05/18/07

Here is a side-by-side comparison of the Solbourne S3000 and Sun Voyager.

Note that the S3000 has a 17inch gas plasma display and voyager has a 12inch color LCD. Both screens allow some range of tilt.

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Both machines have built in floppy drives. The Voyager features two PCMCIA slots. There is a fan in the S3000 which exhausts through the vents above the floppy drive.

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The S3000 includes a handle! It is the intention at center-top. It (the S3000) weighs 20-30 pounds. It would have been very nice to have a convenient place to pickup a voyager as well.

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Note the port access on the Voyager is at the base but is arranged vertically on the S3000. Also note that the S3000 features 3 SBUS slots.img_2969.jpg

Note that the top SBUS slot is filled with a bwtwo equivalent card which drives the display. Also note that the keyboard plug is the same as on Sun type 4/5/6 keyboards but is not eclectically compatible. Also note that the same plug is used to bring out audio.

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The screen of the S3000 when powered on really appears smooth and uniform. It would be excellent to find a keyboard for this machine.

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Wanted:

Carrying case for the Solbourne. Was one ever produced. Contact me here.

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