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KIWI DEBUTS TWO NEW 300MHZ "OPENNOTE" NOTEBOOKS.

Kiwi Computer, Inc., Santa Clara, Calif., covered both ends of the 300MHz CPU spectrum for notebook PCs when it introduced the OpenNote 810 for industry standard Socket 7 CPUs, and the Pentium II-class OpenNote 820.

Both notebook PC designs feature Kiwi's "all-in-one" design , which is fully integrated for simultaneous use of the CD-ROM, floppy drive and battery. The OpenNote 810, which supports Socket 7 Intel Pentium, AMD K-6 CPUs to 300MHz, and the OpenNote 820 for Pentium II CPUs are the first Kiwi notebooks to incorporate Kiwi's "all-in-one" design technology.

"Users no longer need to swap out the CD or floppy drive as in many notebook designs in order to use the battery," said Steve Lin, President, Kiwi Computer, Inc. "Our all-in-one integrated design allows simultaneous use of the CD-ROM, floppy drive, and battery. In addition, at only seven pounds, the 810 and 820 models are still light enough for mobile professionals or students."

The OpenNote 810 features a 13.3" XGA Active Matrix display and supports industry standard Socket 7 Intel Pentium or AMD CPUs to 300MHz. It not only features the new larger viewable screen with 1024x768 resolution, the system is also capable of expanding to 96MBs of DRAM, and up to 6.0GB of hard drive space.

The OpenNote 810 is offered in several configurations with end user prices that start as low as $1,699 for a 13.3" TFT LCD, a 266MHz CPU, 32MB RAM, 2.0GB Hard Drive, 24X CD-ROM, a 56K Fax/Modem and Windows 98.

The OpenNote 820 supports Intel's Pentium II CPU and also incorporates a 13.3" XGA Thin Film Transistor (TFT) screen with 128-bit graphics accelerator, 2MBs VRAM and 1024 x 768 resolution for easy viewing and high-resolution graphics capabilities. Additionally, the OpenNote 820 comes standard with a 20X CD-ROM, 1.44MB floppy drive and supports up to 128MB of RAM and up to a 6GB Hard Drive. . The system also has two USB ports and features Video In, Video Out and a Game/MIDI Port.

The OpenNote 820 is offered in several configurations with end user prices that start as low as $2,349 for a 13.3" TFT LCD, a Pentium II 233MHz CPU, 32MB RAM, 2.0GB Hard Drive, 20X CD-ROM, a 56K Fax/Modem and Windows 98.

Standard features on both models include: USB ports, 512K L2 Cache, a Li-Ion Battery option, two PCMCIA slots, Zoomed Video (ZV) and 32-bit Cardbus Support. Other features include a parallel port, serial port, CRT port, Infrared (FIR), a PS/2 port, 2 speakers, a microphone and 16-bit 3D stereo surround sound. All OpenNote notebooks come with one-year parts and labor warranty, which can be upgraded to three years.

Kiwi Computer, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and pioneer in open architecture notebooks. Kiwi's products provide a complete mobile solution, which allows dealers and VARs to provide numerous add-on peripheral products, such as car adapters, PCMCIA cards, or USB peripherals. Kiwi's line of notebooks has been designed to be easily upgradeable with their use of industry-standard RAM, hard drives, and CPUs.

Kiwi Computer, Inc. is located at 2388 Walsh Ave., Santa Clara, CA 95051. Phone is 408-492-9188; Fax 408-492-9187; e-mail kiwinote@kiwicom.com Web site is http://www.kiwicom.com.
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