SIEMENS NIXDORF ANNOUNCES PRICING FOR SCENIC MOBILE 800 Thursday 18 June 1998 PDF Print high-end multimedia notebook to set new industry standards Siemens Nixdorf Enterprise & Personal Computing Division today announced the pricing of the SCENIC Mobile 800, its new high-end multimedia notebook. This stylish notebook, which boasts some of the hottest new technology in the market, is priced at £4,499, excluding VAT. Shipments will begin in July, with widespread availability from August. Senior product manager Steve Gales said: "The SCENIC Mobile 800 sets new standards in mobile computing. It's the world's first notebook PC to feature a detachable infra-red keyboard and an integral chipcard reader as standard. This key security feature ensures total protection of mobile data as well as the ability to use security solutions such as TrustedNet or chipcard-based home banking applications." The SCENIC Mobile 800 also has the distinction of being the world's first 100% recyclable notebook PC. It is encased in an environmentally-friendly magnesium chassis which provides maximum durability, exceptional heat dissipation capabilities and stylish good looks. The new notebook is powered by the ultra-fast 266Mhz Intel Pentium* II processor and incorporates Siemens Nixdorf's advanced FlexiBay technology. This technology enables the internal hard drive to be expanded from 5 GB as standard to 24 GB, which is the largest capacity available on any notebook PC. The FlexiBay modules can also be used to support the standard 24x CD-ROM drive or optional DVD/ZIP. Four slots allow the notebook's memory to be individually configured with between 64 MB and 256 MB of SDRAM. To satisfy high-end multimedia needs, the SCENIC Mobile 800 features a 14.1-inch display and offers 4 MB of SGRAM, full screen/full motion MPEG 2 playback and integrated 3-D stereo sound. For highly intensive graphics applications, the new product uses an ATI Rage Pro LT 3-D graphics chipset. Ends Notes to Editors Siemens Nixdorf Enterprise & Personal Computing Division Siemens Nixdorf is the leading European supplier of information technology with an annual turnover of DM15.4 billion. The company supplies market-leading products, solutions and services that provide competitive advantage for its expanding customer base. Formed in September 1997, Siemens Nixdorf's Enterprise and Personal Computing (EPC) Division offers the widest possible range of products from a single supplier, ranging from consumer PCs through mobile and desktop PCs and servers to massively parallel UNIX servers. Siemens Nixdorf's User Centred Computing approach focuses on individual end-user needs rather than short-term technology issues, and has helped the company to achieve particular success in the retail, finance, government, communications and manufacturing sectors. Working with partners, Siemens Nixdorf EPC solutions are implemented without compromise. This is achieved by harnessing the strength of the Siemens organisation to consistently provide the widest range of high-quality, innovative technologies backed by unparalleled service and support. Additional information about Siemens Nixdorf Enterprise and Personal Computing Division is available on the Internet at http://www.sni-epc.co.uk. For Siemens Nixdorf sales enquiries please call the customer help desk on 01252 555312. Visit the Siemens Nixdorf UK Virtual Press Office at: http://www.sni.co.uk/vpo This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Pleon in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.