NEC PowerMate Weighs 12 Pounds
Packard Bell NEC Inc. bills its new PowerMate 2000 as a "micro-desktop."
The computer measures 10.6-inches by 7.5-inches, and weighs in at 12 pounds.
It sports a 15-inch flat panel LCD display, and includes an Intel Celeron 433 MHz processor with 6.4 GB S.M.A.R.T drive and 24X max CD-ROM drive, reports Packard Bell NEC.
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The company's Z1 PC is a small-footprint, flat-panel display computer that features an Intel Pentium III 450 MHz processor with 512 KB L2 backside cache, 98 MB SDRAM, 8.4 GB hard drive and 56K ITU V.90-compliant modem.
It offers a DVD-ROM, 3D AGP graphics and hi-fi 3D PCI AC'97 speakers, the company says.
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Sony VAIO LCD Slimtop
Sony has introduced the PCV-L620 VAIO LCD Slimtop computer. At 11.9 pounds, this computer comes with an Intel Pentium III 500 MHz processor, 128 MB PC-100 SDRAM, 13 GB hard drive 8 MB SGRAM and 2 USB ports, the company says.
The VAIO comes bundled with Windows 98 Second Edition, and comes includes Internet Explorer, Netscape Communicator and Microsoft Works Suite 99, Sony notes.
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IBM has unveiled a series of new PC 300PL desktops and IntelliStation E Pro machines.
The computers use Intel's new 820 core chipset and RAMBUS memory, reports IBM.
The five new models of PC 300PL offer Pentium III processors, ranging in speed from 600 MHz to 733 MHz; 133 MHz front-side bus; 128 MB RAMBUS memory; and hard drives ranging from 10.1 to 20.4 GB. IBM has also embedded a security chip, the Alert on LAN 2, it says.
The 11 IntelliStation E Pro modelsfeature Pentium IIIs running at speeds of 600, 667 and 733 MHz, 133 MHz front-side bus, 128 to 512 MB RAMBUS memory, and hard drives 9.1 to 20.4 GB.The IntelliStations also have the Alert LAN 2 chips embedded in themotherboard.
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Gateway Astro PC
Gateway Inc.'s Astro PC is a low cost desktop which is fully USB compatible, says the North Sioux City, South Dakota company. It includes an Intel Celeron 400 MHz processor with 128K cache, 64 MB SD RAM, 4.3 GB HD, integrated 17X min./40X max. CD-ROM drive and four USB ports, as well as a USB mouse and keyboard, says Gateway.
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Compaq Expands Line
Compaq, based in Houston, Texas, has increased its desktop line:
* The AP240 RAMBUS Deskpro Workstation includes an Intel Pentium III 600EB or 733 MHz processor, 256 KB L2 cache, 9 GB hard drive and 128 MB, 712 MHz ECC RDRAM. The hardware is configured with four bays and five slots (two PCI, two PCI/ISA, one AGP) or five bays, eight slots (five PCI, two ISA, one AGP), Compaq says.
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* The AP550 supports two Intel Pentium III processors (up to 733 MHz) with 256 KB L2 cache, an Intel 840 chipset and either a 9.1 or 18.2 GB hard drive, Compaq says. Other features include five bays and five slots, 40X Max CD-ROM drive and multiple display support, and Windows NT Workstation, the company notes.
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* The AP240 comes with a single Intel Pentium III 733 MHz processor, 256 KB L2 cache, and a 9 GB hard drive, Compaq says. It includes a 32X CD-ROM drive, and an ATI Rage Pro graphics card, the company notes.
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* The 5900ZInternet PC has been added to its Presario collection. It offers the AMD Athlon 550, 600, 700 and 750 processors, and is available in ten different configurations.
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The DiALTA Di181 is an 18 p-p-m digital copier that can be upgraded to include printing and faxing, says Minolta Corp. It copies and prints at 18 p-p-m at 600 by 600 dpi, and has 18 MB of memory, upgradeable to 26 MB, Minolta says. Its print controller can support Windows 95/98/NT 4.0.
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HP 8100 Series
Hewlett Packard has released its LaserJet 8100 Series printers, which offer 3,000 sheet stacker (or stacker/stapler), and an HP Real-World Power Pack with print samples, white papers and more, it says. The unit handles 32 p-p-m, and offer network setup, says HP.
