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RE: Poor Sun timings, as competition...

    Date: Mon, 30 Jul 90 16:32 EDT
    From: barmar@Think.COM (Barry Margolin)

    Note that the Sun being used was a 4/280, which is a two-year-old model.
    The latest Suns are 50-100% faster, and can be timeshared by at least 40
    simultaneous users (they can't all be running Lisp simultaneously, but
    on Unix they don't need Common Lisp for much of their work).  The cost
    for 40 X windows users sharing a Sun 4/490 is about $6K/user (about
    $2500 apiece for the Sun, and $3000 apiece for X terminals).


FYI: Used 3640s were recently quoted to me at around $4000, including
4 Mword RAM and a 4xx Mbyte SMD disk.