|CPU: 80386 @ 16 MHz, 16/8 bit I/O interface |
Memory: 8 MB, max 16 MB
Operating system: IBM PC DOS ver. 3.30
Drives: 1 FDD 3 1/2"; 1 HDD 40 MB
Graphics: XGA-2, graphic memory 256K, resolution 600x800, 64 Kb colour
Programmes: WordPerfect 5.0 and PC tools
|With the Personal System/2, IBM tried to reconquer leadership on the PC market. Despite expensive marketing efforts, this goal was not accomplished. The slogan "How ya' gonna do it? PS/2 it! The solution is IBM" is part of the largest marketing failures in the companies' history. The machine was similarly unsuccessful due to its high price.|
Despite the initial flop, the PS/2 set standards for computers produced many years later. The 1.44" floppy drive, the 72 pin SIMMs, the VGA connector and the PS2 keyboard and mouse connectors all belong the the PS/2's legacy.
It is running MS-DOS / Windows 3.1.