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April 6, 1987


By CBR Staff Writer

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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