IBM Industrial Computer: $10,000 PC from 1985

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Checking out the IBM 7532 Industrial Computer, introduced in May of 1985 at $6149. Prices only went up from there, easily surpassing $10000 for a decent setup with EGA and a hard drive! It's one monster of a rackmount 286, built for use in professional environments like factories, power plants, and alongside mainframes.
And yep, this is the source of the legendary gray Industrial Model M keyboard!
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  • let me guess, the keyboard condom costed $750 right?

    paul morrispaul morris8 tuntia sitten
  • My wristwatch is much more powerful..

    James McFarlandJames McFarland9 tuntia sitten
  • I had the Bigtower.. and what i can say this Keyboard .. is undistuructable .. no chance .. i throw orange juce cola and other things on it as kid.. just unpluck it .. and let it dry .. works :D

    Darth SabberDarth Sabber11 tuntia sitten
  • IBM serrrrriously dropped the ball with their exorbitant pricing. basically it cost the company their market.

    Das KritterHausDas KritterHaus19 tuntia sitten
  • im on the wrong god damn business...could easily make those Baltic birch items

    dr3d3ddr3d3dPäivä sitten
  • Believe it or not, some US power plants sometimes still feature AT form factor systems of this era controlling various systems.

    IrrationalExuberanceIrrationalExuberance2 päivää sitten
  • The clicky keyboard gets no love nowadays. Sigh...

    George WaddellGeorge Waddell2 päivää sitten
  • Looks so modern

    Tanner DunnTanner Dunn2 päivää sitten
  • Oh yeah! , turning on that machine ... reminds me of my PS4 Pro running in 4K :D

    Paul WPaul W2 päivää sitten
  • the Green Color Reminds of Fallout a bit xD

    MeidyanMeidyan2 päivää sitten
  • El. Psy. Kongroo.

    8 ball181 Hand8 ball181 Hand2 päivää sitten
  • awesome.

    Jake SmithJake Smith3 päivää sitten
  • "Nuclear Warhead Launched"

    Alex InYTAlex InYT3 päivää sitten
  • the NIN joke got the like from me

    Aaron StepienAaron Stepien3 päivää sitten
  • $524 for an EGA graphics card? Insane! RTX3090 anyone ?

    Awesome SpiritAwesome Spirit3 päivää sitten
  • 【aesthetic】

    Alexander de MontfortAlexander de Montfort3 päivää sitten
  • Looks like a Quisinart.

    DerkuiDerkuiDerkuiDerkui4 päivää sitten
  • I had one of them

    MarketOracleTVMarketOracleTV4 päivää sitten
    • Me too. Several years after it was introduced, but hey, it still worked.

      Stephen FerreeStephen Ferree4 tuntia sitten
  • Booting up computers back then seems like an experience of it's own with all those clicks, beeps and wurrs.

    Michael C.Michael C.4 päivää sitten
    • Yeah, I miss that.

      Stephen FerreeStephen Ferree4 tuntia sitten
  • My girlfriend often complains that my computer is loud ... maybe I should show her this video =D Thank!

    Евгений ФедоровскийЕвгений Федоровский4 päivää sitten
  • The Aptiva Was Launched In September Of 1994 And Discontinued In 2001

    Gabriel Mariano TechGabriel Mariano Tech4 päivää sitten
  • But can it run Crysis ?

    Michi 84Michi 844 päivää sitten
  • All computers should be bolted to the floor, especially laptops. And Macbooks should be bolted down through the center of the keyboard.

    DaijyobanaiDaijyobanai4 päivää sitten
  • cool I never thought of moving my model M into a new case

    Gene KingGene King5 päivää sitten
  • What is the car game at 15:40?

    Omni PlaysOmni Plays5 päivää sitten
    • Vette!

