PowerPC (fwd)

Spencer W. Thomas spencer at med.umich.edu
Wed Dec 14 15:19:31 EST 1994


   >    emulates a 386pc right now.  But I have heard that a hardware board
   >    with a real 486 chip will plug in to the Power Mac 6100 (only) and
   >    cost about $800.

I wrote:
   > Off by an order of magnitude!  $80 according to MacWeek.

I must have suffered a brain fart.  As others have pointed out, it's
going to be much closer to $800.  MacWeek (11.14.94) says $699 (list).
The number I haven't figured out is what's the increment if you buy a
6100 with the card installed (reported list for the combo is $2499,
but I don't know what list is for a "bare" 6100).  The original
Houdini added about $100 to the cost of a Quadra 610 (U price, anyway).

Reply Corp. will be releasing cards for Quadras, priced at $495-$595
(486 DX2/50 or /66).

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