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First post, by GabrielKnight123

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I'm wondering if this Pc is real but does anyone know what it is, hint I think it's from 1984 and this low quality picture is the only one I have

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Reply 1 of 8, by dionb

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GabrielKnight123 wrote on 2020-03-27, 11:15:

I'm wondering if this Pc is real but does anyone know what it is, hint I think it's from 1984 and this low quality picture is the only one I have

Look suitably 1984-ish with all those logic chips.

Could you give a bit more context about where the still is from to be able to focus a bit? At first glance I'm not even sure it's an x86 & DOS PC, and back in 1984 non-x86 and non-DOS was still common.

Reply 3 of 8, by Vynix

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The ribbon cables just look suspiciously similar to the cables used on 68K Macintoshes (such as the LC "Pizzaboxes" ones).

Though the vents on the sides... They're throwing me off, I can't quite nail what this one would be.

Proud owner of a Shuttle HOT-555A 430VX motherboard and two wonderful retro laptops, namely a Compaq Armada 1700 [nonfunctional] and a HP Omnibook XE3-GC [fully working :p]

Reply 4 of 8, by GabrielKnight123

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Wow guys I thought 1984 was a good hint

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Reply 6 of 8, by GabrielKnight123

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I thought someone would know this Pc from the movie Electric Dreams and I would like to know what it is though I guess the movie wasn't using accuracy with this Pc box name it's probably a prop

Reply 7 of 8, by Sonica

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The movie Electric Dreams was dedicated to the memory of the Univac 1 - the first commercial computer produced in the United States.

It looks like a Victor 9000 Sirius or Ollivetti - But as you've already surmised it's probably a prop, very much like the PC in War-games, which was also a prop, which some guy made a clone of back in the early 2k and sold for quite a few buck's.

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Reply 8 of 8, by CoffeeOne

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aaronkatrini wrote on 2020-03-28, 08:20:

Is this a Game?
I though you were genuinely asking for help... 😠

I agree, maybe an extra topic: "Guess the hardware" will make sense. Such posts with super blurry pictures should be ignored anyway.