The Monorail: $999 All-In-One Windows PC from 1996!
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The Monorail: $999 All-In-One Windows PC from 1996!

November 8, 2019


Greetings and welcome to an LGR thing! And today we’re headed back to the ‘90s
with this boxy beast right here: the Monorail PC, an all-in-one desktop computer that first
hit the market in November of 1996. [Windows 95 startup sound plays] Despite its bulky metal case making it look
like a piece of industrial equipment, the Monorail was a low-cost desktop PC intended
for first-time computer users. And for a short period in time they were the
new hotness, with Monorail being the 14th leading manufacturer of desktop PCs, growing
at a rate of 50% per quarter, and looking to become a $2 billion company by 2003. Unfortunately for them that didn’t happen,
but this machine is still a notable footnote in personal computer history. The first reason is its unprecedented design,
packing a Pentium compatible motherboard, desktop-sized CD-ROM, floppy drive, and hard drive, and a color LCD monitor all into one unit. The second thing setting it apart was pricing,
with the original Model 7245 first going on sale in 1996 for just $999. At the time, that was a magic number for a
PC with a monitor included. So the Monorail was not only one of the cheapest
complete systems around, but it was perhaps the first all-in-one desktop with a built-in
LCD, predating computers like the Compaq Presario 3020 by nearly a full year. And obviously, before Apple’s iMac G5 by
a good eight years, that didn’t arrive until 2004. Of course the Monorail is a way chonkier lil
guy by comparison, but the underlying idea is the same. Adjustable LCD screen up front, optical drive bay on the side, I/O section with all your ports around back. Even its “sealed case” maintenance philosophy is very Apple-esque, with Monorail intending it to only be upgraded by the manufacturer, voiding the warranty if you opened the case yourself. Something many tech reviewers back then did
not appreciate, despite Monorail’s efforts to make upgrades as painless as possible. You see, Monorail Computer Corporation was dead-set on forging a new path in the personal computer business. The company was founded in 1995 by Doug Johns,
formerly the senior vice president of Compaq’s PC division, basing Monorail in the city of
Marietta, Georgia just outside Atlanta. At the time, 30 million American households
had never owned a computer, and Johns saw things like pricing, distribution, and maintenance
as barriers to entry. So he invested $2 million into Monorail in
1995, with several talented folks helping co-found the company, each coming from the
likes of Compaq, IBM, and Oracle. Pricing was one of the biggest initial hurdles,
since the main goal was to sell a sub-$1000 computer. Reducing overhead costs was key, and this
was accomplished by outsourcing practically everything. Monorail designed their PCs in-house and received
orders by telephone, but all manufacturing, logistics, repairs, and financials were handled
by outside partners. An original equipment manufacturer took care
of building the machines, at first being Phelps Technologies out of Kansas City, Missouri. Federal Express would handle all the shipping
and handling of the machines once they were built and packaged by the OEM. CompUSA was Monorail’s sole retail partner,
initially, so they took care of regional advertising and kept limited inventory in stock. And Suntrust Banks handled company finances, acting as Monorail’s accounts receivable department. Even the machines themselves were designed
around the idea of using third party options. FedEx told Monorail that the ideal dimensions for a package weighing between 15 and 25 pounds was 19”x19”x9.5” inches. Too small to fit both a monitor and a PC,
which is why Monorail decided to use a dual scan laptop LCD panel integrated into the
case. The rest of the components were on the lower end as well, with a 75 megahertz Pentium-class AMD CPU, 16 megabytes of RAM, a 1 gigabyte hard drive, 4x CD-ROM,
and a 33.6 Kbps FAX/modem. Nothing mind-blowing, but Monorail was keen
to push its planned upgrade path, offering faster processors and up to 80 megs of RAM at prices they claimed were comparable to doing it yourself. They recommended holding onto the shipping
box for this, so you could simply drop off your Monorail with FedEx, they’d deliver
it to the original manufacturer for upgrades, and then send it back in a few days. As for the name “Monorail,” you might
be wondering: what kinda name is Monorail anyway? – ”Monorail!” – “Monorail. Monorail. Monorail.” Well, like almost everything else at the company,
the name was outsourced. Another company called Name Lab was tasked
with the job, and the mandate was to come up with a friendly name that avoided overused computer company words like “Cyber” and “Tek.” Apparently “Monorail” fit the bill, despite
it not really having much in the way of meaning. It did at least lead to the company mascot,
Monorail Mo, the Monorail system conductor. Yeah we’ll get to you later, Mo. Anyway, despite their lofty ambitions and
