[rescue] newest rescue

Andrew Jones andrew at jones.ec
Wed Feb 3 19:57:42 CST 2016

On 02/03/2016 01:56 PM, r.stricklin wrote:
> Is it a Sun? No. Is it castrated? Hardly. Did any 1989-era Sun fit in a
> backpack? No.

Not a lot of market for Suns with 9", monochrome, 512x512 screens.  (I'm 
not sure there was that much demand for SE/30s with 9" monochrome, 
either -- I seem to recall external monitors as a common upgrade.)

Besides, the SS1 (1989), the SLC ('89? '90?), and the IPC (1990) are all 
pretty close to backpack-sized.  And two of them should be considerably 
faster than an SE/30.

What's really strange, in my book, is how close the prices were.  An 
SE/30 with a 1mb RAM and 512x512 was $4,300 in 1989.  An SLC listed for 
$4995 came with 8 MB and 1152x900.

Who the heck was paying these prices for Macs when a modest Sun was such 
a small additional cost?

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