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NEC Enhances Its PowerMate i-Select Desktop Range With ATI’s New RADEON 9800 Pro

NEC Computers (UK) delivers outstanding graphics performance to professional users

Prices Start From: £799 ex VAT

Leading manufacturer, NEC Computers (UK) has integrated its award winning PowerMate i-Select range with ATI’s new RADEON 9800 Pro graphics card. The PowerMate i-Select XL53, XL5 and XL4 desktop PCs will all feature the RADEON 9800 Pro, delivering second generation cinematic VPU and the support of Microsoft DirectX 9.0.

Chuck Wearing, product manager of NEC Computers (UK) commented, “NEC’s PowerMate i-Select desktop range provides business users with a cost-effective, high quality solution. NEC strives to provide all its customers with the latest technologies available and by integrating our highly acclaimed i-Select series with ATI’s RADEON 9800 Pro, NEC is able to offer unequalled performance, features, image quality and stability.”

ATI’s new RADEON 9800 series of products are the fastest and most visually advanced 3D graphics cards available and support the latest Microsoft DirectX 9.0 and OpenGL feature sets. A 256-bit DDR memory interface and eight powerful pixel pipelines provide the power to deliver real-time graphics and all RADEON 9800 products are backed by highly programmable shader engines.

The NEC PowerMate i-Select range is designed for professional users who require exceptional expandability and performance. The PowerMate i-Select XL53 is powered by an Intel Pentium 4 processor running at speeds of up to 3.06GHz and features 512MB of DDR333, an i845GE chipset and six USB ports for optimum connectivity. The PowerMate i-Select XL5 also includes a Pentium 4 processor (up to 2.4GHZ) and offers an SIS651 chipset whilst the XL4 features an Athlon XP 1900+ or 2000+ processor with an nForce 220 chipset.

The XL5 is available with a micro tower chassis and the XL53 and the XL4 come with a convertible chassis. Both chassis designs offer a host of available slots including two PCI, one combo PCI, one CNR and one AGP. All three PCs integrate a 533MHz FSB and come with a one year on site warranty.

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About NEC Computers (UK)

NEC Computers (UK) Limited, a division of NEC Computers International, supplies NEC servers, desktops and notebook computers, designed and manufactured for the business user. For the small to medium sized enterprise purchaser, NEC Computers (UK) Limited has distinguished itself from other direct operations by offering a true business partnership. The NEC philosophy is to ensure that the customer receives unbiased advice about requirements backed by trustworthy service and support. NEC Computers (UK) Limited operates throughout the UK and Ireland. With sales offices in Maidenhead and its own state of the art manufacturing facility in Livingston, Scotland, NEC Computers (UK) Limited is able to serve its customers with prime efficiency and speed. According to IDC, NEC Computers (UK) Limited was the third largest PC vendor in 2002 and achieved a higher growth rate than its major competitors.

Throughout 2002 NEC continued to improve its market share and demonstrated growth of double the market average for notebooks and 6.5 times the market average for servers.

About NEC Computers International

NEC Computers International (NEC CI), one of the major consolidated subsidiaries of the NEC Corporation and part of the operation of NEC Solutions, is Europe's sixth largest manufacturer of personal computers (Source: Gartner Dataquest / February 2003).NEC CI supplies the consumer market with the Packard Bell brand and the professional market with the NEC brand in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia (except Japan and China).

NEC CI owns two R&D centres (France, Malaysia) and three factories (France, Malaysia and Scotland).The company employs 3,000 people worldwide.
Its headquarters are located in Wijchen, The Netherlands.

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