> I saw the add in the latest AmigaWorld. What was it? $5500.00 for
> an A3000/25/200 with a C= multiscan monitor? It didn't say how
> much ram so I'll be generous and say 6MB.
> I got into work today and was flipping through a local computer
> rag, "Puget Sound Computer User". ON the back cover there was
> an add for a local clone company. They've been around for quite
> a while and are very reliable. Here is what they had, there most expensive
> For $2349.00:
> "The Screamer"
> * Intel 486DX-50, 256K cache
> * 4 MB RAM, expandable to 64MB
> * 1.2MB and 1.44MB floppys
> * 130MB 15ms HD
> * 16bit SVGA with 1MB
> * 14" SuperVGA monitor (1024x768)
> * 101 key keyboard.
> * MS -serial mouse
> * DOS 5/ Win 3.1
> * Tower case with 250 Watt PS.
> Drop the speed to 33Mhz and the cache to 64K and it
> costs $1895.00!
Yeah well so what? I still wouldn't want a piece of *intel
box. You got to have someone with a CS degree to set the thing
up. I get a charge out of the 5 page articles trying to explain
away all the extended/expanded, UMBs, device drivers you have to
play with like it is some kind of advantage you get when you buy a
clone. You got a 40 Mip CPU, that runs like it's a 10. And yes SVGA
is fantastic; On a 800 x 600 screen at a normal distance from a
14" monitor, you can't read sh*t. Oh and they did a great job
with windows. It is *so* intuitive. You buy an SVGA card and yes,
there's a driver for windows, but no the fonts don't work. Now
I have to get the CS guy to edit the windows.ini file. And they
sell you windows for $59.00 Assuming you have already bought DOS
for $59.00. And then, if you want to buy real apps, they're $395.00.
I really do think that low admission fee is misleading....
Whew! Sorry, just blowin smoke. I *do* feel better now. Someone
give me that intel box, and I will quietly go away...
> Just what is C= smokin'?
> /* It's not a cruise... It's the Love Boat*/
> /* I want my 32bit chip set */