IBM Personal Computer XT 5160
The IBM Personal Computer XT 5160 (or simply, PC/XT) was the successor to the ground-breaking IBM Personal Computer 5150 and was announced on 8 March 1983. Compared to the earlier model, the system featured a revised system board, increased RAM, and a 10MB Hard Disk.
A derivative, the 3270PC, featured hardware to provide 3270 terminal emulation.
- Intel 8088 CPU at 4.77MHz (with Math Coprocessor socket)
- IBM Personal Computer XT System Board
- An MFM Hard Drive (typically the 10MB Seagate ST-412)
- A 5¼-inch Full-Height Floppy Disk Drive
- 256KB RAM
- 130W PSU
- Parallel and serial ports
- Weighed lbs (about kg)
- Substantially the same substantial case as used with the 5150, with two full-hieght 5¼" drive bays
The vast majority of models shipped had at least one floppy drive, for which IBM used three models:
The cassette port of the 5150 was not fitted.
The IBM Personal Computer XT System Board had 8 ISA slots and 256KB RAM capacity, with later revisions of the board increasing this to 640KB. The spacing of the ISA slots defined 0.8" (20.32mm) standard that has been used ever since.
|1||Video Adapter (usually IBM Colour Graphics Adapter or IBM Monochrome Display Adapter)|
|3||IBM Personal Computer Floppy Disk Drive Controller|
|5||Xebec 1210 MFM Disk Controller Card|
|8 (closest to CPU)||Empty (but listed as reserved for IBM Asynchronus Serial Card)|
Availability and Pricing
The system was launched 8 March 1983 and produced until April 1987. Cost was as much as $8,000 in the US (with 640KB RAM and colour display).
- IBM 5160 Guide to Operations (April '84)
- IBM 5155 and 5160 Technical Reference (March '86)
- IBM Maintenance and Service Manual (complete manual):
- IBM Hardware Maintenance Service Manual (complete manual):
- Options and Adapters Manual (complete)
- IBM PC-DOS:
- PC-DOS v2.0
- PC-DOS v2.1