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    Default WTF?? Amstrad Mega PC: Genesis/Mega Drive compatible?!?

    look at this: http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...&category=8214

    it's a Amstrad 386SX with Mega Drive Drive

    does anyone know anything about this?

    oh, and before anyone bids, the md-unit doesn't seem to work
    -Jan

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    They pop up every so often though theyíre still quite rare, Iím not sure but I think they made a 486 version as well thatís even rarer than the 386. Itís also similar to the Japanese Teradrive.
    Last one I saw was fully boxed with everything it and it went for a bout £100+.

    Iíve been after one for a while myself but donít have the space for it unfortunately.

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    Yup, they're not too rare in the UK, though most one's I've seen tend to have trouble with either the Megadrive or PC side (though I've heard that replacing a bettery somewhere will solve common problems)
    A good friend picked up a complete 486 model at a car boot a couple of years back for £7.50. It would have been mine if we weren't taking turns for 1st dibs on the nice stuff. Grrr. At least I scored a woody VCS and a complete 32X on the same day.
    Their eBay prices tend to vary from around £40 to £150, or at least those that I've seen.

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    thx for the info
    -Jan

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    It's a crappy 486 with a Mega Drive inside. The bonus would be that it can play MD games on a monitor, I suppose. It's a more powerful PC than the Teradrive but there's no connection on the inside between the two units. That doesn't really matter anyways in the Teradrive since there was probably only one game that takes advantage of this, and probably not worth playing.

    I'd stay away from this one, but that's because I don't like crappy computers junking up the house -- just nice junky ones :D

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    Whoa! Nice stuff, and I finally can confirm that the Mega Drive played on the monitor. Nice :D

    By the way...what the heck does "bog standard 286" mean?

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    I guess I mean a 'normal 286 processor PC', although the motherboard is very miniaturized.

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