[rescue] Megapixel displays on classic Macs - Re: newest rescue

Toby Thain toby at telegraphics.com.au
Wed Feb 3 20:59:56 CST 2016

On 2016-02-03 8:59 PM, Andrew Jones wrote:
> On 02/03/2016 08:57 PM, Andrew Jones wrote:
>> 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?

The Sun hardware was superior. But the software and user experience was 
not the same.

> Well, here I am going and correcting myself.
> An SE/30 could be had for $2,495, not $4,295.  That seems like a much,
> much better deal :)

Correction: SE/30 is 512 x 342. If you wanted a megapixel screen, you 
could have one; I did a bunch of digging into the price of 
contemporaneous megapixel displays for Macs, a few months ago.

I found a price from Jan 2, 1989: Sigma Laserview for SE, 1664x1200, 
presumably including the interface card: $2295

A price Feb 16, 1987: Megascreen Plus, 1024x900 $2495


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