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Apple hardware priced so high that no one wants to buy it? It's 1983 all over again

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Re: A reminder of how crap Apple products are

> 386 dx could go to 40 mhz or is my memory playing tricks - it was long time ago !

Intel's 386 chips topped out at 33mhz - and they were quite happy to sit on this for several years, as they'd stopped licencing their IP to other manufacturers, giving them a nice (not so) little monopoly with no real incentive for any further innovation or improvements.

However, AMD eventually won a legal battle against them, which allowed AMD to produce a 40mhz i386 compatible. Cyrix also produced their own variants, including an "i486-lite" which could be dropped into an i386 board - again, following some legal battles with Intel which eventually led to some cross-licencing agreements.

Either way, we've come a long way since then!

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