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The second generation of the Intel x86 family of CPU chips. The term may refer to the chip or to a PC that used it. Introduced in 1982, it was the successor to the 8088/8086 chips used in the first PCs. The 286 broke the infamous one-megabyte memory barrier, but although faster than the previous generation, it was never capable of supporting Windows and other graphics-based applications. See AT class and x86.

Technical Specs
Type: 16-bit multitasking microprocessor
Transistors: 134,000
Package: 68-pin PGA, PLCC or LCC
Registers: 15 16-bit
Real Mode: Performs as 8086 CPU; addresses 1MB memory.
Protected Mode: Addresses 16MB physical and 1GB virtual memory and provides access to memory protection.
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286 and 290 Madison Avenue, which REW first reported were up for sale in February, were sold to real estate investment firm APF Properties in recent weeks for $63 million.
Contacts are Paul McGuinness on (0191) 286 2306 or 07749 296 281 (under-seven, under-eight, under-nine and under-10), Mark Winter on (0191) 271 3001 (under-11), Kevin McNamara on 07962 226 602 (under-12), Mick Gill on (0191) 286 6310 (under-13), Phil Carling on (01670) 543 677 (under-16) and Steve Wheatley on (0191) 286 7946 (under-17).
Scottrade has 25 other branch offices in Florida, with 286 branches nationwide.
Kenneth Aschendorf and Berndt Perl of APF Properties LLC bought 286 Madison Avenue and 290 Madison Avenue from SL Green Realty Corp.
For further details call (0191) 286 2077 or 286 0596.