PA-RISC information - since 1999

PA-RISC Timeline from 1982

This page details the timeline and prices for HP 9000 PA-RISC computers, starting with the HP FOCUS predecessors of PA-RISC in the early 1980s. There are dedicated pages on the history of the HP 9000 PA-RISC Series as well as the PA-RISC Operating System history.

HP 9000 Computers

Below are the release years of PA-RISC processors and computer systems. The data is not complete, especially for entries from the 2000s and there are often discrepancies between announcements, release dates and actual shipped systems.

PA-RISC hardware timeline
Year CPU Workstation Server Mainframe Other
1982 FOCUS 520 530, 540
1983
1984 550
1985
1986 TS-1 840
1987 NS-1 825 850
1988 835
1989 NS-2
PCX
808, 815
845
822, 832
860
1990 842, 852 855, 870
1991 PA-7000 720, 730, 750 865
F10, F20, F30
H20, H30, H40
I30, I40
1992 PA-7100 705, 710
715/33, 50, 75
725, 735, 755
G50, H50, I50 890 742i, 745i
747i
1993 G60, G70
H60, H70
I60, I70
T500
1994 PA-7100LC 712/60, 80
715/64, 80, 100
SAIC Galaxy 1100
E25, E35, E45 SPP1000 743i 748i
1995 PA-7200 712/100
715/100XC
C100, C110
J200, J210
E55, K100
K200, K210
K400, K410
T520
SPP1200
1996 PA-7300LC
PA-8000
B132L, B160L
C160L
C160, C180
J280
D200, D300
D210, D310
D260, D360
D270, D370
K250, K260
K450, K460
SPP1600 744, 748
1997 PA-8200 B180L
C200, C240
J282, J2240
D220, D320
D230, D330
D280, D380
K370, K570
T600
S-Class, X-Class
SPP2000
V2200
1998 PA-8500 RDI PrecisionBook A180
R380, R390
K380, K580
V2250, V2500 745
1999 C360, C3000
B1000
J5000, J7000
L1000, L2000
rp5430, rp5450
N4000
V2600
2000 PA-8600 B2000, B2600
C3600
J5600, J6000
A400, A500
rp2400, rp2430
rp2450, rp2470
L1500, L3000
rp5400, rp5450
Superdome
2001 PA-8700
Merced
C3650, C3700
J6700
i2000
rp5430, rp5470
rp7400, rp8400
2002 McKinley zx2000 rp2405, rp5405
rp7405, rp7410
2003 Madison
Deerfield
rp8420
rx2600
rx5670
Superdome sx1000
2004 PA-8800
Hondo
c8000 rp3410, rp3440
rp4440
rp7420
rx1600, rx1620
rx2620, rx4640
2005 PA-8900 rp4410
2006 Montecito Superdome sx2000
2007 Montvale rp7440, rp8440
rx2660
2008
2009
2010 Tukwila
2011
2012 Poulson

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Historic prices

Collection of historic prices of PA-RISC computers, around the date of introduction. These are indicative prices which have been collected over the years from a variety of sources, such as press releases, articles, journals. The data is not based on official or coherent sources and as such only indicative. There are probably contradictions and inaccuracies, but it is listed here to preserve some information from that time.

