The Intel 80286
was in charge of the most critical functions of the A320 -- translating the pilot's inputs to climb, descend, and turn -- and yet it would barely turn on a smartphone today ...
LegalVIEWS for Windows requires an Intel 80286
or compatible machine with a hard disk and 2 MB of RAM; an 80386 with hard disk and 4 MB of RAM are recommended.
For example, the IBM PC AT and the PC/2 Models 50 and 60 use the Intel 80286
A second wave of clones began a few years later, when IBM abandoned 8088 technology in favor of the PC AT, which was built around the faster Intel 80286
Each processing unit is controlled by an Intel 80286
microprocessor and contains two 16-Mhz Weitek WTL3364 chips, each capable of 32 megaflops.
Release 3 required a PC with an Intel 80286
or 80386 processor (IBM PC/AT or PS/2 Modle 30-286, 50, 60, 70, or 80 or the equivalent) and at least one megabyte of memory.
Although some of the machines' CPUs could run Unix, even the 16-bit Intel 80286
microprocessors operating at 25 MHz inside IBM PC/ATs and their clones did not provide true multitasking, so that engineering and other compute-intensive programs operated too slowly for some users' pace.
The Professional Edition does not appear to use either Expanded or Extended Memory on Intel 80286
or above systems.
The AT, using the Intel 80286
microprocessor at speeds of 6 to 8 MHz, is about two to three times faster than a PC or XT.
The unit's hardware configuration consists of an Intel 80286
microprocessor, integrated network board, CD-ROM drive(s) specified by the user, and power supply.
Bill Gates, chairman and CEO at Microsoft, changed course from last year's multimedia platform descriptions to detail a fictitious base level multimedia system for the home and school markets based on the Intel 80286
processor, to which he had previously referred as being 'brain dead.' IBM could have just announced the machine and everyone wouldn't have to be so coy.