Brent Bossom <[email protected]> writes this week from Macworld Tokyo:
Pioneer displayed two Mac clones with the title "Multimedia Personal Computers," the MPC-GX1 Power PC 601/66 MHz model with built-in stereo speakers, internal CD-ROM drive, and the MPC-LX100 (68LC040/33 MHz) (see TidBITS-264). The Power Mac machine was connected to a Pioneer laserdisc player (CLD-PC10) and displayed some very sharp images.
Apple displayed the recently-announced DTP Power Mac 8115/110 (110 MHz PowerPC 601 chip), featuring an FPU, 32K cache memory, 256K secondary cache memory, and 8 MB RAM (expandable to 264 MB). It comes with a 2 GB hard drive as standard equipment, as well as an AppleCD 300i Plus CD-ROM drive. The Japanese model on display will ship with the KanjiTalk 7.5 operating system.
The Sony MDH-10 portable MiniDisc data drive is smaller than Sony’s original MiniDisc player, but it has an RS-232 port for connecting to computers along with a headphone jack for audio. Disks can store up to 140 MB; the list price for the drive is about $640 US, and disks are $25. Also available are SCSI cables for both Macintosh and PCs, as well as a PCMCIA interface kit (type II/III) for DOS/Windows machines. The unit weighs just 340 grams (12 ounces) and will run for two hours on a fully charged ion-lithium rechargeable battery."