> Bearing in mind that 4000 based commercial machines are becoming available
> *now* at reasonable or nearly reasonable prices. For example, a brocure
> from a company called "Tangent" turned up here selling an R4000 based
> machine (can't remember which variant) running at 100MHz, 16MB ram,
> 16k cache (cannot sure if its I+D combined or 16k each), 200MB disk, hi
> res graphics (~1000x1000x8) with 64 bit path to CPU + S3 accellerator,
> E?ISA slots, monitor and Windows NT (SVR4 port available) for $4000 US.
> That was the base machine with others up to 150MHz, more cache and memory
> and so on. A similar machine is $10000 here, but that's predictable.
> Whether or not thay can actually deliver is another question. Its also
> possible that they'd sell motherboards alone.
Well 16 MB ram is about $400, 340 MB IDE disk is around $298. Sounds like
they are charging $3300 for a motherboard+video+case+monitor sounds alot
more then the planned under $1k for video+scsi+ethernet+motherboard to me.
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