positive press, Monorail had a bit of a rough go of it at first. Their OEM, Phelps, went bankrupt so they had
to move manufacturing to Mitac and SCI Systems, certain retail partners were marking up the
price above $1000, critics weren’t happy with the stingy warranty and upgrades, and
competitors were slashing prices to get their own PCs under a grand. By 1998 Monorail decided to move away from
all-in-ones and start focusing on boring white box towers aimed at business users, with machines
like the NPC 5000 and 7000 series hitting shelves late that year. You know what else hit shelves in late ‘98? eMachines, with their sub-$500 PCs using almost the exact same specs as those from Monorail,
but at prices hundreds of dollars less. The race to the bottom was finally bottoming
out and Monorail wasn’t fully prepared. Pulling out of the PC market in the year 2000
and rebranding as Monorail E-Solutions, briefly becoming a business decision-making company
before fizzling out in 2002. But that was then and this is now, and we’ve
got ourselves this lovely boxed example of a Monorail Model 133. This was introduced in early ‘97 at a price
of $1,299, with upgrades to the CPU, hard drive, video RAM, and CD-ROM drive over the
original Monorail. The manual and the mouse were long gone by
the time I got this, but it does have the original keyboard as well as this quick setup poster that kinda reminds me of a board game somehow. And there’s our friend Mo again, guiding
us through the process of plugging things in, a quaint reminder of how fresh the PC
experience still was to many folks in 1996. But yeah, there’s really nothing to it:
just plug in the keyboard, a mouse, and a power cable and you’re good to go. Time to power on the Monorail! [computer powers on, whirs to life] [beep] Right, so this runs the venerable Windows
95, complete with a custom Monorail boot screen. A nice touch indeed. Takes a while to load with that old hard drive,
so let’s take the opportunity to admire that die-cut steel case. [clunks metal metallically] Yeah for being a budget machine, this thing
is surprisingly sturdy. It’s metal all the way around, weighing
in at just over 17 pounds or around 8 kilograms. And yes, it does feature expansion possibilities, there’s a proper 16-bit ISA slot right there above the floppy drive. As mentioned earlier, this was not intended
to be user-serviceable. Though you can open it up somewhat by removing
a handful of T15 Torx screws around back. This provides access to the monitor, drives,
and expansion slot, but you’re only gonna get so far without really tearing things down further. And regrettably, that slot is in a really
cramped space up against the CPU and its fan, so there aren’t many cards that’ll fit
without blocking the exhaust. From what I gather, Monorail only offered
a network interface card for this slot, and it was a very specific model since almost
nothing else fit. Once Windows finishes loading, a couple of programs start up. One is this control panel for showing system
information and display options. This is where you control the LCD brightness settings, which is either bright or dim. Just either/or, nothing in between. Contrast is an entirely separate thing, controlled using these two rubber buttons below the power and volume. There’s also a system tray icon that runs
on startup letting you open and close the CD tray by clicking it. [CD-ROM tray opens, closes] Yep, that’s…
that’s all that does. Seems Monorail included this after users complained
the CD-ROM’s eject button was cumbersome to reach by hand. Which, it is, so good call. Oh and before I disabled it, the Monorail Home Station program also used to start up with Windows. Keeping in line with the idea this might be
someone’s first PC, it’s a collection of shortcuts to commonly-used programs, settings,
tutorials, games, and website links. And hey look, there’s Monorail Mo again,
let’s hear what he has to say! – “Monorail Central Station! It’s where every Monorail user starts off.” [door closes, monorail SFX] – “Approaching Internet Central.” – “Now I know you’ve heard about the Internet.” – “Information Superhighway” The ‘Net? Cyberspace?” – “Call it what you will, it’s on the
tip of everyone’s tongue these days.” – “Right now over 63 million people are linked by computer” – “to the Internet! To access the Internet, all it takes is your Monorail,” – “a standard phone line and an account
with an Internet Service Provider.” So yeah, Monorail Mo walks you through signing up to Mindspring dial-up and Monorail’s warranty and registration, and that’s about it. There are other web-focused tutorials included
though, minus Mister Mo and instead it’s some generic narrator dude. It’s pretty great. – “Make sure nobody has picked up the phone
recently,” – “as this can cause the modem connection
to hang up.” – “If the modem seems to be in order and
no one has picked” – “up the phone, exit Internet Explorer
and start it up again.” For whatever reason, you can rewind the playback here, but like, in the way that you’d play a record in reverse. [narration plays backwards] Not entirely sure what the point of that is,
