The only official European cloner, Computers Unlimited is offering two new options in its Rome range. Both have 200MHz 604e Power PC chips and a reasonable range of goodies plus Claris Works, OS 7.6 a keyboard and mouse. Prices are around the 1100 mark, double that if you want to add a decent monitor although start thinking about the new, cheap generation of 19in monitors. Designers will probably go for the 96MB of ram and 4.3 gig hard drives of the circa 2000 machines from the company which have the oh-so European names Hollywood and Manhattan. Computer Warehouse is on 0171-724 4104 and at www.computerwarehouse.co.uk.
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