• Subject: Re: What About Price vs. Performance?
  • From: Douglas Handy <dhandy1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2001 11:05:05 -0400


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

Correct; although that didn't make it a speed demon either.  I remember having
to try and explain to customers why the 400 needed so much more memory than the
S/36 it was replacing, but for those planning on running the S36EE they had a
hard time understaning it.  And the memory was expensive too.

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