[rescue] Sun Blade 100, SGI and Lombard advice needed

Jonathan C. Patschke jp at celestrion.net
Thu Jun 8 00:22:29 CDT 2006

On Wed, 7 Jun 2006, Paxton  wrote:

> In my hunt through surplus stores I discovered a Sun Blade 100 at
> $100. Is it worth it?

No.  It's more-or-less an Ultra 5, with all the depressive performance
that implies.  There are people on this list that are -throwing away-
Ultra 2 and Ultra 30 systems, which are -much- snappier.

> They also have an IP24 Indy with Monitor and Kbd, working but no OS
> marked down to $50. A NEXT slab with a mono monitor for $250.

An IP24's worth depends on two things:
   * Processor
   * Graphics

For $50, it should have either an R5000 and an XL24 or an R4400SC and an
XZ, or at least some interesting cards like FDDI or CosmoCompress.

> They also had a couple of Mac Lombards laptops for under $200 each.


I think I -built- a Pismo for about that in 2002.  It might've been as
high as $400 (splurged on disk and Airpor), but a Lombard is a pretty
limited machine unless you like MacOS 9.x.

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