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Old July 4th 03, 05:14 PM
Lonald Casino
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Was clearing out old papers and I found a old add from 1992. I think
some will find it interesting.

The cheapest system was an [email protected] with a socket for an 80287. 2
floppies (1,2&1.44MB), 1MB RAM upgradeable to 4 MB on motherboard, 42 MB
hard drive, keyboard, 2serial-1 parallel, video card, mouse and Video
display, Software Spinnaker 8 in 1, & ProList and DOS 5.0..... COST
$1099


The high end system was a 80486 @ 33Mhz, 2 floppies (1,2&1.44MB), 1 MB
RAM upgradeable to 16MB on motherboard, 42 MB hard drive, keyboard,
2serial- 1parallel, video card and Video display, mouse and DOS
5.0..... COST $1935

Happy 4th.

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Old July 4th 03, 06:38 PM
KILOWATT
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Will "hard drives" be solid state ten
years from now, and have no moving parts?

Compact Flash memory is still expensive at this
for only a 1Gb. To reach for example,the 320Gb
capacity of some newer drives...Sandisk and other
CF card manufacturers would have to redesign
completely manufacturing process. HDDs prices are
very low(except perhaps for SCSI drives) and they will
stay for a long time i think. Optical technology is promising
especially for removable medias like the present DVD-RWs
but access is still needed by means of mechanical operations
wich is not an advantage over HDDs :-(
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Old July 4th 03, 06:44 PM
Lane Lewis
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Just tossed a 1994 IBM 486-66 which was around $5000 in its Day. The chip
itself sold for around a thousand when it first came out.

Lane


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Old July 6th 03, 01:21 AM
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"Lonald Casino" wrote in message
...
Was clearing out old papers and I found a old add from 1992. I think
some will find it interesting.

The cheapest system was an [email protected] with a socket for an 80287.


That's as slow as my Palm handheld if I underclock it with this hack I've
got.

1MB RAM upgradeable to 4 MB on motherboard,


and it's got 8MB ram...

$1099


And I got it for just over $200, I think (was a gift)



The high end system was a 80486 @ 33Mhz,


That's 1MHz faster than it goes at normal speed.

RAM upgradeable to 16MB on motherboard,


That's the size of the smallest flash cards these days.

5.0..... COST $1935


And that's just a little expensive.


Happy 4th.


Happy 5th.


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Old August 1st 03, 08:16 PM
eXistenZ
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"MiniDisc_2k2" wrote in message
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"Lonald Casino" wrote in message
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Was clearing out old papers and I found a old add from 1992. I think
some will find it interesting.

The cheapest system was an [email protected] with a socket for an 80287.


That's as slow as my Palm handheld if I underclock it with this hack I've
got.

1MB RAM upgradeable to 4 MB on motherboard,


and it's got 8MB ram...

$1099


And I got it for just over $200, I think (was a gift)



The high end system was a 80486 @ 33Mhz,


That's 1MHz faster than it goes at normal speed.

RAM upgradeable to 16MB on motherboard,


That's the size of the smallest flash cards these days.

5.0..... COST $1935


And that's just a little expensive.


Happy 4th.


Happy 5th.



WOW, I WANT A really fast 486

those sound so mega fast, i might even be able to get Windows 3.1 to run,
but that might be pushing it, but seriously, I have 130 486 DX4 100mhz
Computers with 32mb RAM that I am selling if you want them - anyone?

-eXistenZ


 




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