In a bid to stamp its mark on the consumer electronics market in Australia, relative newcomer Advanced Energy Australia (AEA) has released Cybernet PC TV, a multi-functioning computer and entertainment system.
Cybernet PC TV incorporates a 233MHz computer, television, compact disc player, digital videodisc player, and connection to the Internet and fax capabilities.
AEA officials are billing the Cybernet PC TV as the first time "one fully featured product can encompass all your home or office entertainment or business needs".
The unit is comprised of three components, a high-resolution colour monitor in a choice of three sizes (51cm, 68cm and 80cm), a DVD/PC unit and a full sized cordless remote keyboard.
AEA managing director Bill Field claims the Cybernet PC TV is "a revolutionary product", a marriage of the PC with television and the merging of technologies like CD and DVD".
Cybernet PC TV features a 64MB SDRAM (expandable to 128MB), 4.3GB hard drive, 2x DVD ROM drive, 3.5in drive, 16-bit sound card, MPEG ii/Dolby Digital decoder board, 56Kbps modem and is pre-loaded with Windows 98.
It also offers a number of connection ports including a parallel port, two USB ports, a serial port, a monitor port and a game port. There are connections for a printer, scanner, digital camera, joystick and mouse.
Featuring hi-fi stereo through twin speakers, the Cybernet PC TV can play movies, music, surf the Web, tune into normal or pay television or be used for gaming.
AEA is offering a three-year replacement warranty on the Cybernet PC TV monitors and 12-month warranties on the computer and other components.
Cybernet PC TV has an RRP for the 68cm screen (currently available) of $5495.
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