Re: [midatlanticretro] sort of OT:I'd like to tell you there's more available...
- Chris M wrote:
>I just ordered a single board computer fromSo like an old version of mini-ITX? They sell similar things on ebay. I
>WeirdStuff. They're sort of bare - need cpu, memory,
>drives, and I think that's it. It can accomodate
>anything from a P1 75mhz to PMMX 233mhz, which can be
>had awful cheap these days. Not a screamer, but an
>actual SBC for $33. Evidently they sold them out today
>after I called. They're supposed to be new, o.b. ("out
>of box"), a rather stupid designation, thought maybe
>it meant original box. But we'll see. SBC's are not
>cheap if you've never priced them.
> Applications - I don't know, for a robot, backup when
>your laptop craps out. Just a kewell item. You could
>put it in a box and have a portable puter when needed.
>I couldn't believe how cheap they were. Some years ago
>BGMicro sold out of 486DX100 sbc's, and those were
>pretty complete, before I could get one. I was pissed.
>They were between $30-60 IIRC. The sku # was 15095 and
>the part was EM-500.
> I also ordered a new ECS P4 mainboard for $17. Some
>of their prices are crazy, but some are downright
>reasonable. Maybe I should have waited for them and
>gave some actual feedback before reporting this
>(assuming they get them back in at all!). Whatever.
was going to buy one for a bartop MAME machine.
> Not a screamer, but an actual SBC for $33.FWIW, I can supply probably 15 standard
Pentium 120 to 700 mHz machines complete
to a good charity right now. ...so I can probably
spare 1 or 2 to noncharities as well.