Computer Business Review


by CBR Staff Writer| 12 April 1989

US prices for DEC's new MicroVAXes start at $31,000 for the rtVAX 3800; $25,000 for a new entry-level MicroVAX 3300 system for one to five users; a new price of $16,730 for the VAXserver 3300 system with operating system, Ethernet and DECnet licensing, making it the lowest priced Q-bus-based VAX DEC has ever offered; complete MicroVAX 3900 systems start at $120,200; in the US, there is a dynamic dual-host capability for the MicroVAX 3800 where continuous operation is vital and MicroVAX 3800 systems start at $81,000; complete VAXserver 3800 systems, supporting up to 120 personal computers or 20 diskless workstations, start at $56,100, VAXserver 3900 systems are from $84,900; a MicroVAX 3400 with 10-user licence is now $45,750, MicroVAX 3300 with 10-user licence is $34,750, reductions of 15% reflecting cuts of 25% on VMS licenses and 18% on the 150Mb RF30 ISE, originally introduced with the 3300 and 3400; upgrading MicroVAX 3500 and 3600 to MicroVAX 3800 and 3900s is $20,000; upgrading VAXserver 3500 and 3600 systems to MicroVAX 3800 and 3900 are $40,000; VAXserver 3500 and 3600 systems to VAXserver 3800 and 3900 are $15,000; converting VAXserver 3300 and 3400 systems into MicroVAX 3300 and 3400 systems is $16,000; and VAXserver 3800 and 3900 to MicroVAX 3800 and 3900 system conversions will cost $36,000.

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