EEVBlog's review of the PCjr

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EEVBlog's review of the PCjr

Postby Trixter » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:59 am

The guy at EEVBlog is an electronics engineer and he likes to make videos poking fun at terrible electronics. He is very good at what he does, and he values quality. That's why I thought his video tearing down the PCjr:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRc7Qxf4ltM

...was interesting, because he starts out mocking the PCjr like just about everyone else in the world, and then the longer the video goes on, the more he admits that the hardware design wasn't all that bad. He even praises the power supply to a small degree.
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Re: EEVBlog's review of the PCjr

Postby GHiero » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:14 pm

Ah, he's just jealous, the Australians never got the PCjr. They got the obscure PC JX instead :lol:
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Re: EEVBlog's review of the PCjr

Postby alanh » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:34 pm

Yes, but I have like 10 PCjr's and only one PC JX and it is in pieces.. Some shipper thought it was a great idea to add some folded cardboard around the 30 year old brittle plastic as adequate protection against the inevitable UPS driver dropping it on my porch.
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Re: EEVBlog's review of the PCjr

Postby Trixter » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:50 am

I've stopped collecting, but I'll always accept a PCjx. I've always wanted one.
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Re: EEVBlog's review of the PCjr

Postby OldComputerGuy » Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:31 pm

Trixter wrote:I've stopped collecting, but I'll always accept a PCjx. I've always wanted one.


One sold on Australian ebay not long ago for about $560 IIRC. :o
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