Amstrad PC2286

This machine was used by a member of staff at Queen Mary's College for a number of years, then given to Grapevine. At Grapevine it was used for first for editing pages, then in one of the terminals, until it was replaced by a 386. I was given it in 1996, when the cupboard it was being kept in was emptied, to be used for storing stationary.

Name. Amstrad PC2286.
Introduced. 1988.
Processor. Intel 80286 (12.5 Mhz).
RAM. 1 Mb main, 64 Kb cache.
ROM. Unknown (containing BIOS).
Operating system. MS-DOS 4.01, Windows/286.
  • VGA out.
  • Parallel.
  • Serial.
  • Mouse.
  • Keyboard.
  • External floppy disc.
  • Five expansion slots.
  • 3.5" floppy drive.
  • 40 Mb RLL hard disc (Seagate or Western Digital, not working).
Expansion cards. Western Digital Filecard 20 (20 Mb SCSI replacement hard drive).
Software installed (selection).
  • QVX viewdata editor.
  • Smarterm viewdata display software.

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Robert McMordie

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