IBM Industrial Computer: $10,000 PC from 1985

2 apr. 2021
351 731 Weergaven

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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  • im on the wrong god damn business...could easily make those Baltic birch items

    dr3d3ddr3d3d19 uur geleden
  • Believe it or not, some US power plants sometimes still feature AT form factor systems of this era controlling various systems.

    IrrationalExuberanceIrrationalExuberance22 uur geleden
  • The clicky keyboard gets no love nowadays. Sigh...

    George WaddellGeorge WaddellDag geleden
  • Looks so modern

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

    Paul WPaul WDag geleden
  • But can it run doom

    JalkerJalkerDag geleden
  • the Green Color Reminds of Fallout a bit xD

    MeidyanMeidyanDag geleden
  • El. Psy. Kongroo.

    8 ball181 Hand8 ball181 HandDag geleden
  • awesome.

    Jake SmithJake Smith2 dagen geleden
  • "Nuclear Warhead Launched"

    Alex InYTAlex InYT2 dagen geleden
  • the NIN joke got the like from me

    Aaron StepienAaron Stepien2 dagen geleden
  • $524 for an EGA graphics card? Insane! RTX3090 anyone ?

    Awesome SpiritAwesome Spirit2 dagen geleden
  • 【aesthetic】

    Alexander de MontfortAlexander de Montfort2 dagen geleden
  • Looks like a Quisinart.

    DerkuiDerkuiDerkuiDerkui2 dagen geleden
  • I had one of them

    MarketOracleTVMarketOracleTV2 dagen geleden
  • Booting up computers back then seems like an experience of it's own with all those clicks, beeps and wurrs.

    Michael C.Michael C.3 dagen geleden
  • My girlfriend often complains that my computer is loud ... maybe I should show her this video =D Thank!

    Евгений ФедоровскийЕвгений Федоровский3 dagen geleden
  • The Aptiva Was Launched In September Of 1994 And Discontinued In 2001

    Gabriel Mariano TechGabriel Mariano Tech3 dagen geleden
  • But can it run Crysis ?

    Michi 84Michi 843 dagen geleden
  • All computers should be bolted to the floor, especially laptops. And Macbooks should be bolted down through the center of the keyboard.

    DaijyobanaiDaijyobanai3 dagen geleden
  • cool I never thought of moving my model M into a new case

    Gene KingGene King3 dagen geleden
  • What is the car game at 15:40?

    Omni PlaysOmni Plays4 dagen geleden
    • Vette!

      LGRLGR2 dagen geleden
  • 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 NLworld

    Hinz KunzingerHinz Kunzinger4 dagen geleden
  • 👋😀🇸🇦

    samk smedsamk smed4 dagen geleden
  • Those sounds...almost gives me goosebumps. It's the sound of a happy bright limitless future...😔

    ZhiivagoZhiivago4 dagen geleden
  • I'm really happy I can experience this without having to own it, I don't have the space for anything like this :)

    coolie4ucoolie4u4 dagen geleden
  • keybored condom

    独善的なトラップ独善的なトラップ4 dagen geleden
  • At 9:09 the chip numbers reminds me of my digital design days. And, nand, or gates, etc.

    boostedmaniacboostedmaniac5 dagen geleden
  • Fart.

    Rickerd LicksRickerd Licks5 dagen geleden
  • Now that’s real Woodgrain just like my Marantz receiver.

    jonathan shahanjonathan shahan5 dagen geleden
  • Ugly is the last thing I'd call that thing!

    KRIGBERTKRIGBERT5 dagen geleden
  • 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 B5 dagen geleden
  • Spruce Pine has some good thrift stores.

    Mike GearyMike Geary5 dagen geleden
  • That is a BRUTE

    Foreskin ForestForeskin Forest5 dagen geleden
  • It does look like a microwave.

    ahmetsercan soydanahmetsercan soydan5 dagen geleden
  • I think it’s actually louder than an A-10. We had them at Spangdahlem AB, when I was there.

    2wheelphoto2wheelphoto6 dagen geleden
  • 4:12 vladamir putin?

    2wheelphoto2wheelphoto6 dagen geleden
  • I think you should v-mod the fans to 7v or 5v to make the computer more playable

    PeizxcvPeizxcv6 dagen geleden
  • 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.

    FeltonFelton6 dagen geleden
  • 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 D8bit6 dagen geleden
  • 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 Solarice6 dagen geleden
  • i wanna know more about that alarm clock with light attached on your desk!

    TslimTslim7 dagen geleden
  • 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 Rondeau7 dagen geleden
  • I'm thinking the mystery board is an ESCON Channel Adapter.

    Niston CloudNiston Cloud7 dagen geleden
  • Man.. I used have a job replacing these from offshore oil platforms to more recent IPC610’s

    Fit from FatFit from Fat7 dagen geleden
  • The fact you can bolt that one on the floor made me laugh really hard

    StrevortniStrevortni7 dagen geleden
  • 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?

    GuillermoXTGuillermoXT7 dagen geleden
  • 14:45 I see the two math coprocessors where not put in

    SuperAgentman007SuperAgentman0077 dagen geleden
  • 2:48 He steps back and admires the monitor so .... fondly 🥰

    3hoursago3hoursago7 dagen geleden
  • this pc in nutshell: $10k jet engine

    themanofculture ethemanofculture e7 dagen geleden
  • 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 Evans7 dagen geleden
  • Didn't they use this to program Terminators in 2135? The only surviving Industrial computer.....

