CPU unit for IBM PS/1 80486 SX

Made:
c.1990
maker:
IBM United Kingdom Limited

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CPU unit for IBM PS/1 80486 sx, by IBM, United Kingdom, c.1990

Introduced in the early 1990s, the IBM PS/1 was one of the UK’s early personal home computers. Unlike earlier examples such as the Amstrad, the Commodore 64, and the ZX Spectrum, the IBM PS/1 was closer to a personal computer than game console and worked “out of the box” which led to a wider userbase including general users as well as electronics and home computing enthusiasts. Accompanying peripheral equipment, CRT monitor, small desk, and related home electronic and computing publications provide a good example of the working setup and context of consumer computing/electronics in the UK in the early 1990s.

Details

Category:
Computing & Data Processing
Object Number:
2017-167
type:
ibm ps/1 cpu unit
credit:
William Forward, via his son Dave Forward