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System Overview

Features and Benefits

Technical Specifications

  • 200MHz Pentium Pro Processor
  • High performance E-IDE hard disk
  • Fast access EDO ECC RAM
  • 256Kb on-chip L2 cache
  • 64-bit PCI graphic accelerator
  • Power-saving standby mode with fast recovery
  • On-board SoundBlaster Vibra-16 for industry standard business audio
  • Dual USB ports
  • DMI compliant
  • UK Built

System Overview

The VS550 range from Apricot meets all the needs of the corporate or volume business user. Fully specified, with the very latest Pentium Pro processors, hard disks and advanced memory technology, every VS550 is designed to offer the widest possible choice of price and specification - so that you can put exactly the right model on each desktop, with no limits on processing power, speed, capacity or performance.

Processing Power

For maximum performance, suited for true 32-bit operating systems and applications, the latest Pentium Pro processors are ideal. Supplied with the latest 200MHz CPU these systems are at the leading edge of personal computing performance.

Faster than ever

With every new development in software, the demands placed on the computer's resources increase. The VS550 range has been designed to meet all these needs - and more.

Systems include DIMM memory technology, utilising high specification 60nS parts and benefiting from ECC protection for greater reliability, this provides a memory sub-system that has been designed specifically for the demands of Pentium Pro CPUs.

Sounds good

All models incorporate integrated SoundBlaster Vibra-16 audio from the market leader Creative Labs. This provides high quality business audio through the unit's built-in speaker, or, for maximum quality through external speakers.

USB Expansion

The VS550 Pentium Pro system has a dual USB port, allowing up to 127 devices to be attached per port. With USB, there is no more guesswork about which serial or parallel port to use, and devices can be added without requiring knowledge of IRQ settings, DMA channels or I/O addresses.

Desktop Management

Systems are compliant with the latest DMI manageability standards. With the addition of a DMI browser application for Windows NT 4 Workstation* asset management of the system can be undertaken either locally, or remotely via the network.

*Available from MEPCD Quarter 2, '97.

Mass Storage
1.44MB floppy drive
High performance IDE hard drives
Integrated Eight-speed CD-ROM

64-bit PCI bus enhanced VGA graphics

Pre-installed Software
Windows NT Workstation 4

Business Audio
On-board Soundblaster 16 chipset

Multiple PCI and ISA expansion slots
Dual high speed serial ports
Parallel port
Dual USB ports
Socketed video memory

14", 15", 17" or 21" high resolution monitors
Enhanced 105 key keyboard
Two button mouse

Features and Benefits

The VS550 Pentium Pro system offers the ultimate in price/performance from a desktop system with multimedia features as standard.

ATi MACH 64 accelerated PCI graphics controller with 2MB
64-bit PCI bus-master graphics accelerator optimised for Windows power users.

Refresh rates up to 120Hz 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 440FX PCIset Optimized architecture for workstations and high-performance desktops using 32-bit software.

Concurrent PCI architecture for faster, smoother multimedia performance.

ECC DIMM Memory support 60ns ECC DIMM RAM provides improved system reliability.

16MB RAM as standard Sufficient memory for today's memory hungry GUI operating systems.

200MHz Pentium Pro Processor 200MHz processor provides leading edge performance.

On-chip 256KB level 2 cache ensures maximum data throughput.

Intel Socket 8 Support for future revisions of Pentium Pro processors, providing easy upgrade path.

Large, fast access HDD High performance Quantum 1.2GB hard disk provides sufficient 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.

5x5 desktop chassis 5 slot, 5 bay configuration provides scope for future system expansion.

PCI and ISA expansion Allows use of industry standard ISA and 32-bit PCI expansion cards offering increased upgrade flexibility.

Parallel port ECP/EPP Parallel port provides hi-performance bi-directional communication with intelligent printers.

Dual Serial ports 16550 UART allows high speed serial connections.

PS/2 Mouse port Dedicated mouse port ensures that both serial ports are available for use.

Dual USB ports Offers plug and play capabilities to 'out-of-box' peripherals, simplifying peripheral attachment and configuration.

Plug and Play Easier upgrade path with reduced support costs.

Creative Labs Vibra16 On-board, industry standard SoundBlaster 16-bit audio provides high quality sound through the systems internal speaker without reducing available expansion.

Microsoft Windows NT 4 operating system Enhancements in Windows NT take advantage of advanced features in the Intel Pentium Pro processor which enable applications to run faster and improve manageability of servers and desktop systems.

The Apricot VS series meets the needs of the business user by providing industry standard PC specifications at highly competitive prices. Starting with entry level models that are amongst the most competitive in the industry without sacrificing quality, the range offers unequalled price/performance, ideally suited to the cost driven organisation.

