$2,400 Laptop From 1994: Packard Bell Statesman

8 maj 2020
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50MHz Cyrix CPU! 12MB RAM! Windows 3.1! All this for under 3 grand in 1994. Essentially a Zenith Z-Star in disguise, the Statesman is a halfway enjoyable notebook computer that falls short in several ways. And it's all the more amusing to play around with because of it.
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  • To those saying the Statesman floppy drive kinda sounds like a guitar riff... agreed twitter.com/lazygamereviews/status/1259256331116167175

    LGRLGR5 miesięcy temu
    • Did you know that the statesment is a car in Australia by a company called Holden

      Anthony ObrienAnthony Obrien2 miesięcy temu
    • It sounded like the opening to "Cocaine"× by J Cale or some early 70s Deep Purple song

      Tone ThiccTone Thicc4 miesięcy temu
    • @Bohunkus Pictures no dude, it starts out like rocky mountain way by joe walsh

      Damien INSANE-ODamien INSANE-O4 miesięcy temu
    • I remember this being like a luxury like business marketed laptop

      2wheelphoto2wheelphoto5 miesięcy temu
    • oops, I mean, Windpower from the album Blinded by Science. The stand-alone music video version does not seem to have it.

      Silly Thing Codename WSilly Thing Codename W5 miesięcy temu
  • I read the Title as "Packard Bell Salesman" instead of "Packard Bell Statesman"

    Tank Engine 75Tank Engine 7512 dni temu
  • quarantine!

    snethsssnethssMiesiąc temu
  • Love your videos! Now, compare these machines with GPD Win Max... ;)

    Greg SkuzaGreg SkuzaMiesiąc temu
  • I was loving this video until 6:46 ... now all I have is the Epic Pinball's EPIC theme intro in my head! Dammit LGR! :-P

    Steven McFlySteven McFlyMiesiąc temu
  • Oh my god, Pizza Worm, I haven't thought about that in yeeeears. I'm pretty sure I downloaded it from a local BBS (MBnet) on the family 28.8k US Robotics modem. Big memories.

    Agamemnon2Agamemnon2Miesiąc temu
  • My phone just whimpered Mommy..

    RacerX ReloadedRacerX ReloadedMiesiąc temu
  • Man those bezels are beefy!!

    cypresscustomscypresscustomsMiesiąc temu
  • Legend has it politicians are still being trained to right click to save 3k pages of legislation on one of these things........

    Click on the Picture Dot ComClick on the Picture Dot ComMiesiąc temu
  • That's the original Packard Hell right there... lol

    midarkmindmidarkmindMiesiąc temu
  • Oh, man...this brings back memories...I was an electronic technician at Sears from 88-97 and I worked on a few of those...

    Rich ClarkeRich ClarkeMiesiąc temu
  • i think Clint needs a robot pet assistant 😎

    Review The Video GamesReview The Video GamesMiesiąc temu
  • Thing weighs a pound more than my gaming computer.

    SydicalSydicalMiesiąc temu
  • People are laughing at old chunky technology from 26 years ago. But 26 years from now, we'll be the ones getting mocked.

    CaseOfThe SnifflesCaseOfThe SnifflesMiesiąc temu
  • “ Six pounds, 9 ounces” Nice

    DoktariDoktariMiesiąc temu
  • 2:36 nice nod to the 90's. I didn't have a PB, but I had 386-sx laptop in the 90's when I was in school. This video brought back some cool memories (and maybe a few I wished I had forgotten). I just subscribed. I'd love to see videos about PB or Gateway. On my laptop, the PC card seems to have been cosmetic, and a card modem never worked.

    Winter NowWinter Now2 miesięcy temu
  • That price is worse than Apple.

    ApplecompuserApplecompuser2 miesięcy temu
  • I had a 1980 V8 Holden Statesman car that I bought from ebay. That thing was a beast!

    Andrew DysterAndrew Dyster2 miesięcy temu
  • I really don't understand why I like LGR videos so much!

    Mahdi HosseiniMahdi Hosseini2 miesięcy temu
  • I had 65 of THEESE in 1995

    lee 12381lee 123812 miesięcy temu
  • Eeeeeeeeeeee!!!! You were playing Epic Pinball!!!!!!

