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Amstrad PC2086 S

The PC2086 is an XT type machine from 1988 that was intended to be a replacement for the earlier PC1512 and PC1640. Released at the same time were the PC2286 and PC2386 which had 80286 and 80386 processors respectively and all aimed at the business market but the rumour goes that due to problems with MS-DOS 4.0 they got a bad name.

Essentially the PC2086 is an XT PC that has VGA video, a 720K 3.5" floppy drive and an optional 30MB RLL hard drive. 

Specifications :-

CPU : 8Mhz 8086 Processor

Video : Extended VGA adaptor that supports MDA, CGA, Hercules, EGA, MCGA, VGA, and enhanced VGA RAM : 640KB

I/O Ports : Mouse Interface, 1x Parallel and 1x RS232 Serial

Expansion : 3 full size 8 bit expansion slots

Sound : Built in 'PC Speaker'

Drives : 3.5" 720K Floppy Drive and 32MB RLL hard disk. Second internal 3.5" 720K floppy drive or external drive (5.25" 360K, 720K 3.5", or 1.44M 3.5")

Operating System : MS-DOS 3.30, Microsoft Windows 3.1 & Microsoft GW-BASIC

It came with MS DOS 3.3 and a Windows 3.1 version with some utilities. The two manuals supplied cover both Microsoft Dos and WindowsFurther information is available at http://popcorn.cx/computers/amstrad/pc2086/

Our unit is in excellent condition and is complete with monitor, keyboard, mouse and manuals.

Manufacturer: Amstrad
Date: 1988

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Magazines RELATED to Amstrad PC2086 S in our Library

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Practical Computing - November 1985 Nov 1985
Personal Computer World Special: Business Computing The 1986 Survival Guide Apr 1986
Your Computer - May 1986 May 1986
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Personal Computer World - June 1986 1 Jun 1986
Personal Computer World - July 1986 1 Jul 1986
Practical Computing - August 1986 Aug 1986
Personal Computer World - October 1986 1 Oct 1986
Practical Computing - November 1986 Nov 1986
Personal Computer World - December 1986 1 Dec 1986
Personal Computer World - January 1987 1 Jan 1987
Practical Computing - September 1987 Sep 1987
Personal Computer World - September 1987 1 Sep 1987
Personal Computer World - October 1987 1 Oct 1987
Your Computer - November 1987 Nov 1987
Practical Computing - November 1987 Nov 1987
Personal Computer World - December 1987 Dec 1987
Practical Computing - August 1988 Aug 1988
PC World Focus March 1989 Number 1 Mar 1989
PCWorld Focus - October 1989 1 Oct 1989
The Micro Designer - Issue 4 - October 1990 Creative Technology Oct 1990
Personal Computer World - April 1994 1 Apr 1994
PC Pro Issue 1 November 1994 Dennis 1 Nov 1994
PC Pro January 1995 Dennis 1 Jan 1995
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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH16138. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.


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