IBM Industrial Computer: $10,000 PC from 1985

Apr 2, 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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  • 14:00 oh wow I didn't know Ross Scott was gonna be in this video

    GenowaveGenowave41 minute ago
  • impressive piece of machinery :)

    Relaxed gaming sessionsRelaxed gaming sessionsHour ago
  • I appreciate you also giving the measurements in metric units for us normal people

    J CJ C3 hours ago
  • Playing games on this industrial computer is like playing Gameboy with the green color

    Koji KabutoKoji Kabuto3 hours ago
  • The power switch has an audible clunk, newer desktops don't come close.

    Pain-KillerPain-Killer4 hours ago
  • Atomic Edition :D

    TwoBlackMarksTwoBlackMarks7 hours ago
  • Ah woodgrain... 🤤

    Retro Gadget ManRetro Gadget Man11 hours ago
  • 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.12 hours ago
  • Wait what

    can you notcan you not13 hours ago
  • Man, you are really, *really* enjoying your new clock. This is like, the third video I spotted it in.

    Bluerose SynBluerose Syn15 hours 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.

    Simon KlotzSimon Klotz15 hours ago
  • But was there a decent alternative for more durable? That's probably where they had you.

    LieutenantWaldronLieutenantWaldron19 hours ago
  • loud industrial machine, german CPU. :O

    Thomas KingsThomas Kings22 hours ago
  • 6:39 what my computer sounds like when I play minecraft

    Sam DabboiSam Dabboi23 hours ago
  • Love that intro

    IAN 4000IAN 400023 hours ago
  • 6:30 the sounds that thing is putting out!

    RobbortiRobbortiDay ago
  • 2:08 beauti clip eh

    DavidDavidDay ago
  • Can you direct me to the wooden 5u case that’s awesome!

    enorymenorymDay ago
  • If we come up with one of these fully furnished. (Half price

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

    Rachel BRachel BDay 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?

    Michael FerradorMichael FerradorDay ago
  • Are you gonna do edutainment month this year? 🙃 (just throwing it out there: jumpstart 3rd grade).

    FeatherPhoenixFeatherPhoenixDay 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!

    Go For A Ride?Go For A Ride?Day ago
  • When your are using your computer at 2 AM: 6:22

    Osei DwomohOsei DwomohDay 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.

    Dr. Lex WinterDr. Lex WinterDay ago
  • Time to set up a super annoying 10BASE5 network!

    Some PotatoSome PotatoDay ago
  • 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 broDay 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?

    NeedfuldoerNeedfuldoerDay ago
  • They need to bring back the keyboard condom!!!

    Deon SpatesDeon SpatesDay ago
  • The unknown card is an IBM channel to channel adapter

    Comrade VodkaComrade VodkaDay ago
    • What does it do?! 😐

      Preston Cheap BT headphones test guyPreston Cheap BT headphones test guy12 hours ago
  • Wood grain swagger

    GGBP14GGBP14Day ago
  • Looks like it would be right at home on the factory floor in the final scene of Terminator!

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

    Erno SallinenErno SallinenDay ago
    • OK, maybe shared first place :)

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

    RetroTechToysRetroTechToysDay ago
  • This should be standard now in all colleges

    MS JMS JDay ago
  • Goign by that price list, this machine seemed like a licence to print money!

    Patrick FurlongPatrick FurlongDay 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

    Keira LunarKeira Lunar2 days ago
  • What does Salem mean?

    louis tournaslouis tournas2 days ago
  • 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.

    FearkFeark2 days ago
  • That monitor is going to make you grow another arm. That's how nuclear works, right?

    modembuddymodembuddy2 days ago
  • looks like mac pro

    TechKeralaTechKerala2 days ago
  • 13:51 Was that the 8Bit Guy strategy game?

    Luis Erasmo Miranda BojorquezLuis Erasmo Miranda Bojorquez2 days ago
  • A gaming PC for traveling.

    MythtellerMythteller2 days ago
  • So bulky and industrial looking. I approve! Edit. And it sounds like it's about to take off! Hahaha. Awesome!

    JohnboydojoJohnboydojo2 days ago
  • I wonder if this system could run the 1992 game The Oakflat Nuclear Power Plant Simulator from Gamtech Software.

    Allen JohnsonAllen Johnson2 days ago
  • fastforward to slots, boards, cards, thingies.. i might.. ah.. darn.. not have..

    herauthon fourherauthon four2 days ago
  • 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 Horry2 days ago
  • Had to laugh when you switched on the power! 😂

    Walter WoldWalter Wold2 days ago
  • "there were tonnes of available upgrades" Apple in 2021: Hahaha what's an upgrade?

    Soundwave SuperiorSoundwave Superior2 days ago
  • Hmm, that's something new - a mechanical keyboard, with the rubber dome on top.

    torginustorginus2 days ago
  • Wow was the loudest thing in the factory lol

    Aanthanur DCAanthanur DC2 days ago
  • I imagine a lot of these were all covered in coal dust, chemicals, among other insane industrial things in its heyday.

    MadameSomnambuleMadameSomnambule2 days ago
  • its from black mesa

    Incorrigible CandyIncorrigible Candy2 days ago
  • Is that a solid aluminium fan???

    gambitinggambiting2 days ago
  • Trent FTW!

    Tom KTom K2 days ago
  • 6:19: ASMR heaven!

    Andy HaleAndy Hale2 days ago
  • With the display turned to green it looks like a Fallout terminal to me.

    Artorias of the AbyssArtorias of the Abyss2 days ago
  • Hi 1984 people. How's it hangin' ?=) all good all good.

