Get a Lispm?

Rainer Joswig
Wed, 28 May 1997 07:59:04 +0200

Forgive me ...


Date: Tue, 27 May 1997 16:12:08 -0400
From: "David K. Schmidt" <>
Subject: $500 for an XL1201!  Sound good?

Symbolics has recently been given consignment of a large number 
of XL1201s that are being returned to a leasing company. In the 
interest of keeping Symbolics' technology alive and unloading 
these machines fast, we have convinced the leasing company to 
allow us to offer them for $500 a piece.  This price does not 
include shipping charges ($50) or tax for CA, MA and VA residents.

The XL1201 is the "pizza-box" version of the XL1200.  It uses the 
Ivory rev 4 processor giving 6 times the performance of a 3600.  
The XL1201 has only 2 VME bus slots, which are used by the Main 
and I/O boards.  Therefore the FrameThrower (Photon) color 
framebuffer cannot be added to an XL1201.  It will, however, run 
some color applications using the X-Window system protocol, just 
as the NXP does.  The XL1201 measures 18" wide, 20" deep and 6" high,
uses standard 15A 125V power and does not require special cooling. 
36xx users should recover the purchase price in electric savings 
during the first few months of operation.

Each XL1201 has 4 MWords of memory, a 380 MB internal ESDI disk with 
Genera 8.3 installed, a 50 pin external SCSI connector, serial and 
ethernet ports.  The floating point coprocessor, monitor and keyboard 
are NOT included.  These items are available at extra cost.  Any 
Symbolics 36xx monitor and keyboard can be used with the XL1201. 
The XL1201 accepts most standard SCSI disk and tape peripherals. 

$  500 for XL1201 with 4 MW / 380 MByte disk (list price $2,000)
       NO FPA, monitor or keyboard

$  400 for an additional 4 MW of memory (list price $1,600)

$  600 for a 17 inch mono monitor with cable, keyboard & mouse
       (quantities are limited) 

$  800 for a 19 inch mono monitor with cable, keyboard & mouse
       (quantities are limited)

$1,200 for a 2 GB external SCSI disk (list price $1,475 without software)
       pre-loaded with Joshua, Concordia, Statice, KEE and  
       Genera 8.3 System Sources  

This is a special one time offer, not a "going out of business" sale.
Terms are cash or check prior to shipment.  We will start shipping
systems after 30 June 1997 via FedEx 2nd day delivery. Sales will 
only be guaranteed after receipt of payment.  All equipment has a 
90 day return to factory warranty.  When we run out of leased machines,
the offer is over.  This offer absolutely ends on 29 July 1997.  Any
machines not sold by then will be retuned to Chatsworth and pricing 
reverts back to the amount published in the Symbolics price list.
If you are interested in this offer contact me by phone, fax or E-mail.

President                               E-mail: 
Symbolics Technology, Inc.               Phone:  703-455-0430
P.O. Box 10862, Burke, VA  22015           Fax:  703-440-0388


Rainer Joswig, Lavielle EDV Systemberatung GmbH & Co, Lotharstrasse 2b, D22041
Hamburg, Tel: +49 40 658088, Fax: +49 40 65808-202,
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