Hitachi Ltd has announced what it calls the industry’s cheapest Unix workstation with a hard disk. The 3050RX/200 is positioned as one of the models in the 3050RX group and is based on the Precision Architecture RISC from Hewlett-Packard Co; it costs $6,190. Another new model is the 3050RX/100C, a colour laptop with a 10.4 thin-film transistor colour screen which has a small footprint but delivers high performance. Both new models have 42 MIPS performance, are based on the 50L version of the Precision Architecture RISC and incorporate a two-dimensional graphics processor. The 3050 RX group of Hitachi workstations based on the RISC consists of 14 models in total, and are the front line of Hitachi’s pitch to the growing Japanese client-server market.