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November 9, 1988

AKHTER AIMS ITS REGENT AND SOVEREIGN MICROS AT THE UK COLLEGE MARKET

By CBR Staff Writer

Ambitious British personal computer manufacturer Akhter Computers Ltd, based in Harlow, Essex has ambitions to pull itself up out of the crowd of MS-DOS clonemakers and onto the higher plane for Unix systems, and the company has been showing off its newest products at various locations around the UK in the course of its educational roadshow of universities. Regent is the first of a planned series of multi-user Unix systems. The four and eight port models which retail at UKP4,000 and UKP8,000 respectively are aimed primarily at the small business market. Soon to follow is the Sovereign series, based on machines bought OEM from Altos Computer Inc, which will add mid-range systems and Ethernet capability to the Akhter range. Akhter has also announced the addition of the PC100 to its PC Series which uses an 8088 processor and retails at UKP549 for the basic model through to UKP1,195 for the top of the range system. The company says its offerings have aroused a great deal of interest from UK academic institutions, which it expects to attract to its product line with an aggressive discount schedule.

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