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What's this computer in the 1988 movie "Vampire's Kiss"?

This is a grab from a 1988 movie called Vampire's Kiss. It has twin disk drives (5.25" from the looks) and what looks like a built-in printer?
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How was the 80186 incompatible with the IBM PC?

Wikipedia's Intel 80186 entrymentions The 80186 would have been a natural successor to the 8086 in personal computers. However, because its integrated hardware was incompatible with the hardware used ...
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What are my options for multitasking in MS-DOS 5.0 on an 80186 with EMS?

I've got an HP 200LX, which runs DOS 5.0 from ROM, and I'm using EMM200 to provide some EMS from the C: RAM disk (it uses the memory controller to directly map the "disk" blocks into memory, ...
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Why is the RM Nimbus PC-186 not IBM PC compatible?

The RM Nimbus range of computers were popular in British schools during the late 80s and into the 90s. When I was at high school Nimbus PC-186 machines were all over the place. Many web pages that ...
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