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November 23, 1987

APPLE DISTRIBUTOR CANON LAUNCHES AN 80286 MAC LOOKALIKE

By CBR Staff Writer

It is hardly news that is going to cause delight at Apple Computer Inc heaquarters in Cupertino, but Canon Inc, which distributes Apple machines in Japan, appears to have used the Macintosh as the model for a new 80286-based machine, the Navi. Like the Macintosh, the Navi has built-in display – 10, monochrome – employs an icon-based user interface, and a mouse. It uses a 10MHz 80286 and comes with 1Mb RAM and 3.5 720Kb floppy disk drive. But the machine out-Macs the Mac by also including a telephone, an internal facsimile machine, an integrated printer and a touch-panel feature. Bundled software includes EGWorks, an integrated Mac-like business application, a Japanese language word processor, a calculator and a diary. It also supports a scanner. The operating system is unspecified but is presumably MS-DOS. A 3.5 20Mb Winchester is available as an option. The highly integrated and versatile machine – the sort of thing should have come up as the popular model for the Personal System/2 line? – will be offered in Japan for about $4,365.

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