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System Overview

Features and Benefits

Technical Specifications

  • 100, 133 or 166MHz Pentium CPUs
  • Up to 128MB RAM
  • Pre-installed 3Com Ethernet card
  • 1.2GB hard disk
  • Enhanced performance EDO RAM
  • 256KB pipeline burst L2 cache
  • Cirrus Logic VGA video controller with 2MB EDO DRAM
  • Choice of configurations from entry level to high specification
  • Eight speed CD-ROM drive
  • Integral stereo speakers
  • Power-saving standby mode
  • SoundBlaster Vibra-16 for industry standard business audio
  • UK built

System Overview

For anyone who's moving their corporate computing along a Microsoft workgroup-style route, the new Apricot LS340 is the natural choice for the desktop. With thoroughbred performance and inspired design, no other machine is so perfectly equipped to explore the exciting possibilities of workgroup computing.

It's built on a high-performance chassis that features Pentium processing, coupled with local bus technology and high-speed hard disk systems. This stunning power base is brilliantly integrated with a remarkable range of special features, creating a real performance edge in key areas like networking, enhanced business audio, security, CD-ROM and graphics acceleration.

Multimedia for business

The Apricot LS340 is totally wired for sound, with integrated SoundBlaster Vibra-16 audio from the market leader Creative Labs, its own internal professional audio system. Coupled with the Sony quad speed CD-ROM, you can now have the benefit of high quality business audio through the units integral stereo speakers, digital mixing desk and FM synthesizer.

Now you're talking

Networking is an intrinsic part of the design, using an integrated network controller. It gives instant connection to all three key Ethernet standards, and - by taking over the networking load from the main processor - it gives you dramatically faster access to network data.

Inner space

Despite its slim, designer profile, there's no shortage of expansion room inside the Apricot LS340. With space for two fast IDE hard drives, and three ISA expansion slots - with a shared 32-bit PCI slot. A CD-ROM interface is standard, ready for simple, plug and go access to a wealth of information, graphical images and sounds. The Apricot LS340 is fully certified as a NetWare workstation.

Pick a Pentium

With the LS340 you choose precisely the processor you need. Even the entry model boasts at least a 100MHz Pentium processor, and the higher performance models come with a choice of 133MHz or 166MHz processors.

Faster than ever

With every new development in software, the demands placed on the computers resources increase. The LS340 range has been designed to meet all these needs - and more.

Mass Storage
1.44MB floppy drive
High capacity IDE hard drives

PCI Local bus enhanced VGA graphics
2MB video RAM

Pre-installed Software
Windows¨ 95
Optional DOS 6.22 and Windows for Workgroups

One PCI/ISA full length slot
One ISA full length slot
One ISA half height & half length slot
Dual high speed serial ports
Parallel port
Socketed video memory
Cache SIMM socket

14", 15", 17" or 21" high resolution monitors
Enhanced 102 key keyboard
Two button mouse

Features and Benefits

The LS340 series offer multimedia features and network connectivity in a high performance low profile package.
Cirrus Logic GD5436 PCI accelerated graphics controller with 2MB EDO video memory 64-bit PCI bus-master graphics accelerator provides sustained high performance for business applications.

Refresh rates up to 75Mhz allow flicker-free images.

Up to 16.7Million colours (true-colour) in all system configurations allows correct colour matching for desk top publishing and graphical applications

Full range of drivers ensures maximum operating system choice.

Resolutions up to 1280 x 1024 for improved clarity.

Intel 430FX PCIset Optimized architecture includes features such as pipelining, data buffering and 100 MB/s PCI data streaming, maximising system throughput.
EDO Memory support
16MB RAM as standard
60ns EDO RAM provides higher performance levels than traditional Fast Page RAM.
Sufficient memory for today's memory hungry GUI operating systems. Expandable to a maximum 128MB ensures system longevity.
Pentium Processor options Choice of 100MHz - 166MHz processors allows selection of most cost effective system for each user.
Intel Socket 7 Support for higher performance Pentium processors, providing easy upgrade path.
256Kb Pipeline burst mode L2 cache Ensures maximum availability of data to the cpu, enhancing system throughput.
High performance Quantum 1.2GB hard disk Provides ample storage for today's data-rich applications.
Metal case with keylock and security loop Acts as deterrent to component theft and ensures that all hardware in your system remains secure.
Software security Access to system and BIOS Setup can be limited by password control to prevent unauthorised use.

FD access can be disabled to prevent removal of data or virus infection.

VESA DPMS and EPA Energy Star compliance. Full energy star compliance reduces system ownership costs and prolongs system life.
3x4 desktop chassis 3 slot, 4 bay configuration allows scope for future system expansion in a slimline low profile desktop unit.
Plug and Play Easier upgrade path with reduced support costs.
PCI and ISA expansion Allows use of industry standard ISA and 32-bit PCI expansion cards offering increased upgrade flexibility.
Parallel ECP/EPP Parallel port provides hi-performance bi-directional communication with intelligent printers.
Dual Serial ports 16550 UART allows high speed serial conections.
PS/2 Mouse port Dedicated mouse port ensures that both serial ports are available for use.
X8 speed CD-ROM Faster and sustained access to CD-ROM data; essential for smooth multimedia and video playback.
Integrated 3Com Network interface Pre-installed network interface provides improved 'out of box' reliability and reduces installation costs.