but it amuses me so I approve. Anyway, as for how the Monorail PC is to actually use? Well, it’s not ideal. The biggest issue is that awful 10-inch passive
matrix display, with its washed-out colors, tiny viewing angles, and smeary motion. Evidently Monorail offered a TFT active matrix later on, but this original display is dreadful even for ‘96. Granted, it’s perfectly fine for productivity
and games that require little in the way of movement. You’re not gonna have a problem with word
processing, for example, or looking up articles within Microsoft Encarta or whatever. And uh by “whatever” I mean adult entertainment! Yeah it seems the previous owner figured out
the seedier side of cyberspace pretty quickly, there’s seriously like half a gig of late
90s dial-up wank bank. [clears throat] Anyway so uh, point being
that this display isn’t very good, and even something like Solitaire
can be irritating to play with it being so easy to misplace the mouse cursor in a waft of blurry pixels. Yeah, you can enable mouse trails to alleviate this, that’s what it’s there for after all. But eh, cheap passive matrix displays, one
piece of ‘90s tech I won’t be yearning to use again anytime soon. At least the keyboard it comes with is half-decent, being manufactured by NMB Technologies. [keyboard keys thunking away] It’s not a mechanical board or anything,
but it does feature NMB sliders over rubber domes, making it feel quite similar to the
Dell Quietkey keyboards. One can certainly do worse. However, you can certainly do better in almost every single way when it comes to mid-to-late 90s gaming. Again that display is total balls, and while
you can hook up an external monitor to alleviate that, it’s hard to justify going to the
trouble when the horsepower simply isn’t there. Even though mine is the upgraded 133 megahertz
model, with RAM upgrades taking system memory up to 48 megs, it’s still in a rather un-sweet
spot in overall performance. First-person shooters from 1996 are sluggish,
with Duke Nukem 3D being playable but choppy, close to what I get on a PC running a hundred megahertz 486 Overdrive. Quake is another step down from that in terms
of playability, as expected. The Monorail only has an integrated Chips
& Technologies SVGA graphics chipset, with the Model 133 here boasting
one whole megabyte of VRAM. So it’s really no surprise to get frame rates
in the low twenties. Something like Hot Wheels Stunt Track Driver is playable too, something I was curious about since it relies on full screen
full motion video. And it does run rather sluggishly as well,
dulling down the game’s pacing with every stunt happening in slow motion. And 1997 games like Pod here are truly unplayable, with chops, skips, and jumps all over the place. [choppy, skipping audio plays] This game was really made for Pentium MMX
CPUs and at least two megs of video memory, which the Monorail doesn’t have and it shows. Really about the best kinda game to play on this would be higher-res adventure games, like Pajama Sam here. You’re still gonna lose the mouse cursor
on occasion because of the LCD, but at least you can keep up with what’s going on. And real-time strategy games like Age of Empires,
those tend to work pretty well too and the movement is slow-paced enough on default speed
settings. This kinda 2D fare really is about as far
as you’d wanna take the Monorail in terms of Windows 95 games. There’s also the DOS side of things to consider,
which is actually not half bad with its Crystal Sound chipset offering Sound Blaster compatibility. It’s an imitation of the real thing of course,
notable in games like Commander Keen Goodbye Galaxy, but overall it’s entirely passable. And the speakers do an okay job too, they’re actually louder and less garbled than I expected. [Commander Keen plays for a bit] Heh, again, not that you’d wanna play a
side-scroller very long with all the ghosting going on, and some additional issues with
resolutions lower than 640×480. There’s this black line running through
the middle of the screen, along with non-integer scaling, plus this wonky wave effect on top
of that. Not at all pleasant, but I think I’ve made
my point. [Keen pathetically dies] That being, the Monorail PC is a downright
compelling device, both to research and to go back and use, despite its cost-optimized
inferiority. Parts of it are astonishingly well-made, while
others are serious letdowns, and in the end I wouldn’t recommend trying to track one
down except as a retro curiosity. You may have noticed the RMA markings all over the box I showed earlier, and yeah, from what I’ve read on old user’s forums it
seems these were constantly breaking in one way or another. I got lucky and found this one fully working,
something I’m grateful for because I’ve been wanting to share the Monorail experience
on LGR for a long time now. And with that, I hope you’ve enjoyed this
excursion with the Monorail. Please exit through the doors in a calm and
orderly fashion. [doors closing, monorail speeds up] If you had experiences with Monorail computers do leave a comment down below, I’d love to hear about it. Or perhaps check out some more LGR, I post new videos every week so there’s a lot to choose from. As always, thank you for watching!

