SpidersWeb wrote:down to $750 for a likely non-working unit
can still get one tested and delivered for less although I wont pester the seller, let him do his thing to make sure he gets the most he can.
(although the 'intels first CPU and '80186' lines do bug me, I am resisting)
recycled wrote:Since the seller has access to the internet, I'd advise a bit more research on his part to flesh out the advert and get the facts right to justify the price.
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Q ok. I can't stand it anymore It's not an 80186, nor is it intel's first chip. It's a 4.77MHz 8088, same as the original IBM PC. Intel's first chip was the 4004. Their first popular CPU was the 8-bit 8080 from which derived the intended successor, the 16 bit 8086. From the 8086 was derived the cheaper 8088 with a multiplexed bus, then consolidated some motherboard chips into the package (the 80186), and subsequent advances in the 80286, 80386, 80486 etc. dsakey (170 ) 12:10 pm, Tue 18 Dec
Q Also, from the picture, the machine appears to have a hard disk and it's unlikely to have been wiped. Even with a wiped hard disk, at minimum you would see a flashing cursor, so I'm afraid the lack of action is unlikely to be because you have no software. The machine will need fixing, which is why you're getting no bids at $700. Come and talk to some vintage enthusiasts at classic-computers DOT org DOT nz SLASH forums dsakey (170 ) 12:32 pm, Tue 18 Dec
A Hi Daskey, My info came from searching Google. And a note inside the computer which stated what I wrote down, I can not take the thing apart in order to find out what kind of chips it has. 10:32 am, Wed 19 Dec
Q Yeah... I don't think so. Pretty much everything out there says Intel 8088 at 4.77MHz... INCLUDING the page you list in your ad. dsakey (170 ) 12:37 am, Thu 20 Dec
recycled wrote:... But as hinted, the most intersting part about the advert is the 80186...
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