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TEXAS INSTRUMENTS TRAVELMATE 4000 NOTEBOOKS SET RECORD -- WINNING FIVE EDITORS' CHOICE AWARDS FROM PC MAGAZINE

 TEMPLE, Texas, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- In PC Magazine's annual notebook blockbuster issue, Aug. 1, 1993, Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN) captured five Editors' Choice awards for its TravelMate 4000(TM) 486 notebook PCs. TI was one of only four notebook manufacturers to win awards. By winning five of nine Editors' Choice awards in this review of 68 notebooks, TI dominated all other notebook PC manufacturers. According to PC Magazine, no other manufacturer in any product category has ever received so many Editors' Choice awards in similar product round-ups in a single issue.
 "I am not at all surprised," said Portia Isaacson, a leading computer industry analyst. "TI was one of the first notebook manufacturers to recognize the industry's impending move to 486 processors. Today, TI offers a highly competitive selection of 486 notebooks optimized for Windows(TM), including their recently announced TM4000 WinDX2/50 Active Matrix Color Notebook. TI is also a leader with their patented Advanced BatteryPro(TM) Power Management System," she continued.
 The TI notebooks that received Editors' Choice awards were the TravelMate 4000 WinDX2(TM)/50, the TravelMate 4000 WinDX2/40 Color, the TravelMate 4000 WinSX(TM)/25 Color, the TravelMate 4000 WinDX(TM)/25 and the TravelMate 4000 WinSX/25. In making the awards, PC Magazine noted that "TI has a 486 notebook for every budget and computing style."
 "Buyers who seek critically-acclaimed, proven 486 notebook PCs need look no further than TI," said Nassir Ahmed, worldwide portable products marketing director of TI's Peripheral Products Division. "TI offers a complete range of Windows-ready TravelMate 486 notebooks -- with processors ranging from 25MHz to 50MHz, color and monochrome displays, large RAM and mass storage capacities, and outstanding battery life."
 In the spring of 1992 TI introduced the WinDX/25 and WinSX/25, based on 25MHz 486DX and 486SX processors. Later that year TI announced its first color notebooks -- the WinDX2/40 Color and the WinSX/25 Color -- as well as the WinDX2/50, based on a 50MHz 486DX2 processor. The WinDX2/50 is widely regarded as one of the industry's fastest, most powerful notebook PCs and even outperforms many 66MHz notebooks. The newest addition to the TravelMate family is the WinDX2/50 Active Matrix Color, introduced in May; the 50MHz notebook is currently the only active matrix color unit manufactured in the United States.
 With its critically acclaimed family of 486 notebooks, TI has significantly increased market penetration and expanded its distribution channels. TI TravelMate notebooks are widely available through large national distributors, computer superstores, retail outlets, and value- added resellers.
 TI's TravelMate 4000 notebooks are offered by TI's Peripheral Products Division, part of TI's Information Technology Group (ITG).
 ITG offers a unique combination of software, computing and automation technologies developed at TI in recent years. These include computer-aided software engineering (CASE) tools. ITG's Peripheral Products Division designs, develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of laser and impact printers and portable PC products.
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 /NOTE TO EDITOR: Refer all reader inquiries to: Texas Instruments Incorporated, P.O. Box 6102, MS 3242, Temple, TX 76503, 1-800-527-3500.
 Texas Instruments Incorporated, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is a high-technology company with sales or manufacturing operations in more than 30 countries. TI products and services include semiconductors, defense electronics systems, software productivity tools, printers and notebook computers, custom engineering and manufacturing services, electrical controls, metallurgical materials, and consumer electronics products.
 TRADEMARKS: TravelMate, WinDX, WinDX2 and WinSX are trademarks of Texas Instruments Incorporated/
 /CONTACT: Jerry Rycaj of Texas Instruments, 817-774-6110/
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