Greenious wrote:Isn't easier to find another STE with socketed CPU? Just a thought...
Of course. But who want's easy?
I like my STE, besides of the socket issue it's in perfect condition. No yellowing (or greening in this special case), quite clean and must have been rarely used. I'd say nearly mint condition, besides it's lacking its original package. And I even got to remove the seal
And besides of that, it's a matter of space. As of now I have a C64, Atari 800XL, TI 99/4A, Amiga 1200 and my STE. Definitely must-have-additions to this collection will be the Amstrad CPC 6128, Sinclair Spectrum 128 ("toast rack" if I can find one not beeing ridiculously expensive), Acorn A3020 (same as before) and a nice MSX machine. Space is limited and I don't want them to be crammed in somewhere.
AND of course money is an issue as well
It's a hobby, and I'm not willing to throw out money, that is otherwise better used. Although I of course would have preferred a Falcon over a STE (who wouldn't?), I'm not willing to pay 500-1.000 EUR for one, extras on top.
And yes, I like my Ataris the most, I admit it