RISC OS Computer Features vs. Price Table

Published: 9th November 2003, updated 4th March 2004 :: Send us any comments or corrections.

Drobe logoDue to the sudden outbreak of PC systems being offered by RISC OS dealers that employ VirtualRiscPC-SE to run RISC OS 4 on the Wintel platform, we've felt it's become necessary to track how each machine compares against its competitors. This page is not meant to be a review page but merely a bare features versus pricing table for interested parties. We recommend that punters should thoroughly investigate any computer systems that they are keen to purchase. We hope the list below will be a good starting place.

Various trivial details like PS2 ports and floppy drive support have been left off the table. If they matter to you, you should check individual machine specifications. Floppy drives on laptops are particularly important as most RISC OS software is supplied on 1.6MB and 800K discs.

The table below is provided in good faith and whilst we've strived to be as accurate as possible, we welcome any corrections or comments. We believe the table below to be correct at time of writing however we will updated the table as new information comes to light. Also, it goes without saying that the table was drawn up without prejudice and no developer or model is listed in any particular order.


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What you get for your cash



Model Display Processor Memory Audio Video Media

Interfacing
OS Price







USB Firewire Ethernet Others
(inc. VAT)
MicroDigital Alpha laptop series











M1 14.1" TFT 2GHz Celeron 256MB On-board 16bit Stereo On-board 64MB 20GB harddisc, 24x CD-ROM 2 (USB 2) 1 Present Modem, PCMCIA, IrDA, S-Video WindowsXP Home, RISC OS 4 with VRPCSE 910UKP
M2 15.1" TFT 2.4GHz Celeron 256MB On-board 16bit Stereo On-board 64MB 20GB harddisc, 24x CD-ROM 3 (USB 2) 1 Present Modem, PCMCIA, IrDA, S-Video WindowsXP Home, RISC OS 4 with VRPCSE 1056UKP
M3 15.1" TFT 2.4GHz Celeron 256MB On-board 16bit Stereo 64MB ATI Radeon 20GB harddisc, CD-RW 3 (USB 2) 1 Present Modem, PCMCIA, IrDA, S-Video WindowsXP Home, RISC OS 4 with VRPCSE 1157UKP
M4 15.1" TFT 2.4GHz Pentium 4 256MB On-board 16bit Stereo 64MB ATI M9 20GB harddisc, 24x CD-ROM 3 (USB 2) 1 Present Modem, PCMCIA, IrDA, S-Video WindowsXP Home, RISC OS 4 with VRPCSE 1208UKP
M5 17.1" TFT 2.4GHz Celeron 256MB On-board 16bit Stereo On-board 64MB 20GB harddisc, 24x CD-ROM 3 (USB 2) 1 Present Modem, PCMCIA, IrDA, S-Video WindowsXP Home, RISC OS 4 with VRPCSE 1404UKP
M6 14.1" TFT 1.4GHz Pentium Centrino 256MB On-board 16bit Stereo 32MB Intel on-board 20GB harddisc, DVD+CD-RW combo 2 (USB 2) 1 10/100Mbit and Wireless Modem, PCMCIA, IrDA, S-Video Windows XP Professional with VRPCSE 1064UKP
RiscStation PC Laptop series











