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RADIO SHACK ADDS HIGH-PERFORMANCE PC TO TANDY LINE; PROVIDES 486 PERFORMANCE AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE

 FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Radio Shack(R), the company that introduced the first pre-assembled, ready-to-run PC, unveiled today the Tandy(R) 2100 personal computer -- its first fully equipped 486-based system priced at less than $1,100.
 "There is no need to settle for less when the Tandy 2100 provides the power and performance users expect from a business-level personal computer at a price they normally expect to pay for a home system," said Leonard Roberts, president of Radio Shack. "Whether it is used in a small business, home-office or educational setting, the Tandy 2100 is an exceptional value."
 This fast PC-compatible computer is flexible and expandable with a memory-rich hard drive, four open expansion slots and three open device bays. It has ample storage space for today's sophisticated software applications.
 With Microsoft(R) Windows(TM) 3.1, Microsoft Works for Windows(TM) and America Online software pre-installed on the hard drive, the Tandy 2100 features more than 100 applications to increase productivity in the office, home or classroom. The system has the speed and memory to open several documents and programs simultaneously -- switching from one to the other with ease.
 Windows and Works for Windows:
 -- Word processing (includes 120,000-word spelling checker and a Thesaurus).
 -- Custom-designed business or personal databases.
 -- Spreadsheets, forms and financial statements.
 -- Standard or scientific calculations.
 -- Graphs and charts (includes 31 chart templates).
 -- Combine draw and chart files with word processing to design letterheads, maps or flyers.
 America Online:
 -- Access on-line entertainment, business and educational information.
 -- Monitor stock quotes, news, weather and sports.
 -- Send and receive electronic mail.
 The 25-megahertz Tandy 2100 includes 4MB of standard memory (expandable to 32MB) a 130MB hard drive, 101-key enhanced keyboard, two- button mouse, Super VGA graphics, one game port, one parallel and two serial ports.
 At a suggested retail price of $1,099, the Tandy 2100 has a one-year warranty and is now available at nearly 6,600 participating Radio Shack stores and dealers nationwide. Service and support are provided by Radio Shack, the nation's largest retailer of personal computers and consumer electronics.
 NOTES:
 Radio Shack is a registered service mark used by Tandy Corporation (NYSE: TAN).
 Tandy is a registered trademark of Tandy Corporation.
 Microsoft is a registered trademark and Windows and Works for Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 The absence of a (R) or (TM) in connection with marks identifying products of other vendors does not indicate an absence of registration of those marks.
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 /CONTACT: Ron Trumbla of Radio Shack, 817-878-4969/
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