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Library Systems Newsletter [September 1986]

Much has been made lately about the relative merits of the original IBM/XT and IBM/AT personal computers versus the so-called clones or lookalikes. Concurrently, there is a great deal of interest on the part of many Americans to "buy

Company AT Compatibleprice*
AT&T Information Systems PC 6300 Plus** $5,420
Compaq Computer Corp. Deskpro 286 $4,254
Cordata ATP $3,695- 6,995
Hewlett-Packard Vectra Office 2 $6,049
IBM (Entry Systems Div.) PC AT $5,570
ITT Information Systems Div. Xtra XL $5,524-12,524
Kaypro Corp. Kaypro 286i $4,140
Tandon Corp.Systems Div. PCA $2,365-3,785
Tandy Corp/Radio Shack Tandy 3000 $4,048-4,946
Zenith Data Systems Corp.Z-200 $4,698
* Price for hard disk version with monitor.
** Noncompatible competitor to AT

Company XT Compatibleprice*
AT&T Information Systems. PC 6300 $2,820
Compaq Computer Corp.. Deskpro $2,654
Cordata. PC400-XT $1,995
Hewlett-Packard .Vectra Office 1 $4,879
IBM (Entry Systems Div.) .PC XT $2,570
ITT Information Systems Div.. Xtra XP $3,220-3,350
Kaypro Corp. .Kaypro PC $1,595
Tandon Corp. .PCX $1,485- 1,985
Tandy Corp/Radio . Shack Tandy 1200 $1,149
Zenith Data Systems Corp. .Z-158 $2,396
Price for two floppy drives, 256 KB, monitor, except 640KB for AT&T and H-P, and 512KB for Cordata.

American." Without suggesting either that libraries should purchase IBM equipment over any of the host of compatibles, or that libraries should necessarily purchase American-made equipment over foreign-made equipment, nonetheless, options do exist in the marketplace which mesh the two concepts. At the left is a summary of American made AT and XT compatible equipment, listing model names and numbers, list prices, and distribution channels. For a brief review of the companies and products listed and the prospects for their success in the fight for market share, see Micro Marketworld, Vol. 9, No. 16, August 11, 1986, pp. 30-36.

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Publication Year:1986
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Library Systems Newsletter
Publication Info:Volume 6 Number 09
Issue:September 1986
Publisher:American Library Association
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Notes:Howard S. White, Editor-in-Chief; Richard W. Boss Contributing Editor
Subject: Microcomputer hardware
Record Number:4252
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Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00