Printer Friendly

ZDS ANNOUNCES ENHANCEMENTS TO POPULAR Z-300/400 SERIES

 BUFFALO GROVE, Ill., March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Zenith Data Systems, a Bull company, today announced major enhancements to its most popular and cost-effective desktop personal computer.
 The three new Z-400+ PCs feature improved video, easy processor upgrades and custom configurations. The Intel486-based Z-400+ PCs extend ZDS' best-selling line of desktop PCs, the Z-300/400 series.
 "The new Z-400+ personal computers provide high quality and high performance at an affordable price," said Clifford A. Jenks, ZDS executive vice president of North American sales & marketing.
 The Z-400+ features local-bus Super VGA circuitry with 512K of memory for 1024 x 768 resolution at 16 colors, with the option of upgrading video memory to 1MB (on the system board) for 1024 x 768 and 256 colors.
 The local-bus video has VESA-compliant high refresh rates, at supported modes, which means "flicker free" performance. It also supports 24-bit color capability for picture-quality resolution and "true color" capability that supports 64,000 colors at SVGA mode and 16.8 million colors at VGA mode.
 "Our tests show that users of Microsoft Windows will find their video running at least 30 percent faster than machines without local-bus video," said Jenks.
 The Z-400+ accommodates a multitude of powerful processor choices, starting with a 25MHz i486SX microprocessor. Standard systems also include PCs based on the i486SX/33 and i486DX/33. The systems are provided with a Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) upgrade socket that permits easy installation of an additional Intel DX2/50 or DX2/66 OverDrive processor.
 Custom configurations are available on the Z-400+ personal computer. As ZDS' first assemble-to-order product, users can select the processor, memory, mass storage devices, floppy drives and peripherals to meet nearly any computing requirement.
 All Z-400+ systems feature an open internal drive bay that allows the addition of a second floppy drive, tape back-up system, CD-ROM or second hard drive with support for master/slave operations. The Z-400+ also has five open 16-bit ISA slots that accept a wide range of peripheral options.
 The Z-400+ features 4MB of RAM as standard, expandable to 64MB on the system board. Hard drives are available in 80MB, 170MB, 245MB and 340MB sizes. The latest version of MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows 3.1 come pre-loaded and pre-installed. A two-button mouse and a one-year on-site limited warranty are included with all Z-400+ personal computers.
 ZDS bundles the Z-400+ with a choice of five monochrome and color monitors. The 80MB version of the Z-400+ with a 25MHz i486SX processor starts at $1,039 with a 14-inch (13-inch viewable) monochrome monitor. (See accompanying price list for all prices and bundles.)
 All models of the Z-400+ featuring i486SX/25, i486SX/33 and i486DX/33 processors and hard drives are available immediately.
 Zenith Data Systems products are available directly from ZDS through its field sales force or through its Z-DIRECT catalog. The company also has a network of more than 200 North American authorized resellers. The company has distribution arrangements with seven major distributors (DataGo, Gates/FA, Ingram Micro, Merisel, Microage, ROBEC and Tech Data).
 Resellers and distributors determine their own prices, which may be higher or lower than ZDS' direct price.
 Zenith Data Systems, a Bull company, is a leading supplier of notebook and desktop PCs, servers, monitors and related peripherals. With headquarters in Buffalo Grove, Ill., the company has engineering facilities in St. Joseph, Mich., Santa Clara, Calif., and Billerica, Mass.; manufacturing facilities in St. Joseph, Mich., and Villeneuve d'Ascq, France; and sales locations in more than 30 countries.
 Z-400+ Series Personal Computers
 (Prices Effective 3/16/93)
 Monitor &
 Hard Drive Z-425S+ Z-433S+ Z-433D+
 ZMM-1400 (14'' monochrome monitor)
 Model 80 $1,039 $1,139 $1,339
 Model 170 $1,189 $1,289 $1,489
 Model 245 $1,289 $1,389 $1,589
 Model 340 $1,439 $1,539 $1,739
 ZCM-1410 (14'' non-interlaced color VGA monitor)
 Model 80 $1,229 $1,329 $1,529
 Model 170 $1,379 $1,479 $1,679
 Model 245 $1,479 $1,579 $1,779
 Model 340 $1,629 $1,729 $1,929
 ZCM-1430 (14'' non-interlaced color SVGA monitor)
 Model 80 $1,299 $1,399 $1,599
 Model 170 $1,449 $1,549 $1,749
 Model 245 $1,549 $1,649 $1,849
 Model 340 $1,699 $1,799 $1,999
 ZCM-1495 (14'' color FTM monitor)
 Model 80 $1,529 $1,629 $1,829
 Model 170 $1,679 $1,779 $1,979
 Model 245 $1,779 $1,879 $2,079
 Model 340 $1,929 $2,029 $2,229
 ZCM-1790 (17'' high resolution multi-sync color FTM monitor)
 Model 80 $2,119 $2,219 $2,419
 Model 170 $2,269 $2,369 $2,569
 Model 245 $2,369 $2,469 $2,669
 Model 340 $2,519 $2,619 $2,819
 The above are ZDS prices. Resellers and distributors determine their own prices, which may be higher or lower than ZDS' direct price.
 -0- 3/16/93
 /EDITOR'S NOTE: Zenith Data Systems is no longer part of Zenith Electronics Corp. Please refer to Zenith Data Systems on second reference as either "ZDS" or "Zenith Data." Please do not refer to ZDS as "Zenith."
 READER REFERRAL: Please forward reader inquiries to 800-553-0331.
 Trademarks and trade names are used to identify the entities claiming the marks and names of their products. Zenith Data Systems disclaims any proprietary interest in trademarks and trade names other than its own.
 /CONTACT: Matt Mirapaul or John Bace 708-808-4848, both for ZDS/


