Sun Blade 100

By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2001-02-26 Print this article Print

Sun Blade 100

Suns Sun Blade 100 is an ably performing entry-level workstation that gives companies access to 64-bit Unix computing at a very low starting price of $995. When teamed with Suns new Expert 3D-Lite graphics card, the Sun Blade 100 makes a capable and affordable low-end MCAD system.

SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // The Sun Blades attractive price point lowers the barrier to entry for companies evaluating Unix workstations.

LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // With graphics, two 1394 ports, a Smart Card reader and a NIC all integrated, the Sun Blade saves room for future expansion.

Low price; convenient chassis design.

Clumsy CDE interface.

Sun Microsystems Inc., Palo Alto, Calif.; (800) 555-9786;

As Editor in Chief of eWEEK Labs, Jason Brooks manages the Labs team and is responsible for eWEEK's print edition. Brooks joined eWEEK in 1999, and has covered wireless networking, office productivity suites, mobile devices, Windows, virtualization, and desktops and notebooks. JasonÔÇÖs coverage is currently focused on Linux and Unix operating systems, open-source software and licensing, cloud computing and Software as a Service. Follow Jason on Twitter at jasonbrooks, or reach him by email at

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