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 RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- AMBRA(TM) Computer Corporation today announced a new line of six portable systems based on Intel 486 microprocessors. Designed for particular segments of the mobile market, AMBRA's new systems are targeted toward a broadening market niche commonly referred to as the "road warrior," as well as the enhanced mobile user who needs desktop performance in a portable package.
 Weighing in at four pounds (including battery), AMBRA's SN series delivers 25MHz 486SX-SL enhanced performance, a choice of color or monochrome display, and a removable hard disk -- with prices starting at $1,399. AMBRA's N series provides up to 50MHz 486DX-2 power and can accommodate up to 12MB of RAM and a 200MB hard drive in a six and a half pound package. N series prices start at $2,299.
 "Our market studies clearly show a distinct stratification of the mobile market," said David B. Middleton, president and CEO of AMBRA Computer Corporation. "And AMBRA has a terrific opportunity to capture market share by delivering high performance portable systems for the 'road warrior' and enhanced mobile user."
 SN Series
 For the true "road warrior" segment where portability and mobility are important, AMBRA is offering three variations of its SN425 notebook. This 11.0" x 7.0" x 1.5" system is 59 percent smaller than the standard notebook and comes equipped with an Intel 25MHz 486SX-SL enhanced processor, 4MB of RAM (expandable to 20MB), a removable 80MB or 170MB hard drive, a PCMCIA Type II slot, an STN color or monochrome display, and a full size 86-key keyboard with integrated 16mm trackball. An optional full feature docking station is also available which can accommodate two 16-bit expansion cards. For quick and easy cable management, an optional port replicator is also available. All models are shipped with MS-DOS 6.0 and Windows(TM) 3.1.
 Prices range from $1,399 for a 80MB hard drive, monochrome display to $1,899 for a 170MB hard drive, color display. An external 3.5" diskette drive is available for $99.
 N Series
 AMBRA offers three systems for the enhanced mobile user -- the N433C, N450C and N450T. The N433C, priced at $2,299, features Intel's 33MHz 486SX processor, 4MB of RAM (expandable to 12MB), a 120MB hard drive and a dual scan color display.
 The N450C color dual scan system comes equipped with Intel's 50MHz 486DX-2, 4MB of RAM (expandable to 12MB), and a 200MB hard drive, priced at $2,699. The N450T, at $3,999, also features Intel's 50MHz 486DX-2 processor, a TFT active matrix color display, 8MB of RAM (expandable to 12MB), and a 200MB hard drive.
 The N series features a PCMCIA Type III slot, a 3.5" diskette drive, and a full size 86-key keyboard with integrated 16mm trackball. An optional docking station(a) is also available which can accommodate a total of four 16-bit expansion cards (2 ISA and 2 ISA/VESA local bus). All models are shipped with MS-DOS 6.0 and Windows 3.1
 Optional Packages
 With all of its mobile systems, AMBRA is also offering special packages designed to provide customers with optimum configurations suited to their needs. They include:
 -- "Instant Office" (available with N433 and N450 models) --
 includes docking station(a), a 15" flat square monitor and a
 full-size desktop keyboard priced at $927.
 -- "Traveler" (available with N433 and N450 models) -- includes
 PCMCIA 14.4 Kbps fax modem and battery priced at $288.
 -- "Road Warrior" (available with SN425 model) -- includes PCMCIA
 14.4 Kbps fax modem, carrying case, battery and battery charger
 priced at $386.
 -- "Quick Dock" (available with SN425 model) -- includes the port
 replicator, a 14" UVGA monitor and a full size desktop keyboard
 priced at $417.
 Sales and Support
 The AMBRA systems are available through its toll-free order number -- 1-800-25-AMBRA. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., all times Eastern. All system purchases are protected by a 30-day, money-back guarantee and a one-year limited warranty. An Executive Warranty option is also available for $99 where a comparable loaner system will be provided while repairs are being done. Toll-free technical support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
 AMBRA Computer Corporation
 AMBRA Computer Corporation is a wholly-owned IBM Corporation (NYSE: IBM) subsidiary. AMBRA manufactures a full range of high-performance, industry-standard personal computers. The AMBRA product line is affordably priced and sold exclusively through the direct market channel.
 NOTES: (a) Available January 1994.
 AMBRA is a trademark of ICPI, Ltd. and used under license therefrom. IBM is a registered trademark of the International Business Machines Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective companies.
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 /CONTACT: Craig Conrad of AMBRA Computer Corp., 919-713-1550; Anne Marie Clark of Cunningham Communication, 617-494-8202, for AMBRA/

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