      LGRLGR3 päivää sitten
  • 5:44 I am sure, if you ever want to do something else than LGR, you´ll immediately find a job in advertising. And now excuse me, I have to order some wooden products... PS: Are you fine? All limbs in normal shape and quantity? Rubbing a filter that turns into dust on contact after a long life in a nuclear power plant makes a paranoid player of postapocalyptic games a bit worried abour the wellbeing of my favorit voice on FIstream

    Hinz KunzingerHinz Kunzinger5 päivää sitten
  • 👋😀🇸🇦

    samk smedsamk smed5 päivää sitten
  • Those sounds...almost gives me goosebumps. It's the sound of a happy bright limitless future...😔

    ZhiivagoZhiivago5 päivää sitten
  • I'm really happy I can experience this without having to own it, I don't have the space for anything like this :)

    coolie4ucoolie4u5 päivää sitten
  • keybored condom

    独善的なトラップ独善的なトラップ5 päivää sitten
  • At 9:09 the chip numbers reminds me of my digital design days. And, nand, or gates, etc.

    boostedmaniacboostedmaniac6 päivää sitten
  • Fart.

    Rickerd LicksRickerd Licks6 päivää sitten
  • Now that’s real Woodgrain just like my Marantz receiver.

    jonathan shahanjonathan shahan6 päivää sitten
  • Ugly is the last thing I'd call that thing!

    KRIGBERTKRIGBERT6 päivää sitten
  • Omg wow thats loud, it sounds like the engine cooling fan on a car during a hot day with the ac on high lol. My first pc was a used COMPAQ DESKPRO 386/25 and i swear it sounded like a plane. I hated it at first since i was comparing it to a quiet little mac i used at school.

    Jason BJason B6 päivää sitten
  • Spruce Pine has some good thrift stores.

    Mike GearyMike Geary6 päivää sitten
  • That is a BRUTE

    Foreskin ForestForeskin Forest6 päivää sitten
  • It does look like a microwave.

    ahmetsercan soydanahmetsercan soydan7 päivää sitten
  • I think it’s actually louder than an A-10. We had them at Spangdahlem AB, when I was there.

    2wheelphoto2wheelphoto7 päivää sitten
  • 4:12 vladamir putin?

    2wheelphoto2wheelphoto7 päivää sitten
  • I think you should v-mod the fans to 7v or 5v to make the computer more playable

    PeizxcvPeizxcv7 päivää sitten
  • LGR - I'm wondering if you have done old smartphones? For example, on eBay and such places you can find sealed, boxed examples of old Android phones like the HTC Magic. For a different take on old cell phones that are not smartphones, check out the Nokia N-Gage.

    FeltonFelton7 päivää sitten
  • Funny how this channel always makes me feel amazed and excited like when i started to discover computers in the early 90s... Thanks Clint for the nostalgia feels.

    Retro D8bitRetro D8bit8 päivää sitten
  • OMG... WOW!! Holy Cow!! Shhwwoooooooo! (Seismic detectors react across half the globe....) I can remember what it may have sounded like with two full height 5.25 Mfm's shaking to life...

    CR SolariceCR Solarice8 päivää sitten
  • i wanna know more about that alarm clock with light attached on your desk!

    TslimTslim8 päivää sitten
  • That gigantic card (9:15) is exactly what it says it is, it's an old IBM Channel Adapter. It is indeed used to connect a PC to a mainframe's "Channel I/O Architecture" which is the original implementation that IBM engineer Chet Heath then reused to create the Micro Channel Architecture of the PS/2 line. It's a bus designed to connect the various components of an IBM mainframe but that could also be used to connect to anything with the right adapter.

    Benjamin RondeauBenjamin Rondeau8 päivää sitten
  • I'm thinking the mystery board is an ESCON Channel Adapter.

    Niston CloudNiston Cloud8 päivää sitten
  • Man.. I used have a job replacing these from offshore oil platforms to more recent IPC610’s

    Fit from FatFit from Fat8 päivää sitten
  • The fact you can bolt that one on the floor made me laugh really hard

    StrevortniStrevortni8 päivää sitten
  • Very loud & the completely opposite of my 286 with Noctua fan in my PSU😉 BTW how can I have a "Tandon" logo as a .bat file?

