two floppy disk readers

If you miss the PCs of the 90s, this new model will strike a chord with you. But do not run to get his old floppy disks from the storage room, because there is a cat locked up …

30 years ago PCs were simple work tools, and only some users used them to play games. They were sold to work and study and therefore the design was quite spartan. Most of them wore boring beige housings with a bunch of readers of all kinds on the front.

The creator Origin has launched a retro PC called RestoMod PC , which tries to pay homage to the PCs of the 90s . On the front you can see a CD player and two 3 1/2 and 5 1/4 inch floppy disk players … but it has a trick. It is a high quality vinyl …

Floppy disks have been out of use for decades, except for inconsequential things like controlling the nuclear arsenal . Something similar happens with CDs, although they are still present in many PCs. That is why it only makes sense to include them in a modern PC … If it is in the form of high quality retro vinyl:

As we can see, it does not lack anything. In addition to the disc readers we can see the classic Turbo button that was in the PCs of 30 years ago, to increase the speed in demanding tasks, and the huge front speaker , when the sound came out of the PC case because the PC was hardly used. sound for work or study, beyond annoying beeps.

The RestoMod PC’s case may be vintage , but the interior is a state-of-the-art modern gaming PC.

It is fully customizable , and you can include up to an Intel Core i910980XE with 18 cores or an AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X with 64 cores, up to 64 GB of memory, and an RTX 3090 or AMD RX 6800 XT graphics card.

This retro PC (in beige, of course) is a limited edition of which only 50 units will be made. Of course, if what you want is a PC with an operational floppy disk reader … you will have to resort to eBay or similar …

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