My old 80386SX
notebook had become rather useless and of course, it was not Y2K compatible.
An 80386DX machine is preferable to an 80386SX
System requirements for Grants on Disc are IBM compatible 80386SX
PC or higher (486 recommended), DOS 3.3 or higher, Windows 3.1 or higher, a hard drive with minimum of 2 MB available, 4 MB of RAM (8 MB recommended), VGA monitor, a mouse or pointing device, and an ISO 9660 CD-ROM player.
A 13-inch (32.6 cm) VGA color monitor and an 80386SX
microcomputer were used to present the stimuli and collect the responses.
Thus, when I purchased a laptop for my office a couple of years ago, I bought an 80386SX
system with a 40 MB hard disk drive.
Basic presentations can be created with a minimal hardware configuration consisting of an 80386SX
20MHZ CPU, running MS-DOS 3.1 and Windows 3.1.
Microcomputer Prices Fourth Second Microchip and Speed Quarter 1993 Quarter 1994 80386SX
, 33 megahertz 890 810 80486SX, 33 megahertz 1,550 1,460 80486DX2, 50 megahertz 2,050 1,820 80486DX2, 66 megahertz 2,380 2,040 Pentium, 60 megahertz 5,130 4,530 Pentium, 66 megahertz 6,120 5,250 Source: Computerworld, Nov.
News In Motion currently downloads to 80386sx
or better PCs running Windows 3.1, with at least 4MB RAM, VGA graphics and a 2400-baud modem.
Sixty IBM-compatible workstations are connected to the network; most workstations have 80286 microprocessors, although some have 80386SX
or 80386 microprocessors.
The enhanced mode is designed to run on 80386 or 80386SX
processors and allows your computer to access up to 4Gb of RAM.
The DV 386 package is specifically for PCs with 80386SX
CPUs and up.
The chips currently used in most microcomputers, in order of increasing cost and sophistication, are the 8088, 80286, 80386SX
, 80386, and 80486.