Hitachi desktop and notebook series

Hitachi has entered the Australian PC market with the LCD Desktop 310 series and Notebook 270 series.

The 310 series incorporates a 14.1in LCD monitor integrated with the "ultra slim" body for a unit that is 190mm in depth. The LCD has an equivalent viewing area to a 16in CRT monitor, according to Hitachi, and has a 160-degree viewing angle. There is a built-in 10/100 BaseT LAN adapter; Intel Pentium II 300/333MHz CPU; 24x CD drive; up to 10.1GB hard drive; memory from 32MB to 256MB; and an optional 56K modem (V.90 ready). Pricing for the 310 series starts at $4874.

The 270 Series notebook computer is designed with "long, on-the-road usage in mind". The unit has a Dual Modular Bay that allows 2 Li-ion batteries to be fitted, extending work time to 8 hours. A 3.5in floppy drive or 24x CD-drive can also be used in the bays. There is a built-in 10/100 BaseT LAN adapter; Intel Pentium II 233/300MHz CPU; 24x CD drive; 12.1in/13.3in display; up to 6.4GB hard drive; memory from 32MB to 160MB; and an optional 56K modem (V.90 ready). The 12.1in display model weighs 3.5kg and is 1.7in thick. Pricing for the 270 series starts at $4264.

Call Digiland on (02) 9878 4900.

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