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A need for speed

To satiate the needs of power users, Digital rolls out two new Windows NT-based workstations with 64-bit Alpha microprocessors.

    To satiate the needs of power computer users, Digital Equipment (DEC) rolled out two new workstations with Alpha microprocessors.

    The new 433e and 500a models offer the performance of the Alpha microprocessor while running Microsoft's Windows NT Workstation operating system. The new systems are intended for high-end users.

    Standard features of the machines include an Ultrawide SCSI controller, a 2.1GB hard drive, an 8X EIDE CD-ROM, integrated 10BaseT/10Base2 Ethernet, and 16-bit audio.

    The 433e is priced at $4,995 and includes 64MB of RAM and Matrox graphics. The 500a is priced at under $10,000 and includes 64MB of RAM and AccelPro 2500 graphics. Both systems are available immediately.