On Mon, 13 Mar 2000, W Bauske wrote:
> That info isn't so private. I remember reading a similar
> number in one of my weekly trade magazines that put 21264's
> in $400-$500 price range. I've never seen a number for the
> motherboard/chipset though so I didn't comment on the thread.
<include standard disclaimer "not represnting the views of ALO or anyone
else except me>
Right, Unless your a systems integrator or similar that gets spammed with
all kinds of trade magizines you wouldn't know. The average customer
wouldn't know. You can figure out the cost of a MB/chip by comparing it to
what they're selling them for. For example. The UP1000 developer system
goes for $3000. figure a 5% profit margin and cost of parts (which aint
much) and you can get a ball park price of maybe $2000-$2500 for a UP1000
board and chip. Now figure how much does the reseller pay for these? I
believe if they could sell Alpha's cheap they would so "they" must be
paying almost the same price if not alittle less. so API/Q is selling this
thing high and the resellers are selling them high back to us.
If the high price is atributed to R&D and so I suggest they eat it and
start selling in volume. Linux users want Alphas... the they see the price
tag.. and then they ask about the Athlon. With 900MHz Athlons coming they
may not bother asking about the Alpha at all anymore.
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