At least a 6X CD-ROM
drive, a 1 gig hard drive and a 28.8 kbps modem are a must when purchasing a new system.
Starting at $2,499, the Echos notebooks include four Pentium-based models, PCI bus architecture with 256Kb L2 cache, 1.3Gb hard disk drives, high-resolution 800 x 600 Super VGA color displays and a multifunction bay with 6x CD-ROM
, 16-bit sound card, a microphone, stereo speakers and a modular floppy disk drive.
TEAC has released its newest 6x CD-ROM
drive, the CD-56S, for users who need the quicker performance of a SCSI-2 interface.
Multimedia PC, Pentium 100 Mhz, 16MB RAM, 35 MB free hard drive, 6x CD-ROM
drive, MPC sound card, 16 bit video card, Windows 95 or higher.
Acer's unit, with 1.3GB hard drive, 16 MB of RAM, a 3.5-inch floppy drive and an optional 6X CD-ROM
is in the range of $3,500-$4,000.