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WELLS AMERICA COMES OUT WITH THE COMPUSTAR II

Wells America Corp, the West Columbia, South Carolina company that specialises in building one personal computer chassis and giving its customers a choice of boards with which to populate it, has come out with a new version, the CompuStar II, for which it offers 80286 and 80386SX processors as well as 80386s: speeds offered are 16MHz, 20MHz, 25MHz and 33MHz as well as a 33MHz 80386 SuperCache module, and Wells plans to add 80486 boards in the autumn, with a trade-in allowance on the replaced board during the one year of the warranty – eat your heart out IBM PS/2 Model 70 A21 users who want to go 80486; a base model includes the 200 Watt power supply, the motherboard which holds up to 8Mb of high-speed interleaved RAM, six expansion slots, two serial ports, one parallel port, a fixed disk and floppy interface and keyboard and mouse ports; populated, a 20MHz 1Mb 80286 system with floppy drive, 16-bit VGA adaptor and colour VGA monitor is $2,760; the same system with a 25MHz 80386 CPU would cost $3,560.

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