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August 9, 1987


By CBR Staff Writer

Telex Corp has added an 80386-based model at the top of its IBM 3270-compatible Personalike terminals. The new Model 1285 uses a 16MHz 80386, and costs $5,965 with 1Mb, serial and parallel ports, four 16-bit and two 8-bit slots, with four 5.25 drive bays to take 20Mb disks costing $900 or 40Mb, $1,250. An 80386 upgrade board for the 1280 costs $1,500. The company also announced the 1240, with 8MHz/6MHz 80286 and 1Mb memory, three 16-bit and one 8-bit slots, two 5.25 disk bays and serial and parallel ports for $3,170. The new 1210 has an 8MHz 80286 with 640Kb, serial and parallel ports, 15 mono monitor and a 16-bit half slot for $2,495. An ARCnet interface is $295 and an Ethernet interface is planned but as yet unpriced. The 1220 has the same processor and costs $2,715 with two full-size slots, floppy disk controller and 1Mb. A 720Kb 3.5 floppy for it costs $180, a 20Mb disk is $895, and 30Mb, 1,095.

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