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, this is the Model 2086/30 with this drive fitted as standard.
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.
CCH OE 487
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