Posted on PCPro - 12 Oct 2012We republish the first ever PC review to appear in PC Pro back in 1994
The supplied 4MB of RAM was "far too little for 1994-sized packages", leaving Windows for Workgroups feeling "decidedly wobbly" and bringing Word 6 "to its knees".
It scored only two out of six overall, with Jon concluding that "you can make it too cheap". Too cheap in 1994 being £1,409 inc VAT
- which taking 18 years of inflation into account would be roughly £2,350 today.
By comparison our current A-List budget PC, the Palicomp Phoenix i5 Destiny costs only £699 inc VAT. The Palicomp's processor clock speed is 58 times faster than the 60MHz Pentium in the ESCOM; it has over 1,000 times more RAM; and more than 2,500 times the hard disk capacity. references to 4Mb of RAM and a 406Mb hard disk, instead of 4MB of RAM and a 406MB hard disk.http://www.pcpro.co.uk/features/377527/the-first-pc-review-ever-published-in-pc-pro
The full (Oct 2012) magazine article mentioned that if the same inflation ratio were followed the price of a PC in 2030 would be approx £30