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May 31, 1987

DAISY SYSTEMS SHIPS FIRST 80386 ENGINEERING WORKSTATIONS

By CBR Staff Writer

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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