From: Derek V. Chan (chan4_at_husc.harvard.edu)
Date: Tue Jun 20 1995 - 20:19:07 EDT
>Huge crowd today at the PC expo. I got a look at the new PowerPC
>thinkpad's. The 850 model looks really cool the screen half of it has a
>rounded top for the video camera and microphone. I felt underneath it
>and I was surprised that it wasn't searing hot like other thinkpads
>(perhaps the powerpc's don't get as hot as pentiums and 486's).
>The model they had there had 800 on it so it looks like there was a last
>minute model # switch to 850. The ones they had there were running
>either NT or AIX but not their Powerpc OS2 which is still in beta testing.
>Now I have to dig out all the pamphlets and magazines I picked up.
>Tomorrow I'll sit in at as many presentations as I can an enter all the
>raffles. IBM's giving away one 701C per day. I am amazed at how small
>those things actually are since I hadn't seen one yet.
>I asked one of the reps there about the 28.8 DSP upgrade and he said any
>day now but that it would be a flash upgrade and would NOT need a
>hardware upgrade. I also cleared up some confusion about the "lower"
>price on the CX model. What they did is make the 800x600 screen and the
>mwave chip options so that the base price with a 640x480 screen and no mwave
>chip is lower.
>I also found out that memory manufacturers either have now or in the next
>couple of months will have 64MB IC dram's.
drooool....anyone wanna make an offer on a 32 mb RAM upgrade?
>I also found a company that sells batteries and car power adapters for
>thinkpad's including the older 700/720 and 350 models and even the l40sx.
>I'll post the name and prices when I dig it out of my pile of papers.
>Other than that no big innovations in PCMCIA, I did see one PCMCIA card
>with modem/fax and ethernet with both 10base2 and 10baseT.
>Apparently there may be more product announcements from IBM tomorrow as
>well so stay tuned.
-- "Dear Jim. . . IBM has been interested for some time in pursuing a business combination with Lotus. Because you have been unwilling to proceed with such a transaction, we are announcing this morning our intention to buy all of Lotus Development Corporation's outstanding common shares. . ." -- Louis V. Gerstner 6/5/95
Derek V. Chan dvchan_at_netcom.com chan4_at_fas.harvard.edu
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