NEC Introduces the Versa L320 – Highest Performing Notebook

The Versa L320: NEC’s New Portable Powerhouse Delivers Optimal Performance, Versatility and Full Compliment of Connectivity Options to Mobile Professionals

NEC Computers Inc., a leading provider of mobile, desktop and server computing solutions for the enterprise market, today introduced its highest performing and most versatile notebook computer, the NEC Versa(R) L320 notebook.

Engineered with the powerful new Mobile Intel(R) Pentium(R) III Processor 1GHz – M, the Versa L320 notebook is a full-featured desktop replacement system capable of handling the most data intensive business applications, 3-D visualization programs and next-generation operating systems. Based on Intel’s 830 chipset, the Versa L320 notebook features new power management capabilities, including Enhanced Intel SpeedStep(R) technology and Deeper Sleep(TM) functionality.

Innovative Expansion Features
To balance performance with versatility, NEC designed the Versa L320 notebook with two multi-functional device bays, allowing users to easily customize the system configuration to their computing needs. The primary bay, which uses NEC’s VersaBay(TM) IV technology, accepts a wide range of hot-swappable modular drives, including a CD-ROM drive, a CD-RW/DVD-ROM combo drive or a second 30GB(1) hard drive. The secondary Modular Bay can be fitted with a standard 1.44MB(1) diskette drive or a second 8-cell battery pack. This unique bay combination allows the user to utilize two batteries while maintaining use of the CD-ROM or CD-RW/DVD-ROM combo drive.

“The Versa L320 is designed for business users who require a high level of mobile performance and flexibility in a notebook computer, ” said Joe Harris, director of product marketing, NEC Computers Inc. “The Versa L320, like all NEC mobile solutions, offers features that help mobile professionals do their jobs better, faster and with ease.”

Advanced Multimedia Capabilities
The Versa L320 notebook is available with a 14.1-inch XGA display (1024 x 768). Combined with an ATI Mobility(TM) M6D video controller and 16MB of video memory, the Versa L320 provides exceptional graphics quality for crisp video playback and graphic-intensive applications. The Versa L320 notebook ships with a choice of Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 2000 or Windows 98 Second Edition operating systems pre-installed. Beginning late Q4 2001, the Versa L320 will be available with Microsoft’s new Windows XP Professional OS, providing new productivity enhancements for enterprise users.

Pricing and Availability
The Versa L320 notebook is available by contacting NEC Computers at 888-632-8701 in the U.S., and 800-839-2847 in Canada. More information about the product is also available by visiting www.neccomp.com. A base configuration of the Versa L320 notebook includes a Mobile Intel Pentium III Processor 1GHz – M, 14-inch XGA TFT display, 30GB(1) hard drive, 128MB RAM, combo 10/100 LAN/V.90 modem, combo CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive, 1.44MB(1) diskette drive, and Windows 98 operating system for approximately $2,699 (U.S.) or $4,230(2) (Canada).


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