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New Products
In Brief
CD-ROM

Lightweight and portable, the Panasonic KXL-783A 8X CD-ROM drive features built-in Spatializer 3-D stereo speakers. The drive weighs 18.7 ounces, measures 1.4 by 5.52 by 8.16 inches and includes a PCMCIA Type II card to connect to notebooks.

$399

Panasonic Computer Peripheral Co.

800-742-8086, 201-348-7000

Drawing power from your notebook, the Axonix ProMedia 8XR portable 8X CD-ROM drive needs no AC adapter or battery pack. The top-loading drive weighs 20 ounces and measures 1.75 by 6 by 7 inches.

$449

Axonix Corp.

800-866-9797, 801-521-9797

The Panasonic Big5 is a 10-speed version of Panasonic's five-disc CD-ROM changer. The Big 5 has an average data-transfer rate of 1.5MBps, a 133ms access speed and a 128KB buffer.

$249

Panasonic Computer Peripheral Co.

800-742-8086, 201-348-7000

Copyright 1997 CMP Media Inc.


(From Windows Magazine, January 1997, page 110.)