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NEC TECHNOLOGIES SIGNIFICANTLY ENHANCES ITS AWARD-WINNING VERSA NOTEBOOK COMPUTERS WITH NEW VERSA E SERIES

 BOXBOROUGH, Mass., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on the success of its innovative Versa(TM) notebook computer, NEC Technologies, Inc. (NECT) today introduced another precedent-setting notebook computer family -- the Versa E Series.
 Designed to meet the needs of the most demanding user, the new Versa E Series is the latest generation of the best-selling UltraLite(R) Versa notebook computer. The Versa E Series comes equipped with faster processors, larger hard disk drives, a brighter active-matrix TFT screen, longer battery life, a smaller AC Adapter, VersaTrack(TM) integrated trackball and a host of additional options, including TouchPen(TM) capability and improved cellular connectivity.


The Enhanced Versa Offers Users Exceptional Performance And Features
 Technical Innovations and New Features of NEC's Versa E Series
 -- Intuitive TouchPen capability accepting input from pen or finger with active-matrix color or monochrome models
 -- Uses Intel's SL Enhanced 486(TM) DX2/40 and DX2/50 processors for handling the most complex applications
 -- Advanced local bus video incorporating a BitBLT video hardware accelerator offering video graphics up to twice as fast as the original Versa
 -- Larger user upgradable hard disk drives, from 120MB to 340MB, providing maximum storage capacity
 -- Increased battery life featuring new higher capacity NiMH batteries
 -- Brilliant TFT active-matrix screen displays 20 percent brighter than previous generation
 -- VersaTrack(TM), an innovative integrated trackball, ergonomically located on the front of the system just below the space bar, in a natural and comfortable position
 -- Small and lightweight AC Adapter ideally suited for travel
 -- Exciting new options that further enhance Versa's flexibility
 Intuitive Human Interface For Maximum Productivity
 The new Versa E Series gives users a choice of three different pointing devices to best suit their needs and preference. The users may choose to utilize VersaTrack, NEC's integrated trackball. Or when equipped with a TouchPen model, all three user interfaces -- VersaTrack, the pen or even the tip of a finger -- become the notebook computer's pointing device.
 Pricing, Availability And Warranty
 NEC's Versa E Series color and monochrome models are available immediately through NEC's network of authorized dealers. TouchPen models will be available early 1994.
 Nec Technologies, Inc.
 Headquartered in Boxborough, Mass., NEC Technologies, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of computers and peripherals for the North American market. Product lines include the award-winning Versa(TM) notebook computers, MultiSync(R) FG monitors, Silentwriter(R) printers, Image(TM), PowerMate(R), and Express/II, and Ready systems products, and MultiSpin(R) CD-ROM readers. NEC Technologies, Inc. is a subsidiary of NEC Corp.
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 /CONTACT: Stephanie Allman or Geoff Spillane, 508-264-8835 or 508-264-8759, both of Golin/Harris Communications.


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