IBM builds on the power of Pentium 4

IBM has released its new NetVista A60i desktop computer and Intellistation M Pro, with the promise that both systems will add to the capabilities of the new Pentium 4.

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By  Robin Duff Published  November 22, 2000

On the back of Intel’s Pentium 4 release, IBM has released its new NetVista A60i desktop computer and Intellistation M Pro, with the promise that both systems will add the powerful multimedia, imaging and Internet capabilities of the new chip.

“There is always a market for people who want nothing less than the very fastest personal computer,” said Sameh Farid, marketing manager, IBM PSG Middle East, Egypt and Pakistan. “IBM launched the NetVista line earlier this year with a focus on design, ease of use and connectivity. IBM is now tweaking the top-end of that line with high performance for the heat seeker crowd.”

The new Intellistation M Pro is a workstation for professionals in digital content creation, multimedia development, animation, voice editing, mechanical engineering and 3D design. The redesigned M Pro 6849 is boosted by Pentium processors at speeds up to 1.5 GHz.

The revamped system architecture, supported by the Intel 850 chipset with up to2GB ECC Rambus memory promises more data through the 400 MHz front side bus to power Intel’s Rapid Execution Engine. Designed for tool free expansion, the Intellistation M Pro chassis accommodates six adapters (five PCI slots, one 4X AGP Pro 50) and 7 storage devices. (4 bays open), fed by 340W power supply and cooled by up to four fans.

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