Optional 10/100Mbit interface allows automatic sensing of network speed.

On-board Creative Labs Vibra16 CL SoundBlaster industry standard 16-bit audio provides high quality sound through the systems internal stereo speakers.
Comprehensive monitor range Choice of high quality, high specification units from the Value or Professional Monitor Range allows selection of correct model for each application.
The Apricot LS series meets the needs of the corporate user by providing integrated networking from industry leader 3Com, business audio and the highest level of performances as standard.

The complete LS model range encompasses low cost network ready systems, highly integrated Pentium PC's and high-end Pentium Pro based network workstations in a range of chassis formats allowing the correct combination of price, performance, and profile to be available for each network requirement.

Technical Specifications

Processor (5100 Models)
Type Pentium
Clock speed (Internal) 100MHz
Clock speed (External) 66MHz
Internal cache 2x8KB
Coprocessor Integral
Data/address bus 64/32-bits
CPU socket type 321-pin ZIF (Type 7)
iCOMP Index 2.0 90
Core Logic chipset Intel 430FX PCIset
Processor (5133 Models)
Type Pentium
Clock speed (Internal) 133MHz
Clock speed (External) 66MHz
Internal cache 2x8KB
Coprocessor Integral
Data/address bus 64/32-bits
CPU socket type 321-pin ZIF (Type 7)
iCOMP Index 2.0 111
Core Logic chipset Intel 430FX PCIset
Processor (5166 Models)
Type Pentium
Clock speed (Internal) 166MHz
Clock speed (External) 66MHz
Internal cache 2x8KB
Coprocessor Integral
Data/address bus 64/32-bits
CPU socket type 321-pin ZIF (Type 7)
iCOMP Index 2.0 127
Core Logic chipset Intel 430FX PCIset
External cache (All Models)
Supplied 256KB pipeline burst
Maximum 256KB
Mapping Direct
Writing scheme Write back
Cache speed 66MHz
RAM (All Models)
Supplied 16MB
Maximum 128MB
Type 32-bit EDO SIMM
Speed 60ns
Fitted RAM location Motherboard
Parity None
Sockets: total 4
free 2
Sizes supported 4, 8, 16 & 32MB
Graphics (All Models)
Controller Cirrus Logic GD5436
Interface PCI Local Bus
Location Motherboard
Video memory: supplied 2MB
max 2MB
Max N.I. resolution 1280 x 1024 (256 colours)
Max N.I. colours 16.8 million (800 x 600)
Max vertical refresh rate 75Hz (1024 x 768)
Hard Drives (All Models)
Capacity 1.2GB
Type E-IDE
Average access 12ms
Track to track seek 3ms
Burst data rate 11.6MB/s
Cache 128KB
MTBF 400 000 poh
CD-ROM (All Models)
Type CDU311-10
Rotational speed x8
AV access 160ms
Transfer rate 1200KB/s
Networking (All Models)
Standard interface 509B combo
Media 10-base 2 (BNC)
10-base 5 (AUI)
10-base T (UTP)
Transfer rate 10Mbit/s
Audio (All Models)
Type SoundBlaster Vibra-16
Ports Microphone, line-in,
speaker-out, line-out,
game port
Speakers Stereo internal,
Optional external
Expansion (All Models)
Total slots 3 (1 shared PCI/ISA)
PCI 1 full length
ISA 2 full & 1 half length/height
*Network card uses one half length ISA
Security (All Models)
Technology BIOS Level Security
Access control Power On/
CMOS Setup Password
Virus Detection
FD Disable
Hardware Case lock & security loop
ROM (All Models)
Size 1Mbit
Type Flash ROM
Shadowable Yes
I/O ports (All Models)
Serial: quantity 2 (16550 compliant)
connectors 2 x 9-pin D-SUB
Parallel: quantity 1
type ECP/EPP compliant
Dual channel PCI bus EIDE controller
ATA IDE standard Mode 4
Connector type 40-pin
Max data transfer 16.6MB/s
Keyboard type PS/2
Mouse type PS/2
Power supply (All Models)
Rating (constant) 145W
Type Switched mode
Voltage setting External switch
Voltage input range (AC) 100-127V & 200-240V
Frequency input range 50-60Hz
Max loads: +5V 18A
+12V 4.2A
-12V 0.3A
External connectors IEC in / IEC out
Floppy drive (All Models)
Type/capacity 3.5"/1.44MB
Controller Embedded
System Dimensions (All Models)
Width x depth x height 428 x 430 x 94mm
Weight 9.5Kg
Warranty (All Models)
Standard cover
(UK mainland only)
3 year limited warranty (1st year on-site, 2nd & 3rd parts only); Monitor one year on-site only
