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WYSE ANNOUNCES ONE OF FIRST NOTEBOOK COMPUTERS BASED ON NEW Cx486SLC MICROPROCESSOR

 WYSE ANNOUNCES ONE OF FIRST NOTEBOOK COMPUTERS
 BASED ON NEW Cx486SLC MICROPROCESSOR
 SAN JOSE, Calif., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyse Technology today became the first major PC manufacturer to announce a notebook computer based on Cyrix Corp.'s 25MHz Cx486SLC microprocessor. At just five pounds, including battery, and with a price of $2,299, Wyse's new notebook computer, the DecisionMate 486SLC, also is one of the least expensive notebook computers on the market today, and is the lightest of those based on a 486 processor. The DecisionMate 486SLC will ship on June 15, and is available through Wyse's authorized resellers. More Power than 386sx Notebooks
 Landmark benchmarks give the 486SLC microprocessor a performance score of 78.33 compared to a 22 to 28 rating for the 386sx processor. The chip combines a 486-compatible instruction set, a 1K-byte closely coupled cache to speed memory operations and internal pipeline architecture to speed instruction execution.
 Wyse's notebook is one of the first to implement a newly designed suspend/resume capability that uses no power from the battery while suspended. In addition, the unit provides display sleep and hard disk sleep power management. It also supports the new Advanced Power Management (APM) BIOS interface developed jointly by Microsoft Corp. and Intel Corp. This interface provides full power management compatibility with both DOS 5.0 and Windows 3.1 applications. The notebook has a battery life of two to three hours.
 The DecisionMate 486SLC includes 4MB of system memory, upgradeable to 8MB, an 80MB, or 120MB hard disk and MS-DOS 5. The new notebook measures 8.6 x 11 x 1.5 inches and has a full-size keyboard with dedicated cursor keys in the popular inverted-T layout and 12 function keys, as well as an embedded numeric keypad. The paper-white, side- lit, 8.5-inch diagonal display provides 32 shades of gray in standard VGA screen (640 x 480) resolution.
 Four plug-in personality modules are offered as options, so users can customize the computer to their working environments. A new personality module supports 2400bps modem communications with MNP5 data correction and 9600bps Group III capability for sending and receiving faxes.
 LapLink software and data cables, a standard feature, connect the notebook to the serial port of a desktop computer for easy file transfer and copying. Other standard features include a leather carrying case, an innovative security lock and display enhancement software.
 The notebook will meet all worldwide regulatory requirements, including FCC B, UL, CSA, Nemko and VDE B. Two Models Available
 The Model 80/4, costing $2,299, comes with 4MB of RAM and an 80MB hard disk drive. The Model 120/4 with 4MB of RAM and a 120MB hard disk drive costs $2,699. Both models are covered by Wyse's Notebook Express program, which offers end users free pick-up, service and delivery within 48 hours.
 Wyse Technology is a leading independent supplier of microprocessor-based products, which include terminals, IBM PC- compatible computers, monitors and multiuser systems. The company sells its products through customers that add value, such as distributors, value added resellers and original equipment manufacturers. Headquartered in San Jose, Wyse operates sales offices across the United States and in Canada, Australia, Hong Kong and Europe.
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 /CONTACT: Jeannie Low, 408-473-2013, or Shelley P/ CO: Wyse Technology Inc. ST: California IN: CPR SU: PDT


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