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ZEOS ANNOUNCES REVOLUTIONARY 486SX-33 COLOR NOTEBOOK; COLORNOTE 486 WEIGHS UNDER SIX POUNDS, OFFERS DESKTOP-QUALITY POWER AND VIDEO

 MINNEAPOLIS, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- In keeping with its reputation for developing reliable high-performance PC notebooks, ZEOS International, Ltd. (NASDAQ: ZEOS) today introduced the ColorNote 486, a new color notebook based on Intel Corporation's (INTC) 486SX microprocessor operating at 33MHz. The system weighs under 6 pounds yet provides power and video comparable to a desktop system.
 The ColorNote 486's video features a new dual scan screen technology which produces crisp, clear color VGA images with colors comparable to a desktop system's monitor. The screen is backlit, measures 9.4 inches on the diagonal, with resolution up to 640 by 480 pixels. The system includes 512K of video RAM.
 Power for the ColorNote 486 comes from a Nickel-Metal Hydride battery, allowing the user up to three hours of battery life, uncommonly long for the color notebook category. The systems standard onboard memory is 4 Megabytes (MB) and is expandable to a full 20MB for the demanding software applications.
 Customers have several options for mass storage in the ColorNote 486, since it includes an internal 1.44MB 3.5-inch floppy disk drive; a Type 1, 2 or 3 PCMCIA slot for add-ons such as memory, modem or hard drive cards; and an internal 80MB, 120MB or 180MB hard drive. An 8K built-in cache, built-in trackball and a comfortable 82-key keyboard for fast touch typing are all standard features.
 ColorNote 486 Package prices start at only $2,695 and include 4MB of memory and an 80MB hard drive. Upgraded packages include larger memory or hard drive capacities plus DOS 6.0 with Enhanced Tools, Windows 3.1, Lotus Organizer and a custom-fitted carrying case.
 "If you're looking for incredible color and power in a light weight system that's packed with extra features, our new ZEOS ColorNote is it," said Rick Apple, vice president of marketing for ZEOS International. "Not only do users get a host of convenient features, such as a built-in trackball, floppy drive and Type 3 PCMCIA slot, but they also get 33MHz power and color video that offer desktop quality.
 "The ColorNote is the latest addition to our full line of 386 and 486 transportable systems, both notebooks and subnotebooks," Apple continued.
 "ZEOS has built a reputation as a leader in the direct marketing channel and the notebook product category is no exception. While our competitors struggle to get it right, ZEOS keeps introducing products that are second-to-none," Apple noted. "As an example, Dell has yet to introduce any 486 notebook, much less a system operating at 33MHz. With this latest introduction ZEOS offers three 486-based systems; the ZEOS Contenda subnotebook with Intel's 486SL microprocessor, the celebrated ZEOS Freestyle with our patented tilt & swivel screen as a 486SL and now the new ColorNote with Intel's 486SX-33 MHz processor.
 "ZEOS notebook also receive the highest ratings in quality as well. In recent PC magazine user surveys of Service and Reliability only ZEOS and Compaq received the distinguished "Readers Choice" award, rating "Excellent" in the transportable product energy category. Companies failing to make the "Excellent" rating include ZEOS competitors such as IBM Corporation, Apple, AST Research and others. In addition, only ZEOS received the "Excellent" rating in both the Desktop and transportable categories," noted Apple.
 All ZEOS products are covered by 24-hour-a-day toll-free technical support, one year limited warranty, and a 30-day money-back guarantee. Customers wishing to inquire about ZEOS systems may call ZEOS toll-free 24 hours a day at 800-423-5891.
 ZEOS International, Ltd. manufactures and markets, direct to end users, ISA (Industry Standards Architecture) and EISA (Extended Industry Standard Architecture) personal computer systems and workstations based on the Intel 80386SL, 80486SX, SL, DX and DX2 microprocessors worldwide. The company also contract product design services through its PC Tech subsidiary.
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 /NOTE: Photos available upon request/
 /CONTACT: Rick Apple, vice president, marketing of ZEOS, 612-623-9614; Customer Contact: Sales Department of ZEOS, 800-423-5891/ (ZEOS)


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