IBM Industrial Computer: $10,000 PC from 1985

2 Apr 2021
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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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  • Looks like a Quisinart.

    DerkuiDerkuiDerkuiDerkuiVor 3 Stunden
  • I had one of them

    MarketOracleTVMarketOracleTVVor 4 Stunden
  • Booting up computers back then seems like an experience of it's own with all those clicks, beeps and wurrs.

    Michael C.Michael C.Vor 5 Stunden
  • Think that’s a UPS bro

    Craig DuncanCraig DuncanVor 9 Stunden
  • The Aptiva Was Launched In September Of 1994 And Discontinued In 2001

    Gabriel Mariano TechGabriel Mariano TechVor 20 Stunden
  • But can it run Crysis ?

    Michi 84Michi 84Vor 23 Stunden
  • All computers should be bolted to the floor, especially laptops. And Macbooks should be bolted down through the center of the keyboard.

    DaijyobanaiDaijyobanaiVor Tag
  • cool I never thought of moving my model M into a new case

    Gene KingGene KingVor Tag
  • What is the car game at 15:40?

    Omni PlaysOmni PlaysVor Tag
  • 5:44 I am sure, if you ever want to do something else than LGR, you´ll immediately find a job in advertising. And now excuse me, I have to order some wooden products... PS: Are you fine? All limbs in normal shape and quantity? Rubbing a filter that turns into dust on contact after a long life in a nuclear power plant makes a paranoid player of postapocalyptic games a bit worried abour the wellbeing of my favorit voice on DEhave

    Hinz KunzingerHinz KunzingerVor Tag
  • 👋😀🇸🇦

    samk smedsamk smedVor Tag
  • Those sounds...almost gives me goosebumps. It's the sound of a happy bright limitless future...😔

    ZhiivagoZhiivagoVor Tag
  • I'm really happy I can experience this without having to own it, I don't have the space for anything like this :)

    coolie4ucoolie4uVor Tag
  • keybored condom

    独善的なトラップ独善的なトラップVor Tag
  • At 9:09 the chip numbers reminds me of my digital design days. And, nand, or gates, etc.

    boostedmaniacboostedmaniacVor 2 Tage
  • Fart.

    Rickerd LicksRickerd LicksVor 2 Tage
  • Now that’s real Woodgrain just like my Marantz receiver.

    jonathan shahanjonathan shahanVor 2 Tage
  • Ugly is the last thing I'd call that thing!

  • 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 BVor 2 Tage
  • Spruce Pine has some good thrift stores.

    Mike GearyMike GearyVor 2 Tage
  • That is a BRUTE

    Foreskin ForestForeskin ForestVor 2 Tage
  • It does look like a microwave.

    ahmetsercan soydanahmetsercan soydanVor 3 Tage
  • I think it’s actually louder than an A-10. We had them at Spangdahlem AB, when I was there.

    2wheelphoto2wheelphotoVor 3 Tage
  • 4:12 vladamir putin?

    2wheelphoto2wheelphotoVor 3 Tage
  • I think you should v-mod the fans to 7v or 5v to make the computer more playable

    PeizxcvPeizxcvVor 3 Tage
  • 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.

    FeltonFeltonVor 4 Tage
  • 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 D8bitVor 4 Tage
  • 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 SolariceVor 4 Tage
  • i wanna know more about that alarm clock with light attached on your desk!

    TslimTslimVor 4 Tage
  • 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 RondeauVor 4 Tage
  • I'm thinking the mystery board is an ESCON Channel Adapter.

    Niston CloudNiston CloudVor 4 Tage
  • Man.. I used have a job replacing these from offshore oil platforms to more recent IPC610’s

    Fit from FatFit from FatVor 4 Tage
  • The fact you can bolt that one on the floor made me laugh really hard

    StrevortniStrevortniVor 4 Tage
  • 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?

    GuillermoXTGuillermoXTVor 4 Tage
  • 14:45 I see the two math coprocessors where not put in

    SuperAgentman007SuperAgentman007Vor 5 Tage
  • 2:48 He steps back and admires the monitor so .... fondly 🥰

    3hoursago3hoursagoVor 5 Tage
  • this pc in nutshell: $10k jet engine

    themanofculture ethemanofculture eVor 5 Tage
  • 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 EvansVor 5 Tage
  • Didn't they use this to program Terminators in 2135? The only surviving Industrial computer.....

    BOBXFILES2374aBOBXFILES2374aVor 5 Tage
  • 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

    EricEricVor 5 Tage
  • Loud 🔊 as hell. 😂

    Juan PachangaJuan PachangaVor 5 Tage
  • Mr. Regular, Roman and Clint. Can you imagine anything more BROWN? So excited when I saw the post on Instagram!

    Phil BuildsPhil BuildsVor 5 Tage
  • Please a video building Windows Vista with Lenovo

    GuillermoMasipGamerHD2GuillermoMasipGamerHD2Vor 5 Tage
  • 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 ZheleznovVor 5 Tage
  • 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 MihalakisVor 5 Tage
  • 14:00 oh wow I didn't know Ross Scott was gonna be in this video

    GenowaveGenowaveVor 6 Tage
  • impressive piece of machinery :)

    Relaxed gaming sessionsRelaxed gaming sessionsVor 6 Tage
  • I appreciate you also giving the measurements in metric units for us normal people

    J CJ CVor 6 Tage
  • Playing games on this industrial computer is like playing Gameboy with the green color

    Koji KabutoKoji KabutoVor 6 Tage
  • The power switch has an audible clunk, newer desktops don't come close.