    MGT ›MGT ›2 days ago
  • In 1985 I thought that a computer like that was pure gold and would drool at the sight of it. Fifteen years later I would be looking for the nearest landfill to dump it into.

    michaelterry1000michaelterry10002 days ago
  • You know your doing alright in life when you commission someone to make you a ply box that's had a bit of wood stain on it for over $400 when you could make it harbour freight for $15

    LimpingMonkeyLimpingMonkey2 days ago
  • I would like to have this built quality with modern silicon please.

    Herr BertHerr Bert2 days ago
  • Its Still much quieter than my first gen Xbox 360.

    torres3800torres38003 days ago
  • 16 GB RAM 7 TB HDD 4.6 GHZ 6 CORE PC 2020vs 1985

    Ai ChaplinsAi Chaplins3 days ago
  • pc technology has come a long way. however, it still has long way to go till we can do full-dive into true vr. when will i get my matrix level true harem vr world? :(

    D CD C3 days ago
  • I like that green monitor, I would leave it line that. And I like your new lamp

    CRISTIAN CIARLOCRISTIAN CIARLO3 days ago
  • HAIL TO THE WOODGRAIN BABY!

    Kevin SandersKevin Sanders3 days ago
  • .... wood grain handheld over at ETA Prime’s.....

    pyronmasterspyronmasters3 days ago
  • Love the Red On &Off Switch LOL

    Mind BlastMind Blast3 days ago
  • In the early 80s, there's no telling how much the US GOV paid for all those WANG brand computers. SAD.

    Gordon RingGordon Ring3 days ago
  • is it just me, or is DOS 3.3 the ultimate retro-computing version of DOS? it just seems like the perfect version at the perfect time. Maybe it's just because it's the oldest version that supports HD floppies.

    BacklightBacklight3 days ago
  • I want a modern computer with this vintage look.

    Jeisson LeonardoJeisson Leonardo3 days ago
  • WOODEN RACK......You Legend Clint!!

    Gareth RogersGareth Rogers3 days ago
  • Did it come with ear protectors or was that an optional extra?

    Paulie's ChannelPaulie's Channel3 days ago
  • That monitor is like from Fallout game, same display colour and look :)

    Mr.HMr.H3 days ago
  • 06:23 Airplane started !

    pzktupelpzktupel3 days ago
  • Such industry. Much green. Very Fallout. Wow.

    obnoxiouspriestobnoxiouspriest3 days ago
  • The only reason I’m here is because on EVERY video detailing something made of wood, I keep seeing HUNDREDS of the SAME comments on every video: “Omg Clint from LGR needs this wood grain”.... why do I keep seeing this comment everywhere, who is this LGR guy, and why does he need everything wood grain???

    Nick HallNick Hall3 days ago
  • Can you change the fan to quieter ones?

    Jonathan GattoJonathan Gatto3 days ago
  • Watched it again, and maybe it's the woodgrain, but the body style reminds me of a 70s-era home computer like a trs-80.

    Richard EstesRichard Estes3 days ago
  • I acquired an IBM PC AT Model 2 for £50 in 1993 from a friend at a factory that was closing down. I used it up to 1989.

    Peter JFPeter JF3 days ago
  • Send that monitor to Adrian Black (Adrian's Digital Basement) he could fix it right up ;P

    baby boomer twerk teambaby boomer twerk team3 days ago
  • Play begin2.exe on it. Best starship simulator out there, change my mind. :)

    TWiTCH 757TWiTCH 7573 days ago
  • I need a safe

    ONAIR RECORDSONAIR RECORDS3 days ago
  • 6:36 And it’s whisper-quiet too!

    PrettyTonyPrettyTony3 days ago
  • Seeing a consumer level PC case with a 140mm fan AND a fan filter would have impressed me in 2005, never mind 1985.

    FireShortsFireShorts3 days ago
  • does it use intel 4004/8008 processor?

    INTELBOYDJINTELBOYDJ3 days ago
  • The result was big, loud, and kinda ugly... and I can't help but love it! LGR

    FrankFrank3 days ago
  • I want a keyboard condom 😁

    Lasse MouritsenLasse Mouritsen3 days ago
  • I'd really like to see what they hooked it up to and what it did, especially in a nuclear power plant. If we knew what other applications it could be used for that would be sweet too.

    Patrick KingPatrick King3 days ago
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    Hobert GreenHobert Green4 days ago
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  • 高价货,2021同样。

    Caitlin JiangCaitlin Jiang4 days ago
  • Does LGR not do Sims reviews anymore?

    esoresor4 days ago
  • Ah man, I remember the turbo button on my old XT. And that power switch. A loud "Thunk" as I recalll...

    Jo'Drakhan The WonderfulJo'Drakhan The Wonderful4 days ago
  • 9:27 did u ask Linus kek tips?

    Pascal MuffPascal Muff4 days ago
  • 3:24 as opposed to dirt debris and liquid you do want in your keyboard?

    Gerard KeanGerard Kean4 days ago
  • you should buy an office building to live in

    African ElephantAfrican Elephant4 days ago
  • hey i have that lamp too!

    the_real_atlissthe_real_atliss4 days ago
  • Heh, that sounds exactly like a modern rack mount server when it starts up...

    DoctorX17DoctorX174 days ago
    • LOL

      Christy ShultzChristy Shultz4 days ago
  • Did i hear that right 🤔..... A *keyboard condom* 😅🙊🙈🙉😅

    Luña Victoria RoseLuña Victoria Rose4 days ago
  • ehhh, I don't like it. the Box I mean! ... it should be stained, Gray. Grey? and the table too.... don't like it! it needs to be a mix between black and white, a nice grey. gray? and it's to bright! and uhm... lol,

    ZarK EhZarK Eh4 days ago
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