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   Technical Specifications . . .

  
Apricot LS500 / LS600 series
Features
Bullet Full range of Pentium II processors up to 400MHz

Bullet Choice of Ultra ATA high performance hard disks
up to 6.4GB

Bullet Enhanced performance SDRAM

Bullet 512KB L2 cache

Bullet High performance 64-bit AGP graphic accelerators

Bullet Integrated hardware management controller

Bullet ACPi advanced power saving

Bullet 16-bit industry standard audio

Bullet Optional 100Mbit/sec Ethernet card

Bullet Wide range of connectivity options

Bullet DMI 2 compliant

Bullet Compact desktop or expandable minitower

Bullet UK Built

System Overview
The Apricot LS Series meets the needs of today's most demanding business users. Fully specified, with a choice of the very latest Pentium II processors, Ultra ATA hard disks and advanced SDRAM memory technology, these systems have been designed to offer the widest possible choice of price and specification, providing sufficient technology headroom to ensure it caters with the demands of software platforms both now and in the future.

Using the latest Intel 440LX and 440BX chipset technologies and including a highly integrated hardware management controller, the LS Series provides the lowest ownership costs of any PC platform.

With 512KB Level 2 processor cache and 16-bit business audio as standard features on all models, LS Series systems are ready to exploit the power of new technologies such as Internet, voice messaging and other applications. Completing the specification is the optional x32 speed CD-ROM from market leaders, Sony.

Processor choice
The Pentium II Processor family includes all of the features of a standard Pentium processor, plus more. Because of its improvements you'll experience greater performance in all applications and smoother, more realistic results from multimedia based applications. With all major software vendors now supplying their standard software MMX enabled, MMX technology is a pre-requisite for system longevity. Pentium II 350MHz and 400MHz systems further enhance performance by increasing the system bus speed to 100MHz, providing a 50% improvement in throughput over previous Pentium II designs. With this new performance level, applications previously available only on proprietary workstation platforms are now routinely being deployed on performance PCs.

Ready to network
Each LS Series system may be specified with an auto-sensing 10/100Mbit/s ethernet interface. These high performance 'plug & play' NICs provide optimum performance with current 10 Mbit/sec networks and 100Mbit/sec networks alike. Wake-on-LAN functionality, allowing remote management and support of client PCs simplifying IT support and reducing ownership costs. For clients with investment in other networking standards, systems can be supplied without a network card, allowing integration with Token Ring or ATM technology.

Easy to manage
All Apricot LS Series systems include enhanced manageability as standard. Designed to be compliant with the latest DMI 2 specification, each is supplied with a Windows application allowing a complete inventory of the system to be made including firmware and software revision levels.
 

Based upon established industry standards, the supplied application allows full co-operation with

third-party network management tools; ensuring a simple and cost effective installation into both new and existing company sites.

In addition, each system is supplied with Electronic Fingerprinting*.

This allows your choice of information (e.g. company name, department, asset number, etc..) to be permanently recorded within each system, ensuring a permanent record of system ownership to be available.

A sophisticated hardware management controller monitors the status of system critical items such as temperature, power and hard disk performance; controlling the fan speed to maintain an even system temperature; providing predictive drive failure notification and alerting the system administrator to physical intrusion of the system case. This ensures that reliability is maintained at maximum levels, further reducing cost of ownership.

* Windows 95 operating system only

Sounds good
All models incorporate integrated 16-bit audio allowing maximum use of today's multimedia rich operating systems and applications. Coupled with the high speed Sony CD-ROM, you can now have the benefit of high quality business audio through the unit's built-in speaker, or, for maximum quality through external speakers.

Comprehensive range
Available with a range spanning entry-level to state of the art Pentium II high performance models, the Apricot

LS Series allows selection of the ideal model to meet your needs in a compact desktop or expandable minitower.

Connectivity
All LS Series products are available with multiple connectivity options. These ensure that the business advantages of Internet, Intranet and Extranet technologies can be fully exploited, allowing greater productivity and communications regardless of the size of your organisation. With integrated ethernet to high-speed modems and ISDN, all connectivity options have been investigated to give simple but effective connectivity to your local area network or even further afield to the World Wide Web, the electronic network that spans the globe.