100 Comments

  • Reply Glen Dippnall November 8, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    Thank you 😉

  • Reply GreenMonk November 8, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    I hear those things are awfully loud

  • Reply juan manuel marchioli November 8, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    Can runs Age Of Empiers and Office… is all i need in my life… ((((^_^))))

  • Reply WeirdoTZero November 8, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    Holy crap. That's Cam Clark as Monorail Moe
    You get to have Liquid Snake tell you how to use a computer. Best PC Ever! 11/10

  • Reply Jade Scribbler November 8, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    Oh, wow … that screen is full-out garbage!!! I'm legally blind, watching this vid on my iPhone, have trouble telling if resolution is bad or not, so I'm not terribly screen picky, but, even so, I could STILL tell that screen was junk! Everything was so blurry … kind of looking through smeary glasses or something! Wow, even I wouldn't be able to put up with that!!!

  • Reply Tomáš Holec November 8, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    Mono = One
    Rail = Rail

  • Reply Sam McDonald November 8, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    Namelab😅

  • Reply Bob Deinterlace November 8, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    You better upload that half a gig of wank bank to archive.org or something.

  • Reply David Bergmann November 8, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    Monorail! Monorail! Monorail! MONORAIL! 🍄

  • Reply fire wank with meme November 8, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    Monorail! Monorail! Mono… D'oh!

  • Reply roadwolf2 November 8, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    Looks like it would be good for keeping electronic manuals.in a work van.

  • Reply Michel van Briemen November 8, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    a late 90s dial-up wank bank, in no-nut-november…
    what a coincidence

  • Reply Raul Zapata November 8, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    Was waiting for The Simpsons reference… Excellent service.

  • Reply petloveinjapan November 8, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    Save da world, my final message.
    Goodbye… 00:19

  • Reply dirkbonesteel November 8, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Highly entertaining pile of poo. Don't want one but love seeing this odd stuff

  • Reply Sniff Heinkel November 8, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    The real question is….does it run Doom?

  • Reply John Brooks November 8, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    Admit it, LGR still fapped to that, after "cut"
    🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Reply NickOfTime99 November 8, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    The production quality of this channel just keeps getting better and better. Excellent work Clint! by far one of the best YouTube channels out there. Lookin' forward to the day you hit 1.44M subscribers //*wink*\

  • Reply Alexander Ukhin November 8, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    11:08
    "Not great, not terrible. About the strength of a chest x ray."
    Nice reference

  • Reply Nate Enochs November 8, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    I heard later, that the same company invested in the construction of the "Escalator to Nowhere"

  • Reply Artma November 8, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    I wonder how would that PC handle Diablo 1 since it was from 1995.

  • Reply dawirelessg November 8, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    worst screen ever

  • Reply SupaPhly November 8, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    please upload the porn he had, pretty please I need some nostalgia
    omg pornflake was my biz back in the day

  • Reply Josefu November 8, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    Spotted a Chernobyl reference in there. "Not great, not terrible."
    You can't hide these things from me, Clint!

  • Reply wu1ming9shi November 8, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    Wow, that old Windows bootup sound. Right in the nostalgia.

  • Reply KingOfGames November 8, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    It's so ugly

  • Reply Big Bud November 8, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    Pajama sam was my SHIT when i was little i had the pajamas with the cape and the flashlight and even a lunchbox

  • Reply cptcrogge November 8, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    I use LPT -> LAN adapters to connect machines like this one to the modern internet. It works even with one of my 286 laptops 😀

  • Reply Raphael MD November 8, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    I’ve used one of this Monorail’s pc here in Brazil for a while in 1996. Was o nice pc, metal built. Was imported to here by Digitron. Was I nice piece.

  • Reply Curtis Webster November 8, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    More of a Shelbyville idea.

  • Reply Mike Phelps November 8, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    3:16 – uh, what?

  • Reply Rag Plays November 8, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    "They say those things are awfully loud… It whirs as softly as a cloud!"