Option One 14.1" TFT 2GHz Celeron 256MB On-board 16bit Stereo On-board 32MB 20GB harddisc, CD-ROM - Present Present Modem, PCMCIA, IrDA, S-Video WindowsXP Home, RISC OS 4 with VRPCSE or Linux 912UKP
Option Two 14.1" TFT 2000+ Athlon 256MB On-board 16bit Stereo On-board 32MB 20GB harddisc, DVD+CD-RW combo - Present Present Modem, PCMCIA, IrDA, S-Video WindowsXP Home, RISC OS 4 with VRPCSE or Linux 1132UKP
Option Three 15.1" TFT 2.4GHz Pentium 4 512MB On-board 16bit Stereo 64MB ATI 30GB harddisc, DVD+CD-RW combo - Present Present Modem, PCMCIA, IrDA, S-Video WindowsXP Home, RISC OS 4 with VRPCSE or Linux 1377UKP
Option Four 15.1" TFT 2.66GHz Pentium 4 512MB On-board 16bit Stereo 64MB ATI 30GB harddisc, DVDRW+CD-RW combo - Present Present Modem, PCMCIA, IrDA, S-Video WindowsXP Home, RISC OS 4 with VRPCSE or Linux 1486UKP
Option Five 17.1" TFT 2.66GHz Pentium 4 512MB On-board 16bit Stereo 64MB SISM650 80GB harddisc, DVD+CD-RW combo - Present Present Modem, PCMCIA, IrDA, S-Video WindowsXP Home, RISC OS 4 with VRPCSE or Linux 1420UKP
Option Six 17.1" TFT 3.06GHz Pentium 4 512MB On-board 16bit Stereo 128MB ATI 80GB harddisc, DVDRW+CD-RW combo - Present Present Modem, PCMCIA, IrDA, S-Video WindowsXP Home, RISC OS 4 with VRPCSE or Linux 1922UKP
PC laptops from Dabs.com











Low end (IBM Thinkpad R) 14.1" TFT 2GHz Pentium 4 256MB On-board 16bit Stereo 16MB ATI Radeon 30GB harddisc, DVD+CD-RW combo 2 (USB 2) - 10/100Mbit Modem, PCMCIA, IrDA, S-Video Windows XP Professional 938UKP
High End (Acer Aspire) 17" TFT 3.06GHz Pentium 4 512MB On-board 16bit Stereo 128MB GeForce FX Go5600 120GB harddisc, DVD-RW 4 (USB 2) 2 10/100Mbit and Wireless Modem, PCMCIA, IrDA, S-Video Windows XP Home 1643UKP
R-Comp PC series











RiscCube Standard - 1900+ Athlon 256MB On-board 5.1 Surround Sound On-board 32MB 40GB harddisc, DVD/CD-RW combo 4 (USB2) 3 10/100Mbit Digital audio out WindowsXP Home, RISC OS 4 with VRPCSE 699UKP (inc. PnP)
RiscCube High Spec - 2600+ Athlon 512MB On-board Nforce 5.1 Surround Sound GeForce4MX 128MB 80GB harddisc, DVD+CD-RW combo 4 (USB2) 3 10/100Mbit Digital audio out WindowsXP Home, RISC OS 4 with VRPCSE 899UKP (inc. PnP)
RiscBook 15" TFT 1.4GHz Pentium Centrino 256MB On-board 16bit Stereo On board 40GB harddisc, DVD/CD-RW combo 3 (USB2) 1 10/100Mbit with WiFi Modem, PCMCIA, solid state memory reader Windows XP Professional with VRPCSE 1250UKP (inc. PnP) Also includes lots of other goodies
RiscBook+ 15" TFT 1.4GHz Pentium Centrino 512MB On-board 16bit Stereo On board 40GB harddisc, DVD/CD-RW combo 3 (USB2) 1 10/100Mbit with WiFi Modem, PCMCIA, solid state memory reader Windows XP Professional with VRPCSE 1350UKP (inc. PnP) Also includes lots of other goodies
Stuart Tyrrell Developments desktop PC series











A6 Base Unit - 2500+ Athlon 256MB On-board 16bit Stereo GeForce4MX 128MB 40GB harddisc, DVD drive 4 2 10/100Mbit Modem, S/PDIF WindowsXP Home, RISC OS 4 with VRPCSE 703UKP
A6 15" LCD monitor 2500+ Athlon 512MB On-board 16bit Stereo GeForce4MX 128MB 80GB harddisc, DVD+CD-RW combo 4 2 10/100Mbit Modem, S/PDIF WindowsXP Home, RISC OS 4 with VRPCSE 1056UKP
A6 DB Unit 17" LCD monitor 2500+ Athlon 512MB On-board 16bit Stereo GeForce4MX 128MB 120GB harddisc, DVD+CD-RW combo 4 2 10/100Mbit Modem, S/PDIF WindowsXP Home, RISC OS 4 with VRPCSE 1173UKP
Castle Technology native desktop systems











