Non-fake Apple 1 on ebay
oltmansg at bellsouth.net
Fri Nov 20 08:21:46 CST 2009
Keep in mind that the 6502 debuted for $25, which was far and away cheaper than any of the Intel and Motorola offerings. So, there's a cost/performance consideration as well.
From: Jules Richardson <jules.richardson99 at gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: Non-fake Apple 1 on ebay
Chuck Guzis wrote:
> On 20 Nov 2009 at 1:21, Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
>> In every picture I've seen, the Apple I's board has been
Yes, I think that was one of their selling points - that they *weren't* kits, unlike so many other systems of the time.
> The 6502 to me always seemed to be a little "brain dead" compared to the 8080. But that was a subject then of much debate.
With me it was always 6502 vs Z80 (I came in too late for the 8080), but same thought - although, having seen some of the impressive things people have done with 6502s, I don't think it necessarily matters (whether that's true of *any* CPU I'm not sure - presumably there were some around that really did make life incredibly difficult!)
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