  • Reply Filip Hajduga November 8, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    Apple's first AIO with LCD was Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh (1997) although is was nowhere near as affordable

  • Reply Nelson Poll November 8, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    Well done my good Clint, well done..

  • Reply Alexander Borsi November 8, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    We had these in our local library, and I remember then being used as basic terminals and also 'web browsers'.

  • Reply Ruinah November 8, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    Something weird about finding out this weird, short-lived computer company is from my home town…

  • Reply Dave's Nature Productions November 8, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    11:15 – I found similar on a Windows 98 ThinkPad I got a few years back, it was mostly "Late 90's dial-up wank bank" and gambling software and games.

  • Reply fabricatedego November 8, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    Hopefully a format was in order for the wank bank.

  • Reply Flowmoshun November 8, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    That quake and hot wheels footage made me feel ill.

  • Reply Ricardo Marquina Montañana November 8, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Mo is a lovely 90s loser.

  • Reply alienozi November 8, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    Used computers are soo risky, sometimes you get neat documents and programs, on the other hand you get a wankermachine

  • Reply YTWanderer November 8, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    "Half a GB of porn on the hard drive"
    that`s basically one clip in today`s standards

    N00b

  • Reply Flashing Colors November 8, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    I have experience with monorails….er……at Disney…
    Fascinating tech story with this one, another quality video 😀

  • Reply Xerz November 8, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    Wait, did you really forget about the Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh, which was released on March 1997? #oof

  • Reply Jeff B November 8, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    I remember that thing, me and my dad both thought it was ugly AF

  • Reply Nick Slouka November 8, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    I'm impressed that they partnered with fedex to determine the size of the machine not to spend too much on shipping and the amount of logistics that went into making the thing, clearly a cash grab built at cost but impressive.

  • Reply ST Entertainment November 8, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    if this was formatted now would windows 10 work on it?

  • Reply Rick Budzak November 8, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    Playing games on that screen must be what it's like to game on ketamine.

  • Reply Treychik November 8, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    You know when the hardware is old – it calls internet a cyber space :))

  • Reply ST Entertainment November 8, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    an ssd would be better to use

  • Reply Numb Mind November 8, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    What's it called?

  • Reply Allan Scott November 8, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    It was still way ahead of its time!

  • Reply tim owen November 8, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    wank bank lol best thing i heard all day

  • Reply kevlarandchrome November 8, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    Sweet, thanks for the trip down memory lane. That was the first PC that I personally owned when I was about 18, I bought it off a guy used for 75 bucks because the CD drive had stopped working. I did so much shitposting on now defunct forums from that thing.

  • Reply Kuma Toni November 8, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    Monorail
    What's it called?
    Monorail
    Once again
    Monorail

  • Reply Robert Agans November 8, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    For the 90s I kind of like the design TBH 🙂 I don't remember these, I had a AT&T Globalyst 60-MHZ pentium tower at this time LOL.

  • Reply DaysOfOldBattles November 8, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    Change da world, my final message. Goodbye

  • Reply Liufazqe November 8, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    I damn hope u will upload somewhere these wank bank gems

  • Reply Brendon Mills November 8, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    A lot of companies are like Monorail now. Everything outsourced. Just virtual companies.

  • Reply Naouta November 8, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    man, i've never seen a screen so bad that real like looks bad when in front of it.

  • Reply Pitu Ditu November 8, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    In the end you didn't drink your coffee. I hope you fixed that mistake after the camera stopped rolling xD
    Yes, this is the most important thing in this video

  • Reply Mister Schwarzenegger November 8, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    These remind me of the old Amstrad computers we had in the 80s over here in the UK. They were substandard computers with a few components that were massively overspent on.

  • Reply Naoki Saito November 8, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    Am I the only one who thought Mo sounded like Tom Kenny…. just a little bit? Or am I just strange

  • Reply MarioMadness November 8, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    SImpsons : Did somebody say Monorail?

  • Reply Hikaru Rider November 8, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    The screen ghosting puts the Game Gear to shame

  • Reply Arthur Samuel Rowan November 8, 2019 at 10:10 pm

    Looks like something straight outta Star Trek; it only needs LCARS ui

  • Reply KrazyOkamii November 8, 2019 at 10:10 pm

    but can it run age of empires 2?

