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retro & new combination
« on: 07:27, 28 February 16 »
just found this "combination" for C64, and i want to have it in my CPC too.
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who can do it and what would it cost ?
 :P :P :P
« Last Edit: 16:49, 29 February 16 by Gryzor »

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Re: retro & new combination
« Reply #1 on: 15:44, 28 February 16 »
What is the RetroPC64 Hybrid?
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Re: retro & new combination
« Reply #2 on: 16:25, 28 February 16 »
A C64 and a PC in a C64 case, with a switch to switch the keyboard between systems. Nicely done, but why?

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Re: retro & new combination
« Reply #3 on: 21:56, 28 February 16 »
i would love to have a cpc and a pc in the cpc case :)

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Re: retro & new combination
« Reply #4 on: 22:30, 28 February 16 »
Huuuum... I am never very sure about these type of things. It is cool but... I almost feel better leaving the Amstrad alone  :D

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Re: retro & new combination
« Reply #5 on: 16:53, 29 February 16 »
Hey, I wouldn't mind one... because, why not. Also, I'd love to be able to finally use a CPC keyboard for modern uses :)

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Re: retro & new combination
« Reply #6 on: 18:10, 29 February 16 »
i would love to have a cpc and a pc in the cpc case :)

Five years later you have two retro systems in one case. One of them useless.  :D
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Re: retro & new combination
« Reply #7 on: 20:20, 29 February 16 »
Hey, I wouldn't mind one... because, why not. Also, I'd love to be able to finally use a CPC keyboard for modern uses :)


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Re: retro & new combination
« Reply #8 on: 22:49, 29 February 16 »
The IBM model M is actually indestructible, I have been constantly using mine at home since the 90s and is still in one piece. Moreover, it looks like new. Wonderful piece of hardware, although very noisy  :picard:

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Re: retro & new combination
« Reply #9 on: 23:12, 29 February 16 »
The IBM model M is actually indestructible, I have been constantly using mine at home since the 90s and is still in one piece. Moreover, it looks like new. Wonderful piece of hardware, although very noisy  :picard:
AKA an "office machine gun" (main effect: gets you out of the open-plan/cubicle and into a real office of your own instantly.  8) Or fired!).
Model M "FTW":  ;D Care and feeding of an IBM Model M 1391406 keyboard Full disclosure: I happen to own the 1391403 with the highest known serial number (i.e. one of the last ever built).
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Re: retro & new combination
« Reply #10 on: 00:20, 01 March 16 »
weren't those IBM actually more expensive than even Apple's computers ?


Anyway I'm pretty sure that with some tweak and soldering, you can fit a CPC/PLUS motherboard as extension on a PC1512...
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Re: retro & new combination
« Reply #11 on: 00:24, 01 March 16 »
Mine is one of the first  :D :D and yes, it belonged to one of those super expensive IBMs that were sold looong ago. I found it in 1993 and I have been using it since then. I keep another one, but it was never necessary to replace it  :D

Sadly, I do not dare to take the second one to the lab!
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