I received the machine today. It was made by National Integration Services, model number NIS-AF-CPU-114. The specs of the machine are exactly as stated in the eBay ad.
All of the pixels of the display are firing. There is some burn-in on the display. In low light this might be a problem. Other than this, the display is in good condition.
The touch screen has a row of "shiny spots" where the main display "buttons" were. If you took the time you could probably determine what features of the software were used most based on the burn-in and the most shiny spot. I haven't had a chance to test the touchscreen yet. The touch screen controller was made by ELO Touchsystems and features a nice big chip by Phillips. I connects to the motherboard via a serial port.
It has an Award BIOS. Nothing special here, just the standard stuff.
The outside of the case was pretty filthy. Nothing that a little elbow grease and adhesive remover can't handle. There were a few scratches and paint chips on the case. Overall it was in pretty good shape. You will probably want to repaint the case anyways. How can you be "l33t" with a computer made by American Freghtways? <g>
The inside of the case was better. The case is not totally sealed. There seems to be a thin layer of black soot (diesel exhaust?) covering the inside of the case. The layer is thicker where it could settle on horizontal surfaces and around the exhaust of the CPU fan. It is pretty easy to clean up.
At first glance it doesn't look like the touchscreen will be easy to remove from the case. I have to look into this in more detail since I planned on dumping the case.
Speaking of the case... This thing is built like a tank. There is no aluminum here, just good old American heavy guage steel.
I will try to put together a webpage with detailed pictures sometime this weekend. Until then I would be happy to answer any questions that you have about this. If you send me email, please use a unique subject name. I think I have at least 200 messages filed away with the subject name "epods" <g>.
BTW, I also bought one of the 368 based Citadel computers from the same guy. Is anyone interested in info on these?
Electronics run on smoke, if you let the smoke out they won't work