Two for the price of two

So even Apple has got on the multiprocessor bandwagon – and about time, because it’s been an option on specialist PCs for a while now. The most recent is the mainstream Hewlett Packard, whose new Vectra personal workstation boasts several 200MHz Pentium Pros, an AccelPRO TX 2500 3D Glint-based graphics board, writeback L2 cache 64 or 128Mb error correcting code (ECC) DIMM RAM 2 Gig SCSI hard drive and works out at more than 10 000. The cheaper single chippies start at around 7500. Hewlett Packard has never been cheap. And Windows NT comes with the hardware.

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