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WANG LAUNCHES PC FAMILY FOR HIGH-VOLUME STORE CHANNEL

 WANG LAUNCHES PC FAMILY FOR HIGH-VOLUME STORE CHANNEL
 LOWELL, Mass., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Advancing into a new


segment of the mass merchandising channel, Wang Laboratories, Inc. (AMEX: WAN) today unveiled the Alliance Series, a new family of personal computers designed to be marketed through high-volume stores.
 Aimed at home and home-office PC users, the two systems in the Alliance Series are based on an 80386SX-compatible microprocessor running at 8/25 Megahertz (MHz) and come bundled with popular productivity software from Microsoft. In addition, one of the systems caters to user demand for in-home education and entertainment with Compton's Family Encyclopedia(tm) on compact disk.
 "With the Alliance series, Wang offers high-volume merchandisers a top-quality, value-priced product family that is packaged to sell in a fast-paced retail environment," said Walter F. Foley, director, PC Sales and Marketing for the Mass Merchandise Channel at Wang. "We believe these systems will provide our future business partners in this segment of the channel with very attractive new PC merchandising opportunities."
 Both the Alliance 750CD and the Alliance 760 system come in a 5-slot chassis with 5 expansion slots and one parallel, one mouse, and two serial ports. The systems come with 2MB of RAM and can support up to 16MB on the motherboard. Both feature an on-board super VGA video controller with 512K VRAM, and both include a .41 VGA monitor, a keyboard, and a two-button mouse.
 Designed primarily for home and home office use, the Alliance 760 system features a 124MB fixed disk drive, as well as a 1.44MB and a 1.2MB diskette drive. Microsoft Corporation's MS-DOS 5.0 and Microsoft Windows 3.0/3.1 are factory-installed, as are Microsoft's MS-Works for Windows and the MS Productivity and Entertainment Packs.
 Configured to meet home education and entertainment needs, the Alliance 750 CD system features a 540MB CD ROM drive in addition to an 80MB hard disk drive and a 3.5-inch, 1.44MB diskette drive. It also includes Compton's Family Encyclopedia on compact disk, as well as the same comprehensive set of pre-loaded operating and productivity software from Microsoft that is bundled with the Alliance 760 system.
 Both systems are offered in convenient all-in-one packaging, including the monitor. Both come with a one-year limited warranty and one year of on-site service.
 Manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRPs) are $1,799 for the Alliance 760 system and $2,199 for the Alliance 750CD system, respectively. Both will be available in May.
 Wang Laboratories' mission is to provide innovative information solutions to help its customers improve productivity, quality, and service in their offices. Wang's Personal Computer Systems business unit provides Wang customers with leading PC technology and has entered the mass merchandising channel in the U.S. with Wang-branded PCs.
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