Whitechapel Computer Works MG-1

Jon Elson elson at pico-systems.com
Sun Nov 30 22:50:32 CST 2014

On 11/30/2014 07:21 PM, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> On 11/30/2014 04:54 PM, Jules Richardson wrote:
>> How did they compare in price with the m68k? Because that 
>> chip (pretty
>> much) "just worked", so if the price was comparable then 
>> I can certainly
>> see why it gained such acceptance and the ns32k line fell 
>> by the wayside.
> I never got to that point--the NSC chip was so late that 
> it wasn't even a candidate.  I seem to recall some 
> discussion that the early 16032 chips were a little on the 
> flaky side, but that may have been rumor.
I have no idea what the chip set cost new from NSC, but I 
don't think it was
terribly expensive.  Maybe a couple hundred $ for the 
complete set.
I think the Logical Micro system was about $2500 for a 
complete system in
a large IBM PC sized box, with hard drive, floppy, memory, 
backplane and power supply, dumb serial board and Genix OS.


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