Gregory Shearman <ZekeGregory@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hmmm... didn't the Amiga run on motorola chips?
And the QL, ST and or course the most famous of the bunch, apple.
> BTW, my first x86, an 80286 with 1MB of memory and a 40MB hard drive
> cost nearly 3 thousand dollars. Cheap and nasty? Nasty maybe.
Well, they were business machines rather than what many foolish people
considered toys. I didn't mean cheap to the customer, I meant cheap to make.
(I don't imagine for one minute a pc of that era cost more than 300 dollars
to build... they were just vastly inflated)
I mean, really. Look at the capabilities compared to an amiga or ST of the
day. 4, 16 or 256 colours compared to millions. Beepy sound compared to a
full on sound chip (unless you went to the added expense of a sound card).
The only thing the amiga lacked was the business software that for some
reason IBM managed to corner the market on.
I think by the 286 era the amiga and ST both had hard drives.
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