    Cmdr_Johnpooky84Cmdr_Johnpooky842 miesięcy temu
  • Giant ds lite

    Elizabeth KeiserElizabeth Keiser2 miesięcy temu
  • You sound like an original Fallout series 'talking head'. It is a cool thing.

    Tomasz KTomasz K2 miesięcy temu
  • Cyrix processers weren't always superior to Intel in the 1990s, most of the time (10:30)

    Wadmodder SchaltonWadmodder Schalton2 miesięcy temu
  • the sound of the past ;)

    Adam GeddonAdam Geddon2 miesięcy temu
    • fantastic

      Adam GeddonAdam Geddon2 miesięcy temu
  • Your RAM in that machine are SIPP (Single Inline Pin Package) modules

    Bryce WebsterBryce Webster2 miesięcy temu
  • Looking forward to that Packard Bell retrospective. Had PB 486 Desktop back in the day.

    ciredarkciredark2 miesięcy temu
  • Up to 200 MB of ram? My how times have changed

    KillerKitten753KillerKitten7532 miesięcy temu
  • Hard disks just amaze me. With SSDs these days they seem like a much too complicated solution with far too many moving parts. Lacking alternatives, we perfected them, just like the internal combustion engine to a point where we don't even realize how fascinating the tech is. What they do and for how long they seem to be able to do that reliably without any maintenance (26 years in this case) baffles my mind.

    captmcneilcaptmcneil2 miesięcy temu
  • I like greyscale. It's the classic tv color. Also known as black and white

    W Hero teamW Hero team2 miesięcy temu
  • CRYSTAL CAVES!!! I loved that game!

    homogenizedhomogenized2 miesięcy temu
  • 3Kg was par for the course until early 2000's imagine carrying that and a backpack to and from wor/school

    ArchLinuxTuxArchLinuxTux2 miesięcy temu
  • Back when you'd jump on Netscape then read text porn from sensualsuspense haha

    W MW M2 miesięcy temu
  • the fastmath can be found on ebay

    nathaniel greenenathaniel greene2 miesięcy temu
  • Really appreciate the effort to put in metric measurements. Cheers Clint!

    PyaredPyared2 miesięcy temu
  • [floppy drive grunts]

    Stupid JanStupid Jan2 miesięcy temu
  • Ni cad battery’s are not cheap.if it’s been fully discharged you will need to keep it on charge for atleast 2 days for it to get happy and chnarhed

    seth potterseth potter2 miesięcy temu
  • Can it doom?

    the animator on youtubethe animator on youtube2 miesięcy temu
  • In 20 years LGR will do a retrospective of the very first Chromebooks...and I hope that i will be around to press that "like" button :)

    MrShifflesMrShiffles2 miesięcy temu
  • 4MB ram..!!!???

    Krishnendu NathKrishnendu Nath2 miesięcy temu
  • I like those videos you make man, but why don't you say something about purpose they served... I mean, they were not made for gaming... how they performed tasks like text editing, spreadsheets, email etc. Like this, your videos message is all "the old technology sucked"... Even now I sometimes use text based music player, terminal based text editor, rss reader etc. and I love them... I can totally see my self working on this machine, since (except some image editor) it has all I need in a computer.

    Ivica AnteskiIvica Anteski2 miesięcy temu
  • Ngl fam, that boot up is hot as hell

    The AeronautThe Aeronaut2 miesięcy temu
  • When that has more ram than your pc

    Superllama676Superllama6762 miesięcy temu
  • Think someone from Sinclair was involved in designing that keyboard

    YAUUNYAUUN2 miesięcy temu
  • Sigh.... Shareware I miss that. I'm stilled pissed that my 3.50 disks of DOOM that I had ordered were stolen by a "Friend"

    Grym ReiperGrym Reiper3 miesięcy temu
  • This laptop it's as old as me!! Wow

    n-n Encañaon-n Encañao3 miesięcy temu
  • I’ve never cared about old computer hardware in my life but for some reason I just like hearing you talk about it.

    brentalflossbrentalfloss3 miesięcy temu
    • Ayy, it's the real brentalfloss!