PA-RISC computers entry dates and pricing
Model Released Entry price
520 1982 $30,000
530 1982 $23,105
540 1982 $24,115
550 1984
705 Flounder 1992 $$8,990
710 Bushmaster 1992 $12,490
712/60 Gecko 1994 $4,000
712/80 King Gecko 1994 $8,820
712/100 King Gecko 1995 $15,100
715/33 Scorpio Jr. 1992 $4,995
715/50 Scorpio 1992 $11,895
715/64 Mirage Jr. 1994 $10,000
715/75 Scorpio 1992
715/80 Mirage 1994 $13,000
715/100 Mirage Sr. 1994 $19,000
715/100XC Turnip 1995 $21,000
720 Cobra 1991 $11,990
725/50 Spectra 1992 $17,895
725/75 Spectra 1992 $20,295
725/100 Electra 1994
730 King Cobra 1991 $19,990
735/99 Hardball 1992 $37,395
735/125 Hardball 1992
742i/50 Sidewinder 1992 $8,000
743i/64 Anole-64 1994 $4,355
743i/100 Anole-100 1994 $10,355<
744/132L Anole-132L 1996 $8,600
744/165L Anole-165L 1997
745i/50 Pace 1992 $13,390
745i/100 Fast Pace 1992
745/132L 1998 $9,999
745/165L 1998
747i/50 Pace 1992 $15,990
747i/100 Fast Pace 1992
748i/64 Telepace 1994 $13,910
748i/100 SuperPace 1994 $19,910
748/132L 1996 $12,000
748/165L 1996
750 Coral 1991 $43,190
755/99 Coral II 1992 $58,995
755/125 Coral II 1992
SAIC Galaxy 1100 1994
RDI PrecisionBook 132 1998 $11,995
RDI PrecisionBook 160 1998 $14,995
RDI PrecisionBook 180 1998
808 1989 $16,000
815 1989 $14,900
822 SilverFox Low 1989 $19,950
825 Firefox 1987 $42,500
825SRX Firefox 1987 $69,500
832 SilverFox High 1989 $30,000
835 TopGun 1988 $45,000
840 Indigo 1986 $113,500
842 SilverBullet Low 1990 $85,000
845 ShoGun 1989 $59,500
850 Cheetah 1987 $220,500
852 SilverBullet High 1990 $143,000
855 Jaguar 1990 $340,500
860 Cougar 1989 $291,000
865 Panther 1991 $275,000
870/300 Panther 1990 $440,000 (/300)
$530,000 (/400)
890 Emerald 1992 $340,000
Apollo DN10000 1988 $79,900-$235,900
Apollo DSP10000 1988 $69,900-$225,900
A180 1998
A180C 1998 $16,000
A400 2000 $4,600
A500 2000 $9,200
B132L Merlin L2 1996 $10,840
B160L Merlin L2 1996 $16,480
B180L Merlin L2 1997 $16,500
B1000 1999 $9,900
B2000 2000
B2600 2000
C100 Raven T 1995 $19,715
C110 Raven T 1995 $25,715
C132L Raven L2 1996
C160L Raven L2 1996 $19,480
C160 Raven U 1996 $24,000
C180 Raven U 1996 $50,000
C200 Raven U+ 1997 $21,000
C240 Raven U+ 1997 $46,000
C360 1998 $22,365
C3000 1999 $13,800
C3600 2000 $12,243
C3650 2001
C3700 2001
C3750 2001
C8000 2004
D200 UltraLight 1996
D210 UltraLight 1996 $6,900
D220 UltraLight 1997 $8,900
D230 UltraLight 1997
D250 UltraLight 1996
D260 UltraLight 1996
D270 UltraLight 1996 $22,260
D280 UltraLight 1997 $25,450
D300 UltraLight 1996
D310 UltraLight 1996
D320 UltraLight 1997
D330 UltraLight 1997 $16,700
D350 UltraLight 1996
D360 UltraLight 1996
D370 UltraLight 1996 $25,250
D380 UltraLight 1997 $30,490
D390 UltraLight 1998 $30,000
E25 (806) Wright Brothers 1994 $6,000
E35 (816) Wright Brothers 1994
E45 (826) Wright Brothers 1994 $11,320
E55 (856) Wright Brothers 1995
F10 (807) Old Nova 1991 $12,895
F20 (807) Old Nova 1991 $20,000
F30 (837) Old Nova 1991
H20 (827) Old Nova 1991
G30/H30 (847) Old Nova 1991 $65,000
G40/H40 (867) Old Nova 1991 $112,500
G50/H50 (887) New Nova 1992
G60/H60 (887) New Nova 1993
G70/H70 (887) New Nova 1993
I30 (857) Old Nova 1991 $95,000
I40 (877) Old Nova 1991 $140,000
I50 (897) New Nova 1992
I60 (897) New Nova 1993
I70 (897) New Nova 1993
i2000 2001 $7,000
J200 Skyhawk 1995 $27,655
J210 Skyhawk 1995 $35,655
J210XC Light Hawk 1995
J280 FireHawk 1996 $38,520
J282 FireHawk 1997
J2240 FireHawk+ 1997 $55,900
J5000 1999 $13,118 (single)
$24,313 (dual)
J5600 2000 $21,108 (dual)
J6000 2000 $13,118 (single)
$22,575 (dual)
J6700 2001 $26,454 (dual)
J6750 2001
J7000 1999
J7600 2000
K100 Kittyhawk 1995
K200 Kittyhawk 1995
K210 Kittyhawk 1995 $40,000
K220 Kittyhawk 1996
K250 Mohawk 1996 $52,200
K260 Mohawk 1996 $77,200
K370 Bravehawk 1997 $66,500
K380 1998
K400 Kittyhawk 1995
K410 Kittyhawk 1995 $65,000
K420 Kittyhawk 1996
K450 Mohawk 1996
K460 Mohawk 1996
K570 Bravehawk 1997 $86,500
K580 1998
L1000 2000 $16,000
L1500 2000
L2000 1999 $21,500
L3000 2001 $39,000
N4000 1999 $48,000
R380 1998 $17,350
R390 1998
rp2400 2000
rp2405 2002 $4,795
rp2430 2000
rp2450 2000
rp2470 2000
rp3410 2004 $4,000
rp3440 2004 $7,000
rp4410 2005
rp4440 2004 $21,000
rp5400 2000 $16,000
rp5405 2002 $29,026
rp5430 2000 $39,000
rp5450 2000 $21,500
rp5470 2001
rp7400 2001
rp7405 2002 $50,595
rp7410 2002 $92,250
rp7420 2004
rp7440 2007
rp8400 2001 $124,000
rp8420 2003
rp8440 2007
rx1600 2004 $3,000
rx1620 2004 $4,000
rx2600 2003 $7,300
rx2620 2004
rx4610 2001 $25,000
rx4640 2004 $15,000
rx5670 2003 $27,000
SPP1000/CD 1994 $145,000
SPP1000/XA 1994 $550,000
SPP1200/CD 1995 $160,000
SPP1200/XA 1995 $586,000
SPP1600 1996
SPP2000
S-Class
1997 $189,000
SPP2000
X-Class
1997 $720,000
$3
Superdome 2000 about $400,000
Superdome sx1000 2003
Superdome sx2000 2006
T500 TNT 100 1993 $165,000 uni
$660,000 12-way
T520 TNT 120 1995 $145,000 uni
$520,000 14-way
T600 Jade 180 1997
V2200 1997 $157,000
V2250 1998
V2500 1998
V2600 1999
zx2000 2002 $3,300
zx6000 2002 $4,900
16600A 1997 $24,240
16700A 1997 $9,900
16701A 1997 $5,000

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