  • Reply Greg Palmer November 8, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    I worked on a couple monrails when I working in the repair dept at compUSA around 1997. I remember addinga 3com network card to one of them and monorail required the drivers to use a spcific i/o address to get it to work. Those things were like a metal tank

  • Reply AtariBorn November 8, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    Monorail Moe: "If you leave your game, stay safe. stay alert! And whatever you do, don't die! Because if you die outside your own game, you don't regenerate ever! Game Over."

  • Reply DominateEye November 8, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    I love riding Clint's monorail.

  • Reply m h November 8, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    [beep]

  • Reply MuggerHugger November 8, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    6:58 Very interested in that beautifully industrial PC power cable you got there. Looks like the 240V cable used for my welder.

  • Reply kirby march barcena November 8, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    This is quite a cool AiO PC for a Windows 95

  • Reply David Kiss November 8, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    That reminds me…. what was the point of that password prompt in Windows 95 you could just bypass? Could never figure that out as a kid.

  • Reply william armstrong November 8, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    I say someone had to store Wank-bank of content on there LOL and or I try not to laugh but that's Just embarrassing to not delete the Adult content from the 90's on there

  • Reply Heckin Memes November 8, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    Is there a chance the case could bend?

  • Reply puppy droolsalot November 8, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    Hay you guys, let's play a game of Monorail ! I want to be the thimble. No, I call the shoe. Who wants to be the iron and the dog?

  • Reply me3333 November 8, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    90's porn LOL he must have really been "jonesing" for some porn to wait on 500mb worth through 33.6 kbps dial-up

  • Reply Sentarry November 8, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    That is one heavy pc. The screen quality was making me shake my head. Even just moving the cursor… all that ghosting. No no no. CRT monitor is better.
    Also, genius outro! 😂

  • Reply mansharker8 November 8, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    I had one of those computers in the early 2ks

  • Reply Kurtis Rinker November 8, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    ugh that screen is fucking awful yeesh.

  • Reply ¯_(ツ)_/¯ November 8, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    that win95 startup sound gets me every time.

  • Reply wishus knight November 8, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    I had the P75 version a few years ago in my collection. It was difficult to say how the video board was tied in. I kind of thought it was an ISA video chip. It seemed way slower than it should have been compared to other systems in my collection. Its dos gaming performance was similar to a DX2/66, or so it felt like. Mine also was bone stock as was shipped. It was probably unused before I got it. It also had an 850mb HD as well which seems odd as your video states it is 1gb for the base model.

  • Reply Simon Boisjoli November 8, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    Over 63 Million people!

  • Reply Dante Reyes November 8, 2019 at 10:27 pm

    not including a link to that "Late 90's dial-up wank bank"

  • Reply ZRTO November 8, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    Change the word
    My final message, goodbye

  • Reply Jeiku Furame November 8, 2019 at 10:31 pm

    I think it's kinda cute.

  • Reply Jerzku'sGames November 8, 2019 at 10:31 pm

    Wait what, the screen is bad? Isn't the build in motion blur a feature?

  • Reply Ernest Timmons November 8, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    Is there a chance the screen could bend?

  • Reply puppy droolsalot November 8, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    This ugly duckling door stop doesn't have an ethernet or USB port. And yes, that display is "total balls" (?) ….screen is too small. But, during the 2 months it was part of history, it is truly unique.

  • Reply ecampbell1987 November 8, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Is there a chance the drive could crash?

  • Reply Lunar EternityCommentaries November 8, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Chonky. Yup that's 100% pure chonk.

  • Reply Sam Radmall November 8, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    I hear those things are awfully loud.

  • Reply eatme November 8, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    A C C E P T M E F A S T O F A L E E Z ! ! — that's what i heard when you hit rewind. we're all going to hell now, and it didn't even require donald troooomp to hit that red button

  • Reply JonnyInfinite November 8, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    That Windows 95 intro…like porn

    Later in the video…..😳

  • Reply Jeiku Furame November 8, 2019 at 10:41 pm

    That's what the mouse trail is for? Whoo, I feel dumb. I thought it was just for fun.

  • Reply Xenolith Cluster November 8, 2019 at 10:46 pm

    Fuck I was drunk watching this and wow those early crappy LCDs have aged bad. Mouse trails just makes it more confusing.

  • Reply T C November 8, 2019 at 10:46 pm

    wait a minute

    LCD screen?

    1996?

    mind blown

  • Reply azn1011 November 8, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    who would resell a computer with their pron collection already on it?

  • Reply Kopy November 8, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    How do you find these?? (besides eBay)

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