|In reply to Comment 2 (ehaines):|
"No, "affordable" isn't debatable. Anyone with even a low-paying job could afford one, maybe needing to save for a couple of months in the worst case."
Bullshit. Here in the UK where Eyetech is based, many people work for £130-£150 a week take home pay (I worked in a bank for 1 and a half years and took home £134 a week). Can you explain how someone earning this much can save up for a "couple of months" after paying bills, rent, food, and still afford nearly £500 for an A1 system?
The new A1's are obviously completely out of the price range of the majority of people. They're only £100 less than an A1-XE G3, over twice as expensive than a PegasosII G3, and over 4 times more expensive than an x86 MiniITX board. Anyone outside the tiny Eyetech / AInc fanbase would laugh at you if you asked them to pay these prices for such old technology.
But, what can you expect from a company who charges £60 for a 72MB Simm?