Preloaded Software (All Models)
Operating System Windows 95, optional DOS 6.22 and Windows for Workgroups 3.11
Environmental (All Models)
Temperature (operating) 10 to +35 degrees C
Temperature (non-op.) 0 to +55 degrees C
R. humidity (operating) 20 to 80%
R. humidity (non-op.) 20 to 80%
Approvals (All Models)
These products comply with the following European Directives:
EN73/23/EEC Low Voltage Directive (EN60950)
EN89/336/EEC EMC Directive (EN55022, etc.)
EN93/68/EEC CE Marking Directive
And are designed to meet International standards for:-
Safety: UL1950
EMC: VCCI 1 or 2
Keys/buttons 102
Interface PS/2
Cable length 3m
Dimensions: w x d x h 465 x 170 x 45mm
weight 1.4Kg
Mouse (All Models)
Keys/buttons 2
Interface PS/2
Resolution 400dpi
Cable length 1.83m
Dimensions: w x d x h 63 x 114 x 40mm
weight 127g
Value Range 14" SVGAe 15" FST EVGAe 17" FST EVGAe
Product Code XJ54137 XJ54748 XJ57560
Standard SVGAe EVGAe EVGAe
CRT type Anti-glare/static FST anti-glare/static FST dynamic focus,
black tinted black tinted anti-glare/static
black tinted
Display area 260 x 190 (+/-3mm) 270 x 203 (+/-3mm) 305 x 230 (+/-3.5mm)
Dot pitch 0.28mm 0.28mm 0.28mm
Phosphor P22 P22 P22
Video input Analogue RGB Analogue RGB Analogue RGB
Max. video bandwidth 65MHz 110MHz 110MHz
Max. res. x vert freq 1024 x 768 @ 60Hz 1280 x 1024 @ 60Hz 1280 x 1024 @ 60Hz
(non-interlaced) 800 x 600 @ 75Hz 1024 x 768 @ 75Hz 1024 x 768 @ 75Hz
Power: full operation 80W 100W 120W
standby <25W <30W <30W
active off <5W <5W <5W
Power Supply 220-240V 220-240V 220-250V
Power management VESA DPMS support for EPA compliance VESA DPMS support for EPA compliance VESA DPMS support for EPA compliance
EMI/RFI approvals CE mark compliant CE mark compliant CE mark compliant
TCO '92 support No No No
DDC1 / DDC 2B support No No No
Safety approvals EN60-950 EN60-950 EN60-950
Dimensions: w x d x h (mm) 351 x 384 x 327 361 x 382 x 345 411 x 480 x 380
weight 12Kg 14Kg 23Kg
Professional Range 15" Diamond Scan HX 17" Diamond Scan HX 21" Diamond Pro TX
Product Code XJ57553 XJ56907 XJ55927
Standard EVGAe EVGAe EVGAe
CRT type Anti-glare/static FST anti-glare/static Diamondtron
INVAR mask INVAR mask dark tint, anti-glare/static
Display area 260 x 195 (+/-3mm) 300 x 225 (+/-3.5mm) 380 x 285 (+/-4mm)
Dot pitch 0.28mm 0.26mm 0.30mm
Phosphor P22 P22 P22
Video input Analogue RGB Analogue RGB Analogue RGB
Max. video bandwidth 100MHz 135MHz 180MHz
Max. res. x vert freq 1280 x 1024 @ 60Hz 1600 x 1200 @ 60Hz 1600 x 1200 @ 75Hz
(non-interlaced) 1024 x 768 @ 75Hz 1280 x 1024 @ 75Hz
Power: full operation 95W 125W 165W
standby <15W <15W <30W
active off <8W <8W <11W
Power Supply 100-120V, 220-240V 100-120V, 220-240V 100-120V, 220-240V
Power management VESA DPMS support for EPA compliance VESA DPMS support for EPA compliance VESA DPMS support for EPA compliance
EMI/RFI approvals CE mark compliant CE mark compliant CE mark compliant
TCO '92 support Yes Yes Yes
DDC1 / DDC 2B support Yes Yes Yes
Safety approvals EN60-950 EN60-950 EN60-950
Dimensions: w x d x h (mm) 364 x 389 x 357 410 x 425 x 409 500 x 488 x 490
weight 14Kg 20.5Kg 35Kg

Apricot Computers Limited, is also represented by independent Resellers in many countries throughout: Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Far East. For details, contact Apricot International Division. Telephone: +44 121 717 7171. Some peripheral products are brought in and sold on by Apricot from organisations which may not have BS5750 registration.

Apricot Computers Limited and/or Apricot Systems Centre terms and conditions of trading apply. Apricot reserves the right to alter specifications without prior notice. Details of all registered trademarks are available on request. While Apricot makes every endeavour, not all add-in features on its systems will be supported by all subsequent releases of add-in cards and peripherals.

Specifications and options may vary from country to country.




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