      ParsilParsil2 miesięcy temu
  • Also, if anyone wants one -- YOU WILL HAVE TO RECAP THE POWER BOARD. I have two of these, and both had totally busted caps. Rotting fish smell, leaking electrolyte on the board, loud buzzing sound from the board. The nastier one, which smelled like a dead freezer full of sardines, actually worked. Like ran Windows and Doom. Which should be a reminder that things which seem to work fine may still need service.

    David KinzlerDavid Kinzler3 miesięcy temu
  • Thank you so much. I've had one of these for years, but no PCMCIA drivers for it. On another note, if anyone is left unsure, these are cheap, nasty. Basically 386DX-level performance, only 16 color video in Windows -- sold well into 1995 for about a thousand dollars as a seemingly bottomless closeout that may have more been their Taiwanese partner clearing out an overstock of 386SX motherboards and chunky white cases. Basically feels like an old 386SX laptop with a bit more kick in the CPU department -- which is what it is.

    David KinzlerDavid Kinzler3 miesięcy temu
  • nice

    SurprisedWatermelonSurprisedWatermelon3 miesięcy temu
  • That "J" mouse sounds like an absolute nightmare. I have a Thinkpad and I use the trackpoint all the time - more often than the stylus (it's a convertible tablet model), touchscreen, or the touchpad. It's a little slow as mouse options go but it's super-convenient and unobtrusive. And all they had to do was add one little nub to the middle of the keyboard, and a couple buttons below the space bar... What a dumb idea to take basically the same idea, but integrate all those functions into existing keyboard keys...

    TetsujinTetsujin3 miesięcy temu
  • 7:40 - I haven't had to bake for a girl in a long time, a long time.

    TetsujinTetsujin3 miesięcy temu
  • Big jump technology wise from 91 to 94 laptops

    BeingHonestBeingHonest3 miesięcy temu
  • Anyone know what the game at 6:02 is?

    redfalcon2kredfalcon2k3 miesięcy temu
  • The "Faulty Cargin Loop" is a pretty moronic issue, since these laptops had batteries, that wore out at an alarming rate at the time...

    ddkddk3 miesięcy temu
  • you should create a museum of computing with all those historical hardware you have.

    Nerd de MidgarNerd de Midgar3 miesięcy temu
  • You make me happy, LGR

    OMGpigtailsOMGpigtails3 miesięcy temu
  • Packard Hell lol i dare u to go to starbucks with that thing lol

    PatrickPatrick3 miesięcy temu
  • I have a packard bell computer. But not this one :l . I have a packard bell dot s :P .

    LOLcat4036LOLcat40363 miesięcy temu
  • The dollar on this 💵🔥🦶

    Jose BravoJose Bravo3 miesięcy temu
  • Lions miss the passive matrix LCD's. They were simple & the cutting edge of what was possible.

    Lion McLionheadLion McLionhead3 miesięcy temu
  • Insane how much this cost!!!! Wow! Hard to believe now

    Timtim GamingTimtim Gaming3 miesięcy temu
  • Estupendo!!! I ❤ rough notepads.👍😎💕💪💻

    Marcos GohanMarcos Gohan4 miesięcy temu
  • If you happen to need a power supply, spare keyboard, another stick of RAM, or some other parts- I got 'em! My 10-dollar Statesman died hard. Got a use for the HDD, but that's about it. :b

    j0hnb0ehn3rj0hnb0ehn3r4 miesięcy temu
  • The J Mouse.

    M. Yusuf SulemanM. Yusuf Suleman4 miesięcy temu
  • What a name for a laptop, they sure don't make 'em like they used to lol

    James SmithJames Smith4 miesięcy temu
  • Pointless Nonsense $58,008.00

    Angel CarrilloAngel Carrillo4 miesięcy temu
  • "...Vaseline coated with drunkenness" - Nice! lol!

    Thomas DiBenedettoThomas DiBenedetto4 miesięcy temu
  • Thank you for the kg conversion, Clint! Regards from Europe. :)

    András CsirmazAndrás Csirmaz4 miesięcy temu
  • better be poor in 2020 than rich in 94,

    canaljktcanaljkt4 miesięcy temu
  • 4200 dollars! That is the price of high end alienware laptops! It will be interesting to see whether 2020 alienware laptops will be featured in series like this when we hit 2046...

