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DELL INTRODUCES HIGH-PERFORMANCE, 386SX-BASED PC AT A BREAKTHROUGH PRICE -- LOWEST-PRICED 486-BASED SYSTEMS ALSO ANNOUNCED --

DELL INTRODUCES HIGH-PERFORMANCE, 386SX-BASED PC AT A BREAKTHROUGH PRICE
 -- LOWEST-PRICED 486-BASED SYSTEMS ALSO ANNOUNCED --
 AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Providing its customers with the highest level of 386SX performance at an exceptionally low price, Dell Computer Corporation (NASDAQ: DELL) announced today the Dell System 325SX. The entry-level desktop computer, based on Intel's new 25-megahertz (MHz) Intel386 SX microprocessor, offers up to 45 percent more performance and is priced lower than many 16-MHz 386SX-based PCs: $1,249 for a complete system. Also announced today are the lowest- priced 486 systems ever introduced by Dell: two new entry-level, upgradeable desktops based on a 16-MHz i486SX microprocessor, each costing less than $2,000 for a complete system.
 "Today's new systems are outstanding price-performers for entry- level 386SX and 486SX computing needs," said Joel J. Kocher, Dell's senior vice president of U.S. sales and operations. "The 325SX is an ideal solution for those desiring the highest level of 386SX performance in an affordable, small-chassis design. The aggressive prices of our new 16-MHz 486SXs provide our customers with an unbeatable value for meeting today's 486 computing requirements and can be upgraded as performance needs grow."
 Packaged in the company's low-profile, small-footprint chassis, the Dell System 325SX is ideally suited for Windows environments and is targeted for business users of 386-specific, mainstream applications such as word-processing, business graphics and spreadsheets. The system is also well-suited for use as a netstation in multi-user workgroups and can be pre-configured with Novell's NetWare Lite through Dell's new NetWare integration service, also announced today.
 The Dell System 325SX offers a highly integrated and ergonomic design that provides flexible configurations and superior hardware reliability. The system is capable of supporting up to 16-megabytes (MB) of system memory (8MB on main system board) and incorporates three 16- bit, full-length expansion slots that can be used to customize the computer based on individual needs.
 Available this month, an entry-level configuration of the Dell System 325SX is priced at $1,249 and includes 2MB of memory; a 50MB hard drive; a 5.25-inch, 1.2MB or 3.5-inch, 1.44MB diskette drive; a VGA mo0MB hard drives, as well as an additional selection of monitors.
 Entry-Level 486SX Upgradeable Desktops For Under $2,000
 Available immediately, the Dell Systems 486P/16 and 486D/16 are based on the Intel486 SX microprocessor running at 16-MHz. Each system is designed to grow with the user's performance requirements and will accommodate faster processing speeds through plug-in microprocessor upgrade kits. Current processor upgrades offered are i486 SX 20- and 25-MHz, and i486 DX 33-MHz.
 The Dell System 486P/16 is a member of the company's 486P family announced last December. The system is encased in the company's low-profile, small-footprint chassis and supports up to 64MB of system memory. Pricing starts at $1,649 for a system configured with 2MB of memory, a 50MB hard drive, one diskette drive and a VGA monochrome monitor.
 The Dell System 486D/16 will join the 486D family announced by Dell in September of last year. This family is packaged in the company's popular mid-size chassis which provides six 16-bit, full-length expansion slots and also supports up to 64MB of system memory. Pricing for the Dell System 486D/16 starts at $1,899 including 2MB of memory, a 50MB hard drive, one diskette drive and a VGA monochrome monitor.
 Each of the systems announced today incorporate a Dell-designed firmware subsystem that utilizes an Intel Flash memory device for BIOS storage, allowing customers to upgrade their system BIOS by simply installing a file from a floppy diskette. Also featured are system and keyboard password protection and a locking chassis to prevent unauthorized system access.
 Dell computer systems can be purchased directly from Dell or through a CompUSA or Staples, Inc., superstore located nationwide. Each source is backed by Dell's unlimited toll-free technical support; one year next-business-day, on-site service contract with Novell-certified technicians; and 30-day total satisfaction guarantee.
 Dell Computer Corporation 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).
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