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Amstrad PPC640 (it's back!)

PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:49 pm
by xjas ... 187747.htm

I was watching this one until it got ganked. I think he ran afoul of Trademe's asinine demand that no devices with "foreign electrical plugs" be sold on their site. Looks like he went and spent $5 on a new plug - problem solved.

I don't want an 8088 but I love the form factor/appearance of these! Looks like something that should be on an '80s sci-fi set. Clearly this is where the operator would sit to launch the missiles.

Re: Amstrad PPC640 (it's back!)

PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:20 pm
by Shayde
I worked at a company back in the late 80s/early 90s where one of the guys there had bought one of these second hand, and he used to bring it in on the night-shift. It was a very sexy device. Portables before that were rather unglamorous.

It couldn't really compete with the Amigas I was into at the time though. :-)