Drobe :: The archives
About Drobe | Contact | RSS | Twitter | Tech docs | Downloads | BBC Micro

Reply to thread

JessFranco>

Yep it's a four star quandary alright.

If Castle (could) cut their sales price there'd be insufficient funds to cover future developments and (basically) the last ARM based RISC OS machine would be Iyonix.

Ok more people would have them - but the hardware would be going nowhere.

Also I'd imagine if someone bought an Iyonix today (at 1249) and in a weeks time the price was cut to (say) 699 they'd blow fuses and never buy anything off Castle again (end result - the platform still dies).

The only work around I would suggest is a new VERY cut down machine based on Iyonix technology (with say a lower speed CPU, less RAM (say an upper limit of 128MB)) and only 1 free PCI slot. If that shipped at the 599-699 bracket then it *might* allow a little profit and prevent some definate losses to Windows out there.

But hey I am not Jack Lillington and Castle have played a stormer so far so I think I'll leave this one in their capable hands.

-- Annraoi McShane,

 is a RISC OS UserAMS on 11/10/03 1:52PM
[ Reply | Permalink | Report ]

Please login before posting a comment. Use the form on the right to do so or create a free account.

Search the archives

Today's featured article

  • South East 2006 show report
    News, presentations, new mags, photos, gossip and more
     97 comments, latest by flypig on 27/10/06 01:47AM. Published: 21 Oct 2006

  • Random article

  • Samsung laser printer drivers in beta
    Step right up folks, step right up [Updated]
     Discuss this. Published: 28 May 2006

  • Useful links

    News and media:
    IconbarMyRISCOSArcSiteRISCOScodeANSC.S.A.AnnounceArchiveQercusRiscWorldDrag'n'DropGAG-News

    Top developers:
    RISCOS LtdRISC OS OpenMW SoftwareR-CompAdvantage SixVirtualAcorn

    Dealers:
    CJE MicrosAPDLCastlea4X-AmpleLiquid SiliconWebmonster

    Usergroups:
    WROCCRONENKACCIRUGSASAUGROUGOLRONWUGMUGWAUGGAGRISCOS.be

    Useful:
    RISCOS.org.ukRISCOS.orgRISCOS.infoFilebaseChris Why's Acorn/RISC OS collectionNetSurf

    Non-RISC OS:
    The RegisterThe InquirerApple InsiderBBC NewsSky NewsGoogle Newsxkcddiodesign


    © 1999-2009 The Drobe Team. Some rights reserved, click here for more information
    Powered by MiniDrobeCMS, based on J4U | Statistics
    "Have I been nominated on drobe.co.uk this year? Sadly not."
    Page generated in 0.0584 seconds.