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The Lexmark Z31 Color Jetprinter is compatible with Windows 3.x/95/98/NT 4.0, can print up to 8 p-p-m black and white, 3.5 p-p-m color, and has a maximum resolution of 1200 by 1200, says Lexmark.
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Sharp Document and Network Systems of America is shipping two duplex models of its DM2000 series of network laser document printer.
The DM2005 is a 20p-p-m network printer and digital laser copier with an optional document feeder, capable of printing two-sided documents, says Sharp.
The DM2015 includes electronic sorting, Super G3 fax and document feeder as standard equipment, and is also able to print two-sided documents, the company says.
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Mita Copystar America Inc., based in Fairfield N.J., has debuted two new black & white laser printers, the DP-1400 and the DP-1800. They print 14 and 18 pages per minute (p-p-m) respectively, with resolutions of 1200 x 1200, to 2400 x 600 it says. The DP-1400 is powered by a 100 MHz PowerPC 603e chip and has a standard memory of8 MB RAM.
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Brother MFC Line
Brother International Corp., based in Bridgewater, N.J. has debuted two new units:
* The MFC-8700 is a six-in-one device with fax, 12 p-p-m laser printing, copying, scanning, PC faxing and video capture, says Brother. It has 4 MB dual access memory, a 14.4 fax modem, and a 50 page automatic feeder the company says. It comes with USB and parallel ports, and an optional network 10 Base-T Ethernet Board, the company notes.
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* The MFC-9600 provides faxing, laser printing, digital copying, color flatbed scanning, PC faxing and video capture. It can copy and print 12 p-p-m, has a drum unit life of 20,000 pages and a 14.4 Kbps fax modem.
The device is equipped with both USB and parallel ports, 32 one-touch and speed dial locations, says Brother.
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Pioneer New Media
Pioneer New Media Technologies, of Long Beach, Calif., has unveiled thePDP-502MX 50-inch plasma display. It has a resolution of 1280 by 768 and 16:9 aspect ratio and is HDTV ready, Pioneer says.
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Sharp Flat Panel
Sharp Electronics Corp. has unveiled the LC-200M2U, a 20-inch flat panel LCD monitor. Sharp says the 2.4 inch monitor is designed to handle full-motion video. It also includes a stereo-audio system, for sound from VCRs, laser discs, DVDs and other sources, Sharp says.
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Sony Corp. has expanded its LCD flat panel line-up with two new models:
* The Multiscan N50 has a 300:1 contrast ratio, .297 mm pixel pitch, 200cd/m2 luminance level and a maximum resolution of 1024 X 768 at 75 Hz, says Sony. The display also comes with two sensors; a user sensor that automatically dims the screen when the user moves away, and a light sensor, which adjusts the luminescence of the screen to the light levels in the room.
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* The Multiscan M151 has the same contrast ratio, pitch, luminance level and maximum resolution as the N50, but doesn't offer the user and light sensors, says Sony.
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The RPC-21 is a vertically mounted power strip that can measure current and can be rebooted remotely via Ethernet, RS-232 or dial-up modem, reports BayTech of Bay St. Louis, Miss.
It features an alarm and LED indicator which signals when circuit capacity is about to be exceeded, says BayTech.
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Panamax has debuted its newest surge protector, the Powermax 8 Tel Surge Protector. It can protect computers with modems or other telephone lines, and can guard against an unlimited number of surges.
The CardScan 500 is a small device which scans business card information directly into your PC, says Corex Technologies, based in Cambridge, Mass. It is compatible with Windows 95/98/NT, has a resolution of 400 dpi, and supports both parallel and USB ports, the company says.
Kensington Technology Group of San Mateo, Calif., has introduced the MouseWorks Mouse and TurboBall Trackball, both for PCs and USB Macs. The four-button input devices come with MouseWorks software, enabling users to customize the functions the various buttons perform, says Kensington.
Andent Inc. of Waukegan, Ill., says its Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Prevention Chart is designed by orthopedists. It warns employees of the risk factors for repetitive stress injuries and suggests preventative exercises.