New Computer System

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DATE: November 10, 2003

TO: Mr. Bauer, Acme Industries Manager


SUBJECT: New Computer System Proposal


In light of rapid technological advances on the computer systems as well as our competitors trying to gain an edge in the business world, should we replace the CPU ("Central Processing Unit") 486 computer system with the one that is already in line with the most sophisticated computers being used by businesses nowadays?

Background and Analysis:

Currently, the only computer we have is the CPU 486 computer system that primarily runs on DOS ("Disk Operating System"). It does not have an e-mail system or have access to the internet service. It does however have a word processor, which we
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Following is the product information that we may be purchasing:

GATEWAY® Desktop 310XL DELL™ Desktop Dimension® 4600
Technical Specifications

Operating System
Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition

Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 2.6GHz


40GB Ultra ATA100 5400rpm hard drive

Media Drives
16x/48x DVD-ROM drive and 48x/24x/48x CD-RW

Graphics & Monitor
17" Color Monitor (15.9" viewable area)

Integrated Intel® Extreme Graphics with up to 64MB dynamic video memory

Audio & Speakers
Integrated Enhanced Audio
2-piece speaker solution

56K PCI data/fax modem4

Integrated Intel® 10/100 Ethernet Adapter

Keyboard & Mouse
104+ Keyboard
Logitech PS/2 Wheel Mouse (no mouse pad included)

Internet Service Provider
Six months America Online® Internet access
(additional phone charges may apply)

Extended Service Plan
Value Service Plan-90 day Part/Labor/No Onsite/Technical Support1 Software Included

Application Software
Microsoft® Works 7.0

AntiVirus Software
Norton AntiVirus 90 day Introductory Offer6 Additional Technical Specifications

Intel® 845GV System Chipset
Intel® 82845GV Graphics and Memory Controller Hub GMCH
Intel® 82801DB I/O Controller Hub (ICH4)
3 Mbit Firmware Hub (FWH)
Intel/ AMI BIOS (resident in the 3 Mbit FWH)
Support for Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI), Plug and
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