Amstrad PC2286

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The Amstrad "286" PC2286 was launched 1989. The 2000 series launched as a professional follow on to the PC1512/1640.

The 2000 series consisted of 2086 (8086), 2286 (80286) and 2386 (80386DX). The series used a plastic case similar to 1512/1640, but this time the main computer unit had its own power supply unit built in. The machines BIOS setting were battery backed, however unusually this used 4x AA Battery mounted on top of the based unit.

The 2286 came with 3.5" floppy drives as standard, with side port for connecting an external 5 1/4 inch disk drive. The package contained one of a range of monitors. Screen were 12" and 14" in both VGA Mono, VGA Color.


16-bit Intel 80286 CPU, 12.5 MHz



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40 MB


VGA adaptor supporting MDA, CGA, Hercules, EGA, MCGA and EVGA


Serial, parallel, 5.25 inch or 3.5 inch FDD, mouse

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