    Pain-KillerPain-KillerVor 6 Tage
  • Atomic Edition :D

    TwoBlackMarksTwoBlackMarksVor 6 Tage
  • Ah woodgrain... 🤤

    Retro Gadget ManRetro Gadget ManVor 6 Tage
  • 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.Vor 6 Tage
  • Wait what

    can you notcan you notVor 6 Tage
  • Man, you are really, *really* enjoying your new clock. This is like, the third video I spotted it in.

    Bluerose SynBluerose SynVor 6 Tage
  • 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 KlotzVor 6 Tage
  • But was there a decent alternative for more durable? That's probably where they had you.

    LieutenantWaldronLieutenantWaldronVor 6 Tage
  • loud industrial machine, german CPU. :O

    Thomas KingsThomas KingsVor 6 Tage
  • 6:39 what my computer sounds like when I play minecraft

    Sam DabboiSam DabboiVor 7 Tage
  • Love that intro

    IAN 4000IAN 4000Vor 7 Tage
  • 6:30 the sounds that thing is putting out!

    RobbortiRobbortiVor 7 Tage
  • 2:08 beauti clip eh

    DavidDavidVor 7 Tage
  • Can you direct me to the wooden 5u case that’s awesome!

    enorymenorymVor 7 Tage
  • If we come up with one of these fully furnished. (Half price

    immaculate woRksimmaculate woRksVor 7 Tage
  • I forgot people used to have keyboard covers. Really, that would be a very sanitary idea for modern office as well.

    Rachel BRachel BVor 7 Tage
  • 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 FerradorVor 7 Tage
  • Are you gonna do edutainment month this year? 🙃 (just throwing it out there: jumpstart 3rd grade).

    FeatherPhoenixFeatherPhoenixVor 7 Tage
  • 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?Vor 7 Tage
  • When your are using your computer at 2 AM: 6:22

    Osei DwomohOsei DwomohVor 7 Tage
  • 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 WinterVor 7 Tage
  • Time to set up a super annoying 10BASE5 network!

    Some PotatoSome PotatoVor 7 Tage
  • 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 broVor 7 Tage
  • > 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?

    NeedfuldoerNeedfuldoerVor 7 Tage
  • They need to bring back the keyboard condom!!!

    Deon SpatesDeon SpatesVor 7 Tage
  • The unknown card is an IBM channel to channel adapter

    Comrade VodkaComrade VodkaVor 7 Tage
    • What does it do?! 😐

      Preston Cheap BT headphones test guyPreston Cheap BT headphones test guyVor 6 Tage
  • Wood grain swagger

    GGBP14GGBP14Vor 7 Tage
  • Looks like it would be right at home on the factory floor in the final scene of Terminator!

    ACBMemphisACBMemphisVor 7 Tage
  • What a beautiful machine. I think I like this one more than my previous favourite, the Commodore PET (newer models).

    Erno SallinenErno SallinenVor 7 Tage
    • OK, maybe shared first place :)

      Erno SallinenErno SallinenVor 7 Tage
  • Sounds like a Tornado-In-A-Box(C) when you turn it on.

    RetroTechToyboxRetroTechToyboxVor 7 Tage
  • This should be standard now in all colleges

    MS JMS JVor 8 Tage
  • Goign by that price list, this machine seemed like a licence to print money!

    Patrick FurlongPatrick FurlongVor 8 Tage
  • 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 LunarVor 8 Tage
  • What does Salem mean?

    louis tournaslouis tournasVor 8 Tage
  • 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.

    FearkFearkVor 8 Tage
  • That monitor is going to make you grow another arm. That's how nuclear works, right?

    modembuddymodembuddyVor 8 Tage
  • looks like mac pro

    TechKeralaTechKeralaVor 8 Tage
  • 13:51 Was that the 8Bit Guy strategy game?

    Luis Erasmo Miranda BojorquezLuis Erasmo Miranda BojorquezVor 8 Tage
  • A gaming PC for traveling.

    MythtellerMythtellerVor 8 Tage
  • So bulky and industrial looking. I approve! Edit. And it sounds like it's about to take off! Hahaha. Awesome!

    JohnboydojoJohnboydojoVor 8 Tage
  • I wonder if this system could run the 1992 game The Oakflat Nuclear Power Plant Simulator from Gamtech Software.

    Allen JohnsonAllen JohnsonVor 8 Tage
  • fastforward to slots, boards, cards, thingies.. i might.. ah.. darn.. not have..

    herauthon fourherauthon fourVor 8 Tage
  • 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 HorryVor 8 Tage
  • Had to laugh when you switched on the power! 😂

    Walter WoldWalter WoldVor 8 Tage
  • "there were tonnes of available upgrades" Apple in 2021: Hahaha what's an upgrade?

    Soundwave SuperiorSoundwave SuperiorVor 8 Tage
  • Hmm, that's something new - a mechanical keyboard, with the rubber dome on top.

    torginustorginusVor 8 Tage
  • Wow was the loudest thing in the factory lol

    Aanthanur DCAanthanur DCVor 8 Tage
  • I imagine a lot of these were all covered in coal dust, chemicals, among other insane industrial things in its heyday.

    MadameSomnambuleMadameSomnambuleVor 8 Tage
  • its from black mesa

    Incorrigible CandyIncorrigible CandyVor 8 Tage
  • Is that a solid aluminium fan???

    gambitinggambitingVor 8 Tage
  • Trent FTW!

    Tom KTom KVor 8 Tage