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ALR introduces affordably priced Pentium PCs, starting at $1445 for 75-MHz Pentium processor -- price positioned to replace 486 client workstations in corporations.

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 15, 1995--Advanced Logic Research, Inc. (NASDAQ:AALR) Monday announced the ALR Optima, its affordably priced entry-level 75- and 90-MHz Pentium PCs.

The new ALR Optima PC offers innovative performance and technology features that are ideal for users in the fast-paced business environments where value, performance and compatibility are important factors. The starting price for basic models is $1,445 and $1,645, respectively.

Dave Kirkey, vice president of sales and marketing at ALR states, "As Intel Pentium processing continues to reach new plateaus, ALR is able to offer greater value and higher performance in its entry-level PCs. The new aggressively-priced ALR Optima exemplifies this trend. In businesses where time is money, the ALR Optima configured with a 75-MHz Pentium CPU can give the user up to 105% performance gain over DX2/66 processing."

Kirkey continues to say, "Designed with all the latest features and performance, the new Optima systems from ALR are well positioned as the perfect client workstation complementing ALR's successful multiprocessor servers."

The ALR Optima uses the latest Triton chipset technology and most powerful 75- and 90-MHz Pentium processors from Intel, two important features that make these systems attractive to corporations. The system comes standard with 256-KB Level 2 cache, upgradeable to 2-MB and support upgrade to future Pentium OverDrive processors.

Additionally, the ALR Optima systems include PCI bus architecture providing two high performance bus-mastering PCI/IDE interfaces. With PCI/IDE, the systems are capable of supporting up to four PIO Mode 3 and Mode 4 devices with data transfers of up to 16-MB per second. Integrated PCI local bus SVGA video graphics with 1- MB of DRAM, (upgradeable to 2-MB) come standard.

The ALR Optima offers support for advanced operating systems such as WindowsTM 95, Windows NT, Novell NetWare, SCO UNIX, SunSoft Solaris and OS/2 Warp from IBM.

User and network administrators will find the ALR Optima systems easy to support with added features like built-in password security, FlashBIOS and, full Plug and Play compatibility, making it easier to add components to your system. The ALR Optima systems are compliant with the EPA Energy Star Computers Program.

The ALR Optima systems will be available in June through a worldwide network of ALR authorized Power Partner Resellers and Distributors. Pricing for the ALR Optima systems start at $1,445 for Optima 575 Model 1 and $1,645 for Optima 590 Model 1. Pricing is at SRP (Suggested Retail Price), reseller pricing will vary.

ALR offers its industry-leading 5/36 Limited Warranty program which covers all major components of the product for 5 years and peripheral components for a period of 36 months from the date of purchase.

Standard features include either a 75-MHz or 90-MHz Intel Pentium processor, 8-MB RAM, 256-KB second level cache, 1-MB integrated PCI video graphics, two 32-bit PCI and three 16-bit ISA expansion slots (one slot is shared) in a low profile chassis. ALR offers an array of hardware options including additional memory, PCI network cards, hard disk drives, and multimedia options.

CONTACT: Advanced Logic Research, Irvine

Dave Kirkey, Vice President, Marketing

or Genevieve Ortegon, Senior Marketing Manager

714/581-6770 or fax 714/581-9240
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