Wyse WY-X5

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Wyse WY-X5
Wyse WY-X5.jpg
Manufacturer Wyse
Model WY-X5
Introduced October, 1990
Introductory Price $1,799
Interface thick or thin ethernet
Size 17-inch
Refresh Rate 70 Hz
Graphic Modes
Type Monochrome
Resolution 1280x1024
CPU 16 MHz Motorola 68020
RAM 1 MB to 5 MB

The Wyse WY-X5 terminal is a monochrome graphics terminal for the X Window System introduced in October, 1990 at a price of $1,799. This was the first X terminal offered by Wyse.[1][2][3]


  • flat, 17-inch noninterlaced monochrome display
  • 1 MB RAM, expandable to 5 MB using standard SIMM modules
  • X11R4 server
  • 3 button mouse
  • enhanced PC or ANSI-style keyboard


  1. "Wyse intros X-based terminal and server", Network World, October 15, 1990, pg. 33
  2. "Wyse Enters X Window Display Terminal Market", Martin Marshall, InfoWorld, October 15, 1990, pg. 29
  3. "X terminal marks the spot for Wyse system", Maryfran Johnson, Computerworld, October 15, 1990, pg. 140