    GuillermoXTGuillermoXT8 päivää sitten
  • 14:45 I see the two math coprocessors where not put in

    SuperAgentman007SuperAgentman0078 päivää sitten
  • 2:48 He steps back and admires the monitor so .... fondly 🥰

    3hoursago3hoursago9 päivää sitten
  • this pc in nutshell: $10k jet engine

    themanofculture ethemanofculture e9 päivää sitten
  • Wait, you can go out and buy security bits to open up your rare IBM computer? You don't have to dremel them open? ;)

    Jack EvansJack Evans9 päivää sitten
  • Didn't they use this to program Terminators in 2135? The only surviving Industrial computer.....

    BOBXFILES2374aBOBXFILES2374a9 päivää sitten
  • It's kinda crazy how little computer expenses matter in an industrial environment. When capital equipment can be 50-100k per installation, adding a computer for 10-20k (especially if it's rugged enough for the environment) becomes far less important on the purchase order. Nowadays, companies just want to know that the computer abides by whatever their corporate IT policy dictates

    EricEric9 päivää sitten
  • Loud 🔊 as hell. 😂

    Juan PachangaJuan Pachanga9 päivää sitten
  • Mr. Regular, Roman and Clint. Can you imagine anything more BROWN? So excited when I saw the post on Instagram!

    Phil BuildsPhil Builds9 päivää sitten
  • Please a video building Windows Vista with Lenovo

    GuillermoMasipGamerHD2GuillermoMasipGamerHD29 päivää sitten
  • Hey LGR don't know if you already did a vid on it but we would really like to see a video of Heroes of Might and Magic

    Daniel ZheleznovDaniel Zheleznov9 päivää sitten
  • back in the day where the silicon graphics assholes decide , that we have to sell a kidney to be able to afford a computer. I Remember i got a pc in 1989/1990 where i had an ega card and monitor by samsung , a hyndai pc with an 8086 processor , 5 1/2 disk drive and a samsung monitor .... paying a total of 1400$ ....

    Nikolaos MihalakisNikolaos Mihalakis9 päivää sitten
  • 14:00 oh wow I didn't know Ross Scott was gonna be in this video

    GenowaveGenowave10 päivää sitten
  • impressive piece of machinery :)

    Relaxed gaming sessionsRelaxed gaming sessions10 päivää sitten
  • I appreciate you also giving the measurements in metric units for us normal people

    J CJ C10 päivää sitten
  • Playing games on this industrial computer is like playing Gameboy with the green color

    Koji KabutoKoji Kabuto10 päivää sitten
  • The power switch has an audible clunk, newer desktops don't come close.

    Pain-KillerPain-Killer10 päivää sitten
  • Atomic Edition :D

    TwoBlackMarksTwoBlackMarks10 päivää sitten
  • That`s some serious Computer Equipment you have gotten your hands on there.

    TwoBlackMarksTwoBlackMarks10 päivää sitten
  • Ah woodgrain... 🤤

    Retro Gadget ManRetro Gadget Man10 päivää sitten
  • Filtered fans? Holy shit, my computer that I built last year doesn't even have those!

    Bio-error 1d10t: User unable to create name.Bio-error 1d10t: User unable to create name.10 päivää sitten
  • Wait what

    can you notcan you not10 päivää sitten
  • Man, you are really, *really* enjoying your new clock. This is like, the third video I spotted it in.

    Bluerose SynBluerose Syn10 päivää sitten
  • Sorry if i have watched the Chernobyl series too much lately, but if i got gear that was used in any nuclear power plant for years, i would loan me a dosimeter and check it.

    Simon KlotzSimon Klotz10 päivää sitten
  • But was there a decent alternative for more durable? That's probably where they had you.

