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LECHMERE TO MARKET DIGITAL'S PC PRINTERS

 MAYNARD, Mass., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Equipment Corporation (NYSE: DEC) announced that tomorrow Lechmere would begin offering its full line of printers for personal computers and Macintosh systems. In a major expansion of Digital's distribution into consumer retailing, Lechmere was selected as Digital's first independent direct retailer. The program begins tomorrow as part of Lechmere's Computer Expo in its Danvers, Mass. and Newington, Conn. stores. The test market will be rolled out in the coming weeks to Lechmere's 23 New England stores.
 Priced from $299 to $1,199, Digital's DEClaser, DECwriter and DECmultiJET printers are designed for home office, personal and student use. They include ink jet, laser and dot matrix technologies, scalable fonts, color, PostScript and PCL, Windows drivers, and direct connection to personal computer and Macintosh systems.
 "Digital has a strong presence in New England and a leadership position in the computer market," said Philo Pappas, General Manager of Lechmere. "We are excited to include Digital's computer printers in our offering of computer equipment and accessories."
 "Lechmere represents a New England showroom for our computer printers and a retail outlet for customers who want to see the product before they buy it," said Larry Cabrinety, vice president of Digital's Components and Peripherals Business Unit. "We are very please to be working with Lechmere to expand our distribution throughout their 23 New England stores."
 Digital Equipment Corporation, headquartered in Maynard, Mass., is the leading worldwide supplier of networked computer systems, software and services. Digital pioneered and leads the industry in interactive, distributed and multivendor computing. Digital and its business partners deliver the power to use the best integrated solutions - from desktop to data center - in open information environments.
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 NOTE TO EDITORS: DEClaser, DECmultiJET, and DECwriter are trademarks of Digital Equipment Corporation. Adobe and PostScript are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Macintosh is a registered trademark of Apple
Computer, Inc. PCL is a registered trademark of the Hewlett


Packard Company. Windows is registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
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 /CONTACT: Richard Lee Goldberg, Components and Peripherals Business Unit of Digital Equipment Corporation, 508-635-8739/
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