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[NPL] Sonnet Upgrades "Upgrade-challenged" and 68040 Macs

Sonnet Announces PowerPC
Upgrade for Quadra and Centris Macs

Sonnet Upgrades give 68040 Macintoshes PowerPC performance up to 11x
speed improvement, and OS 8.5 Capability

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA. January 4, 1999. Sonnet Technologies, the leading
manufacturer of performance upgrade products for Apple MacintoshTM
computers, today announced the Presto PPC, a PowerPCTM upgrade card
for Quadra and Centris Macintoshes. The upgrade includes a 100 MHz
601 PowerPC processor, 1MB onboard level 2 cache and Mac OS 8.5
Enabler. Quadra and Centris owners can expect an outstanding 500%
basic processor performance improvement and an 1100% floating point
performance increase. However, the best news is that Sonnets
proprietary Mac OS 8.5 Enabler software allows these Quadra and
Centris computers to now run Mac 8.5 and reap all the performance
benefits of running PowerPC native applications. For example, the
Sonnet Presto PPC enables Quadra and Centris owners to run Microsoft
Office 98 which requires a PowerPC processor.
The Presto PPC is compatible with:

Quadra 700/800/900/950
Quadra/Centris 610/650
(610 requires an adapter - available from Sonnet)

Reincarnation of the Daystar Digital Power Pro 601

When Daystar closed its doors 1 1/2 years ago, one of the voids left
in the market was a PowerPC upgrade path for 680x0 Macintoshes.
Sonnet Technologies acquired the rights to the DayStar Digital
upgrade card product line. Sonnet has enhanced the value of the Power
Pro 601with the Mac OS 8.5 Enabler.

Sonnet to Provide Upgrade To Existing Daystar Customers Sonnet will
be providing the Mac OS 8.5 enabler for existing Daystar Digital
Power Pro 601 customers for $49.95.

We are excited to announce the Presto PPC and provide Quadra and
Centris owners all the compatibility and performance benefits of
PowerPC at an extremely attractive price," said Robert Farnsworth,
President and founder of Sonnet Technologies. "This is another step
toward fulfilling our committment to bring the Macintosh community
quality upgrades for every possible Macintosh model, and we are also
glad to offer an upgrade path for formerly disenfranchised Daystar
customers.

Pricing and Availability

The Presto PPC will be demonstrated at MacWorld SF and will be
shipped by the end of January. The estimated street price will be:
Presto PPC $399

All Sonnet processor upgrade products are easy to install, are backed
by a three-year warranty, include free technical support, and require
no switches, jumpers, or control panel settings.

The Crescendo G3 upgrade cards are available from authorized Sonnet
resellers, mail order catalogs, and directly from Sonnet Technologies
(order via phone or Sonnets web site). To locate an authorized
reseller or purchase product, visit the Sonnet Technologies web site
at (http://www.sonnettech.com), or call the company.

About Sonnet Technologies, Inc.

Sonnet Technologies, Inc. is headquartered in Irvine, California, and
is the worlds leading Macintosh upgrade company. Since 1986, Sonnet
has offered the widest range of quality processor upgrade cards. The
company can be reached at 1-800-786-6260 (USA and Canada),
949-261-2800, or (http://www.sonnettech.com).

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Sonnet Announces New G3 Upgrades for Upgrade-challenged PCI Macintoshes

Sonnet Upgrades More Power Mac Models Through the L2 Cache Slot

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA. January 4, 1999. Sonnet Technologies, the leading
manufacturer of performance upgrade products for Apple MacintoshTM
computers, announces new G3 processor upgrade cards for a wide range
of PCI Bus Power Macintosh and Performa computers that were not built
with a processor slot and upgradable daughter card. These particular
models, often referred to as upgrade-challenged, were built with
the CPU soldered directly onto the motherboard. Through innovative
engineering, Sonnet has created a processor upgrade card that
occupies the L2 cache slot and delivers up to a 575% performance
increase.

The Crescendo G3 L2/PCI upgrade cards are available in three speeds
and have all been designed to be compatible with all of the following
Macintosh models:

Power Macintosh 5400, 5500, 6400, 6500
Performa 5400, 5410, 5420, 5430, 5440, 6360, 6400, 6410, 6420
20th Anniversary Macintosh
Power Computing PowerBase

Pricing and Availability

The new Crescendo cards will be shown at MacWorld SF and will be
shipped by the end of January. The estimated street price will be:

Crescendo G3 L2/PCI 240MHz-512K cache $399
Crescendo G3 L2/PCI 300MHz-512K cache $499
Crescendo G3 L2/PCI 300MHz-1MB cache $599

All Sonnet processor upgrade products are easy to install, are backed
by a three-year warranty, include free technical support, and require
no switches, jumpers, or control panel settings.

To locate an authorized reseller or purchase product, visit the
Sonnet Technologies web site at (http://www.sonnettech.com), or call
the company.

About Sonnet Technologies, Inc.
Sonnet Technologies, Inc. is headquartered in Irvine, California, and
is the worlds leading Macintosh upgrade company. Since 1986, Sonnet
has offered the widest range of quality processor upgrade cards. The
company can be reached at 1-800-786-6260 (USA and Canada),
949-261-2800, or (http://www.sonnettech.com).

 

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