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NeXT Computer, Inc. => Rare NeXT Hardware => Topic started by: gtnicol on May 04, 2019, 04:56:18 pm

Title: A few special machines...
Post by: gtnicol on May 04, 2019, 04:56:18 pm
I was going through my herd. Here are a few interesting machines... note the difference in the pyros.

Turbo Dimension, 128MB + 64MB
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46856474835_b781899111_k.jpg)

Pyro Dimension, 64MB + 64MB
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46856473875_9a7e474534_k.jpg)

Pyro Dimension, 32MB + 64MB
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46856472985_6369994038_k.jpg)

NeXT Asset Tag
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46856475525_3bad7b6eec_k.jpg)
Title: Re: A few special machines...
Post by: barcher174 on May 04, 2019, 07:46:13 pm
Super jealous of those Pyros!
Title: Re: A few special machines...
Post by: krazycat on May 05, 2019, 12:02:26 pm
Quote from: barcher174 on May 04, 2019, 07:46:13 pmSuper jealous of those Pyros!

Me too!  8)
Title: Re: A few special machines...
Post by: Rob Blessin Black Hole on May 05, 2019, 01:26:27 pm
Hello Gavin: I wonder how difficult it would be to make a modern version of the Pyro ?  It looks like 2 engineering layouts ?
Title: Re: A few special machines...
Post by: gtnicol on May 06, 2019, 01:45:42 am
There's not a whole lot of circuitry on them, so I would imagine it'd be fairly easy. I think the large one is an earlier unit.
Title: Re: A few special machines...
Post by: Andreas on May 06, 2019, 08:07:50 pm
Is the Pyro "snapier" and faster than the turbo or did the faster RAM on the Turbo equal the clock from the Turbo?
Title: Re: A few special machines...
Post by: gtnicol on May 07, 2019, 01:11:55 am
I think my all-time favorite is the turbo mono... it feels overall the smoothest. The Pyro's feel mildly faster than the Turbo, but that depends on the application. Having more memory in the Dimension certainly makes some things faster.

The multi-computer architecture of these things is cool... it actually kind of anticipates modern design with a CPU for everything.
Title: Re: A few special machines...
Post by: dwright on July 30, 2019, 03:54:04 am
I'm pretty sure I sold you that Pyro D maybe what, a decade ago?   I've actually found the original box and manual as well as the original CPU, and they should go do you.  Did I sell you the Nitro as well?  I forget. PM me.