The first Toughbook?

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  1. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    35 pounds. Has a orange plasma screen and a built-in printer on the back. This is a classic. Nobody could possibly carry this computer around. This model is FT-80 with one 5¼" floppy drive and a hard drive, another model, FT-70, had two 5¼" floppy drives. There is also a big brother to this computer called "Senior Partner" which was even bigger!

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    toughasnails Toughbook Moderator Moderator

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    I bet that thing cost 10 grand when new...at least.
     
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    CWB32 Need parts for my flying saucer.

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    heh ...
    you'd have to be a hard-core hernia enthusiast to lug one of those around .
    i might have a HDD for it ... or something similar .
     
  4. Shawn

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    I'm betting a 10mb MFM in that bad boy. 5 1/4 inch half height.
    I just discovered the no hard drive dual floppy version cost $2595.00 new.

    The internal workings of the Panasonic Executive Partner were controlled by a 8086-2 microprocessor. It could be run in two modes, a fast and a slow mode. The slower mode would match up with the speed of an IBM PC. The faster mode was 7.16 megahertz and was around twice as fast as an IBM PC. A light on the keyboard would show if the mode was fast or slow. The processor was accompanied by 256 kilobytes of random access memory ( RAM ). It was expandable to 640 kilobytes, but all the memory chips needed to be replaced.

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    safn1949 I'm sure I'm on the wrong planet

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    Found one.
     
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    safn1949 I'm sure I'm on the wrong planet

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    I'm surprised that you haven't bid yet...
     
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    safn1949 I'm sure I'm on the wrong planet

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    Already made her an offer. Then if I get it I'll sell it to somebody we know who collects this stuff.
     
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    I figured that was going to happen....
     
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    CWB32 Need parts for my flying saucer.

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    the senior partner reminds me of the "kaypro" line .
     
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