CO: Zenith Data Systems ST: Illinois IN: CPR SU: PDT

LR -- NY021 -- 6463 03/16/93 10:31 EST
COPYRIGHT 1993 PR Newswire Association LLC
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1993 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:PR Newswire
Date:Mar 16, 1993
Words:914
Previous Article:!C O R R E C T I O N -- VERTEX INDUSTRIES!
Next Article:LIVE TV COVERAGE SET FOR NASCAR'S 'MOTORCRAFT 500' ON TNN: THE NASHVILLE NETWORK
Topics:


Related Articles
ZENITH DATA SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES AGGRESSIVE NEW PRICING PRICE REDUCTIONS RANGE FROM 5 TO 26 PERCENT
ZDS REVISES PRICING POLICY ALSO MAKES MODEST PRICE ADJUSTMENTS
ZDS INTRODUCES EIGHT COST-EFFECTIVE PCs
ZDS INTRODUCES EIGHT POWERFUL Z-STATIONS, THE FIRST DESKTOPS FACTORY-LOADED WITH MICROSOFT WINDOWS FOR WORKGROUPS
ZENITH DATA SYSTEMS INTRODUCES NEW HIGH-VALUE NOTEBOOK PCs WITH i386SL MICROPROCESSORS -- THE ZDS-600NL SERIES
ZDS ANNOUNCES AGGRESSIVE NEW PRICES AND SPECIAL Z-DIRECT PROMOTION
ZENITH DATA SYSTEMS ADJUSTS PRICES ON DESKTOP PCS, SERVERS, SELECTED NOTEBOOKS; ENHANCES SERVICE
ZDS ADJUSTS PRICES ON SELECTED NOTEBOOK AND DESKTOP PCs, MONITORS
ZDS ANNOUNCES NEW MODELS AND ENHANCEMENTS TO THE Z-400+ DESKTOP SERIES
ZENITH DATA SYSTEMS DROPS Z-NOTEFLEX PRICES, EXPANDS PERFORMANCE AND SUPPORT FEATURES

Terms of use | Copyright © 2016 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters