Restoring a VAXstation 3500

From: Antonio Carlini <>
Date: Tue May 11 14:21:44 2004

> >> and that the vS3500 was considered a performance machine,
> > No. QBus VAXen are low end machines.
> When the 3500 came out, 1987, I believe that it was the
> faster than all other deskside microVAXes up to that point. True?

True. But you could have picked up a Sun workstation
for less money that ran rings around it. The fact that
it was faster than everything except the large VAXen
is not really the point. Even DEC considered Qbus
machines to be the low-end ... it's just all many
of us could afford :-)

Not until the Vaxstation 3100 M30/M40 came
out a year or two later did DEC begin to
address the workstation market.

Antonio Carlini   
Received on Tue May 11 2004 - 14:21:44 BST

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