This document describes some of the Intel Architecture systems that Be has been buying recently for internal development and testing use. While not an endorsement of a specific product, you may find the information useful in gauging the kind of systems the BeOS for Intel supports.
This page was last modified on Thursday, December 3, 1998.
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What follows are the system descriptions of several PC configurations that we've been ordering here at Be, Inc. We affectionately refer to them as "Ming Specials," because Ming Low, our build engineer, specs them, which means they're great systems at great prices.
We generally update the Ming Specials list whenever the pricing of components changes the price of the systems, usually once a month or so. And sometimes, as the market changes, we update the components that make up the systems. If you follow the history of these configurations, you can see that the hardware performance / price ratio goes up very regularly. Welcome to the wonderful world of serious hardware competition!
These are bare bones but complete systems: just add monitor. You may also want to add an audio card, network card, modem card, etc. All systems were quoted to us at the prices indicated, so you can get an idea of what they might cost. All come with a 3 year limited warranty, with 1 year on-site service, from our local PC clone shop:
Important: While the BeOS runs on all of these systems here, it may not run on your slightly differently configured system, if those differences include hardware which is unsupported by the BeOS. Be is not responsible for any purchasing decisions made on this information. Please re-read that sentence.
Note: Prices are subject to change without notice. Usually it's downwards, but component prices occasionally fluctuate upwards, too. Call UMI for a definitive price quotation.
Ming Special #1, version 11 (The Lowball)*
Regular price: US$906.00 (plus tax, shipping if applicable)
Ming Special #2, version 11 (The Doubletime)*
Regular price: US$1,197.00 (plus tax, shipping if applicable)
Ming Special #3, version 5 (The Turbosaurus Rex)*
Regular price: US$1,043.00 (plus tax, shipping if applicable)
Ming Special #4, version 5 (The TwinTurbo Rex)*
Regular price: US$1,484.00 (plus tax, shipping if applicable)
* These package names were made up by The FAQ Guy at Be; United Micro is in no way responsible for such silliness.
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