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APPLE ANNOUNCES MACINTOSH DISPLAY CARD 24AC FOR 24-BIT LARGE SCREEN GRAPHICS ACCELERATION

 SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Apple Computer, Inc., (NASDAQ-NMS: AAPL) today announced the Apple Macintosh Display Card 24AC, a new high performance 24-bit graphics accelerator card. Priced at $1,579 (U.S. ApplePrice), the Macintosh Display Card 24AC provides a complete, integrated solution from Apple for acceleration of large-screen color images, at a price that establishes a new benchmark for cards performing at this speed. The card is designed to reduce the performance bottlenecks often experienced by graphic designers, publishing professionals and other "power users" who work with complex large-screen color images.
 The Macintosh Display Card 24AC provides 24-bit support for displays with resolutions up to 1152 x 870, which is the standard Macintosh resolution for two-page displays. This 24-bit color support provides access to 16.7 million colors -- often required by graphic artists to provide photorealistic color for complex graphics.
 The Macintosh Display Card 24AC's highly integrated design uses the standard Apple NuBus and is only 6.5 inches in length. Because of its compact size, the card is compatible with the smaller Macintosh industrial designs such as the Centris or Quadra 610.
 "Apple has strong roots and deep commitments to the publishing industry. When our customers began asking Apple for a complete solution for their most demanding graphics problems, we delivered a product that would provide high performance for today's systems and future generation Macintosh systems," said Don Strickland, vice president Imaging Products for Apple Computer.
 The Macintosh Display Card 24AC ranks among the fastest QuickDraw acceleration cards on the market in terms of overall performance. It excels in QuickDraw operations used by software applictions such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Quark XPress, Aldus PageMaker and Freehand. Users of products such as these may experience increases in QuickDraw operations by up to 10 times over non-accelerated video cards.
 This 6.5" NuBus card was developed under an agreement with Radius Inc. Apple specified the card to deliver high performance acceleration for current CPUs and displays, and to ensure compatibility for future Apple systems, such as PowerPC microprocessor-based systems. The card is quality-tested, packaged and distributed by Apple and all technical support is provided by Apple.
 The Macintosh Display Card 24AC offers plug-and-play capabilities with all Macintosh II, Centris, Quadra, and PowerBook DuoDock systems. Many of these models require a graphics card to work with two-page displays, so the Macintosh Display Card 24AC provides an upgrade path for current systems users to take advantage of a larger display. In addition, it is designed to be compatible with future PowerPC technology-based systems and with QuickDraw GX. The card has the ability to signal an Energy Star-compliant monitor into low-power mode, making the card Energy Star compliant.
 The Macintosh Display Card 24AC is available immediately through Apple authorized resellers worldwide. For further information, customers in the United States should call the Apple Referral Center at 800-538-9696. Customers outside the United States should contact their local Apple representatives for information.
 Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Apple Computer, Inc. develops, manufactures and markets computer, server and personal interactive electronic systems for use in business, education, the home, science, engineering, and government. A recognized pioneer and innovator in the personal computer industry, Apple does business in more than 120 countries.
 NOTE: Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh,Macintosh Quadra, Quickdraw GX are registered trademarks and PowerBook is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.
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