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THE MITSUBISHI MAXY, THE FIRST LAP-TOP BASED ON AX-SPECIFICATIONS

The three manufacturers committed to producing personal computers to the 80286-based AX standard – the standard is AT-compatible but adds Japanese language processing announced machines last week: the Mitsubishi Maxy is the first laptop based on the AX specifications and comes with 640Kb 80286 CPU, liquid crystal display and two 3.5 floppy disk drives, and will be around $3,500 from September 1; Sharp Corp has gone straight to the 80386, announcing the AX386, with graphics processor and high resolution display of 1,120 by 768 pixels at $6,800 with two floppy drives – and Sanyo Electric also plans both a laptop and a 32-bit model, but dates and prices for the Sanyo offerings are not set.

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