by April 1, 1999 0 comments

ACi Emerald

A notebook under Rs 60,000

The ACi Emerald is a sleek multimedia laptop
that’s powered by a NiMH or Li-Ion battery. It runs on a Cyrix MediaGX 266 MHz
processor, and has 2 GB hard disk (upgradable to 6 GB), 32 MB RAM (upgradable to 64 MB), a
24x CD-ROM and 1.44 MB FDD. It sports a 12.1" color active-matrix display, and has a
64-bit graphics accelerator card with 2 MB SGRAM. The keyboard is large and spacious with
ample palm rest and has a trackpad. It has built-in speakers and micro-phone and provides
good-quality sound. The Emerald comes with the usual PCMCIA slots, and one each of serial,
parallel, IrDA 1.0, and USB ports.

The Emerald is a fast machine and takes less
than a minute to boot up. However, it lacks a network adapter and a modem. It comes
installed with Windows 95, Office 97, Netscape Communicator, and various diagnostic tools
and utilities.

The unit is priced at Rs 59,950. An Emerald
with Intel Pentium (233-300 MHz) is also available.

Overall, this is cheap laptop with all the
basic features.

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