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NeXTstation Turbo Color

NeXTstation Turbo Color

Speed33 MHz
Memory64 MB
Hard Drive2  GB

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NeXT

NeXTSTEP

Release Date: 1/1/1991
Manufacturer: NeXT
Original Retail Price:
Adjusted Inflation Price:
$7,995.00
$14,016.37*
 
Donated By: Scott Gregory
 
What a mythical and powerful computer!! When Steve Jobs left Apple, he decided to create the best computer possible. The result is the NeXT.

This prodigious computer impressed a lot of people when it was presented. Its technical features, its object oriented operating system and its graphical interface, even its black case were very far from the standards (remember how many black-cased computers there were in 1988: not many). And NeXTStep is always considered as a reference.

It was sold with a lot of great programs, but unfortunately, this computer was too expensive and had little commercial success. A few years later, it was abandoned but the later successors of this computer are still in use in some places, as servers. The NeXT was used as the world's first web server, and was also the platform for the world's first web browser.

Notice that the architecture of this computer (68030, 68882 & DSP 56001) is the same setup used in the Atari Falcon which was presented (a bit late) in 1992.


Megapixel N4006 Monitor

Megapixel N4006 Monitor
Release Date: 1/1/1991
 
Donated By: Scott Gregory
 
The Megapixel 17 inch monitor was designed to be used with the Nextstation line of computers from Next. The monitor is capable of displaying up to 1280 x 1024 pixels. The monitor was actually manufactured by Sony and uses a 13W3 connector.

NeXTStation Sound Box

NeXTStation Sound Box
Donated By: Scott Gregory
 
The Sound Box (model N4004) not only provides the NeXTstation with sound, but is actually where you plug your keyboard (and mouse) into. This device then connects into the monitor port on the machine. An usual setup for sure (probably resulting in a lot of orphaned Next machines) but works well once it's going.
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