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Computer Connection News Reel

June 22, 1996
Web posted at: 3 p.m. EDT

Widescreen laptop among products at PC Expo

PC Expo

More than 130,000 computer users converged on New York City for PC Expo this week. Some 800 companies brought hundreds of new products to the exhibit.

One of the most exciting unveilings at the show was Sony Corporation's entry into the personal computer market.

Trying to hasten the day that the PC is regarded as just another household appliance, Sony's machines emphasize high quality audio and video.

High-speed Pentium chips will power the new computers. They will be priced in the $2,000 to $3,000 range and will start to be shipped in August.

Sharp Electronics introduced a widescreen laptop at PC Expo. The new format lets spreadsheet users see more data, and Internet surfers can view two web pages side-by-side.

The new notebook computer is 16 inches wide, less than 8 inches deep and weighs in at just over 4 pounds. Sharp hopes the smaller size will appeal to users looking for a machine that's easier to transport.


Felines on-line

Needing some company while you're working at your PC? Why not adopt a virtual cat?

PF Magic's latest cuddly software lets you own one of five desktop kittens and watch them frolic and grow on your screen.

Feed, pet and play with your simulated feline, and in return the kitty will save your screens by romping across your spreadsheets or making your day better with soothing purring sounds.

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