• Subject: Re: What About Price vs. Performance?
  • From: "Leif Svalgaard" <leif@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2001 09:01:48 -0500

> >No, but I wrote my first screen handler for the AS/400 on a B30
> Ah yes, I worked on one of those too.  It was actually slower than a B20,
but
> had more expansion capabilities.  The B30 has a CPW of 3.8 vs 2.9 on the
B10, so
> was not a whole lot faster even if the rack was more impressive.  Of
course, the
> real problem with the B10 was that most people bought it with minimum
memory and
> the CPWs are always measured with max memory...

as I recall, performance was so bad that IBM had to throw in an extra 4Mb
for free to quell customer complaints.

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