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PRICE OF APPLE MAC COMPARES WELL WITH IBM PERSONAL SYSTEM/2

There was some sour comment that the Macintosh II looked expensive when Apple announced the 68020 machine, but the Newsbytes news wire has been doing a few sums on the IBM Personal System/2, and finds that for the $6,995 that IBM wants for the 80386-based Model 80, running at the same 16MHz as the 68020 in the Mac II, Apple additionally includes 13 colour monitor, system software and maths co-processor, which together would cost another $1,800 from IBM – and an 80286 co-processor board to run MS-DOS on the Mac costs only $1,800.

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