TEAC has announced its entrance into the 8x CD-ROM
drive market with the CD-58E.
The standard configuration included an 8x CD-ROM
drive, an ACS 400 speaker and subwoofer set, a video card, and a variety of CD-ROM titles including Microsoft's Encarta '96, Bookshelf '96, Music Central '96, and Cinemania '96--to mention only a few.
The new Performas, including the first mini-towers in Apple's line, will run on PowerPC-based 180MHz and 200MHz speeds, end will boast the kind of specifications found on high-end models: 3D sound with integrated subwoofer, 16Mb of RAM, 1.6 of 2.0Gb hard drive, 8x CD-ROM
drive, two PCI slots that let users add special functions, an Apple digital video editing system, or video card for adding a second monitor.
Pricing starts at $8,295 for an eight-drive tower system with 8x CD-ROM
drives, and technical support is free to customers and resellers.
The units include 200MHz Pentium processors, and systems with premium specifications such as 32Mb of RAM, 8x CD-ROM
drives, 3Gb hard drives, 33.6Kbps modems, full-motion video playback, 3-D multimedia audio and video with SRS surround sound, and a built-in stereo amplifier.