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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  • At 9:09 the chip numbers reminds me of my digital design days. And, nand, or gates, etc.

    boostedmaniacboostedmaniacTunti sitten
  • Fart.

    Rickerd LicksRickerd Licks3 tuntia sitten
  • Now that’s real Woodgrain just like my Marantz receiver.

    jonathan shahanjonathan shahan9 tuntia sitten
  • Ugly is the last thing I'd call that thing!

    KRIGBERTKRIGBERT10 tuntia 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 B11 tuntia sitten
  • Spruce Pine has some good thrift stores.

    Mike GearyMike Geary14 tuntia sitten
  • That is a BRUTE

    Foreskin ForestForeskin Forest19 tuntia sitten
  • It does look like a microwave.

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

    2wheelphoto2wheelphotoPäivä sitten
  • 4:12 vladamir putin?

    2wheelphoto2wheelphotoPäivä sitten
  • I think you should v-mod the fans to 7v or 5v to make the computer more playable

    PeizxcvPeizxcvPäivä 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.

    FeltonFeltonPäivä 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 D8bitPäivä 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 Solarice2 päivää sitten
  • i wanna know more about that alarm clock with light attached on your desk!

    TslimTslim2 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 Rondeau2 päivää sitten
  • I'm thinking the mystery board is an ESCON Channel Adapter.

    Niston CloudNiston Cloud2 päivää sitten
  • Man.. I used have a job replacing these from offshore oil platforms to more recent IPC610’s

    Fit from FatFit from Fat2 päivää sitten
  • The fact you can bolt that one on the floor made me laugh really hard

    StrevortniStrevortni2 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?

    GuillermoXTGuillermoXT2 päivää sitten
  • 14:45 I see the two math coprocessors where not put in

    SuperAgentman007SuperAgentman0072 päivää sitten
  • 2:48 He steps back and admires the monitor so .... fondly 🥰

    3hoursago3hoursago2 päivää sitten
  • this pc in nutshell: $10k jet engine

    themanofculture ethemanofculture e2 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 Evans2 päivää sitten
  • Didn't they use this to program Terminators in 2135? The only surviving Industrial computer.....

    BOBXFILES2374aBOBXFILES2374a3 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

    EricEric3 päivää sitten
  • Loud 🔊 as hell. 😂

    Juan PachangaJuan Pachanga3 päivää sitten
  • Mr. Regular, Roman and Clint. Can you imagine anything more BROWN? So excited when I saw the post on Instagram!

    Phil BuildsPhil Builds3 päivää sitten
  • Please a video building Windows Vista with Lenovo

    GuillermoMasipGamerHD2GuillermoMasipGamerHD23 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 Zheleznov3 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 Mihalakis3 päivää sitten
  • 14:00 oh wow I didn't know Ross Scott was gonna be in this video

    GenowaveGenowave3 päivää sitten
  • impressive piece of machinery :)

    Relaxed gaming sessionsRelaxed gaming sessions3 päivää sitten
  • I appreciate you also giving the measurements in metric units for us normal people

    J CJ C4 päivää sitten
  • Playing games on this industrial computer is like playing Gameboy with the green color

    Koji KabutoKoji Kabuto4 päivää sitten
  • The power switch has an audible clunk, newer desktops don't come close.

    Pain-KillerPain-Killer4 päivää sitten
  • Atomic Edition :D

    TwoBlackMarksTwoBlackMarks4 päivää sitten
  • Ah woodgrain... 🤤

    Retro Gadget ManRetro Gadget Man4 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.4 päivää sitten
  • Wait what

    can you notcan you not4 päivää sitten
  • Man, you are really, *really* enjoying your new clock. This is like, the third video I spotted it in.

    Bluerose SynBluerose Syn4 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 Klotz4 päivää sitten
  • But was there a decent alternative for more durable? That's probably where they had you.

    LieutenantWaldronLieutenantWaldron4 päivää sitten
  • loud industrial machine, german CPU. :O

    Thomas KingsThomas Kings4 päivää sitten
  • 6:39 what my computer sounds like when I play minecraft

    Sam DabboiSam Dabboi4 päivää sitten
  • Love that intro

    IAN 4000IAN 40004 päivää sitten
  • 6:30 the sounds that thing is putting out!

    RobbortiRobborti4 päivää sitten
  • 2:08 beauti clip eh

    DavidDavid4 päivää sitten
  • Can you direct me to the wooden 5u case that’s awesome!

    enorymenorym5 päivää sitten
  • If we come up with one of these fully furnished. (Half price

    immaculate woRksimmaculate woRks5 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 B5 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 Ferrador5 päivää sitten
  • Are you gonna do edutainment month this year? 🙃 (just throwing it out there: jumpstart 3rd grade).

    FeatherPhoenixFeatherPhoenix5 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?5 päivää sitten
  • When your are using your computer at 2 AM: 6:22

    Osei DwomohOsei Dwomoh5 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 Winter5 päivää sitten
  • Time to set up a super annoying 10BASE5 network!

    Some PotatoSome Potato5 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 bro5 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?

    NeedfuldoerNeedfuldoer5 päivää sitten
  • They need to bring back the keyboard condom!!!

