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January 8, 1997updated 05 Sep 2016 12:31pm

POWER COMPUTING TO LAUNCH NEW MACINTOSH CLONES

By CBR Staff Writer

Power Computing Corp of Round Rock, Texas, would like to think it is hosting a show within a show at MacWorld in San Francisco this week. The company is launching another two of its Macintosh clones, this time a PowerBase 200 model with monitor and modem starting at $2,000, and a high-end multiprocessing PowerTower Pro at just less than $6,000. The PowerBase 200 quickship configuration includes a 200MHz 603e PowerPC processor, 16Mb of RAM, 256K of Level 2 cache, a 1.2GB hard drive, an eight-speed CD-ROM, three PCI expansion slots, and a 28.8-kbps external modem. It also includes the Apple Internet Connection Kit as well as $1,200 worth of bundled software. The new PowerTower Pro 250 and 225 MP systems use a dual-PowerPC 604e processor and come with a standard configuration of 32Mb of RAM, 1Mb of Level 2 cache, a 2GB hard drive, dual SCSI, six PCI slots, and nine expansion bays. The 250 and 225 MP systems cost $6,000 and $5,000 respectively. Power Computing also announced a new bundling agreement with Macromedia Inc that will add Director 5.0, Macromedia’s multimedia content application, to the list of free software included in all PowerTower Pro desktop systems. The PowerTower Pro series is said to offer multiprocessing ideal for high-end graphics users. Director 5.0 is priced at $1,500.

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