[rescue] hp kayak price estimate?
David L Kindred (Dave)
d.kindred at telesciences.com
Fri May 30 07:45:01 CDT 2003
>>>>> "Kurt" == Kurt Huhn <kurt at k-huhn.com> writes:
Kurt> Klaasjan Brand <kjb at studenten.net> wrote:
>> This system is for sale in the Netherlands; seller want about 450
>> euro's. For a generic P3 system I don't think the configuration would be
>> worth more than 150-200, but does anyone got an idea what the extra
>> value of the Kayak series is (except for the cool case? ;)
Kurt> <snip config>
Kurt> Nothing. In my experience, the Kayaks are some of the worst x86 boxen out
Kurt> there (reliability-wise, and "standards"-wise).
Which models? I have a bunch of Kayak XA P-II machines here that we
bought used and have been rock-solid, no issues running Windows or
Linux. One of the best factory-installed PC ventilation systems I've
seen, all ducted so that the CPU and disks still get airflow even while
you're futzing around with the IO slots.
Kurt> YMMV, of course, but I can't stand the Kayaks.
Has HP used the Kayak name on more than one hardware series?
David L. Kindred <mailto:d.kindred at telesciences.com>
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