Carrera has chosen Cyrix chips for its new cut-price PC range.
By incorporating multimedia and system functions on the CPU, the UK computer manufacturer claimed the machines can offer many of the features and performance of more expensive multimedia PCs.
The Carrera Power Media GX, based on the Cyrix MediaGX chipset, is aimed at small businesses, the consumer market and the education sector.
"With everything housed on the motherboard, this range of PCs is practically indestructible," claimed Jez Deacon, technical director of Carrera Technology.
An RJ45 LAN connector allows the range to compete in the market for Windows 95 administration client solutions for small to medium-sized businesses.
In addition, the Carrera Power MediaGX includes a TV and S-video connector allowing audio visual presentations, while an optional internal modem makes it an Internet ready PC.
The z499 starting price includes 166MHz base unit with 16Mb of RAM, 16-bit SL Sound, 24x CD-ROM drive and a 1.6Gb hard drive. Also included is a SVGA 14in colour monitor, Windows 95 and PC Check Diagnostics Software.
The company has also extended its range of Pentium II PCs to include the 333MHz Power Pro II. The range also features full MMX support enhancing performance for multimedia and 3D applications. All models are shipping immediately.
Carrera: 0171 830 0486.
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