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AST Advantage 486 SX/25

AST Advantage 486 SX/25

Speed25 MHz
Memory2 MB

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Release Date: 1/1/1993
Manufacturer: AST
 
Donated By: Don Archi
 
AST Research started out as a computer board manufacturer and became a Fortune 500 company in 1991. It just goes to show how powerful companies can become with computers and how quickly and hard they can also fall. This machine is nothing remarkable although it still works well and has been upgraded to include 16MB of memory which is more than enough to run Windows 3.1. This machine is the first in an upcoming series to not only showcase the computer but also the operating system that is running on it as future computers tend to be all based on similar hardware technologies.

This machine is also capabale of using both 5.25" and 3.5" disks.


User Comments
Dave on Monday, November 07, 2016
Also my first. It kicked my TI 994a with 8 bit memory expansion box's... Don't remember when I got it, but at the same time bought a shareware version of DOOM. Those were the days, bought the full version on line, took 4 days to download at 9400 baud rate. My AST was a 486 sx 25, meaning it had no math co-processor. So it did crash a lot.
Dave on Monday, November 07, 2016
Also my first. It kicked my TI 994a with 8 bit memory expansion box's... Don't remember when I got it, but at the same time bought a shareware version of DOOM. Those were the days, bought the full version on line, took 4 days to download at 9400 baud rate. My AST was a 486 sx 25, meaning it had no math co-processor. So it did crash a lot.
Daehawk on Thursday, August 13, 2015
Got my AST Advantage 486sx33 desktop in June 1994. Used it for a couple years and built a new system. I still have that PC stored. Not sure the shape its in now. It was a real beast and able to play anything for its day even when it should not have been able to. Love it.
Jason on Friday, June 26, 2015
This was my first PC in 1994. Before that I was a Commodore user only. Don't have this PC anymore but still run my Commodore.
Katie Cadet on Thursday, June 25, 2015
My first computer. I have the 1994 version of it and it was bought in Late 1999 when I was a toddler. My Dad (probably) upgraded my computer to a Pentium processor and Windows 95 OSR2 during that time. This is the computer that I mostly played Tonka Construction during my whole childhood life! Great Memories!
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