Special notes for this one of a kind item:

Collect in Barendrecht, The Netherlands, preferred. It however can be shipped worldwide.

Personal delivery to your door within The Netherlands, Belgium or Germany at request for € 0.50 per kilometer.

Payment with bank transfer (IBAN) in advance or at moment of sale on my pc only or cash (ID and address verification in these latter two cases required). No credit cards and no PayPal.

In any case this item will not be reserved and payment term is 4 days after receipt of invoice.

Please read everything. If you have any questions hereafter, then feel free to contact.

For sale
IBM 5110.

Price information for businesses:
Margin price as listed is for private customers only.

Nederlandse bedrijven kunnen een factuur inclusief 21% BTW krijgen. Om een BTW inclusief factuur te ontvangen moet u uw BTW code tijdens het bestelproces invoeren en kiezen voor 'Internet Banking / Bank Transfer (IBAN)' als de betaalmethode. Na ontvangst van uw bestelling zal Classic Computer Shop u een BTW inclusief factuur met het correcte totaalbedrag binnen 24u sturen, welke u met overschrijving moet betalen.

(Businesses Netherlands) Prijs inclusief 21% BTW: € 2515,50

Deze prijs is exclusief verzendkosten. Neem contact op voor een verzendkosten offerte.

EU businesses can apply for an intracommunal delivery. This means that the invoice is VAT free. To apply for a VAT free invoice please enter your VAT code during the order process and choose for 'Internet Banking / Bank Transfer (IBAN)' as the payment method. After receipt of your order Classic Computer Shop will send you a VAT free invoice with the correct total amount within 24h, which you have to pay using bank transfer..

(Businesses EU / non-EU) Price excluding VAT: € 2078.93

This price does not include shipping costs. Contact for a shipping costs quote.

General info
The IBM 5110 is the second microcomputer or personal computer from ‘big blue’ and became available in 1978. That means the IBM 5110 computer predates the 1981 IBM PC 5150 which is commonly known as the first PC (i.e. as is a personal computer with an open architecture for the owner, with an Intel CPU, for use with DOS). Unlike the IBM 5100, which met the needs of scientists and engineers, the 5110 was offered as a full-function computer to small and medium size businesses. Using a new system and programs, a business could use the 5110 to automate applications such as general ledger, accounts payable, inventory control, sales analysis etc.

The IBM 5110 was initially offered in two models with several options available. IBM 5110 computers differ in memory size (up to 64 KB), installed expansion cards, storage device and programming languages (BASIC, APL or both). The IBM 5110-1 is factory equipped with a QIC tape drive for storage (like the 5100) and optional for floppy disk storage. The 5110-2 does not have a tape drive but is factory equipped for floppy disk storage. Both models can be used with an external 5114 floppy disk storage unit (up to 1.2 MB on one floppy disk) and the 5103 printer. Later on, in 1980, IBM released the 5110-3 / 5120, which has an all-in-one design with integrated dual floppy drive.


With this early microcomputer of a well known brand in your office, you show to your customers (and employees) that you are actually passionate about information technology.  You show that you are experienced in your field of work and that your business has years of history behind it. You are looking here at an unique opportunity to obtain a conversation piece your customers will love to see and talk about.

About this specific offer
For sale is an IBM 5110 model 2 or 5110-2 computer system, which comes from the first Dutch owner, who bought it new in the 2nd half of 1979. The computer has been used at the first owner's business for the typical tasks where IBM designed it for (i.e. office work). This IBM 5110 is equipped for use with BASIC only. The RAM capacity is unknown. This is an original European model with 220V AC power supply and international QWERTY keyboard. The computer was manufactured in the U.S.A., the dates inside indicate somewhere in the first half of 1979. The disintegrating foam inside the computer is removed, the computer was vacuum cleaned inside and the CRT glass spray cleaned.

Dimension (WxDxH): 45 x 61 x 20 cm

The original owner has kept all original English documentation (several kilograms), including schematics and maintenance manual. Thanks to this you can actually use the computer and maintain it. Needless to say it's very rare to find this computer with the full set of documentation that can not all be found online.

Included is:
- IBM 5110-2 computer
- IBM 5110 Computing System Setup Procedure
- IBM 5110 Operator's Guide
- IBM 5110 General Information And Physical Planning Manual
- IBM 5110 Customer Support Functions Reference Manual
- IBM 5110 Asynchronous Communications Feature User's Manual
- IBM 5110 BASIC Introduction
- IBM 5110 BASIC User's Guide
- IBM 5110 BASIC Reference Manual
- IBM 5110 System Maintenance Analysis Procedures
- IBM 5110 Computer Maintenance Information Manual
- IBM 5110 Language Support Maintenance Information Manual
- IBM 5110 Computer Parts Catalog
- IBM 5110 System Logic Manual (schematics)


This computer was last tested at 17 June 2019.
During the test;
- Computer could be powered on several times.
- Computer stayed powered on for at least 30 minutes.

- The internal fan spinned fine, made some noise, but not loud nor annoying.

- Computer passed POST without any problems.

- Computer could boot to BASIC.

- CRT displayed a contrastful, bright and sharp picture.

- CRT is in very good condition, without any signs of burn-in damage.

- Brightness potentiometer worked.

- All toggle switches on the front panel worked.

- All keys of the computer's keyboard worked.

- Entering a program in BASIC worked.

- Process LEDs worked.

- Enclosure could be opened and closed like it should.

- No defects and/or faults were identified.
- No further tests were performed.
Please carefully view the pictures for an impression.

Price details:
Price per piece:
€ 2.400,00


29,000 KG

Shipping costs

€ 49,95 

Stock (now available)


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