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November 1, 1988


By CBR Staff Writer

A new marketing ploy for office computers in Japan is the Descom intelligent desk, recently introduced by Uchida Yoko, selling for just over $15,000 and consisting of a 32-bit MC68020 processor with 4Mb to 16Mb memory and 80Mb hard and 3.5 floppy drive: nothing unusual there, but the screen, using a 1,214 by 768 pixel plasma display, fits into the desk and is raised by the press of a button; the keyboard is stored in a front drawer and the CPU in another drawer; the intelligent desk is being extensively advertised on the trains and on TV, and is expected to appeal to the Japanese addiction to gadgetry, in which case we’ll no doubt see it here soon.

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