[SunRescue] 3/60 crate
james at foonly.com
Wed Mar 1 03:16:41 CST 2000
On Wed, 1 Mar 2000, Peter Koch wrote:
> Sure. The price was at $12000 for a monochrome and $18000 for a color station.
Then again, a 3/470 was pushing $45K. Entirely different market, though.
$18K was _cheap_ for something with that kind of video capability back
then. $4-5K for a good 19" color monitor was quite reasonable at the
> I like the 3/260 and 3/470 too. But these are big VME monsters...
> Yeah, the 3/60 is surely the best desktop Sun3 and beats a lot of
> machines from other vendors...
I liked the 3/450 I had on my desk, but calling it a "desktop" was a bit
of a stretch. With a P4 cg6 and a 32MB memory board it was an absolute
screamer even after the early Sparcs came out. Heated up the room more
/x50 was a nice case form factor. It's too bad Sun didn't make more of
them, the /x30 was a poor replacement even considering the internal drive
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