The time has finally come. I have a wad of money burning a hole in my
pocket and I'm going to buy this week, but I have to get feedback on this
deal first. Altus (of Walnut CA) advertizes a P90system with 8mb, 730mb,
15" monitor with a 1mb Trident PCI video card. The price is an unheard
of $1748 +$65 s&h, with 3 year warranty. Now, this is just too
tempting. Some corners had to be cut. An additional $200 will replace
the TRIDENT with a Stealth 64, so that is one corner. What I really
worry about is the motherboard. It is by SIS, which I have never heard
of, and when I pressed Regine, my friendly but non-native english
speaking sales representative about the chip set and bios all she could
come up with for me was "Award", which I have also not heard of. I'm not
even sure if that is a chipset or bios.
I am really fired up to spend some money, but I am not keen to
waste any. This system will run Linux (of course) and OS-2 (and ok,
ms-dos&win3.11 and if it ever actually arrives, Chicago).