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I own a Pippin @World (black) model PW10001 manufactured on Sep 1996. The unusual things of the model I own are that it has 8Mb of RAM (not 6) as the KMP2000 version, power supply is 100-240V and there is a 50-pin SCSI port on the back. I think I have a predecessor of KMP2000 but still marked @World. So the hardware table in the article is not correct, I think it should be modified in order to include the model I have. 188.8.131.52 (talk) 22:39, 25 March 2013 (UTC)
Are you the original owner of that unit? Could be an after-factory add-on by someone else. Or, it could be a hybrid KMP2000 body with a @world cover. Regardless, although you have the unit in front of you, you can't be a primary source. Check WP:SOURCES for more on this. All the information in this article is from secondary sources. Is there any documentation - printed or on-line, that shows an @world shipped from the factory with a SCSI external interface? Groink (talk) 05:51, 26 March 2013 (UTC)
Thinking it over even further, you indeed have an unofficial hybrid. On a real KMP2000, the back of the metal frame inside has the cut-out for the 50-pin centronics connector. Neither the @world nor the ATMARK had this cut-out. If the 50-pin connector on yours is hanging out of the unit on a ribbon cable and not mounted on the metal frame with screws, then it is an add-on by a hardware hacker. Even if the bottom says it is a PW10001, the previous owner probably placed a KMP2000 motherboard into it. Also, the KMP2000 shipped with the 100-240V power supply. That would only mean that the unit was sold outside of the U.S. where 240v is the norm. And the @world was never intended to be sold outside of the U.S. Your motherboard has 8MB, which only the KMP2000 had. Last, look at the KINKA version of the ROM-BIOS in your unit. Use the chip IDs in the KINKA table. If it is KINKA 1.3, then congrats - you have a KMP2000 motherboard with a @world case. The @world never shipped with 1.3. Again, no primary sources are allowed here. Groink (talk) 07:56, 26 March 2013 (UTC)
One more I wanted to point out is the model number PW10001. Bandai has this part number in its catalog as a 6MB system. If Bandai indeed upgraded its @world to 8MB, it would have also changed the part number to something like PW10002 or similar. Anytime a manufacturer makes a change to a product, the part number changes. Groink (talk) 05:34, 27 March 2013 (UTC)
Hi, I'm the actual owner of this Pippin. I'm pretty sure that it was not hacked in any way. My company bought it in 96/97 for developing software. If you're curious about it, I've uploaded some photos to a flickr album: My Pippin184.108.40.206 (talk) 19:04, 1 August 2013 (UTC)
There is a remote possibility that Bandai threw parts from here and there together to make up a developer system. Why did it ship with the developer dongle even though the developer ROM (it was KINKA 1.3 at this point) didn't even need it? And, why did it still come with the ribbon SCSI and not the Katz Media base mounting? This is why the developer models are not listed in the table on this page - they're not consistent. Which is why only the for-retail models are listed. This policy is consistent with other Apple articles on Wikipedia. Groink (talk) 20:49, 1 August 2013 (UTC)