Sanyo 55x detractors (was:RE: IBM Floppy...)

From: Russ Blakeman <>
Date: Mon Jan 18 17:23:58 1999

Doug wrote:

> On Mon, 18 Jan 1999, Bill Sudbrink wrote:
> > Come on now, what you don't seem to remember is that it was less than
> > half as expensive as any other similar machine at the time. And no,
> > I'm not prejudiced because I wrote the Byte magazine review of it. :)
> > It's a great hackers machine because almost nothing is in ROM and with
> > a little hardware hacking it could be made pretty close to an IBM PC
> > in terms of compatibility and a heck of a lot faster.
> Faster? Are we talking about the same machine? The Sanyo had to be the
> only clone that ever took IBM's pokey 4.77Mz clock and *reduced* it to
> 3.58MHz!

Mine was faster, after I dumped a $25 (then) NEC V20 into it while the PC
stayed with it's original processor.
Received on Mon Jan 18 1999 - 17:23:58 GMT

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