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APPLE USA OFFERS ENHANCED QUADRA 950 CONFIGURATION IDEAL FOR PUBLISHERS, GRAPHIC ARTISTS AND ENGINEERS

 ANAHEIM, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Apple USA division of Apple Computer Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: AAPL) today introduced the Macintosh Quadra 950 Publishing Configuration at Siggraph, a configuration designed to fit the high performance needs of power users such as publishers, graphic artists and engineers at a competitive price point. This configuration combines the expandability and built-in benefits of the Quadra 950 with the acceleration benefits of the SuperMac Thunder II Light card and the extra storage capacity and speed of a MicroNet Raven 040 SCSI hard disk array.
 "The Quadra 950 is the leading choice among the publishing and engineering communities. In fact, this configuration represents one of the most popular publishing configurations assembled by customers themselves, only we've saved the customer a few extra steps and a significant dollar savings by preconfiguring it at the Apple factory," said Jim Dunn, publishing manager for the PC Business Division, Apple USA.
 Apple believes the Quadra 950, built around the 33 MHz Motorola 68040 microprocessor, integrates more standard features than any other personal computer available in the PC industry. The Quadra 950 Publishing Configuration takes advantage of these standard features while adding the latest capabilities. In addition, the suggested retail price (SRP) of this configuration represents an SRP savings of $1,333 over purchasing these products separately.
 Enhanced Features for Publishers:
 The Quadra 950 Publishing Configuration comes with zero megabyte DRAM installed, providing maximum flexibility for customers with expandability up to 256 MB DRAM.
 The SuperMac Thunder II Light card provides support for 24-bit color graphics on 21" displays and has QuickDraw acceleration, which enhances the users ability to view and manipulate large color images. The SuperMac Thunder II Light card has dual Digital Signal Processors (DSPs) built in, enabling up to five times performance improvements on many Adobe Photoshop functions. Speeding up complex functions improves productivity for publishers and other power users.
 The MicroNet Technology's Raven 040 SCSI hard disk array is a one gigabyte system designed specifically for the built-in dual channel SCSI drive architecture of the Quadra 950 to handle transfer rates that are approximately twice that of the single drive architecture. The SCSI hard disk array achieves higher transfer rates by simultaneously transferring data in parallel to each of the dual SCSI channels of the Quadra 950.
 Standard Features of Macintosh Quadra 950:
 The floor-standing Quadra 950 provides built-in features such as high-speed Ethernet networking, five NuBus slots (four available in the Quadra 950 Publishing Configuration), built-in 24-bit color video system making it easier to add a second monitor to the Quadra 950 Publishing Configuration, microprocessor-based caching and floating- point processing. In benchmark tests using productivity applications built for both Windows and Macintosh, Ingram Laboratory found that the Quadra 950 was faster than 33 MHz and 50 MHz 486-based machines.
 The Quadra 950 Publishing Configuration comes with one gigabyte of hard disk storage. However, if additional storage is required, the Quadra 950 has capacity for an 5.25" half-height SCSI drive or a removable media device such as a CD-ROM drive, magneto-optical, cartridge drive, etc.
 Pricing and Availability:
 The Quadra 950 Publishing Configuration will be available in Sepember 1993, through authorized Apple resellers in the United States. The SRP for the Quadra 950 Publishing Configuration is $8,995. Included in this configuration cost is the SuperMac Thunder II Light and the MicroNet Technology's Raven 040 SCSI hard disk array.
 To locate a authorized Apple reseller near you call 800-538-9696.
 NOTE: Apple, the Apple logo and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Computer Inc. Quadra and QuickDraw are trademarks of Apple Computer Inc.
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 /CONTACT: Stacey Byrnes of Apple Computer, 408-974-6076/
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