PC Convertible - 5140


General Information

The IBM PC Convertible - the poorest selling portable computer at the time!


Why did the machine sell so poorly? Because IBM was not paying attention to the marketplace. At the time, companies like Compaq were developing and releasing 286 portables - with optional hard disks. 

This machine, however, was not impossible to upgrade. You "snap-on" upgrades to the rear of the machine. Have a look at the Rear View and notice the add-on serial port.

Still, due to its poor sales, this machine has become notorious and is therefore collectible.

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ERA: 1986
CPU: Intel 8088
RAM: 640k
DRIVES: 2 x Internal 3.5" 720k
MONITOR: LCD (not backlit)
AUDIO: PC Speaker
I/O: 1 x Bus Extension
1 x Serial Port
1 x Parallel Port
Closer View Keyboard View Rear View Closed Running