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1987 •

IBM PS/2

CPU: At launch, Intel 8MHz 8086, 10MHz 80286, 16 or 20MHz 80386
RAM: 640K – 16 MB (depending on model)
To reassert its leadership, IBM released the PS/2 series of machines in 1987. It consisted originally of five models (30, 50, 60, and two 80s) that ranged from an 8086 machine (the Model 30) up to a whopping 20MHz workstation-class 80386 beast (the 80-111). Among other innovations, the PS/2 line introduced 3.5-inch floppy drives into the IBM pantheon, PS/2 keyboard and mice ports, VGA graphics, and the poorly received Micro Channel bus architecture. These drastic changes were out of step with the burgeoning clone market, and while a modest success, the PS/2 line further eroded IBM’s control of the platform it had created