IBM Personal System/2 Model 30
Machine type: 8530
Announce date: April 2, 1987
List price: $2,595.00 (8530-002), $3,495.00 (8530-021) - (20 Megabyte Hard Drive)
Yes - that's right - I paid $3,495.00
for a gussied up XT - Hey - it was my first computer!
Give me a break!!!
Excerpt from the original announcement letter;
The IBM 8530, Personal System/2 Model 30 is a new general-purpose computer system which provides enhanced function beyond that established by the IBM PC and PC XT*, especially in display graphics, at lower prices to the customer. This system includes as standard, many newly integrated features such as a graphics adapter and parallel port. It also allows for the attachment of many existing PC option cards for further expansion. The Personal System/2 Model 30 is available in two versions, 8530-002 with two 3.5 inch (720KB) diskette drives, and 8530-021 with a 20 megabyte fixed disk and a single diskette drive. All models have 640KB RAM, standard.System Characteristics
Min/Max on system board: 640kb
Type of memory:
RAM: DRAM (MMK) 100-150ns w. parity.
ROM: 40 or 64kb w. MS BASIC-80
Power supply: 70w with internal sensing, for worldwide usage
Weight: 8 kg (17.5 lbs)
Dimensions (HxWxD): (102 x 406 x 397mm)
Drive bays: 2 3.5" half-height
Size: 3.5 inch half-height
Size: 3.5 inch half-height
Capacity: Optional 20MB 80ms or 30MB 39ms
Interface: ST-506 PS/2 model 25/30 connector
Size: Optional 12" (8503) or 19" (8506) mono, 14" (8512) or 16" (8514) colour
Display type: Analog CRT
Graphics modes supported: Integrated MCGA Display adapter
64K multiport RAM for displays CGA compatible (31.5KHz double scanned) New modes: (31.5KHz) - 40 by 25 by 16 colours - text (8 X 16 character box) - 80 by 25 by 16 colours - text (8 X 16 character box) - 320 by 200 by 256 colours - all points addressable - 640 by 480 by 2 colours - all points addressable Palette of 262,144 colours - &nbs a78 p; Analog drive to internal display - 70Hz refresh rate in all but 640 by 480 mode - 60Hz refresh rate for 640 by 480 mode - Not compatible with digital displays - Loadable character font capability (512 characters in text modes) - Colour summing to 64 gray shades in BIOS for monochrome displayKeyboard
Operating system: IBM PC DOS Versions 3.30 and later
Various memory, diskette drive, hard drive, monitor, and keyboard configurations including;
8530-002 - System unit 640kb, two diskette drives, keyboard.
8530-021 - System unit 640kb, one diskette drive, one 20MB fixed disk, keyboard.
Personal System/2 8087 Math Co-Processor (#1501217) Personal System/2 Speech Adapter (#1501216) PC Network Adapter II (#1501220) PC Network Baseband Adapter (#1501221) IBM 2MB Expanded Memory Adapter (#2685193) Personal System/2 Display Adapter (#1887744) General Purpose Interface Bus Cable (#63X4882) PC Network Baseband Extender (#6134339) InfoWindow Enhanced Graphics Adapter (#56X2412) IBM Token-Ring Network PC Adapter Diskette (3.5 inch) (#67X0410) Personal System/2 5.25 Inch External Diskette Drive Adapter Personal System/2 Mouse (#6450350) IBM 3363 Optical Disk Drive (#63X4131, 63X4166) IBM Proprinter (#87X9787) Personal System/2 5.25 Inch External Diskette Drive (#4869001) IBM Quietwriter(R) III Printer (#1318200) Personal System/2 Data Migration Facility (#1501224) Plus many more IBM and 3rd party adapter cards...
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