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Tandy introduces new personal computer

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NEW YORK -- Tandy Corp. Thursdayintroduced its most powerful desktop computer, designed to be compatible with memory products from International Business Machines Inc.

'Not only is the Tandy 5000 MC the most powerful personal computer we've ever offered, it is also a very unique product containing a combination of features never offered before in a compact desktop computer by a major manufacturer,' Tandy Chairman John V. Roach said.

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The Tandy 5000 MC microcomputer, based on a desktop computer from Intel Corp., is capable of supporting a number of multi-user or single-user systems.

The standard model of the microcomputer includes two megabytes of random access memory and is expandable to a 16-megabyte capacity. The system has five expansion slots designed to allow memory transfers with computer products from IBM.

The suggested retail price for the Tandy 5000 MC base system is $4,999. Systems with hard drives and increased memory are more expensive.

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