IBM PC AT 5170

The IBM 5170 is definately a classic, even though it is not that rare here in the US. The reason it took me a while to get one was that I was looking for a computer in good shape but not very expensive (people in eBay do go nuts on the prices for these). I had to look for quite a bit but finally a got a good one. it came with the original keyboard, both 3.5 and 5.25 floppy drives, CGA video card and 2 Mb of memory. Pretty nice all around, including a case in good shape and all the original IBM labels:

So the one issue is the color of the floppy drives are different. Which is ok, maybe one day I will find a plate for either of them that matches better. Hard disk is working fine (it is the original 20Mb one!) so I really cannot complain. It is a great addition to my collection.

Technical Specs:

NAME IBM PC AT 5170
MANUFACTURER IBM
TYPE Home Computer
ORIGIN USA
YEAR 1984
BUILT IN LANGUAGE Microsoft Basic
KEYBOARD Full-stroke AT keyboard, 10 function keys, arrow keys and separated numeric keypad
CPU Intel 80286
SPEED 6 MHz
RAM 512 KB originally; this is expanded to 2Mb
ROM 64 KB
TEXT MODES 40 or 80 x 24 lines
GRAPHIC MODES Depends on card; CGA, EGA or VGA
I/O PORTS 8 x internal slots (six 16 bit ISA and two 8 bit ISA), RS232c, Centronics
POWER SUPPLY Built-in power supply unit

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