Troubled Daisy Systems Corp, Mountain View, California last week announced immediate availability of the Logician 386 and Personal Logician 386, which the company describes as the first computer-aided engineering workstations based around Intel’s 80386 microprocessor. The stations, unveiled in March, are shipping a month ahead of schedule, and Daisy claims that demand has been encouraging. The Personal Logician 386, based on the IBM AT architecture, includes 2.5Mb RAM, a 54Mb hard disk, a 1.2Mb floppy, an 80287 maths coprocessor, and a 13 colour monitor that puts up 640 by 350 pixels, for a price of $20,000. Options include 2Mb of additional memory, a 140Mb hard disk, and an Ethernet-based local area network. The Logician 386, including graphics accelerator, 19 monitor, 60Mb quarter-inch cartridge tape drive, floppy, an 85Mb hard disk, Ethernet, and 4Mb of memory, costs $50,000. Main memory goes to 16Mb and disk to 1.2Gb.
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