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DELL INTRODUCES FOUR NEW 66-MEGAHERTZ PERSONAL COMPUTERS; ONE OF THE FIRST TO SHIP PCs BASED ON THE NEW MICROPROCESSOR

 DELL INTRODUCES FOUR NEW 66-MEGAHERTZ PERSONAL COMPUTERS;
 ONE OF THE FIRST TO SHIP PCs BASED ON THE NEW MICROPROCESSOR
 AUSTIN, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing commitment to provide PC users with a full range of high-performance computing solutions, Dell Computer Corporation today announced four upgradeable personal computers based on Intel's new 66-megahertz (MHz) i486 DX2 microprocessor. The new microprocessor, introduced today by Intel, uses speed-doubler technology to deliver more than 25 percent higher processing speeds than the i486 DX/50MHz microprocessor, which previously offered the highest level of computing power available for PCs. Dell's new systems are available immediately and are among the first 66MHz systems to ship to customers.
 The company also announced today that its 486-based ISA (Industry Standard Architecture) systems now feature an improved video subsystem that is designed to more than double video performance under the Microsoft Windows operating environment.
 The new low-profile Dell System 486P/66 and mid-size 486D/66 add to Dell's Performance Series families of upgradeable 486 desktop PCs bas ?on the ISA bus. Targeted for mainstream business users, the new systems offer the advantages of unbeatable processor performance and advanced system features, but are aggressively priced only $200 higher than comparable configurations of i486 DX2 50MHz-based Dell systems.
 Dell also added two 66MHz systems to its family of EISA-based (Extended Industry Standard Architecture) systems. The new 466DE and 466SE are targeted for users who require the flexibility and performance of the 32-bit EISA bus. The 66MHz EISA-based systems will offer power users a compelling value, with prices that are $100 lower than comparably configured 50MHz i486 DX-based Dell systems.
 Dell's new 66MHz systems, along with existing systems in the 486P and 486D families, now feature an enhanced video subsystem using the Western Digital 90C31 controller. The improved video capabilities allow for a more than 100 percent gain in video performance under Microsoft Windows. Today's move to offer increased video capabilities for its systems parallels an action the company took last month, when it began offering its EISA-based 486DX desktops with the ATI Ultra graphics accelerator board factory-installed as a standard feature.
 Below are examples of system prices for popular configurations.
 System Configuration (A) Price
 (RAM/HD/Display)
 486P/66 4MB/120MB/SVGA 1024i $2,499
 486P/66 8MB/230MB/UltraScan 14C $2,999
 486D/66 8MB/230MB/UltraScan 14C $3,249
 466DE 8MB/230MB/UltraScan 15FS $3,899
 466SE 8MB/320MB/UltraScan 15FS $5,449
 (A) Configurations include one diskette drive and DOS 5.0 pre- installed.
 "We're pleased to be one of the first PC manufacturers to offer this new technology to our customers," said Joel J. Kocher, senior vice president of Dell USA. "The efficiency of our development, manufacturing and marketing teams and our strategic relationship with Intel enable us to respond quickly with systems using the latest processor technology."
 The new PCs come with Dell's widely acclaimed, comprehensive service and support program for its Performance Series of systems, which includes unlimited toll-free technical support and guaranteed next- business day, on-site service through Dell's alliance with BancTec Service Corp. A variety of other service and support options, such as 2- and 4-hour on-site response capability, are also offered with Dell Performance Series systems.
 A Fortune 500 company, Dell Computer Corporation (NASDAQ: DELL) designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports a complete line of personal computers compatible with industry standards. Dell pioneered the direct marketing of personal computers in 1984 and was the first company in the PC industry to offer manufacturer-direct, technical support. Information on the company and its products can be obtained through its toll-free number: 1-800-BUY-DELL (1-800-289-3355).
 NOTE: Dell and Dell System are registered trademarks of Dell Computer Corporation. i486 and Intel486 are trademarks of Intel Corporation. Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
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