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New Products
In Brief

Because its controls reside in the software driver, the Lexmark 2030 Color Jetprinter operates completely through on-screen displays. The printer remains on alert until you activate the displays, so you don't have to repeatedly turn it on and off. It prints up to 3ppm in black draft and 1ppm in color at up to 600x300dpi, and includes a waterproof black-ink cartridge. It measures 7.4 by 18.2 by 9.4 inches and weighs 9.5 pounds.


Lexmark International

800-358-5835, 606-232-2000

The Brother HL-760 laser monochrome printer has a 6ppm engine,1MB of RAM and supports 1200x600dpi graphics. It prints envelopes up to 9 by 12 inches with its 49 scalable and 12 bitmapped fonts.


Brother International Corp.

800-521-2846, 908-356-8880

Wearable PCs

Your PC may someday be just another fashion accessory. The Xybernaut Mobile Assistant II goes around your waist on a belt, providing hands-free computing. It has a 75MHz Pentium, 16MB to 32MB of RAM, a hard drive upgradable to 2GB, one Type III or two Type II PCMCIA card slots, and speech recognition software. Its head-mounted display unit has a 640x480 resolution VGA monitor that hangs in front of one eye. The voice-activated PC measures 2 by 4.5 by 6.5 inches, weighs 2 pounds and contains an 8-hour lithium ion battery pack.


Xybernaut Corp.

703-631-6925, fax 703-631-6734

Copyright 1997 CMP Media Inc.

(From Windows Magazine, January 1997, page 83.)