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I think I'm missing something from this 80's PC's specs

#1SkittyOnWailordPosted 9/5/2013 4:15:51 AM
http://i.imgur.com/QAFjvLS.jpg

I recently found an old Sears catalog from the 80's and I took a picture of the PC they had advertised (and yes, I did just watermark it >.>). Am I missing something or does it say it supports 1024x768?

Other than that, feel free to just look at the amazing specs it had. :p

And I don't know why the image is rotated. It wasn't before I uploaded it.
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#2Davel23Posted 9/5/2013 4:31:14 AM
That's nor from the 80s, it's early to mid 90s. And a 1024x768 resolution is well in line with the rest of the specs.
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#3JavelinPosted 9/5/2013 4:34:42 AM
The Intel 486 started production in 1989, so that ad is probably from the early 90s.

And yes, PCs have supported 1024768 output since 1990, so you can see why console peasants being so proud of "high-definition" 720p is so hilarious.
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#4SkittyOnWailord(Topic Creator)Posted 9/5/2013 4:35:41 AM
Davel23 posted...
That's nor from the 80s, it's early to mid 90s. And a 1024x768 resolution is well in line with the rest of the specs.


Well I can't remember the exact year of the catalog. I had about 10 of them varying from the late 80's to the mid 90's. So "HD" actually existed for regular customers back then? That's all I wanted to know. Thanks.
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#5daemon_danPosted 9/5/2013 4:37:28 AM
There's a difference between resolution and fidelity
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#6zorlaczeroheroPosted 9/5/2013 4:52:48 AM
At the top of the page you'll see 486 SX, which was released in 1991.
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#7SkittyOnWailord(Topic Creator)Posted 9/5/2013 4:57:47 AM
zorlaczerohero posted...
At the top of the page you'll see 486 SX, which was released in 1991.


Meh. *Goes back to playing his Vtech LASER XT/3 that was bought in the 80's and has nothing to do with this topic at all*
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