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 MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- ZEOS International (NASDAQ: ZEOS) has announced that two leading industry publications awarded ZEOS systems Best Buy awards. PC World magazine has named the ZEOS 486DX2-66 Upgradable desktop system Best Buy in its January 1994 issue. Computer Shopper magazine named the ZEOS Contenda subnotebook 1993 Best Buy in its January 1994 issue.
 486DX2-66: The Best Buy
 "The ZEOS 486DX2-66...simply torrid performance, an outstanding price, and fine service...Best Buy," PC World reported.
 At just $2,932, the 486DX2-66 Upgradable tested includes eight megabytes (MB) of Random Access Memory (RAM)(expandable to 64MB), 256K secondary cache and a 528MB IDE hard drive for the "most demanding storage needs." ZEOS Local Bus Upgradables are available in 20 money- saving packages ranging in price from $1,395-$2,995. ZEOS also custom- builds Upgradable systems to meet specific needs.
 The reviewed configuration also includes a fast Diamond Viper VESA (Video Electronics Standards Association) local bus accelerator card with 1MB of video RAM. The ZEOS system's performance results were powerful: "The ZEOS flew through our Windows tests as if shot from a cannon. Overall, it placed just 5 percent behind the fastest non- Pentium machine reviewed, outpacing our average 486DX2-66 by more than 15 percent."
 In addition to speed and performance, "ZEOS includes thoughtful touches, with a well-designed motherboard that allows easy access to expansion slots, cache sockets and the 238-pin ZIF (Zero Insertion Force) socket...Finally, the ZEOS offers excellent overall expandability, with six free ISA (Industry Standard Architecture) slots, one free VL slot, and an integrated internal SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) port."
 Also a factor in the Upgradable's rating was ZEOS' fine service including 24-hour toll free technical support, 30-day money back guarantee and a one-year warranty. The review concludes: "Overall, this PC is a super Best Buy value, with fantastic speed and great expandability -- and ZEOS even throws in a free Lotus Windows application. That's a pretty irresistible combination."
 Contenda is the Winna
 The ZEOS Contenda was voted the Best 386 notebook for 1993 by Computer Shopper. Best Buy awards are selected by Computer Shopper readers as the year's best products in selected categories.
 "The 4.1 pound unit (with battery and optional internal FAX/modem installed) measures only 1.75x9.75x6 inches, but has ample power and features to meet the needs of many people who take computers on the road," reported Computer Shopper.
 The Contenda is available with a 25MHz 386SL or 486SL Intel processor in six models ranging in price from $995-$2,195. The packages include: 80MB to 120MB IDE hard drive; choice of 2, 4 or 8MB RAM; 256K or 512K video RAM; a high-resolution backlit screen; and a rechargeable Nickel Metal Hydride battery.
 Some models also include external 3.5 inch floppy drive, Microsoft- DOS 6.2, Windows for Workgroups 3.11, Lotus Organizer and an internal fax modem. Plus, the 486SL features 3.3 Volt technology for added battery life, peripheral interface local bus for video acceleration, high-speed floppy drive controller and built-in math coprocessor.
 The Contenda is also covered by ZEOS' 30-day money-back guarantee and one-year warranty. Toll-free technical support is available 24 hours a day, every day.
 Computer Shoppers' summary: "(It) is considered by many to be the best subnotebook on the market today. The Contenda continues a ZEOS tradition of leadership in portable computing technology."
 "We are pleased to receive these two high honors," said Rick Apple, ZEOS vice president of marketing. "Both Computer Shopper and PC World are leading experts on personal computers. To be recognized by these publications only confirms our belief that ZEOS provides our customers with top-quality, high-end systems at an affordable price."
 All ZEOS products are covered by 24-hour-a-day toll-free technical support, a one-year limited warranty, and a 30-day money back guarantee. Plus, ZEOS desktop and vertical systems are covered by Express Parts Replacement. 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 and EISA (Extended Industry Standard Architecture) personal computer systems and work stations based on the Intel 80386SL, 80486SX, SL, DX, DX2 and Pentium microprocessors worldwide. The company also provides contract product design services through its PC Tech subsidiary.
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 /CONTACT: (media) Rick Apple, vice president of marketing, 612-623-9614; Sales Department, 800-423-5891, ZEOS International/

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