Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 4th May 2013 09:36 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "NeXT Computer (the original 68030 cube) was a high end workstation that was manufactured between 1988 - 1990. Back then it was a very expensive machine as a complete system would start at $6500 (in 1988 dollars). The machine is a 1 foot cube magnesium case that houses the computer. At the time, its performance was impressive, with a Motorola 68030 CPU running at a screaming 25Mhz, a dedicated floating point CPU, and a digital signal processor built into the system. NeXT cubes featured a magneto-optical drive that stored a whopping 256 Megabytes (by comparison, high end Mac systems at the time might have featured a 20 Megabyte hard drive.) In its day, this was the "Ferrari" of desktop systems!" No new information for the average OSNews reader, but lots of beautiful photos for a beautiful Saturday afternoon.
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Very nice indeed
by silviucc on Sat 4th May 2013 10:35 UTC
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Thanks for posting this. That guy did a very good restoration job.

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RE: Very nice indeed
by bassbeast on Sat 4th May 2013 23:52 in reply to "Very nice indeed"
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Yeah this is the kind of stuff that is nice to see here on the weekends...maybe that should be a weekly thing? Every Saturday have another "Portrait of a PC from the Past" for us to drool over.

Boy back in the day the NeXT cube and the SGI workstations were the dream rigs you could never afford, sleek, powerful, crazy expensive but like a McLaren F1 built from the ground up to blow everything else away in second gear, man those were some nice units...sigh.

Am i the only one who misses having all those choices when it comes to hardware?

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