> There is an auction for three IBM PCs "built 1985/6" plus a printer on
> eBay UK - the one pictured appears to be an example of the unusual
> type 5271 "3270 Personal Computer", which is essentially a 5160 XT
> crossed with a 3270 terminal and provides the functions of both.
> The picture shows a PC set up with both a special type 5272 display
> and a 122 key keyboard as used on the 3270 PC, though details of
> numbers and cards in the PCs have not been included.
> Seller is based in Lapworth in the West Midlands, pick up only. As I
> understand these aren't too common, especially complete set ups, so I
> just think would be a shame if they met a all too familiar fate.
> I have no affiliation with the seller whatsoever.
> Link to the auction (item number 200439650353):
> Here is a great page on the 3270 PC's hardware quirks:
> Here are links to some relevant IBM docs:
> EMEA [Europe Middle East Africa] announcement for the 5271 on 22nd
> March 1984: http://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/rep_ca/3/877/ENUSZG84-0253/index.html
> US announcement for the 5271 on October 18th 1983:
> Hardware description; breakdown of models, option details etc.:
"Seller is based in Lapworth in the West Midlands, pick up only."
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