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UMAX Offers First AMD 300MHz Processor With 3DNow! Technology Notebook Computer for Under $2000.

FREMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 3, 1998--UMAX Technologies, Inc., a leader in imaging and computer technologies, today introduced the first notebook computer utilizing the 300MHz AMD K6-2 processor with 3DNow!(TM) technology, priced at $1899. The ActionBook(TM) 330T is the newest addition to the UMAX ActionBook 300 Series of notebook computers, designed for power users in the consumer, SOHO and higher education markets.

UMAX is among the first manufacturers to implement the 300MHz AMD K6-2 processor on a notebook computer. The AMD K6-2 processor incorporates an innovative technology, 3DNow!, that delivers a new level of 3D performance and realism for Windows compatible PCs. This new design technology enables a notebook computer to deliver leading edge 3D performance, lifelike images and graphics, superior stereo sound and video, and an enhanced Internet experience.

Advanced Features

The ActionBook 330T provides an "all-in-one" solution, housing the hard drive, floppy drive and CD ROM drive directly in the system. The unit contains a 4.0GB hard disk drive, 3.5" floppy disk drive, 24X CD ROM drive, 32MB EDO RAM, 12.1" SVGA TFT Active Matrix screen, 512K cache, and a 56K modem, 2MB of Video RAM and APM (Advanced Power Management), enabling up to 2 hours of battery life. APM is a specification originally sponsored by Intel and Microsoft in which the application programs, the system BIOS and the hardware work together to reduce power consumption and extend battery life.

ActionBook Family

The ActionBook notebook computers, introduced in May 1998, are modular by design, lightweight and portable and offer the computing power of a desktop machine for a competitive price. The ActionBook family includes the ActionBook 300 Series and 500 Series. The 300 Series offers high-performance and advanced features to consumers who require powerful mobile computing solutions at entry-level price points. The 500 Series computers are highly-portable and feature-rich to support graphic-intensive applications, targeted at power users and corporate professionals.

Customers can contact UMAX technical support at 1-888-815-8629, via the Internet at www.umax.com, or email at notebook_cs@umax.com.

The ActionBook 330T is available immediately through major distributors, retailers and mail order catalogs. For further sales and distribution information, contact UMAX at 888-815-8629 or 510-651-4000 or http://www.umax.com.

CONTACT: UMAX Technologies, Inc.

Lynn Lin, 510/492-5856

lynn_lin@umax.com
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