WYSE ANNOUNCES POWERFUL NEW MIDRANGE DECISION PC
WYSE ANNOUNCES POWERFUL NEW MIDRANGE DECISION PC SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyse Technology Inc.
today announced the Decision 386/40, its most powerful midrange desktop personal computer. At $1,999, the system offers a cost- effective, high-performance solution for applications such as computer-aided engineering, desktop publishing, scientific analysis and workgroup data sharing.
Performance of the Decision 386/40 is enhanced by the use of Advanced Micro Devices' 40 MHz Am386DXL microprocessor, which is faster than any other 386 processor. A multispeed Industry Standard Architecture (ISA) bus with seven available expansion slots further enhances system performance. The Decision 386/40 PC's superior performance was verified by National Software Testing Laboratories (NSTL), an independent provider of hardware and software testing services. In benchmark tests performed by NSTL, the Wyse Decision 386/40 earned the best overall performance score among eight systems based on the 386/40 and 486SX/20 processors. "Wyse is one of the first major manufacturers to make use of this new class of chip," said Ron Okamoto, director of marketing for personal computers. "The chip allows us to make the Decision 386/40 one of the best dollar-per-MIPS values in the industry. Our new system provides a solution to high-end computing needs at a midrange price." In the single user environment, graphics and Microsoft Windows applications benefit from the Decision 386/40's enhanced performance. The high-speed processor also makes the new system ideal for small- to mid-sized multiuser applications, UNIX applications and as a local area network (LAN) server. Peripheral communication is improved by the multispeed ISA expansion bus. The user-selectable turbo-charged mode offers speeds of 10 MHz and 13.33 MHz, with a default speed of 8 MHz for older, timing-sensitive accessories. "A faster bus improves overall system throughput for today's faster processors," noted Okamoto. "High-resolution graphics, networking and disk-intensive applications all benefit from higher bus speeds." Tests performed at Wyse showed that compared to the 8 MHz bus speed, video screen updates were 15 to 30 percent faster and disk drive performance improved by 20 to 35 percent at the higher bus speeds, depending on the software application and hardware used. The Decision 386/40 includes 4 MB RAM, 128 KB cache, two serial ports, one parallel port and DOS 5. The system is available in four configurations. The suggested list price for the Model 1 with a 5.25-inch, 1.2 MB diskette drive and Model 3 with a 3.5-inch, 1.44 MB diskette drive is $1,999. The Model 120 with a 120 MB hard disk drive is priced at $2,799. The suggested list price for Model 200 with a half-height 200 MB hard disk drive is $3,399. All models are available immediately. The Decision 386/40 also includes MS-DOS 5, the best DOS for MS-Windows and memory-intensive applications. MS-OS/2 is available as an option. All Wyse systems come with a one-year warranty. On-site service is offered as an option for $99. Service programs for Wyse PCs include a toll-free technical assistance number, 24-hour fax-on-demand information service and an electronic bulletin board service. Wyse Technology is a leading independent supplier of microprocessor-based products, which include terminals, IBM PC- compatible computers, monitors and UNIX-based 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 Western Europe. -0- 2/18/92 /CONTACT: Jeannie Low, 408-473-2013, or Shelley Potter, 408-473-2064, both of Wyse Technology Inc.; or Joanne Marlin or Dan Toporek of Thomas Associates Inc., 415-325-6236, for Wyse Technology/ CO: Wyse Technology Inc. ST: California IN: CPR SU: PDT
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