Classic Computer Magazine Archive A.N.A.L.O.G. ISSUE 64 / SEPTEMBER 1988 / PAGE 26

8-Bit News
A majority of XL/XE owners, surveyed by ANALOG, indicate that they have real-world applications for their Atari computers in small businesses and at home.

No More MIO Boards (for now...)
    After President Reagan's "let's get tough" policy on opening foreign markets caused Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) chips to skyrocket, many companies depending on a supply of these highcapacity memory chips began to feel the squeeze. ICD makes the MIO, a popular add-on board for the XE/XL home computer. The MIO adds 256K or one Megabyte of extra memory, a hard-disk port, printer and serial port to your computer.
    The MIO costs $239 for 256K and $469 for one megabyte. These low prices depended on the low price of DRAM chips, which now cost significantly more. So, ICD has stopped making MIO boards. The few that are left in ICD's warehouse are available directly from ICD (this excludes dealers) while supplies last.

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