out ports (proprietary? presumably some kind of ring network though)
> Surprisingly, Google's coughing up nothing of any use. I'm guessing someone tried making a PC-compatible with a few built-in extras as a selling point (not that uncommon back then), and of course it didn't work out.
>  Although the keyboard socket is something oddball, I see four wires leading back to the motherboard and an 8042 near to where the keyboard connects, so there's a possibility that it can be wired to a standard AT (or possibly XT) keyboard - although of course maybe the scan codes or even the protocol are completely different, and the owner has themselves a nice boat anchor...
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