    Deon SpatesDeon Spates5 päivää sitten
  • The unknown card is an IBM channel to channel adapter

    Comrade VodkaComrade Vodka5 päivää sitten
    • What does it do?! 😐

      Preston Cheap BT headphones test guyPreston Cheap BT headphones test guy4 päivää sitten
  • Wood grain swagger

    GGBP14GGBP145 päivää sitten
  • Looks like it would be right at home on the factory floor in the final scene of Terminator!

    ACBMemphisACBMemphis5 päivää sitten
  • What a beautiful machine. I think I like this one more than my previous favourite, the Commodore PET (newer models).

    Erno SallinenErno Sallinen5 päivää sitten
    • OK, maybe shared first place :)

      Erno SallinenErno Sallinen5 päivää sitten
  • Sounds like a Tornado-In-A-Box(C) when you turn it on.

    RetroTechToysRetroTechToys5 päivää sitten
  • This should be standard now in all colleges

    MS JMS J5 päivää sitten
  • Goign by that price list, this machine seemed like a licence to print money!

    Patrick FurlongPatrick Furlong5 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 Lunar5 päivää sitten
  • What does Salem mean?

    louis tournaslouis tournas5 päivää sitten
  • 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.

    FearkFeark6 päivää sitten
  • That monitor is going to make you grow another arm. That's how nuclear works, right?

    modembuddymodembuddy6 päivää sitten
  • looks like mac pro

    TechKeralaTechKerala6 päivää sitten
  • 13:51 Was that the 8Bit Guy strategy game?

    Luis Erasmo Miranda BojorquezLuis Erasmo Miranda Bojorquez6 päivää sitten
  • A gaming PC for traveling.

    MythtellerMythteller6 päivää sitten
  • So bulky and industrial looking. I approve! Edit. And it sounds like it's about to take off! Hahaha. Awesome!

    JohnboydojoJohnboydojo6 päivää sitten
  • I wonder if this system could run the 1992 game The Oakflat Nuclear Power Plant Simulator from Gamtech Software.

    Allen JohnsonAllen Johnson6 päivää sitten
  • fastforward to slots, boards, cards, thingies.. i might.. ah.. darn.. not have..

    herauthon fourherauthon four6 päivää sitten
  • That thing is ridiculous, we had a much later model (486 I believe) at a call center I worked at, it weighed a ton.

    Chris HorryChris Horry6 päivää sitten
  • Had to laugh when you switched on the power! 😂

    Walter WoldWalter Wold6 päivää sitten
  • "there were tonnes of available upgrades" Apple in 2021: Hahaha what's an upgrade?

    Soundwave SuperiorSoundwave Superior6 päivää sitten
  • Hmm, that's something new - a mechanical keyboard, with the rubber dome on top.

    torginustorginus6 päivää sitten
  • Wow was the loudest thing in the factory lol

    Aanthanur DCAanthanur DC6 päivää sitten
  • I imagine a lot of these were all covered in coal dust, chemicals, among other insane industrial things in its heyday.

    MadameSomnambuleMadameSomnambule6 päivää sitten
  • its from black mesa

    Incorrigible CandyIncorrigible Candy6 päivää sitten
  • Is that a solid aluminium fan???

    gambitinggambiting6 päivää sitten
  • Trent FTW!

    Tom KTom K6 päivää sitten
  • 6:19: ASMR heaven!

    Andy HaleAndy Hale6 päivää sitten
  • With the display turned to green it looks like a Fallout terminal to me.

    Artorias of the AbyssArtorias of the Abyss6 päivää sitten
  • Hi 1984 people. How's it hangin' ?=) all good all good.

    MGT ›MGT ›6 päivää sitten
  • In 1985 I thought that a computer like that was pure gold and would drool at the sight of it. Fifteen years later I would be looking for the nearest landfill to dump it into.

    michaelterry1000michaelterry10006 päivää sitten
  • You know your doing alright in life when you commission someone to make you a ply box that's had a bit of wood stain on it for over $400 when you could make it harbour freight for $15

    LimpingMonkeyLimpingMonkey6 päivää sitten
  • I would like to have this built quality with modern silicon please.

    Herr BertHerr Bert6 päivää sitten
  • Its Still much quieter than my first gen Xbox 360.

    torres3800torres38006 päivää sitten
  • 16 GB RAM 7 TB HDD 4.6 GHZ 6 CORE PC 2020vs 1985

    Ai ChaplinsAi Chaplins6 päivää sitten
  • pc technology has come a long way. however, it still has long way to go till we can do full-dive into true vr. when will i get my matrix level true harem vr world? :(

    D CD C7 päivää sitten
  • I like that green monitor, I would leave it line that. And I like your new lamp


    Kevin SandersKevin Sanders7 päivää sitten
  • .... wood grain handheld over at ETA Prime’s.....

    pyronmasterspyronmasters7 päivää sitten
  • Love the Red On &Off Switch LOL

    Mind BlastMind Blast7 päivää sitten
  • In the early 80s, there's no telling how much the US GOV paid for all those WANG brand computers. SAD.

    Gordon RingGordon Ring7 päivää sitten