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Product Datasheet
System Overview

Features and Benefits

Technical Specifications

  • Choice of 166MHz Pentium or 200MHz Pentium Processors with MMX Technology
  • Up to 256MB EDO high performance RAM
  • State-of-the-art Intel 430HX PCIset chipset
  • Range of large capacity, high performance hard disk drives
  • Integrated 64bit PCI graphics
  • 200Watt power-supply
  • Six expansion slots
  • DMI compliant
  • Power saving standby mode with fast recovery
  • Dual USB ports
  • UK built

System Overview

The Apricot VS660 combines robustness and value for money in a mini-tower chassis that provides massive room for expansion. Now there's virtually no limit to your choice when it comes to specifying your business PC. Because it comes with only the components you need, there's no cost burden of unwanted frills and features with the VS660. You can start with the exact combination of processor, memory and hard disk you need, and then add whatever else you want: scanner, tape streamer, additional hard drives, CD-ROM, sound card, modem - almost without limit. Because the VS660 meets Apricot's own exacting performance standards, you can be sure that whatever additions you make, you can rely on them performing to the very best of their capabilities.

Highly Specified

From a fast 166MHz Pentium to the latest 200MHz Pentium with MMX processor; from 16MB to a massive 256MB of EDO high performance RAM, and there is a standard hard disk drive of 1.2GB or 2.1GB. Every component is chosen from the best available to ensure that the VS660 lives up to the promise of the Apricot name: from the fast PCI internal bus, to the accelerated PCI graphics sub-system.

Expandable and upgradeable

The VS660 does more than just provide room for expansion: it offers a choice of three PCI slots and four ISA slots. There are no less than six drive bays, and a 200 watt power supply to feed them all.


The VS660 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.

DMI Compliant

Systems are supplied with a DMI browser application, allowing asset management of the system to be undertaken locally or remotely via a network. The Windows 95 version offers additional features such as configuration management and pre-emptive drive failure notification, reducing total cost of system ownership.


VS660 5166
VS660 5166
VS660 5200


166MHz Pentium
166MHz Pentium with MMX Technology
200MHz Pentium with MMX Technology



Hard Disk


Mass Storage
1.44MB floppy drive
High capacity, high speed IDE hard drive

PCI Local bus 64bit graphics

Six expansion slots
Dual high speed serial ports
Parallel port
Dual USB ports

Pre-installed Software
Windows® 95
Optional DOS 6.22 and Windows for
Workgroups 3.11

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

Features and Benefits

The VS660 series offer world class quality, reliability and performance in a highly expandable mini-tower chassis.

ATi MACH 264 VT graphics 64-bit PCI bus-master graphics accelerator provides sustained high performance for business applications.
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.

Pentium Processor options Pentium 166MHz provides low cost entry level system.

Pentium Processor with MMX Technology 166 or 200MHz MMX processors provide maximum performance levels.
32KB 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%.
Latest processor technology ensures system longevity.

Intel 430HX PCIset Optimized architecture includes features such as pipelining, data buffering and 100 MB/s PCI data streaming, maximising system throughput.

EDO Memory support 60ns EDO RAM provides higher performance levels than traditional Fast Page RAM.

16/32MB RAM as standard Sufficient memory for today's memory hungry GUI operating systems. Expandable to a maximum of 256MB ensures system longevity.

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 or 2.1GB hard disk High performance hard disk drives provide ample storage for today's data-rich applications.

Metal case with keylock & security loop Acts as deterrent to component theft and ensures that all hardware in your system remains secure.

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 conections.

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

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.
Electronic fingerprinting allows ownership string to be permamently recorded in FLASH memory.

VESA DPMS and EPA Energy Star compliance Full energy star compliance reduces system ownership costs and prolongs system life.

6 x 6 mini-tower chassis 6 slot, 6 bay, configuration allows scope for future system expansion in a compact mini-tower unit.

Plug and Play Easier upgrade path with reduced support costs.

DMI Compliant DMI offers an industry standard method of desktop management. This can assist in reducing the total cost of ownership of these systems.

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

The Apricot VS660 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

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 430HX PCIset
Processor (Pentium with MMX Models)
Type Pentium with MMX Technology
Clock speed (Internal) 166/200MHz
Clock speed (External) 66MHz
Internal cache 2x16KB
Coprocessor Integral
Data/address bus 64/32-bits
CPU socket type 321-pin ZIF (Type 7)
iCOMP Index 2.0 160 / 182
Core Logic chipset Intel 430HX PCIset
External cache
Supplied 256KB pipeline burst
Maximum 256KB pipeline burst
Mapping Direct
Writing scheme Write back
Cache speed 66MHz
Supplied 16MB / 32MB
Maximum 256MB
Type 32-bit EDO SIMM
Speed 60ns
Fitted RAM location Motherboard
Parity None
Sockets: total 4
free 2
Sizes supported 4, 8, 16, 32 & 64MB
Controller ATi MACH 264 VT
Interface PCI Local Bus
Location Motherboard
Video memory: supplied 1MB
max 2MB
Max N.I. resolution @ 1MB 1280 x 1024 (16 colours)
Max N.I. resolution @ 2MB 1280 x1024 (256 colours)
Max N.I. colours @ 1MB 16.7 million (640 x 480)
Max N.I. colours @ 2MB 16.7 million (800 x 600)
Max vertical refresh rate 120Hz (1024 x 768)
Hard Drive Options
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
Capacity 2.1GB
Type E-IDE
Average access 10.5ms
Track to track seek 3ms
Burst data rate 11.2MB/s
Cache 128KB
MTBF 400 000 poh
Total slots 6 (one shared PCI/ISA)
PCI 3 full length
ISA 4 full length
Technology BIOS Level Security
Access control Power On/
CMOS Setup Password
FD access, virus detection
Hardware Caselock & Security loop
Asset tag Electronic fingerprinting
Size 2Mbit
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) 200W
Type Switched mode
Voltage setting External switch
Voltage input range (AC) 100-127V & 200-240V
Frequency input range 50-60Hz
Max loads: +5V 20A
+12V 8A
-12V 0.3A
External connectors IEC in / IEC out
Floppy drive
Type/capacity 3.5"/1.44MB
Controller Embedded
Drive bays
5.25" accessible 2 free
3.5" internal 3 free
System Dimensions
Width x depth x height 210 x 420 x 410mm
Weight 15Kg
Standard cover
3 years limited warranty (1st year on-site, 2nd and 3rd year parts only); Monitor one year on site only
Preloaded Software
Operating System
Windows 95, optional DOS 6.22 and Windows for Workgroups 3.11
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
Interface PS/2
Cable length 2m straight
Dimensions: w x d x h 465 x 170 x 45mm
weight 1.4Kg
Layout Windows 95
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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