Here's The Machine

About a dozen of you have e-mail me to ask what the machine costs, and have asked for more specs. So, here it is (for sale on IBM’s web site).

13 responses to “Here's The Machine”

  1. John Farrar Avatar
    John Farrar

    First… you link is broken.
    Second… which IBM company will offer you support? Are you sure it’s an IBM… or will the name change soon?

  2. Ben Forta Avatar
    Ben Forta

    John, yep, you caught it as I was fixing that. πŸ™‚
    It’s an IBM, and from what I have read will be so for a while to come (several years at least, and even then they will likely still use the IBM brand).

  3. Sean Corfield Avatar
    Sean Corfield

    Um, Ben, calm down dude… it’s just a machine… πŸ™‚

  4. Ben Forta Avatar
    Ben Forta

    Sean, right, like you’ve never been the kid-in-the-candy-store with some new toy or gadget. πŸ˜‰

  5. Ryan Guill Avatar
    Ryan Guill

    45.8 lbs!? thats not a baby, thats a small child! hope you dont have to move furniture very often!

  6. Sean Corfield Avatar
    Sean Corfield

    Aw, it’s a fair cop guv… you got me! πŸ™‚
    I’m just jealous of course… now how do I go about getting a dual G5…?

  7. SJ Avatar

    That is one beefy machine!
    (Not that I’d trade it for my dual-1.8 PowerMac.)

  8. N Rohler Avatar
    N Rohler

    Looks cool – glad you’re having fun with it! How long does DW take to load? Instantaneous?
    I have to ask…do you use Firefox or IE? πŸ˜‰

  9. Ralf Siegel Avatar
    Ralf Siegel

    What about noise? When it flies – does it also sound like an aeroplane?

  10. Ben Forta Avatar
    Ben Forta

    Ralf, it is actually very noisy at start-up, but then seems to quiet down.
    N, I use Firefox as my primary browser, but that machine is still running IE. I am not installing much else as I am bout to wipe it clean to install about Windows Preview on it.

  11. Brajeshwar Avatar

    Holy Christ, that machine is $6,125 (add about 70% tax for countries like India)! When did people started buying (mini) super computers?

  12. Arindam Biswas Avatar
    Arindam Biswas

    I just died from a arterial block after looking at the price. If i manage to convince the guy i’m supposed to meet in afterlife, "I’ll Be Back!!!"

  13. phill.nacelli Avatar

    Yeah, and monitor not even included !!!! eheheeh.. Ben, did you buy what the base model offers or did you have any add-ons like memory (not that 4gb standard is bad!!!), video card, etc… ??

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