• Subject: RE: IBM AS400 Model 2130 Server at Egghead.com
  • From: Quazy <quazy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2000 11:46:54 -0600

Just buy a new 250 Base price $3700 with v4r5, CAE, Query, SQL dev 
kit.  That is at 50/15 cpw's



At 07:19 AM 11/29/00 -0800, you wrote:
>Our main transaction server is a model 400/2130.  We have added the
>expansion cabinet and 8 2gig drives.  We have also maxed out the memory.  It
>is sooo sllooowww compared to the newer, cheaper 170.  By the time you buy
>the OS, you could buy a whole 270.  IBM gives away the OS with the purchase
>of a new box, so it seems.
>
>
>Christopher K. Bipes    mailto:ChrisB@Cross-Check.com
>Sr. Programmer/Analyst  mailto:Chris_Bipes@Yahoo.com
>CrossCheck, Inc.        http://www.cross-check.com
>6119 State Farm Drive   Phone: 707 586-0551 x 1102
>Rohnert Park CA  94928  Fax: 707 586-1884
>
>If consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, only geniuses work here.
>Karen Herbelin - Readers Digest 3/2000
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Charly Jones [mailto:charly301@hotmail.com]
>Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2000 11:50 PM
>To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
>Subject: Re: IBM AS400 Model 2130 Server at Egghead.com
>
>
>Looks like a __great__ deal to me.  What am I missing?  The software
>doesn't get any cheaper than the P05 prices you listed, does it?
>I know the hardware prices are dropping, but $249 is lower than
>any 64-bit Risc processor I've seen recently.  I am tempted...
>Very tempted.  Would a 13.8 Telative System Performance be good
>enough for an individual "personal computer" with a real operating
>system?  If a company wanted to create an
>intranet web server without mucking up the production system,
>wouldn't this be a good starter system?
>
>Seems like IBM would like us all to agree that a Model 400 is only
>good for filling up the nearest landfill.  I can think of
>lots of ways to use one.
>
>===========================================================
>Charly Jones
>-- IBM Certified Specialist - AS/400 Administrator
>
>Geezer in Gig Harbor
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