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Packard Bell Legend 386X

Packard Bell Legend 386X

Speed16 MHz
Memory1024 KB
Hard Drive40  MB

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Release Date: 1/1/1987
Manufacturer: Packard Bell
Donated By: Kimber Osborne
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Panxerox on Saturday, September 02, 2017
Had one of these, the sx was to denote that it was an emulated 486 ... but cheaper. Can't believe I sold a 4 acre parcel of land to buy it.
ADM on Wednesday, August 09, 2017
PCWorld rated the PB Legend as the worst desktop of all time. Rock bottom in reliability and such poor quality that new PC's were occasionally found with used parts inside. Great article:
Dave on Sunday, November 29, 2015
The Packard Bell 386SX/16 was my first PC. It originally came with 1MB RAM (I later upgraded to 4MB) and 40MB hard drive (I later upgraded to 60). It also originally came with MS-DOS 3.3, which I later upgraded to MS-DOS 5 & 6 and Windows 3.0 & 3.1, and ran MS Office Pro 4.0 which came in a huge box of manuals and a 3-4" stack of 3.5" floppy disks. Also had tons of "bootleg" software to play with like WordPerfect 5.1, Lotus 123, Freelance & Harvard Graphics. dBase III+ & IV, and on & on. Also had 2400, 14.4 & 28.8 external modems and participated on CompuServe, Prodigy, AOL and BBSs in the early '90s. That computer upgraded easily and never missed a beat. Good Times!
Cookie on Saturday, March 14, 2015
This computer was released in 1987 by Packard Bell. It has a 386 processor(go figure) and runs, on the norm, MS-DOS. All of the other info I don't know, but that's because I don't know about any more info, but that's because I don't know about the ORIGINAL PB386. It's pretty much the same as the original PB386.
Corsair ( on Wednesday, January 07, 2015
This was my first PC. It was a 386SX at 16mhz, which could be halved to 8 for older DOS compatibility. Mine was a model that came with a 120MB Hard Drive and 2MB RAM, and a 2400 baud modem. It came with a 5.25 and 3.5 floppy drive, and started with DOS 4.1 and then 5, then 6.22. My dad got me a 2MB upgrade and a Soundblaster Pro for my birthday once. I played a lot of Wolf 3d and BBS door games on it. Later on, my dad bought a BNC Multimedia upgrade that had a 4x Caddy CDROM, controller card, and speakers. This PC was originally my parents, and when I graduated 8th grade, they gave it to me and the Commodore 128 went into the attic. I remember stressing out to fix it before my parents got home! This PC could handle Wing Commander too. And Master Of Orion.
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