ad info
   personal technology

 custom news
 Headline News brief
 daily almanac
 CNN networks
 CNN programs
 on-air transcripts
 news quiz

CNN Websites
 video on demand
 video archive
 audio on demand
 news email services
 free email accounts
 desktop headlines

 message boards




Packard Bell NEC aims new PC at music lovers

October 18, 1999
Web posted at: 12:39 p.m. EDT (1639 GMT)

by Jeff Partyka


(IDG) -- Packard Bell NEC's Consumer Division has said that it is introducing a number of new PCs this month, including the NEC Home Music Studio for computer-savvy music enthusiasts.

The NEC Home Music Studio promises just about everything one might expect from a music-centric computer, from cataloging, playlist-creation, and MP3 searching and downloading capabilities to multitrack recording of original music, and recordable-CD burning and artwork production.

Access your CDs anywhere

Bundled with the PC are Sonic Foundry's Siren and ACID Style software. The Siren CD-recording software allows users to create mixes from other CDs and licensed downloadable files, while ACID Style delivers the recording capabilities that facilitate creation of original music on the PC.

Priced between $1,349.99 and $1,699.99, the NEC Home Music Studio comes with a Creative Sound Blaster Live! Value 3D PCI sound system and Harman Kardon speakers.

It also offers Intel's Pentium III 500 or 550 processor, as well as a 56K-bps-capable v.90-compliant modem, a CD-ReWritable (CD-RW) drive, a CD- or DVD-ROM drive, a 13GB hard drive, and between 95MB and 128MB of RAM.

Also available this month from Packard Bell NEC are three more traditional PCs, ranging in price from $449 to $699 ($399 to $649 after a mail-in $50 rebate). Intel or AMD processors are available, as well as a hard drive up to 10.2GB and 32MB to 96MB of RAM. A CD- or DVD-ROM drive is included.

Other features include a Microsoft software bundle; several support software tools; and a 3D AGP graphics/video accelerator.

Jeff Partyka writes for the IDG News Service in Boston.

Sonicbox brings Net radio into your living room
October 12, 1999
International concert to test the Web
October 5, 1999
Home-theater goes multiplex
September 30, 1999
Download tunes to a Walkman
September 28, 1999

Downloadable music rocks the Web
(PC World Online)
Free MP3 packages sound sweet
(PC World Online)
RealJukebox shakes things up
(PC World Online)
Downloadable music wars intensify
(PC World Online)
MP3 portals debut
(PC World Online)
Will the new standard for the music industry signal big changes for PC software makers?
(InfoWorld Electric)
NEC restructures around Internet businesses
(InfoWorld Electric)
Worldwide PC sales show healthy growth in third quarter 99
(InfoWorld Electric)
Note: Pages will open in a new browser window
External sites are not endorsed by CNN Interactive.

Packard Bell NEC, Inc.
Sonic Foundry, Inc.
Note: Pages will open in a new browser window
External sites are not endorsed by CNN Interactive.
Enter keyword(s)   go    help

Back to the top   © 2001 Cable News Network. All Rights Reserved.
Terms under which this service is provided to you.
Read our privacy guidelines.