    Laser-boyLaser-boy4 miesięcy temu
  • i love those ending quotes

    Leo The Ř!0Lū *ŪñĐeaĎ*Leo The Ř!0Lū *ŪñĐeaĎ*4 miesięcy temu
  • Before the scroll wheel, what was the middle mouse button for, anyway? What’s the point of a three-button mouse?

    ferretyluvferretyluv4 miesięcy temu
  • Can't find one of these for sale anywhere! I guess they are quite rare?

    CJCJ4 miesięcy temu
  • Oooh yeah baby I remember that sweet 1Hz refresh rate!

    PCoutcastPCoutcast4 miesięcy temu
  • Now there are two optimus primes!

    Spider's MorningSpider's Morning4 miesięcy temu
  • 2 phantom menace references in less than a minute

    Nateorius MeNateorius Me4 miesięcy temu
  • Pizzaworm!, i can straight up remember its music 🤣

    Samuël SchipperSamuël Schipper4 miesięcy temu
  • Had a Packard Bell when I was in high school during the late 90s...called it a Packard Hell for a reason.

    DementedDistractionDementedDistraction4 miesięcy temu
  • Oh man, the bad old days of DSTN displays.

    eggypickleeggypickle4 miesięcy temu
  • Funny, Zenith and Packard Bell both made televisions for decades before the computer revolution Also, a lot of subnotebooks from that time had the same power supply connector, with a second circuit for charging the battery.

    AIO inc.AIO inc.4 miesięcy temu
  • Not gonna lie, was expecting you to play Duke Nukem 3D with the J-mouse

    ChrisChris4 miesięcy temu
  • There was a keyboard with the exact same mouse keys in the first Scream film.

    M3n747M3n7474 miesięcy temu
  • Cool Laptop

    MichaelComputerBoyMichaelComputerBoy4 miesięcy temu
  • The Statesman for Retro Machines is now what you are ;)

    Adam of Bremen-KruballyAdam of Bremen-Krubally4 miesięcy temu
  • 2 kg battery.

    RanopXERmolotoRanopXERmoloto5 miesięcy temu
  • But can it Crysis?

    julie ann Sanezjulie ann Sanez5 miesięcy temu
  • I loved those games, Crystal Caves! & Commander Keen!!!

    pdoyle6000pdoyle60005 miesięcy temu
  • The reassuring and oh-so-satisfying wonderful click-thunk as the floppy disk locks home is about the best looking thing about this machine. I used to lament getting old. I'm not old enough that I know anyone who paid for this game-and-watch windows 3.1 machine, though.

    Andy BAndy B5 miesięcy temu
  • Even for the time period this seems like it was a piece of shit...

    2Scribble2Scribble5 miesięcy temu
  • My first PC was a Packard Bell Pentium 60. Yep...I had the first Pentium CPU. Sadly, its now in a landfill somewhere.

    sstrick500sstrick5005 miesięcy temu
  • Ah bbs'es, i miss those days... Grew up using bbs'es with my 14.4k dataplex modem!

    TimonSuricataTimonSuricata5 miesięcy temu
  • I bought a msi laptop few years later it’s a brick I paid 2300$ for it 🤢🤮

    LuciferLucifer5 miesięcy temu
  • Hi Clint. Nice video and I like your statement at the end...Greetings from CPU-Galaxy

    CPU GalaxyCPU Galaxy5 miesięcy temu
  • That startup sound made me remember the time when My Dad brought home a new game called Doom. We spent the weekend playing it and eating pizza.

    Rift DancerRift Dancer5 miesięcy temu
  • seriously why are you a disgusting excuse for a person? i sincerely hope you off yourself! SeLL out you disgusting fraud but y????

    alex tuckalex tuck5 miesięcy temu
  • That drive start up sounds like the opening chords to "Good times Bad Times" by Led Zeppelin.

    Rim GreaperRim Greaper5 miesięcy temu
  • my conclusion: any shit can run solitaire

    GlowGlow5 miesięcy temu
  • What did LGR say when he dropped a computer on his foot? It Megahertz.

    The Bargain Bin HoboThe Bargain Bin Hobo5 miesięcy temu
  • Reminds me of the Win98 laptop I saved from the scrap after my friend's dad died and they cleared out his company's storage. I looked the thing up and it probably cost about £2,000 when it was bought.

    Yella DartYella Dart5 miesięcy temu