    LieutenantWaldronLieutenantWaldron10 päivää sitten
  • loud industrial machine, german CPU. :O

    Thomas KingsThomas Kings10 päivää sitten
  • 6:39 what my computer sounds like when I play minecraft

    Sam DabboiSam Dabboi10 päivää sitten
  • Love that intro

    IAN 4000IAN 400010 päivää sitten
  • 6:30 the sounds that thing is putting out!

    RobbortiRobborti11 päivää sitten
  • 2:08 beauti clip eh

    DavidDavid11 päivää sitten
  • Can you direct me to the wooden 5u case that’s awesome!

    enorymenorym11 päivää sitten
  • If we come up with one of these fully furnished. (Half price

    immaculate woRksimmaculate woRks11 päivää sitten
  • I forgot people used to have keyboard covers. Really, that would be a very sanitary idea for modern office as well.

    Rachel BRachel B11 päivää sitten
  • Mainframe channels (think SCSI) were the high speed disk / tape/ term cluster PU/ printer. There wasn't any LU 6 2 software with it?

    Michael FerradorMichael Ferrador11 päivää sitten
  • Are you gonna do edutainment month this year? 🙃 (just throwing it out there: jumpstart 3rd grade).

    FeatherPhoenixFeatherPhoenix11 päivää sitten
  • Keyboard condom!!!! That just brought back memories of the late 90s working as a cook at Dominos Pizza. All the keyboards at the phones for call ins orders and also the keyboard on the prep line had these things! What a fun time slinging pizzas in my high school days!

    Go For A Ride?Go For A Ride?11 päivää sitten
  • When your are using your computer at 2 AM: 6:22

    Osei DwomohOsei Dwomoh11 päivää sitten
  • Those keyboard condoms used to come pre heat stressed with cracks and grease inserted under it for an extra fee. Only cheap-o workplaces didn't get the filthy crusty keyboard combo.

    Dr. Lex WinterDr. Lex Winter11 päivää sitten
  • Time to set up a super annoying 10BASE5 network!

    Some PotatoSome Potato11 päivää sitten
  • Hey Clint! I just had few beers and I'm binge watching your older videos (ofc commenting under newest one - not that drunk!;-)). Just wanted to say thank you for your content and work. Stay safe and healthy! Greeting from Poland - fellow 86 boomer ;-)

    Gandalf is total broGandalf is total bro11 päivää sitten
  • > Rare IBM machine > Buys the appropriate security hex bits to take it apart instead of using a Dremel > Plays Planet X3 as a demo immediately after But where are the paper clips?

    NeedfuldoerNeedfuldoer11 päivää sitten
  • They need to bring back the keyboard condom!!!

    Deon SpatesDeon Spates11 päivää sitten
  • The unknown card is an IBM channel to channel adapter

    Comrade VodkaComrade Vodka11 päivää sitten
    • What does it do?! 😐

      Preston Cheap BT headphones test guyPreston Cheap BT headphones test guy10 päivää sitten
  • Wood grain swagger

    GGBP14GGBP1411 päivää sitten
  • Looks like it would be right at home on the factory floor in the final scene of Terminator!

    ACBMemphisACBMemphis11 päivää sitten
  • What a beautiful machine. I think I like this one more than my previous favourite, the Commodore PET (newer models).

    Erno SallinenErno Sallinen11 päivää sitten
    • OK, maybe shared first place :)

      Erno SallinenErno Sallinen11 päivää sitten
  • Sounds like a Tornado-In-A-Box(C) when you turn it on.

    RetroTechToyboxRetroTechToybox11 päivää sitten
  • This should be standard now in all colleges

    MS JMS J11 päivää sitten
  • Goign by that price list, this machine seemed like a licence to print money!

    Patrick FurlongPatrick Furlong11 päivää sitten
  • that old industrial fan all i wonder is just how loud it is dose it rival a PS4 going jet or the heat it produced

    Keira LunarKeira Lunar11 päivää sitten
  • What does Salem mean?

    louis tournaslouis tournas12 päivää sitten