IBM Industrial Computer: $10,000 PC from 1985 

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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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Apr 2, 2021




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paul morris
paul morris 5 hours ago
let me guess, the keyboard condom costed $750 right?
James McFarland
James McFarland 6 hours ago
My wristwatch is much more powerful..
Darth Sabber
Darth Sabber 8 hours ago
I had the Bigtower.. and what i can say this Keyboard .. is undistuructable .. no chance .. i throw orange juce cola and other things on it as kid.. just unpluck it .. and let it dry .. works :D
Das KritterHaus
Das KritterHaus 16 hours ago
IBM serrrrriously dropped the ball with their exorbitant pricing. basically it cost the company their market.
dr3d3d Day ago
im on the wrong god damn business...could easily make those Baltic birch items
Believe it or not, some US power plants sometimes still feature AT form factor systems of this era controlling various systems.
George Waddell
George Waddell 2 days ago
The clicky keyboard gets no love nowadays. Sigh...
Tanner Dunn
Tanner Dunn 2 days ago
Looks so modern
Paul W
Paul W 2 days ago
Oh yeah! , turning on that machine ... reminds me of my PS4 Pro running in 4K :D
Meidyan 2 days ago
the Green Color Reminds of Fallout a bit xD
8 ball181 Hand
8 ball181 Hand 2 days ago
El. Psy. Kongroo.
Jake Smith
Jake Smith 3 days ago
Alex InYT
Alex InYT 3 days ago
"Nuclear Warhead Launched"
Aaron Stepien
Aaron Stepien 3 days ago
the NIN joke got the like from me
Awesome Spirit
Awesome Spirit 3 days ago
$524 for an EGA graphics card? Insane! RTX3090 anyone ?
Alexander de Montfort
DerkuiDerkui 3 days ago
Looks like a Quisinart.
MarketOracleTV 3 days ago
I had one of them
Stephen Ferree
Me too. Several years after it was introduced, but hey, it still worked.
Michael C.
Michael C. 4 days ago
Booting up computers back then seems like an experience of it's own with all those clicks, beeps and wurrs.
Stephen Ferree
Yeah, I miss that.
Евгений Федоровский
My girlfriend often complains that my computer is loud ... maybe I should show her this video =D Thank!
Gabriel Mariano Tech
The Aptiva Was Launched In September Of 1994 And Discontinued In 2001
Michi 84
Michi 84 4 days ago
But can it run Crysis ?
Daijyobanai 4 days ago
All computers should be bolted to the floor, especially laptops. And Macbooks should be bolted down through the center of the keyboard.
Gene King
Gene King 4 days ago
cool I never thought of moving my model M into a new case
Omni Plays
Omni Plays 5 days ago
What is the car game at 15:40?
LGR 3 days ago
Hinz Kunzinger
Hinz Kunzinger 5 days ago
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 US-first
samk smed
samk smed 5 days ago
Zhiivago 5 days ago
Those sounds...almost gives me goosebumps. It's the sound of a happy bright limitless future...😔
coolie4u 5 days ago
I'm really happy I can experience this without having to own it, I don't have the space for anything like this :)
keybored condom
boostedmaniac 6 days ago
At 9:09 the chip numbers reminds me of my digital design days. And, nand, or gates, etc.
Rickerd Licks
Rickerd Licks 6 days ago
jonathan shahan
jonathan shahan 6 days ago
Now that’s real Woodgrain just like my Marantz receiver.
KRIGBERT 6 days ago
Ugly is the last thing I'd call that thing!
Jason B
Jason B 6 days ago
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.
Mike Geary
Mike Geary 6 days ago
Spruce Pine has some good thrift stores.
Foreskin Forest
Foreskin Forest 6 days ago
That is a BRUTE
ahmetsercan soydan
It does look like a microwave.
2wheelphoto 7 days ago
I think it’s actually louder than an A-10. We had them at Spangdahlem AB, when I was there.
2wheelphoto 7 days ago
4:12 vladamir putin?
Peizxcv 7 days ago
I think you should v-mod the fans to 7v or 5v to make the computer more playable
Felton 7 days ago
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.
Retro D8bit
Retro D8bit 7 days ago
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.
CR Solarice
CR Solarice 7 days ago
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...
Tslim 8 days ago
i wanna know more about that alarm clock with light attached on your desk!
Benjamin Rondeau
Benjamin Rondeau 8 days ago
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.
Niston Cloud
Niston Cloud 8 days ago
I'm thinking the mystery board is an ESCON Channel Adapter.
Fit from Fat
Fit from Fat 8 days ago
Man.. I used have a job replacing these from offshore oil platforms to more recent IPC610’s
Strevortni 8 days ago
The fact you can bolt that one on the floor made me laugh really hard
GuillermoXT 8 days ago
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?
SuperAgentman007 8 days ago
14:45 I see the two math coprocessors where not put in
3hoursago 8 days ago
2:48 He steps back and admires the monitor so .... fondly 🥰
themanofculture e
this pc in nutshell: $10k jet engine
Jack Evans
Jack Evans 8 days ago
Wait, you can go out and buy security bits to open up your rare IBM computer? You don't have to dremel them open? ;)
BOBXFILES2374a 9 days ago
Didn't they use this to program Terminators in 2135? The only surviving Industrial computer.....