Iyonix 128A - 600MHz Xscale 80321 128MB On-board 16bit Stereo GeForce2MX400 64MB 40GB harddisc, 48x CD-ROM drive 4 (USB1.1) - 10/100/1000Mbit Acorn podule support RISC OS 5 or Debian Linux 1249UKP
Iyonix 128B - 600MHz Xscale 80321 128MB On-board 16bit Stereo GeForce2MX400 64MB 80GB harddisc, 48x CD-RW drive 4 (USB1.1) - 10/100/1000Mbit Acorn podule support RISC OS 5 or Debian Linux 1299UKP
Iyonix 512 - 600MHz Xscale 80321 512MB On-board 16bit Stereo GeForce2MX400 64MB 100GB harddisc, 48x CD-RW drive 4 (USB1.1) - 10/100/1000Mbit Acorn podule support RISC OS 5 or Debian Linux 1399UKP
Iyonix X122c - 600MHz Xscale 80321 512MB On-board 16bit Stereo GeForce2MX400 64MB 120GB harddisc, 48x CD-RW drive 4 (USB1.1) - 10/100/1000Mbit Solid state memory card reader RISC OS 5 or Debian Linux 1399UKP
Iyonix X112 - 600MHz Xscale 80321 256MB On-board 16bit Stereo GeForce2MX400 64MB 80GB harddisc, 48x CD-RW drive 4 (USB1.1) - 10/100/1000Mbit - RISC OS 5 or Debian Linux 1299UKP
Iyonix X111 - 600MHz Xscale 80321 128MB On-board 16bit Stereo GeForce2MX400 64MB 40GB harddisc, 48x CD-RW drive 4 (USB1.1) - 10/100/1000Mbit - RISC OS 5 or Debian Linux 1249UKP
MicroDigital native desktop systems











Omega - 306MHz StrongARM SA110T 64MB PCI sound card On board in-house design 40GB harddisc, choice of CD-RW, DVD drive or CD-ROM drive - - - - RISC OS 4.03 1350UKP
CJE Micros PC laptops Note that for each model shown below, there are a number of variations available. Check the CJE website for more info
2700D 14.1" TFT 2GHz Celeron 256MB On-board 16bit Stereo 64MB shared 20GB harddisc, CD-ROM 2 (USB 2) 1 10/100Mbit Modem, PCMCIA, IrDA, S-Video WindowsXP Home, RISC OS 4 with VRPCSE 900UKP
M350C 14.1" TFT 1.3GHz Pentium Centrino 256MB On-board 16bit Stereo 32MB Intel on-board 20GB harddisc, CD-ROM 2 (USB 2) 1 10/100Mbit and WiFi Modem, PCMCIA, IrDA, S-Video Windows XP Professional with VRPCSE 1246UKP
410S 15.1" TFT (1024x768 res) 2.4GHz Celeron 256MB On-board 16bit Stereo 64MB shared 20GB harddisc, CD-ROM 3 (USB 2) 1 10/100Mbit Modem, PCMCIA, IrDA, S-Video WindowsXP Home, RISC OS 4 with VRPCSE 1040UKP
410E 15.1" TFT (1280 x 1024 res) 2.4GHz Celeron 256MB On-board 16bit Stereo 64MB ATI 20GB harddisc, CD-ROM 3 (USB 2) 1 10/100Mbit Modem, PCMCIA, IrDA, S-Video WindowsXP Home, RISC OS 4 with VRPCSE 1220UKP
D480W 17" TFT (1440 x 900 res) 2.4GHz Celeron 256MB On-board 16bit Stereo Unknown 20GB harddisc, CD-ROM 3 (USB 2) 1 10/100Mbit Modem, PCMCIA, IrDA, S-Video WindowsXP Home, RISC OS 4 with VRPCSE 1300UKP


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