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Law Technology Product News (Volume 5, Issue 5, p. 7, col. 4)
Mid-April 1998

Tools for Office Management: Desktop Computers

HP Vectra PC, from Hewlett-Packard Co. of Palo Alto, Calif.: Featuring the 333 MHz Pentium II processor that the company says makes it a state-of-the-art choice for legal professionals and other business users, this fully loaded Vectra comes with 64 MB SDRAM (upgradable to 384 MB), a 6.4 GB hard drive and the Matrox Millennium II graphics controller primed with 8 MB WRAM, explains the company.

The PC is preloaded with an enhanced version of H-P TopTools standards-based PC management software and includes virus detection and crash-protection capabilities, says Hewlett-Packard. The computer includes universal serial bus technology to enhance upgradeability and connectivity, says H-P. It also offers a 16-bit SoundBlaster Pro-compatible sound card.

Vectra VL PC can be turned on and off remotely, using LAN cards. The new technology, says H-P, allows law firms and other customers to build manageable, networked HP Vectra PC environments, using industry-standard networking components from the vendors of their choice -- including 3Com, Intel and IBM. The Vectra VL PC offers 600 Desktop Management Interface attributes, which allow routine maintenance and other tasks at any time, without disrupting end-users, reports H-P.

For more information ENTER no. 212 after Clicking Here (HP Vectra PC) or ENTER no. 213 after Clicking Here (Vectra VL PC).

Compaq Deskpro 2000, 4000 and 6000 series, from Compaq Computer Corp. of Houston: These models are available with 233 MHz, 266 MHz and 300 MHz processors and are designed for law firms and other business entities whose needs range from powerful systems at entry-level prices to those who require high-end solutions for mission-critical applications, according to Compaq. All models come preinstalled with Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0, it adds.

For more information ENTER no. 257 after Clicking Here.

Dimension and OptiPlex PCs, from Dell Computer Corp. of Austin, Texas: According to Dell, the Dimension line is designed for legal professionals and others who work in a small office/home office environment while the OptiPlex line is targeted for those in large networked environments who need advanced systems management capabilities. The Dimension XPS D series, says Dell, combines a 300 MHz processor with an 8.4 GB hard drive and high-performance 3D AGP video.

Dell WorkStation 400 is aggressively priced and incorporates the Microsoft Windows NT operating system and the latest Intel Pentium processors, including single or dual 300MHz and 266MHz speeds; it will be among the first available with the 300MHz Pentium II processor.

For more information ENTER no. 253 after Clicking Here (Dimension and Optiplex) or ENTER no. 254 after Clicking Here (Workstation 400).

Equium 7000, from Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. of Irvine, Calif.: The Equium computers feature Toshiba's "Instant Access" door that allows motherboard replacement within 30 seconds, without having to remove the monitor or disrupt the work environment, says Toshiba. Both the slim-line and full-size chassis accommodate an industry-standard NLX motherboard and utilize the Intel Pentium II processor, Toshiba reports.

For more information ENTER no. 255 after Clicking Here.

VisionDesk LCD, from Hitachi PC Corp. of Milpitas, Calif.: The VisionDesk LCD offers a 13.3-inch Super XGA TFT LCD display with Hitachi's new flat-panel display technology that delivers flicker-free, according to the company. The flat-panel technology improves the vertical and horizontal viewing angle for legal professionals and other users, and it is brighter than normal LCD displays, Hitachi adds.

For more information ENTER no. 256 after Clicking Here.






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