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PRNewswire: SGI Slashes Prices on Next-Generation Silicon Graphics 230 Visual Workstations

Jun 06, 2000, 00:28 (0 Talkback[s])


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"SGI today announced a reduction in price in its recently announced Silicon Graphics 230 visual workstations running Windows NT and Linux operating systems. The family of workstations announced last month feature the Silicon Graphics 230, Silicon Graphics 330 and Silicon Graphics(R) 550 models. The Silicon Graphics 230 workstation is the first of the product family to ship and was originally priced at $2725 (U.S. list). With today's price reduction, an entry-level 230 workstation can now be purchased for $2,420 (U.S. list), an overall savings of 11%. Prices for higher-end bundles were reduced by as much as 13%."

"Today's aggressive price move reinforces SGI's industry leading position in the entry-level graphics workstation market," said Greg Goelz, vice president of workstations and Intel processor-based servers for SGI. "Our new streamlined operations allow us to continue to push pricing down on our new workstations, and deliver affordable visual computing solutions to our customers."

"The Silicon Graphics 230 workstation accelerates OpenGL API graphics functions such as hardware transform and lighting, texture mapping and anti-aliasing, allowing users to bring increased realism to 3D models. These features are essential in the professional Windows NT market space, and are available for the first time on a workstation for Linux users. The new systems are based on Intel Pentium III processors and have been certified for the Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 and Red Hat Linux 6.1 operating systems. The 230 workstation was created for technical and creative professionals in the digital content creation, computer-aided design, government, medical and scientific research markets."

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