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PPC 640 System Review
« on: 21:38, 28 January 16 »
Something a bit different. Before Christmas I picked up a PPC640 and I've done a system review including a battery test!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rv-RS4U33ak


Nice machine. Didn't do a teardown as the internals look terrifying and I'd never get it back together.


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Re: PPC 640 System Review
« Reply #1 on: 19:44, 31 January 16 »
YT embedding is broken at the moment, but I thought of a solution literally five minutes ago and I'm going to try it tomorrow morning. Apologies for that!

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Re: PPC 640 System Review
« Reply #2 on: 13:19, 02 February 16 »
Another great video.Thanks! Seems like I watched it at the right time, 464 views   :D

You mentioned in the video how well the Amstrad PC line sold. I have always wondered why not more games supporters the special 16 colour mode.

2400 baud were really fast in 1986. Certainly impressive to build that in on such a cheap machine. I have never heard about the ex-Sinclair  designer. Nice one.
Interesting to see how slow the green screen updates, that's not the machine, just the screen.

Love the battery test!

You quickly showed a picture of the Z88, We had a machine like the z88 back in in 1984, the TRS80 model 100. It used a few smaller batteries and could run for more than 24 hours on one set. It had built-in word processor, database, basic, scheduler and modem. I think the modem was only 300/300. The machine was the same size as a stack of A4 paper. 32 characters on screen and 8 lines if memory serves me right. My brother and me programmed simple versions of well known music on it. I am glad to say that we still have that machine as well as the next machine that we got, our February 1985 Amstrad CPC 464.


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Re: PPC 640 System Review
« Reply #3 on: 14:08, 02 February 16 »

Love the battery test!



Which reminds me, I need to recycle them. They are still in the machine (realised when I picked it up on Sunday night and realised it was heavier than usual).
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