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The Macintosh LC 520

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The Macintosh LC 520 is sold in Canada, or so <DELANEYG@wl.aecl.ca> writes to tell us. Unlike in the U.S., where Apple currently sells the LC 520 only to the education market, normal people can buy the LC 520 in Canada. The Canadian versions of the LC 520 sport 8 MB of RAM, an 80 MB or 160 MB hard disk, and an internal CD300i. All that, and apparently at a price lower than a comparably equipped LC III.

 

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