Anonymous Coward wrote on 2022-01-04, 05:06:
That has to be a misprint or something.
The article clearly stated that the base 33MHz 386 was under $1000. What the hell is in that multimedia system that's worth nearly $2000? I'm pretty sure the multimedia kits weren't THAT expensive.
Reminds me of how Tandy priced things
My Parents bought a
1992 era Tandy 1000rlx
1.44 (no HD)
“Color” Printer (lol)
Keyboard, Mouse, Cables, Software and a computer desk was a $3XX package
(which was ok for a brand new obsolete PC with a matched desk for it to slot into)
If I wanted a 40mb hard drive & 1mb ram it turned into a $1k affair ?????
(Ripoff even at the time)
If I had more “means and contacts “ back then I’m guessing a similar AMD 386DX40 setup but with better HD & memory would have been under $1k
I know some folks who built just a dx40 system (no monitor, printer, keyboard, software, etc) could come out around $400-$500 even back in the day.