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Sunday, May 04, 2008

The "Sun Ultra" is dead. Long live the "Sun Ultra" !

Well it is the end of an Era after 10 years of using an Sun Ultra 10 at work I have finally obtained a Ultra 24 with a nice 22" display. About Time!





Sun Ultra 10 Workstation, Sun UltraSPARC[tm]-IIi 440 MHz, 512MB Memory, 9 GB IDE Disk Drive, Creator3D graphics (Got memory up 1GB, but after some deaths it ended at 384MB)

Sun Ultra 24 Workstation, Intel Core2 Quad Extreme QX6850 3.0 GHz, 6 GB Memory, 250 GB SATA Disk Drive, NVS290 Graphics

Sun Ultra 10 + 20" Sun Monitor
Grand Total = £2780 (May 1998)

Sun Ultra 24 £1171.18 + 4GB Memory £61.19 + 22" ViewSonic £192.86
Grand Total = £1425.23 (April 2008)

1 comment:

UX-admin said...

£1425.23? That's $2823.71 USD.

I built my own:

- quad core @2.4GHz
- 8GB RAM
- 4x 500GB SATA-II
- NVidia 8800GTS

~$1800 USD = ~£907 UKP.