BeBox

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The short-lived BeBox

The BeBox was a short-lived dual processor PC, offered by Be Incorporated to run their own operating system, BeOS. After initial prototypes with two AT&T Hobbit processors and three DSP's, the machines were fitted with two PowerPC 603 processors running at 66MHz. Of particular note were the CPU load meters on the front of the unit, and the GeekPort in back, which allowed for experimentation.

The BeBox made its debut in October 1995 (BeBox Dual603-66). The processors were upgraded to 133MHz in August 1996 (BeBox Dual603e-133). Production was halted at the end of 1996, following the port of BeOS to the Macintosh, in order for the company to concentrate on software. Be sold around 1000 66MHz BeBoxes and 800 133MHz BeBoxes.

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