You’ll find those new 1Mbit memory chips turning up on a whole host of unlikely IBM products over the next few months, the reason being that having set up a highly automated 8 wafer line to make the things, IBM is losing a fortune any time the line is not rattling out chips by the bushel, and there’s no way the company wants to make the things for stock – or offer them on the merchant market, although it could come to that someday quite soon: they’re in the new models of the RT, and the System 36 (above), and are expected to feature strongly in the PC-DOS 5.0 Personal Computer.
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