Re: "Mystery" 1571.

From: Richard Atkinson (
Date: 2000-08-06 15:11:59

On Sun, 6 Aug 2000, Martijn van Buul wrote:

> Somehow, I don't understand how a "1570" board ends up with a new ROM..

Simple. The factory gets in the new 1571 cases, mechanisms, power supplies
or whatever it was that stopped them producing 1571s in the first place,
and builds the first few 1571s with remaining 1570 stock. Or they run out
of critical 1571 parts at some point in the future and instead of waiting
around losing money they use that pile of 1570 boards lying in the corner
that no-one's touched since the 1571 started production.

Something like that. Anyway, I get the impression the 1570 is not nearly
as rare as I first thought it was; one however came up on eBay recently in
its original (and very strange!) box - that fetched quite a high price. To
a collector in America, no doubt ;)


Richard Atkinson
Software Engineer
Tenison Technology EDA Ltd

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