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Motorola Announces Mac Clones

Motorola Announces Mac Clones -- Last week, Motorola officially announced its first line of Macintosh clones, dubbed StarMax. The StarMax line consists of eight machines (four each in the 3000-series and 4000-series) available in desktop and minitower enclosures, featuring 603e and 604e PowerPC processors at speeds ranging from 160 to 200 MHz, IDE drives, and an industry-leading, five-year warranty. Although reports indicate that Motorola's machines don't offer shocking performance improvements over Apple's current Macintosh line (and their processors reportedly are not mounted on removable daughter-cards), they're expected to be solid performers when they become available in November, with prices beating Apple's comparable machines. [GD]

<http://www.mot.com/GSS/MCG/products/systems/ds/ starmax/SMfamily.htm>

 

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