For only $8499.00...
According to the inflation calculator, that is a cool $13,247 today! Can you imagine. I remember thinking for a long time that all computers will always cost about $4,000 to 5,000 – that is what I was paying for them back then.
About that time, at work I had a similarly configured machine (I was the lucky one). It was a 16 Mhz 386 PS2 with the unheard of 4 MB of ram (much more ram than I could actually ever make use of).
It seemed so fast at the time… At home I had the lowly Tandy 1000EX that I ultimately upgraded to a 20Mhz 386 from Gateway Computers. Probably right around the time this advertisement was current.
a 32-bit wide data path for
data transfer between peripherals
There was nothing “virtually simultaneous” about these machines in retrospect. They seemed fast back them. Now they would feel painful.