Sharp Electronics has started the new year with the aggressively-priced PC 9820T notebook, targeting the desktop replacement market. Featuring a 233MHz MMX Pentium processor with 512Kb second level cache and 32Mb of Ram as standard, the notebook is designed for the corporate market and carries a price tag of #3,195. The machine also sports a 3Gb hard disk and 20-speed CD-ROM. The CD-ROM drive is swappable with a floppy drive. On the desktop connectivity front, the notebook boasts a built-in 4Mbps infra-red communications port, Universal Serial Bus (USB) port, and optional docking bay with a PCI expansion slot. A PC Card slot also comes as standard, taking two Type II or one Type III card. In keeping with the trend for notebook usage in delivering presentations, multimedia functionality is a key feature of the PC 9820T. The model's 13.3in XGA TFT screen can handle 16 million colours at a resolution of 1024 x 768, with a 64-bit graphics accelerator and 4Mb of graphics VRAM to speed up video. A built-in SRS 3D sound card and integrated microphone provide audio capabilities, while the notebook comes bundled with Windows 95 and Internet Explorer 3.0. The model is available immediately. Sharp: 0800 262958.
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