The PSI is the most amazing computer in this test since it is the only one to be equipped with a 386 sx at 20 MHz. But by not doing like everyone else, the PSI has chosen to install in addition a 25 MHz clock. The different components of the motherboard specified at 20 MHz are therefore increased to 25 MHz. It's very simple and it's going (very) fast. Unfortunately, it does not work all the time, which can be very embarrassing for professional use!
We recommend it above all to adventurers and other hackers. The others will have to abstain and opt for a 386 sx / 20 of PSI actually clocked at 20 MHz. In this case, the configuration seems more acceptable: a hard disk of 40 MB, 4 MB of memory, two floppy disk drives. 8 expansion slots and a 1 MB VGA card (1024 x 768 with 256 colors). Who says better…
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The most beautiful computer of our comparative. Its mini-box is as beautiful from the outside as from the inside: once the case is open, you will have to remove the various protections before accessing its mother board. The electronics of the Olivetti is like most computers of this manufacturer, very good quality. The Olivetti is not only the most beautiful computer of our comparison, but it is also one of the fastest, only the slowness of his hard drive prevented him from getting the first prize ... A more than attractive machine of which the efficiency is not in doubt.
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Another workstation with a look very appreciated by the Laboratory. But do not be fooled, the mini-case of Siatel is well filled: with a 40 MB hard drive, four expansion slots (all 16 bits), a power supply of 150 W and especially 4 MB of RAM, this station at 15 100 F is one of the most muscular configurations of the comparative. If you add a VGA monitor color and performance just slightly lower than the GoldStar, Siatel station is a machine that has a quality / price ratio quite exceptional.
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The slowest of our comparison, but it takes a good one. Pro Winners is catching up with an acceptable configuration. With 1 MB of RAM, a 115 MB hard drive and a 14-inch color VGA monitor, this computer is a solution for all your applications that need a significant amount of secondary memory. It is true that the very poor performance of the Pro Winners do not push us to advise you: if you still decide to buy it, you can console yourself by saying that few manufacturers offer such an impressive equipment for less than 15 000 F.
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