IBM's PC 365 series, targeted at commercial personal computer users needing multimedia, engineering, full-motion video, and database applications, come with 180- and 200-MHz Pentium Pro processors.
The entry-level Model 1 will come with a 180-MHz processor with 256KB of integrated cache, 16MB of EDO memory, a 1.6GB hard drive, a 64-bit graphics accelerator card, and three PCI slots. The systems are expected to retail for $2,400.
The Model 2 has a 200-MHz Pentium Pro, 32MB of EDO memory, Windows NT, and an 8X CD-ROM drive. It will have a retail price of around $3,200.
The top-of-the-line Model 3, which serves as an entry level workstation for graphics intensive operations, comes with a Pentium Pro 200-MHz processor, 32MB of ECC memory, a 2.1GB fast and wide SCSI hard disk drive, and a 6X CD-ROM drive. Other features include a graphics card with 4MB of WRAM and Windows NT. The system is expected to sell for $4,400.
Features common to all models include the ability to use a second Pentium Pro processor, remote local area network management, self-monitoring hard drives, an infrared port, Universal Serial Bus, and TME 10 NetFinity.
IBM says that the PC 365 Model 1 and Model 2 are currently shipping and that the Model 3 will ship November 1.