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Klicka för fler bilderIBM Portable 8573-061(P70)

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1989.

IBM has released a lot of different personal computers over the years, and it is not easy to keep order on them all. This one is often called luggable, because of its 9 kg, and had a slightly different apperance.

This "portable" computer did not "lay down" like most of the others was accustomed to do. No, it was standing on one side. When you opened it and lowered the side down, the keyboard was in the cover. In front of you, the computer was standing with its red-and-brown plasma screen, which could show 16 shades of grey. The screen could be drawn out at the bottom for good performance, because it could be angled.

To the right of the screen was a 3.5" disk drive. It came out at the top, because it also could be angled, and the size was 1.44 MB. Really different from what one is accustomed today.

Thanks to Lars Olejnik, Falsterbo, for valuable information.

Is there any errors? e-mail and correct me!

 

 

Former owner: Returmarknaden, Umeå Kommun

Technical data

 
Year 1989
Origin USA
Manufacturer IBM
Name 8573-061 P70
CPU Intel 80386, Intel 80387 as preprocessor (arithmetic)
Speed 20 Mhz
OS IBM-DOS 3.3 or higher
ROM KB
RAM 4 MB up to 8 MB. Max 16 MB through the slot
I/O ports Serial, parallel, mouse, extra floppy drive, 1 slot vacant
Text modes  
Graphic modes 640 x 480
Colours Plasma screen with 16 shades of grey
Sound  
Built in media 1,44 MB 3,5" disk drive, hard drive of 60 MB or 120 MB
Power supply Built-in