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Value Priced 1.1GHz Athlon System
Date: Monday August 28, 2000
Category: Press Release
Manufacturer Link: Micro Express
IRVINE, CA --AUGUST 28, 2000--Micro Express introduces the first value-priced 1.1GHz multimedia PC, the MicroFLEX 1.1G, based on the AMD AthlonT processor with performance enhancing cache.

IRVINE, CA --AUGUST 28, 2000--Micro Express introduces the first value-priced 1.1GHz multimedia PC, the MicroFLEX 1.1G, based on the AMD AthlonT processor with performance enhancing cache. This "screamer" is the fastest PC available today. Contrary to most announcements in the PC industry, the MicroFLEX 1.1G is available, in quantity, today, concurrent with AMD's introduction of the processor.

"AMD has proven to be an outstanding supplier of reliable, high-performance processors," says Art Afshar, president of Micro Express. "Micro Express PCs, with AMD processors, have been consistent #1 Best Buys in PC World's monthly Top 30 system listings. And, they have been at or near the top of almost every comparative review, regardless of the publication."

A Speedy Value Proposition
The MicroFLEX 1.1G is available for only $1949, including 128-MB of SDRAM, a 12X DVD drive, a 30-GB Ultra DMA hard disk drive, a CD-RW drive, a high-density 3-1/2" floppy disk drive, built-in PCI audio, speakers, a high-quality 17" monitor, a 56K V.90 FAX/modem, a 10/100 BaseT Ethernet card, a Microsoft Natural keyboard and a mouse. The system also includes a high-performance AGP-compatible 3D PCI video card that has 32-MB of RAM. Windows 98SE is preinstalled.

The MicroFLEX 1.1G includes the flexible Award PnP Flash BIOS, with password protection. As a Plug and Play BIOS, it allows autoconfiguration of all Plug and Play add-in cards with seamless Windows ME compatibility. A CMOS clock-calendar is included, as are built-in diagnostics. In addition, a full complement of energy saving features and DMI support are standard.

The MicroFLEX 1.1G is shipped in a mid-tower case, measuring 8"[W] x 16.75"[H] x 19"[D]. The case has provision for four accessible 5-1/4" drives, two accessible 3-1/2" drives and one internal 3-1/2" drive. The proprietary 100-MHz motherboard has seven expansion slots, including six PCI slots and one AGP slot.

RAM is expandable to 768 MB on the motherboard. Two high-speed UART-compatible serial ports are provided, as well as one enhanced parallel port (ECP and EPP). In addition, there are two USB ports and a PS/2 mouse port.

The Best Customer Support Anywhere
A full four-year warranty is included on parts and labor for this PC, with shipping for the first four months paid both ways by Micro Express, as well as a 30-day money back guarantee. Optional on-site service is also available. If a board fails, Micro Express offers 24-hour express board replacement service. As with all other Micro Express computers, this machine is burned in for 72 hours before shipping to eliminate early failures. In addition, a toll-free number is provided for free unlimited technical support. Technical support is available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week as part of the exclusive Micro Express "Always" customer support program.

The MicroFLEX 1.1G is available now, direct from Micro Express.

Micro Express is an award-winning manufacturer of notebook and desktop microcomputers. Micro Express offers extremely high quality and a wide range of additional features at a very competitive price. Micro Express personal computers are regularly rated at the top of comparative reviews in computer trade magazines, having won such honors as PC Magazine Editors' Choice, PC World Best Buy, Computer Buyer's Guide Best Buy, BYTE Magazine One-To-Watch, PC Week Analyst's Choice and many others. The company also offers a selection of high-performance add-in peripheral boards and monitors.

For further sales information, contact Micro Express at 1811 Kaiser Ave., Irvine, CA 92614. Phone: (949) 852-1400 or (800) 989-9900. E-mail: Please visit the Micro Express Web Page at

Please address all editorial inquiries to David Kaye at KPR, Inc., Phone: (818) 368-8212. FAX: (818) 368-8857. E-mail:

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