Hardware: Prices and Predictions (1996)

By | May 9, 1996

Are you looking to buy a computer?
Just take a look at this!

March 22 8 meg EDO RAM $220
April 9 8 meg EDO RAM $160
TODAY 8 meg EDO RAM $91

Is this insane or what?! Price have been falling for months and months. The question is: Will they go back up or will they keep falling?

EDO RAM is fairly volatile so keep a close eye on its progress, but this is certainly the lowest RAM has been … ever. Other hardware such as PC’s monitors, MACs, sound cards et cetera needs more specific predictions.

ITEM PREDICTION
Personal Computer Best time to buy: Early Summer
Prices are dropping like flies.
Iomega Zip Drives Steady price – $200
The best new floppy disk around, Get it!
Internet Box Price – $500 (Predicted)
It is vaporware, It just isn’t going to catch on.
RAM BUY BUY BUY!!
Upgrade to 32 megs of EDO RAM now!
Monitor Monitor Prices never move very much
Get a 17″ screen, it’s really worth it.
Video Card Prices don’t move around much.
Get 4 megs of VRAM! Nothing less will do on your 17″ screen.
Video Capture Card Prices go down slowly, buy when you need it.
Set yourself up for high quality color internet video conferencing!
Quickcam It will be $99 for a long time.
Set yourself up for low quality black & white internet video conferencing!
Printer Prices have been dropping while quality goes up!
Get color and you will never use monochrome again.
Software Buy it when you need it.
I like Windows 95, sue me!

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