Technical Specifications

Type Pentium Pro
Clock speed (Internal) 200MHz
Clock speed (External) 66MHz
Internal cache 2x8KB
Coprocessor Integral
Data/address bus 64/32-bits
CPU socket type 387-pin ZIF (Type 8)
iCOMP® Index 2.0 220
Core Logic chipset Intel 440FX PCIset
Level 2 cache
Supplied 256KB on-chip
Maximum 256KB
Supplied 16MB
Maximum 192MB
Type 72-bit EDO ECC DIMM
Speed 60ns
Fitted RAM location Motherboard
Parity None
Sockets: total 3
free 2
Sizes supported 16, 32 & 64
Controller Ati MACH 264VT
Interface PCI Local Bus
Location PCI expansion
Video memory: supplied 2MB
max 2MB
Max N.I. resolution @ 2MB 1280 x 1024 (256 colours)
Max N.I. colours @ 2MB 16.7 million (800 x 600)
Max. vertical refresh rate 120Hz (1024 x 768)
Hard Drive
Capacity 1.2GB
Type E-IDE
Average access 12ms
Track to track seek 3ms
Burst data rate 11.6MB/sec
Cache 128KB
MTBF 400 000 poh
Type SoundBlaster Vibra-16CL
Location Motherboard
Ports Microphone, line-in,
speaker-out, line-out,
game port
Speakers Single internal,
optional external
Total slots 5
PCI 3 (one full length, two half length)
ISA 2 half length
*Video card uses one half length PCI slot.
Technology BIOS Level Security
Access control Power On/
CMOS Setup Password
FD Access, Virus Detection
Hardware Case lock & security loop
Size 4Mbit
Type Flash ROM
Shadowable Yes
I/O ports
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
USB Dual ports
Power supply
Rating (constant) 180W
Type Switched mode
Voltage setting External switch
Voltage input range (AC) 100-127V & 200-240V
Frequency input range 50-60Hz
Max loads: +5V 23A
+12V 4.5A
-12V 0.5A
External connectors IEC in / IEC out
Floppy drive
Type/capacity 3.5"/1.44MB
Controller Embedded
System Dimensions
Width x depth x height 440 x 400 x 120mm
Weight 10Kg
Standard cover
3 year limited warranty (1st year on-site, 2nd & 3rd parts only); Monitor one year on-site only
Preloaded Software
Operating System Windows NT Workstation 4
Temperature (operating) 5 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%
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 105
Layout Windows 95
Interface PS/2
Cable length 2m
Dimensions: w x d x h 465 x 170 x 45mm
weight 1.4Kg
Keys/buttons 2
Interface PS/2
Resolution 400dpi
Cable length 1.85m
Dimensions: w x d x h 60 x 113 x 34mm
weight 130g
Value Range 14" SVGAe 15" FST EVGAe 17" FST EVGAe
Product Code XJ54137W XJ57558W XJ58210
Standard SVGAe EVGAe EVGAe
CRT size (diag.) 14" 15" 17"
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
Horizontal scan rate 30-50KHz 30-50KHz 30-65KHz
Vertical refresh rate 50-100Hz 50-100Hz 50-110Hz
Max. video bandwidth 65MHz 65MHz 110MHz
Typical factory preset's 1024 x 768 @ 60Hz 1024 x 768 @ 60Hz 1280 x 1024 @ 60Hz
800 x 600 @ 75Hz 800 x 600 @ 75Hz 1024 x 768 @ 75Hz
Power: full operation 80W 85W 120W
standby <25W <30W <30W
active off <5W <5W <5W
Power Supply 220-240V 200-240V 220-250V
Power management VESA DPMS support VESA DPMS support VESA DPMS support
for EPA compliance for EPA compliance 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 384x327 351 x 384 x 327 411 x 480 x 380
weight 12Kg 14Kg 23Kg
Professional Range 15" Trinitron 17" Diamond Pro 67TXV 21" Diamond Pro 91TXM
Product Code XJ59296 XJ59684 XJ59489
Standard EVGAe EVGAe EVGAe
CRT size (diag.) 15" 17" 21"
CRT type Trinitron Diamondtron Diamondtron
anti-glare/static anti-glare/static anti-glare/static
Aperture grille Dark tinted Black tinted
Display area 270 x 202 (+/-2.5mm) 300 x 225 (+/- 5mm) 380 x 285 (+/- 5mm)
Dot pitch 0.26mm 0.25mm 0.28mm
Phosphor P22 P22 B22 (EBU)
Video input Analogue RGB Analogue RGB Analogue RGB
Horizontal scan rate 30-70KHz 30-69KHz 30-95KHz
Vertical refresh rate 50-120Hz 50-125Hz 50-152Hz
Max. video bandwidth 100MHz 100MHz 180MHz
Typical factory preset's 1280 x 1024 @ 60Hz 1280 x 1024 @ 60Hz 1600 x 1200 @ 75Hz
1024 x 768 @ 85Hz 1024 x 768 @ 85Hz 1280 x 1024 @ 85Hz
Power: full operation 110W 115W 150W
standby <15W <15W <15W
active off <8W <8W <8W
Power Supply 90-132V, 198-264V 100-120V, 220-240V 100-120V, 220-240V
Power harmonic correction EN61000-3-2 EN61000-3-2
Power management VESA DPMS support VESA DPMS support VESA DPMS support
for EPA compliance for EPA compliance 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: wxdxh (mm) 368 x 384.5 x 373 410 x 425 x 406 500 x 488 x 490
weight 14Kg 21Kg 35Kg

Mitsubishi Electric PC Division, is also represented by independent Resellers in many countries throughout: Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Far East. For details, contact the International Division. Telephone: +44 121 717 7171. Some peripheral products are brought in and sold on by Mitsubishi Electric from organisations which may not have ISO 9000 (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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