IrisVision (ISA model) on eBay

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Re: IrisVision (ISA model) on eBay

Unread postby opcode » Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:40 am

HAHAHAHAHAHAA that is insane... Kinda cool, but insane. I have around 6 Model M keyboards from the 80s in mint condition. Are those worth 2k? Those are my 2nd favorite keyboard. They seem to work okay with SGI gear. My first favorite keyboard is the granite Onyx1/Indigo keyboard. This dude in NC kept putting them on ebay for 60 bucks a few years ago. I would just instantly buy them when I would get the alert. That keyboard just feels sooooo good. I was really hurt when I found out that I couldn't use that indigo to ps/2 converter in reverse to allow me to use that keyboard on PCs.
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Re: IrisVision (ISA model) on eBay

Unread postby mopar5150 » Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:35 pm

opcode wrote:It has been up for some time. That price is insane. Maybe he is reading from the SGI price sheet lol.


You reminded me of this price sheet. viewtopic.php?f=3&t=16728414&p=7367158&hilit=sgi_prices.pdf#p7367158


His price would have been cheap back then.
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Re: IrisVision (ISA model) on eBay

Unread postby opcode » Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:51 am

Insane. I am curious what the profit margin was on the Tezro. Does anyone know how many Indys were ever sold? If the VW320 was just a PC with a hellish SGI graphics card and priced competitively, would it have been successful?
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Unread postby mopar5150 » Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:00 am

I think it would have been successful with SGI grade graphics and a reasonable price. I like the look of the system.
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Re: IrisVision (ISA model) on eBay

Unread postby jan-jaap » Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:14 am

mopar5150 wrote:You reminded me of this price sheet. viewtopic.php?f=3&t=16728414&p=7367158&hilit=sgi_prices.pdf#p7367158

My favorite:

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SC5-QTRANS-A3KL-1.3: QuickTransit for Altix 3000 up to 512P. 1 NODELOCK License & CD
for half a million bucks. Fortunately, you can save a hundred grand by ordering SC5-EQTRANS-A3KL-1.3:

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SC5-EQTRANS-A3KL-1.3 QuickTransit for Altix 3000 up to 512P. 1 NODELOCK License & CD.

Yeah, that must have been a big seller. I wonder what that 'E' is for :roll:
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To accentuate the special identity of the IRIS 4D/70, Silicon Graphics' designers selected a new color palette. The machine's coating blends dark grey, raspberry and beige colors into a pleasing harmony. (IRIS 4D/70 Superworkstation Technical Report)

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Re: IrisVision (ISA model) on eBay

Unread postby Geoman » Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:26 am

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Re: IrisVision (ISA model) on eBay

Unread postby opcode » Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:49 am

I love that keyboard. I loved the Thinkpad track points. I remember in the 90s I called them nibbons. Everyone looks at me crazy when I call them that. Did anyone else ever call them that? I have no idea where I got it, but I remember that being the name of that little red "nibbon".
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Re: IrisVision (ISA model) on eBay

Unread postby opcode » Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:15 am

mopar5150 wrote:I think it would have been successful with SGI grade graphics and a reasonable price. I like the look of the system.


I think so too. I would have bought one for sure. I remember running Win2k prof on that box. It looked great on my desk. Why did they go with the whole ARCS prom cobalt custom graphics on a custom mobo? It would have been cool if they had put in some kind of bios compatibility mode.
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Re: IrisVision (ISA model) on eBay

Unread postby robespierre » Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:30 am

jan-jaap wrote:Yeah, that must have been a big seller. I wonder what that 'E' is for

'E'du discounts were fairly deep, especially on software. They weren't always listed that way, but the Varsity program would also get its price published.
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Re: IrisVision (ISA model) on eBay

Unread postby R-ten-K » Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:06 pm

opcode wrote:I think so too. I would have bought one for sure. I remember running Win2k prof on that box. It looked great on my desk. Why did they go with the whole ARCS prom cobalt custom graphics on a custom mobo? It would have been cool if they had put in some kind of bios compatibility mode.


It was a retarded design, mainly because it was the only way SGI knew how to make a PeeCee product comply with SGI's corporate culture of products with ultra high margins.The Visual Workstation was the embodiment of everything that was wrong with SGI in one nice looking package.
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