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    (Wikipedia) - NeXTcube Developer Manufacturer Type Release date Discontinued Operating system CPU Memory Dimensions Successor
    The base NeXTcube model
    NeXT
    NeXT, Fremont, California plant
    Workstation
    September 18, 1990 (1990-09-18)
    1993 (1993)
    NeXTSTEP, OPENSTEP, NetBSD (limited support)
    Motorola 68040 @ 25 MHz, 56001 digital signal processor (DSP)
    16–64 MB
    1-foot (305 mm) die-cast magnesium cube-shaped case
    NeXTcube Turbo

    The NeXTcube is a high-end workstation computer developed, manufactured, and sold by NeXT from 1990 until 1993. It superseded the original NeXT Computer workstation and is housed in a similar cube-shaped magnesium enclosure. The workstation runs the NeXTSTEP operating system and launched with a US$10,000 list price.

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    The NeXTcube is the successor to the original NeXT Computer. It differs from its predecessor in having a 25 MHz 68040 processor, larger hard disks in place of the MO drive, and an optional floppy disk drive. A 33 MHz NeXTcube Turbo was produced later.

    NeXT released the NeXTdimension for the NeXTcube, a circuit board based on an Intel i860 processor, which offers 32-bit PostScript color display and video sampling features.

    The Pyro accelerator board increases the speed of a NeXTcube by replacing the standard 25 MHz processor with a 50 MHz one.

    SpecificationsNeXTcube with original screen, keyboard and mouse.

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