Clone Mac manufacturer Umax is set to drop a bombshell at next week?s Comdex show when it unveils a machine with both a PowerPC and a Pentium processor in the same chassis.
A source at the company said: ?Umax will also introduce an Intel MMX Pentium system. The Power Pen implements dual processors, one a Pentium and one a PowerPC chip.?
He said that the company was forced to go down the x.86 route after the common reference platform for PowerPC had, in his words, fallen apart. ?Umax? plan is to be in both platform areas,? he said. ?That?s because of the break-up.?
The Taiwanese company uses distributors in Europe and was showing them its new products in the run-up to Cebit, he said. According to US reports, the company will also show a dual-chip Pentium Pro machine, indicating its seriousness in entering the x86 market.
Umax has opened a PC and workstation group and will also exhibit a number of new flat-bed scanners at the show, which starts on 13 March.
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