IBM XT


Donor: Brian Ostrom and Maureen Mucha
Location: Williamsburg, VA


Not the original IBM PC, but the next best thing. This XT has 512K RAM. The goodly sized box on its left is a 20 meg hard drive. The monitor is wonderfully sharp! An oldie but a goodie! The original owners had this to say:

We bought the XT in 1982 or 1983, our first PC, an upgrade from a dumb terminal that we used for word processing -- we did that by connecting to a STAR minicomputer in downtown Lansing via an $1200 1200 baud modem (which was bigger than the 20 meg hard drive on the XT).

Along with the XT, we bought one of the worst Okidata printers and a brand new word processing program, which the salesman confidently told us was "destined to be the best" -- Wordperfect! Probably one of the few times in our lives we made the best choice!


For more information on this relic, including current uses, check out the CLONES page.


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