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marcoguy
May 17th, 2012, 12:23 PM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-IBM-Industrial-Computer-5532-Loaded-and-Works-An-IBM-XT-for-factories-/200757913909?pt=US_Vintage_Computers_Mainframes&hash=item2ebe1aa935#ht_582wt_1163
Does anybody know what this is? I have never seen one before in my life.

DOS lives on!!
May 17th, 2012, 12:28 PM
That's one of the computers in IBMs industrial series PC line. They're pretty much just regular IBM AT computers, but in a steel frame and an heavy duty housing. Here's another computer in this line, the 7531. (http://www.9999hp.net/7531/) They're pretty rare.

marcoguy
May 17th, 2012, 12:33 PM
Oh. I wasn't really sure if it was PC compatible. Those seem really cool, but way out of my price range!

dorkbert
May 17th, 2012, 12:53 PM
IBM tend to massively overdesign things; when they call it an "industrial class", it's built like a fortress phone.