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Re: [school-discuss] the nic

On Fri, 5 Jul 2002 21:05, Harish Pillay 9v1hp wrote:
> I just came across www.thenicstore.com.  They sell computers at
> USD 249.99 and is running Linux.

Or $378 including 15" monitor. At today's prices (http://www.xe.com/ucc/), 
equals AUD$447/AUD$679. Local supplier (nobody special): AUD$599 1GHz 
Tualatin, disk, 128MB, 40GB, no NIC, no monitor. NIC AUD$13. Monitor 15" 
AUD$189, 17" AUD$215. 40GB HDD AUD$119. So...

NIC-15"   PC-15"  NoHDD   PC-17"   NoHDD   Currency
    679      788    669      814     695   AUD
    378      439    372      453     387   USD

PC advantages: more horsepower, easier/cheaper to expand or re-use, 
AUD$10/USD$6 a pop cheaper or extra 2" of monitor for AUD$15/USD$9 a pop.

NIC advantages: no moving parts, less likely to get, er, nicked.

Not as clear-cut as ThinkNIC would have you believe, but definitely an option. 
For those who care the diff between 17" and 19" at said supplier is AUD$120.

Cheers; Leon