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vwestlife
August 3rd, 2008, 06:03 PM
First of all, LOL... :) ...and secondly, I've never seen an IBM PS/2 series monitor (it looks like an 8513) with that light gray trim around the CRT. All the ones I've ever seen had the dark gray accent color there. Maybe it was a custom repaint for the show?

http://images.teamsugar.com/files/upl0/1/15111/05_2008/doogie.jpg

Terry Yager
August 4th, 2008, 08:32 PM
Or just a trick of the lighting? Doogie's skin also seems to be just about the same shade of gray...

--T

vwestlife
August 4th, 2008, 09:44 PM
Or just a trick of the lighting? Doogie's skin also seems to be just about the same shade of gray...

--T
No, it was definitely repainted, either by IBM or by someone else. On a stock PS/2 8513 monitor, the IBM logo in the upper left corner is the same dark gray (almost brownish) color as the bezel surrounding the picture tube. Here the logo is the original color but the bezel is much lighter.

Yzzerdd
August 5th, 2008, 05:24 AM
I wouldn't be so sure about that. I've seen a PS/2 monitor a few years ago in a thrift store that looked exactly like that one, same colors and everything.

--Jack

Terry Yager
August 5th, 2008, 01:18 PM
IIRC, the color monitors had different color badges than the mono. Could this possibly explain the difference? The mono badges had the lettering in gold (silver?), while the color badges had full-color (R,G,B) lettering.

--T

vwestlife
August 5th, 2008, 02:11 PM
IIRC, the color monitors had different color badges than the mono. Could this possibly explain the difference? The mono badges had the lettering in gold (silver?), while the color badges had full-color (R,G,B) lettering.
Aren't you thinking of the ThinkPad logo? It is the only multicolored IBM logo I can think of.

http://www.mobilecomputermag.co.uk/images/stories/news/2007/11/thinkpad-logo.jpg

The PS/2 series logo was either chrome-painted raised type or white printed text, either on a dark brownish gray background. There may have been some variations, but that was the usual format.
http://www-g.eng.cam.ac.uk/workshops/images/mc_pc1.jpg

Terry Yager
August 5th, 2008, 07:01 PM
Could be, I spend a lot of time staring at ThinkPads.

--T

Druid6900
August 5th, 2008, 07:01 PM
Looks better with the lighter bezel.

billdeg
August 11th, 2008, 10:44 AM
the first PC I bought with my own money new was an IBM PS/2 Model 25, w/ the "grey shades" (not color) VGA monitor. I immediately got tired of the dual drives and found a hard drive for the thing.

IBMMuseum
August 11th, 2008, 09:16 PM
the first PC I bought with my own money new was an IBM PS/2 Model 25, w/ the "grey shades" (not color) VGA monitor...

I can elaborate a little more that the grayscale CRT was only offered on the 8086 version of the Model 25 (later 286 and 386SX version always had color CRTs). Of course to say two 3-1/2" floppy drives (720Kb stock, but can be upgraded to a 1.44Mb drive) is also the 8086 version. And truly the grayscale Model 25 wasn't VGA, but rather MCGA.

Back to the discussion, there are later series of IBM systems (like the ValuePoints) that kept the oval logo. Many, many different types of monitors, so I doubt it was redone just for the show. It's either the lighting or a model with a lighter colored bezel.

Doogie
January 6th, 2009, 07:09 PM
Hi guys. I'm new on this forum. I was wondering if you could help me out with buying a PS/2.
See, I'd like to buy one to make it operate like the one on the show, but there are so many models out there that I don't know which one to get. I'm assuming that the keyboard and the monitor are universally compatible with any PS/2, but it's the actual computer unit that I need help with.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

Terry Yager
January 6th, 2009, 08:29 PM
To 'make it operate' like the one on the show would simply require the same software, wouldn't it? (Provided the display was not somehow simulated for the camera).

--T

patscc
January 6th, 2009, 08:37 PM
Trick question, right ?
According to Wiki, it's a clone.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_Personal_System/2
and search for "Doogie"

Now, the question would be what clone ?
patscc

Doogie
January 6th, 2009, 09:06 PM
Would it matter if it was a clone or the actual PS/2? I've heard that early version of WordPerfect looked a bit like the Personal Journal that he has.
But I'm not entirely sure that it would look full screen like Doogie's does. Here's a nice preview of how the software would work: http://www.twoogie.com/doogiehowser

patscc
January 6th, 2009, 10:38 PM
Doogie said...Would it matter if it was a clone or the actual PS/2?
Do you give your significant other real roses, or plastic roses ?

patscc

kb2syd
January 7th, 2009, 05:02 AM
The journel always reminded me of FirstChoice by PFS.

linemanduke
January 7th, 2009, 01:53 PM
i have a ps1 monitor that looks alot like the 8513 but has the white bezel