Eric 9 days ago
It's kinda crazy how little computer expenses matter in an industrial environment. When capital equipment can be 50-100k per installation, adding a computer for 10-20k (especially if it's rugged enough for the environment) becomes far less important on the purchase order. Nowadays, companies just want to know that the computer abides by whatever their corporate IT policy dictates
Juan Pachanga
Juan Pachanga 9 days ago
Loud 🔊 as hell. 😂
Phil Builds
Phil Builds 9 days ago
Mr. Regular, Roman and Clint. Can you imagine anything more BROWN? So excited when I saw the post on Instagram!
Please a video building Windows Vista with Lenovo
Daniel Zheleznov
Daniel Zheleznov 9 days ago
Hey LGR don't know if you already did a vid on it but we would really like to see a video of Heroes of Might and Magic
Nikolaos Mihalakis
back in the day where the silicon graphics assholes decide , that we have to sell a kidney to be able to afford a computer. I Remember i got a pc in 1989/1990 where i had an ega card and monitor by samsung , a hyndai pc with an 8086 processor , 5 1/2 disk drive and a samsung monitor .... paying a total of 1400$ ....
Genowave 9 days ago
14:00 oh wow I didn't know Ross Scott was gonna be in this video
Relaxed gaming sessions
impressive piece of machinery :)
J C 9 days ago
I appreciate you also giving the measurements in metric units for us normal people
Koji Kabuto
Koji Kabuto 9 days ago
Playing games on this industrial computer is like playing Gameboy with the green color
Pain-Killer 10 days ago
The power switch has an audible clunk, newer desktops don't come close.
TwoBlackMarks 10 days ago
Atomic Edition :D
TwoBlackMarks 10 days ago
That`s some serious Computer Equipment you have gotten your hands on there.
Retro Gadget Man
Retro Gadget Man 10 days ago
Ah woodgrain... 🤤
Bio-error 1d10t: User unable to create name.
Filtered fans? Holy shit, my computer that I built last year doesn't even have those!
can you not
can you not 10 days ago
Wait what
Bluerose Syn
Bluerose Syn 10 days ago
Man, you are really, *really* enjoying your new clock. This is like, the third video I spotted it in.
Simon Klotz
Simon Klotz 10 days ago
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.
LieutenantWaldron 10 days ago
But was there a decent alternative for more durable? That's probably where they had you.
Thomas Kings
Thomas Kings 10 days ago
loud industrial machine, german CPU. :O
Sam Dabboi
Sam Dabboi 10 days ago
6:39 what my computer sounds like when I play minecraft
IAN 4000
IAN 4000 10 days ago
Love that intro
Robborti 10 days ago
6:30 the sounds that thing is putting out!
David 10 days ago
2:08 beauti clip eh
enorym 11 days ago
Can you direct me to the wooden 5u case that’s awesome!
immaculate woRks
immaculate woRks 11 days ago
If we come up with one of these fully furnished. (Half price
Rachel B
Rachel B 11 days ago
I forgot people used to have keyboard covers. Really, that would be a very sanitary idea for modern office as well.
Michael Ferrador
Michael Ferrador 11 days ago
Mainframe channels (think SCSI) were the high speed disk / tape/ term cluster PU/ printer. There wasn't any LU 6 2 software with it?
FeatherPhoenix 11 days ago
Are you gonna do edutainment month this year? 🙃 (just throwing it out there: jumpstart 3rd grade).
Go For A Ride?
Go For A Ride? 11 days ago
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!
Osei Dwomoh
Osei Dwomoh 11 days ago
When your are using your computer at 2 AM: 6:22
Dr. Lex Winter
Dr. Lex Winter 11 days ago
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.
Some Potato
Some Potato 11 days ago
Time to set up a super annoying 10BASE5 network!
Gandalf is total bro
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 ;-)
Needfuldoer 11 days ago
> 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?
Deon Spates
Deon Spates 11 days ago
They need to bring back the keyboard condom!!!
Comrade Vodka
Comrade Vodka 11 days ago
The unknown card is an IBM channel to channel adapter
Preston Cheap BT headphones test guy
What does it do?! 😐
GGBP14 11 days ago
Wood grain swagger
ACBMemphis 11 days ago
Looks like it would be right at home on the factory floor in the final scene of Terminator!
Erno Sallinen
Erno Sallinen 11 days ago
What a beautiful machine. I think I like this one more than my previous favourite, the Commodore PET (newer models).
Erno Sallinen
Erno Sallinen 11 days ago
OK, maybe shared first place :)
RetroTechToybox 11 days ago
Sounds like a Tornado-In-A-Box(C) when you turn it on.
MS J 11 days ago
This should be standard now in all colleges
Patrick Furlong
Patrick Furlong 11 days ago
Goign by that price list, this machine seemed like a licence to print money!
Keira Lunar
Keira Lunar 11 days ago
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
louis tournas
louis tournas 11 days ago
What does Salem mean?
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