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© 1999 by Gordon Bell.  All Rights Reserved.

Bell’s Nine Computer Price Tiers

Super server:  costs more than $100,000,000 “Mainframe”:  costs more than $1 million

an array of processors, disks, tapes, comm ports

           1$:     embeddables e.g. greeting card   

          10$: wrist watch & wallet computers

            100$:pocket/ palm/telephone

          1,000$:portable computers

         10,000$: personal computers (desktop)

        100,000$: departmental computers (closet)

      1,000,000$:site computers (glass house)

     10,000,000$:regional computers (glass castle)

    100,000,000$:national centers

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