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MPC Computers Introduces the TransPort T2200 Notebook Computer; Expands MPC's Offerings of Intel(R) Centrino Technology.

NAMPA, Idaho, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- MPC Computers, a Gores Technology Group company, today announced the TransPort(R) T2200 notebook computer offering outstanding performance in a sleek, lightweight design. Utilizing Intel's new Centrino technology, this system provides longer battery life and enhanced wireless connectivity. The new system also features high-speed 333Mhz memory expandable up to 2GB for greater overall system performance.

The thin and light TransPort T2200 offers a choice of 14.1" or 15.0" displays. Supporting 802.11b/g wireless connectivity, the new notebook allows users to connect at a higher speed while utilizing the latest worldwide standards in wireless technology.

"The TransPort T2200 will appeal to users who seek high-end performance in a compact notebook form factor," said Paul Petersen, MPC's vice-president of product marketing and development. "It offers the latest in Centrino and wireless technology, and provides robust enhancements to our thin & light notebook product line."

The T2200 is the follow-on product to the TransPort T2000. It incorporates such features as:
 * dedicated memory for graphics, which ensures peak performance while
 using graphic intensive programs

 * a 3-in-1 media reader, allowing quick and easy transfer of various
 media such as memory stick, secure digital or multi-media

 * legacy ports for parallel, serial and PS2 connections

 * a full function docking station




It is also backward compatible with MPC's TransPort T2000 docking station, which eliminates the need to purchase a new docking station.

To meet customers' needs for security, the TransPort T2200 also features MPC's unique fingerprint recognition system. When enabled, this feature requires the user to properly scan his or her fingerprint before being granted access to the system. The fingerprint recognition feature can also be applied to specific files or applications on the PC, which automatically encrypts select data files or folders to ensure that only authorized users will be able to access their own data. Additionally, fingerprint recognition also provides the benefit of replacing all the user's passwords in one simple scan of the finger.
 The TransPort T2200 features:

 * Intel Centrino(TM) mobile technology

 * 333MHz DDR SDRAM up to 2GB

 * Integrated wireless antenna supports 802.11b/g

 * Integrated biometric fingerprint scanner

 * ATI Radeon 9000 64MB dedicated graphics

 * Lightweight 2-spindle design in 14.1" or 15" screen

 * Legacy ports with full function docking station available

 * Extended battery life

 * 3-in-1 Media Reader that supports Memory Stick, Secure Digital, &
 Multi-media Cards

 T2200 Sample Configuration and Price

 * Intel Pentium 1.4GHz Processor

 * 128MB 333DDR SDRAM

 * 20GB 5400rpm Hard Drive

 * 24X CD-ROM Drive

 * Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 (802.11b mini-PCI WLAN)

 * Integrated Modem V.90

 * Integrated 10/100 LAN

 * Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP Professional

 * Microsoft Office XP Small Business

 * Optical USB mini-mouse 2 button/scroll

 * Biometric Fingerprint Security Scanner

 * 3 years Parts, Technical Support, and Depot Repair

 * Price: 14.1" - $1,849.00

 * Price: 15" - $1,949.00

 Standard Service & Support



The TransPort T2200 includes 3 years of depot repair service, replacement parts and technical support as part of the standard configuration.
 Optional Services

 Advanced Portable Exchange



Customers can restore their notebook functionality quickly with MPC's innovative Advanced Portable Exchange Service. If MPC Technical Support determines a customer's notebook needs to be replaced, MPC will ship the replacement notebook to the customer on the next business day, anywhere in the continental U.S. Additionally, the replacement notebook will arrive with the original serial number, allowing customers to maintain consistency within their asset management records.

SystemSat

SystemSat provides the highest level of protection for MPC notebooks. This service provides for system repairs and replacements due to any covered accidental damage such as drops, liquid spills, cracked screens, and fire.

Availability

The TransPort T2200 is available to order directly from MPC at http://www.buympc.com/ or by calling (888) 224-4247. MPC notebook computer products are also offered through our channel partners including CDW, PC Connection and PC Mall.

About MPC

MPC Computers, LLC provides award-winning computer products and services for small and medium business, government, education and consumer markets. In addition to its direct business-to-business sales channel, MPC products are sold through leading resellers nationwide. MPC is held by Gores Technology Group, an international acquisition and management company. MPC is headquartered in Nampa, Idaho. More information about the company can be found at http://www.buympc.com/.

About Gores Technology Group, LLC

Gores Technology Group, LLC is a private investment firm focused on the technology and telecommunications sectors. The firm combines the seasoned M & A team of a traditional financial buyer with the operational expertise and detailed due diligence capabilities of a strategic buyer. Gores has a long standing record of creating sustainable value in its portfolio companies by focusing on customers and employees, supporting management with operational expertise and providing capital required for growth. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Gores maintains offices in Boulder; New York; London; and Zurich. (http://www.gores.com/)

CO: MPC Computers; Gores Technology Group, LLC ST: Idaho IN: CPR HOU SU: PDT

CONTACT: Kelly Sasso of MPC Computers, +1-208-893-1052, ksasso@buympc.com

Web site: http://www.gores.com/ http://www.buympc.com/
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