AST has launched a new notebook range, the Ascentia VL series, as part of its push into the portable market.
Earlier this year, AST cut back the production of desktop machines in favour of its notebook business.
The Ascentia VL is what AST calls an "all-in-one" machine, combining a built-in CD-ROM and floppy drive and an integrated AC power adaptor.
The design is meant to cut out the need to carry additional peripherals, according to the company.
Models in the range will run on 200MHz and 233MHz Pentium MMX chips, with 32Mb of ARM and a choice of removable 2.1Gb or 3.2Gb hard drives.
The Ascentia VL also uses AST's own Trillion screen technology for its 12.1in TFT screen, and the ATI Rage video controller with 2Mb of RAM.
Multimedia capabilities are provided by a 16-bit ESS audio chipset.
Prices for models in the range start at #2,199 for a low-end system, rising to #2,489.
AST 0181 587 3000.
Cotton seedling freezes to death as Chang'e-4 shuts down for the Moon's 14-day lunar night
Fortnite easily out-earns PUBG, Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Red Dead Redemption 2 in 2018
Meteor showers as a service will be visible for about 100 kilometres in all directions