Standard Features
The LS Series use Mitsubishi Electric's latest motherboard designs, offering world class price / performance matched with improved functionality and lowest cost of ownership.

These systems meet the needs of the business user by providing highly manageable and configurable PC systems at competitive prices. The complete LS model range encompasses network PC systems, entry level Pentium II PCs and high-end Pentium II based workstations in a range of chassis formats allowing the correct combination of price, performance, and profile to be available for each requirement.

With Windows NT winning increasing acceptance as the corporate desktop environment of choice, the Apricot LS series provides a platform which has the power and robustness to match.

 
Intel 440LX and 440BX PCIset
  • Ball Grid Array (BGA) packaging providing higher levels of integration and quality.
  • Support for new technologies providing higher performance; SDRAM memory, Ultra DMA hard drive.
  • Reduced component count increases reliability.
  • 100MHz Front Side bus (440BX systems) boosts throughput.

Pentium II processor choice

  • Range of processors from 233-400MHz allows selection of most cost effective system for each user.
  • Large on-chip L1 cache provides improved performance for all software applications.
  • Applications optimised for MMX technology: video, audio, graphical and communication based tasks may show a boost of up to 400%.

512KB L2 cache

  • Ensures maximum availability of data to the CPU, enhancing system throughput.

DMI 2 compliant

  • Provides asset management and error notification for reduced cost of ownership.
  • Industry standard solution allows use of 3rd party
    management tools.

Intel Wired for Management conformance

  • Allows unattended, remote management and support, reducing ownership costs.

Integrated hardware management controller

  • Constantly monitors system hardware and issues error notification before major disruption occurs.
  • Pre-emptive drive failure allows SMART EIDE hard disk drives to be replaced before they fail.

64-bit ATI 3D Rage Pro AGP graphics

  • 64-bit AGP graphics accelerator provides high video performance for all types of applications.
  • Refresh rates up to 200Hz allow flicker-free images.
  • Up to 16.7Million colours (true-colour) in all system configurations allows correct colour matching for desktop publishing and graphical applications.
  • Full range of drivers ensures maximum operating system choice.

Support for up to 8MB video memory

  • 350MHZ and 400MHz models allow expansion to 8MB SGRAM allowing workstation class performance and resolution support, with all other models allowing up to 4MB SGRAM.
SDRAM DIMM Memory support
  • SDRAM provides higher performance levels than traditional Fast Page RAM.
  • DIMM format memory allows flexible upgrade path.

High performance Quantum Ultra ATA/33 hard disks

  • High performance hard disks with capacities of up to 6.4GB provide sufficient storage for today's data-rich applications.
  • Latest Ultra ATA/33 specification doubles the standard burst data rate to 33.3MB/s.

On-board 16-bit Audio

  • Plug-and-play device offers automatic configuration.
  • Security of SoundBlaster compatibility.
  • Internal speaker provides unobtrusive audio for office environments.

Metal case with keylock, security loop & intruder detect circuit

  • Acts as deterrent to component theft and ensures that all hardware in your system remains secure.
  • Issues notification if the system case has been opened.

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 potential of virus infection.
  • 'Electronic Fingerprinting' allows ownership string to be permanently recorded in system Flash memory.

ACPi, VESA DPMS and EPA Energy Star compliance

  • Full Energy Star compliance reduces system ownership costs and prolongs system life.

Plug and Play

  • Easier upgrade path with reduced support costs.

Optional high speed CD-ROM

  • Faster and sustained access to CD-ROM data; essential for smooth multimedia and video playback.

Optional 10/100Mbit/s NIC

  • Pre-installed network interface provides improved 'out of box' reliability and reduces installation costs.
  • 10/100Mbit interface with automatic sensing of network speed.
  • Wake-on-LAN feature allows advanced remote management and support, minimising ownership costs.

Client Advantage Pack

  • Provides low cost 'plug and play' Internet communications.

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