Irvine, California-based Advanced Logic Research has launched a low-cost personal computer which it hopes will compete with machines such as the Compaq Computer Corp Prolinea and the Hewlett-Packard Co Vectra. The company will sell the ALR Express through resellers, and reckons that the price is low enough that they will be able to add value, make a profit, and still compete with direct vendors. There are three models, based on the 33MHz Intel Corp 80486SX, the 80486DX2/50 and the 80486DX2/66. The machines include an upgradeable low insertion force socket, accelerated video graphics and are capable of powering down to less than 30 Watts and supporting energy-efficient video monitors. Prices start at just $745.