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Texas Instruments lowers price on TravelMate(TM) 4000M Notebooks.

TEMPLE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 3, 1995--Strengthening its position of price/performance leadership in notebook computers, Texas Instruments Friday announced price reductions on its award-winning TravelMate 4000M Series of multimedia notebooks.

The price reductions range from 10 to 22 percent and include the new TravelMate 4000M/100 Active Matrix Color notebook with the 100MHz IntelIDX4(TM) processor.

TI also announced a free PCMCIA modem with the purchase of selected TravelMate 4000M models, as well as a new "desk-to-desk" service program that offers customers greater convenience and fast turnaround.

The TravelMate 4000M notebooks include brilliant active matrix or dual scan color displays, large hard disk drives up to 524MB, a PCMCIA Type III slot, and built-in multimedia capabilities including 16-bit sound. All models are compatible with the optional battery-powered Portable CD-ROM Docking System, which transforms the TravelMate 4000M into the ultimate portable multimedia system.

With an estimated street price of $849, the Portable CD-ROM Docking System includes a double-speed 250 millisecond CD-ROM drive, built-in stereo speakers, a second NiMH battery, a 50-pin Centronics SCSI II connection, and much more.

The new prices, effective immediately, are shown in the following chart. -0-
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 Model Processor Display Hard Drive New Price(a)
TM4000M/50(b) 50MHz 9.5" Dual Scan Color 340MB $2,249
TM4000M/50(b) 50MHz 8.4" Active Matrix Color 455MB $2,799
TM4000M/75(b) 75MHz 9.5" Dual Scan Color 455MB $2,999
TM4000M/75(b) 75MHz 8.4" Active Matrix Color 340MB $3,249
TM4000M/75 75MHz 8.4" Active Matrix Color 455MB $3,499
TM4000M/100 100MHz 9.5" Active Matrix Color 524MB $4,499
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(a) Estimated U.S. street price. Dealer prices may vary.
(b) Models included in bundled modem promotion.


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"Today's announcement reaffirms TI's commitment to bringing maximum value in portable multimedia to our customers," said Dave Richardson, senior vice president, manager of Mobile Computing Operations and Worldwide Sales and Marketing. "With lower prices, expanded service coverage and a free 14.4 PCMCIA modem on most models, the TravelMate 4000M Series offers greater value than ever."

Free 14.4K bps PCMCIA Modem with Purchase of Selected Models

The free PCMCIA modem promotion is effective through March 31. Texas Instruments will offer a free 14.4K bps send/receive data/fax PCMCIA modem (a $299 value) with the purchase of the TravelMate 4000M/75 Active Matrix Color (340MB), the TravelMate 4000M/75 Dual Scan Color, the TravelMate 4000M/50 Active Matrix Color, or the TravelMate 4000M/50 Dual Scan Color notebook.

New "Desk-to-Desk" Service Program

The TravelMate 4000M notebooks are covered by a new "desk-to-desk" service program.(c) If a customer calls for service before 3 p.m. local time, TI will arrange for the notebook to be picked up that day and shipped via priority one overnight to the TI repair center.

TI will repair the notebook the next day and ship the repaired unit via priority one overnight to most domestic locations before noon on day three. For warranty service, all domestic shipping charges will be paid for by TI.

Please refer all reader inquires to: Texas Instruments Incorporated

P.O. Box 6102, MS 3242

Temple, TX 76503

1-800-TI-TEXAS

NOTE TO EDITORS: 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, notebook computers and consumer electronics products; custom engineering and manufacturing services; electrical controls and metallurgical materials. -0- (c) The desk-to-desk service program is not available in all countries. Please contact the local TI office for details. -0- TRADEMARKS: TravelMate is a trademark of Texas Instruments Incorporated. IntelDX4 is a trademark of Intel Corporation.

CONTACT: Texas Instruments, Temple

Jerry Rycaj, 817/774-6110
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