Most folks on the planet Earth know Philips, the conglomerate company headquartered in the Netherlands. They have invented a whole host of technologies from Compact Disks, speakers, smart lights, baby bottles, and MRI machines!
Did you know that Philips also made IBM PC compatible machines in the 1980s and 1990s? Philips Telecommunicatie en Informatie Systemen (Philips Computers) was a subsidiary of Philips that designed and manufactured personal computers which was active from 1963 through 1992.
Here are some examples below – did you ever have a Philips machine? Let us know in the comments at the bottom.
The Philips P3105 is an IBM PC/XT class machine released in September 1988. It contains an Intel 8088 @ 4.77 or 8 Mhz, up to 640kB RAM, 1x FDD 5,25″, 1x FDD 3,5″, 1x HDD 20MB.
The Philips NMS9100 came as a PC/XT and an 80286 PC/AT class machine and may be a rebranding of the P3105/P3220. This computer may be the best selling Philips IBM PC-compatible machine. Mainly because of the discount because the Dutch government was promoting the use of computers offering tax deduction and allowing to trade free days to buy a computer.
Check out the video below from Philips in 1989 (in Dutch) and more on Wikipedia.
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