> [LC III specs deleted]
>Were were you. I posted stuff about the LCIII over a week ago (with prices!).
They didn't make it *here* - I would have noticed in that case...
>It's not bad to not lower your prices when they aren't that bad to begin
>with. *BUT* in light of the new Mac prices and the price of those
>486 behemoths (not to mention the slowly-being outdated 386's) the price
>of the Falcon is not looking so spiffy these days.
>Anyway, just for kicks, I'll pick on the LC III for awhile.
> - Does't use standard SIMM slots (unless you own a NeXTStation Turbo)
> This just means that every Tom* and Harry store won't have
> the memory on Hand. But, since most people seem to order
> memory mail-order you might just have to look around awhile first.
Well, the FastRam cards for the TT will only use Toshiba or Samsung brand
SIMMS - I had to wait 2 MONTHS to get my 32MB RAM card working. And, the 32
Bit SIMMS are better that your plain vanilla SIMMS.
Quote:> - Has there been a Mac (ever) that didn't break lots of software upon
> release (like the ci,lc,si,cx,fx,quadra, etc) Hmm maybe the
> Quadra 950, Classic, Classic II, LC II didn't cause massive
> incompatibility problems, at that point, I ceased to care.
Well, this have *NOT* happened on the Atari side has it? There were no
problems with the STE or the TT, noooooooooooooooo :-). Incompability
problems generally come from crappy programming.
Quote:> - I'd pick on the lackluster number of slots, but in comparison w/ the
> Falcon, this seems pointless.
Quote:> - I don't know about it's internal video, but the video on the LC, LC II
> si, ci is certainly a CPU drain if an external card is not bought.
> Believe me there is a world of difference. (The Falcon might suffer
> from this as well, but all it will be compared to is the STE, TT,
> and the Mega, so it should come out ok. Plus, the Falcon seems to
> be designed to keep video rolling quickly...but we'll see).
All the LC models has their own VRAM like the Quadras. The IIsi is a drain
when it comes to video, but the LC's are in fact pretty OK!
Quote:> - Apple has a little distribution problem right now. It seems they
> can't make computers fast enough. Now, I *have* heard claims that
> Mac stockpiled the new computers this time so there
> wouldn't be a supply problem, but can you believe them. Some
> people are mad as they are just getting machines ordered 3-6 mths
> ago!!! You might be able to get a Falcon and an LC III at the
> same time (but I wouldn't be on *either* Apple or Atari!!!).
Like Atari hasn't got production problems... BTW, as far as I've heard, the
LCIII is opne of the machines that has got highes priority in production.
Quote:>Gosh, I'm disappointed, I thought I could dig harder than that. Well, it
>does lack some things the falcon has. The Falcon has CD-quality stereo
>sound input (LC III mono 8-bit 22 Khz sound input, but it *comes* with a
>microphone, crappy though it may be). This might be a draw depending on
>what you want to use it for. The mac sounds ok to me for sound-annotation.
>It's better than you get over the telephone, which seems to be OK for speech.
>(If asked I'll tell you about the Japaneese student who came into out lab
>and wanted to run Kanji Talk....) The best thing for the mac is that
>*lots* of programs have support for sound annotation on the Mac. Again, it
>depends on what you want to do, and how high your standards are. The little
>I saw of SAM on the Falcon convinced me it was usuable, whereas the Mac
>sound players freeze the system till the sound is done. Some idiot I know
>put a 2 min sound as his beep, and the mac did one of those common BEEP BEEP
>BEEP things it always does and he was out of it for 6 minutes! I think the
>state of the Mac-sound-thingy world is better now, but I really can't put
>all those sounds on the Macs here in the lab, so I haven't kept up.
The Falcon sound is of course vastly superior campared to that on the Macs.
Sound suppport is however pretty weak on the Atari s/w side. There seems to
be chaos when it comes to formats and productive use of it. Sound people
will get a lot out of the Falcon, no doubt about it. It might be Atari's own
fault that people don't use the features of the machines, though - the dev
manual for the TT didn't include a squat about the SCSI or the LAN port...
Quote:>Of course the Mac games situation is a little bleek to (but it gets better
>each month). I hear there is a *great* new CD-ROM game. But again, balance
>what you want. Is there an Atari equivalent to Word + Excell (or even
>the two #3's int the word processing/spreadsheet world?) I sure hope
>Atari Works Works!!!
I'm hoping that Atari Works will be good. I miss a decent spreadsheet.
Quote:>Hmmm. I came out more "pro-Mac" than I thought I would. Of course, *I*
>still haven't decieded what I'm going to do with my money yet. (And I no
>longer have a brand-new NeXTStation to shoot for!!!!) Well, the educational
>prices for the LC III are do in tommorrow. Think I'll stroll over and find
>out. If ya'll really care, I'll post. But I think we've had enough
>of this silly bickering. If we didn't like Atari products we wouldn't
Yeah, that was my reaction as well. If I didn't care for Atari I wouldn't
have posted here at all. What I want is the guys at Atari to have a peek at
what's going on in the real world, what people are actually getting out
there. It seems like they don't know...
Jon Lovstad | Sorry, but this part of my .sig file has been
SnailMail: Hjortsbergvn 7 |
N-1784 HALDEN, NORWAY | OOOPS! He took the other part as well...
Voice: +47 9 17 59 39 |