IBM Corp keyboards and printers spin-out Lexmark International Inc is partnered with Chips & Technologies Inc on its move into notebook computers for the OEM market (CI No 2,051. The two are teamed on a new class of low-cost, sub-notebook computers featuring significant advancements in panel quality, keyboard technology and extended battery life under the name MiniBook. The system weighs 2 lbs 5 oz and measures 1.25 by 10 wide by 6.25 – and runs up to 40 hours in on six AA batteries. It also includes as digitised voice and a modular bay to house option boards. It uses Chips & Technologies Inc’s has MS-DOS 5.0 and other system software in ROM and has two PCMCIA slots. It uses the PC/Chip F8680 – an iAPX-86-compatible core integrated with graphics and input-output, and is offered in three versions.