    BOBXFILES2374aBOBXFILES2374a8 dagen geleden
  • 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

    EricEric8 dagen geleden
  • Loud 🔊 as hell. 😂

    Juan PachangaJuan Pachanga8 dagen geleden
  • Mr. Regular, Roman and Clint. Can you imagine anything more BROWN? So excited when I saw the post on Instagram!

    Phil BuildsPhil Builds8 dagen geleden
  • Please a video building Windows Vista with Lenovo

    GuillermoMasipGamerHD2GuillermoMasipGamerHD28 dagen geleden
  • 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 Zheleznov8 dagen geleden
  • 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 Mihalakis8 dagen geleden
  • 14:00 oh wow I didn't know Ross Scott was gonna be in this video

    GenowaveGenowave8 dagen geleden
  • impressive piece of machinery :)

    Relaxed gaming sessionsRelaxed gaming sessions8 dagen geleden
  • I appreciate you also giving the measurements in metric units for us normal people

    J CJ C8 dagen geleden
  • Playing games on this industrial computer is like playing Gameboy with the green color

    Koji KabutoKoji Kabuto8 dagen geleden
  • The power switch has an audible clunk, newer desktops don't come close.

    Pain-KillerPain-Killer9 dagen geleden
  • Atomic Edition :D

    TwoBlackMarksTwoBlackMarks9 dagen geleden
  • That`s some serious Computer Equipment you have gotten your hands on there.

    TwoBlackMarksTwoBlackMarks9 dagen geleden
  • Ah woodgrain... 🤤

    Retro Gadget ManRetro Gadget Man9 dagen geleden
  • 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.9 dagen geleden
  • Wait what

    can you notcan you not9 dagen geleden
  • Man, you are really, *really* enjoying your new clock. This is like, the third video I spotted it in.

    Bluerose SynBluerose Syn9 dagen geleden
  • 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 Klotz9 dagen geleden
  • But was there a decent alternative for more durable? That's probably where they had you.

    LieutenantWaldronLieutenantWaldron9 dagen geleden
  • loud industrial machine, german CPU. :O

    Thomas KingsThomas Kings9 dagen geleden
  • 6:39 what my computer sounds like when I play minecraft

    Sam DabboiSam Dabboi9 dagen geleden
  • Love that intro

    IAN 4000IAN 40009 dagen geleden
  • 6:30 the sounds that thing is putting out!

    RobbortiRobborti9 dagen geleden
  • 2:08 beauti clip eh

    DavidDavid9 dagen geleden
  • Can you direct me to the wooden 5u case that’s awesome!

    enorymenorym10 dagen geleden
  • If we come up with one of these fully furnished. (Half price

    immaculate woRksimmaculate woRks10 dagen geleden
  • I forgot people used to have keyboard covers. Really, that would be a very sanitary idea for modern office as well.

    Rachel BRachel B10 dagen geleden
  • 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 Ferrador10 dagen geleden
  • Are you gonna do edutainment month this year? 🙃 (just throwing it out there: jumpstart 3rd grade).

    FeatherPhoenixFeatherPhoenix10 dagen geleden
  • 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?10 dagen geleden
  • When your are using your computer at 2 AM: 6:22

    Osei DwomohOsei Dwomoh10 dagen geleden
  • 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 Winter10 dagen geleden
  • Time to set up a super annoying 10BASE5 network!

    Some PotatoSome Potato10 dagen geleden
  • 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 bro10 dagen geleden
  • > 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?

    NeedfuldoerNeedfuldoer10 dagen geleden
  • They need to bring back the keyboard condom!!!

    Deon SpatesDeon Spates10 dagen geleden
  • The unknown card is an IBM channel to channel adapter

    Comrade VodkaComrade Vodka10 dagen geleden
    • What does it do?! 😐

      Preston Cheap BT headphones test guyPreston Cheap BT headphones test guy9 dagen geleden
  • Wood grain swagger

    GGBP14GGBP1410 dagen geleden
  • Looks like it would be right at home on the factory floor in the final scene of Terminator!

    ACBMemphisACBMemphis10 dagen geleden
  • What a beautiful machine. I think I like this one more than my previous favourite, the Commodore PET (newer models).

    Erno SallinenErno Sallinen10 dagen geleden
    • OK, maybe shared first place :)

      Erno SallinenErno Sallinen10 dagen geleden
  • Sounds like a Tornado-In-A-Box(C) when you turn it on.

    RetroTechToyboxRetroTechToybox10 dagen geleden
  • This should be standard now in all colleges

    MS JMS J10 dagen geleden
  • Goign by that price list, this machine seemed like a licence to print money!

    Patrick FurlongPatrick Furlong10 dagen geleden
  • 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 Lunar10 dagen geleden
  • What does Salem mean?

    louis tournaslouis tournas10 dagen geleden
  • Would be wise to check the monitor for isotopic radiation. Probably just 3,6 roentgen, so no worry, but time will tell. Greetings from USSR.

    FearkFeark10 dagen geleden
  • That monitor is going to make you grow another arm. That's how nuclear works, right?

    modembuddymodembuddy11 dagen geleden
  • looks like mac pro

    TechKeralaTechKerala11 dagen geleden