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    Default Sanyo MBC 555 (8088)

    not mine, but thought worth posting here

    located > Vancouver, Canada

    http://www.cpu-world.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=15021

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    the same person also has

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    One of the only PC "almost compatibles" that actually runs slower than the 5150...

    A couple of nice Teac floppy drives in the box though.

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    Sent a PM to OP, hoping to get in contact by proxy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck(G) View Post
    One of the only PC "almost compatibles" that actually runs slower than the 5150...

    A couple of nice Teac floppy drives in the box though.
    I have to agree; I don't always share your love of Teac drives, but those FD-54B drives in the MBC-555 are the nicest 5.25 drives I've run across; chrome-plated frame, solid construction and a really smooooth latch mechanism (even if it is on the wrong side ).

    The 555 is also the only PC I've ever seen with a linear power supply; somehow the whole thing reminds me more of an old VCR than a PC, even the styling.

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    Interestingly these made a splash in New Zealand before sinking without trace.

    You still see the odd one or two appear on out TRADE ME auction site now and again.

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    yes a very stylish unit... way ahead for its day
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    Very cool unit - like a gray Tandy 1000RL, sort-of.

    One question - why is it in the off-topic marketplace? It's an 8088 so it's on-topic..
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    only did that, cos it wasnt mine, but thought I would help out John by least noting here on this site
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    Quote Originally Posted by kishy View Post
    Sent a PM to OP, hoping to get in contact by proxy.
    Withdrawing my interest after speaking to the seller - had not realized exactly how heavy that thing is (and therefore, how much it would cost to ship)
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