Trade your old kit in for an IyonixBy Chris Williams. Published: 3rd Feb 2004, 15:45:24 | Permalink | Printable
Convert that RiscPC into money offCastle have launched a special offer whereby users of pre-Iyonix hardware can trade in their kit to get money off Castle's 'Iyonix Max' model. The offer is limited to February this year.
The scheme will hopefully motivate users into upgrading their hardware and therefore plough cash into future development. At the same time, we'll note, it somewhat helps to reduce the size of the market that rival developer RISCOS Ltd. target.
The list of trade in prices is pretty specific; by trading in a StrongARM RiscPC from Acorn, you can knock 175 quid off the Iyonix Max price and a Castle Kinetic RiscPC will knock 250 quid off. It also appears that trading in your StrongARM Omega will knock 150 quid off the price. During our editorial meeting this afternoon, one friend of drobe.co.uk suggested that now would be a good time to pick up a 20-50 quid RiscPC from ebay or a usergroup and still save some money when you buy your Iyonix.
As to what Castle hope to do with the traded in kit, we have no idea although we're having sudden flashbacks to a particular Acorn World show where Peter Bondar, equipped with assorted power tools, let out his pent up fury on a hapless PC.
For those wishing to trade, there's full instructions and pricings from the link below.
Iyonix trade in special offer webpage
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