Rare Tandy 1400???

From: William Donzelli <william_at_ans.net>
Date: Thu Jul 30 22:08:35 1998

> Or was some mistake made at the factory (they ran
> out of V20 chips?) and an Intel chip was put in this one? Does anyone else
> have a 1400 with an Intel 8088? It this computer possibly worth more than
> the one with the V20 (I doubt it)?

Part substitutions like this are very common, especially with very similar
parts like the 8088 and V20. Sometimes manufacturers run into problems
getting the chips they need, and often have to take far more drastic
measures, like coming up with kludge boards, piggybacking parts, hacking
up the traces, etc., just because vendor A is saying "12 weeks" and
customer is saying "next week", all for a $4.00 part.

William Donzelli
Received on Thu Jul 30 1998 - 22:08:35 BST

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