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PC Briefs

9/03/2001 02:00:00 AM Eastern

Sony Intros CD-RW Drives

SAN JOSE, CALIF. — Sony started shipping four new CD-RW drives, including one model that features a Memory Stick slot. The line up starts with an internal drive with a $179 suggested retail price that ships next month. It has 24x write, 10x rewrite and 40x read speeds. The step-up, $229 suggested retail price and shipping in November, adds a Memory Stick slot, and keeps the same features as the entry-level model. The first external model has USB connectivity and a $279 suggested retail price, while the flagship model uses an i.LINK (IEEE 1394) connector and has a $299 suggested retail price. Both external models ship in November.

Handspring Cuts Prices

NEW YORK — Handspring cut prices up to 25 percent on its Visor handheld computers. Under the new pricing structure the 2MB model is now $129, down $20, 8MB Visor Deluxe by $30 to $169, the 8MB Visor Platinum was slashed $50 to $199 and the Visor Edge is now $299, a $100 reduction. Handspring is positioning the price cuts as part of a back to school promotion.

ProSource Meeting Filled With Optimism

San Antonio — Optimism reigned at ProSource’s

Ingram Draws 500 To Spring Vendor Expo

Scottsdale, Ariz. — Ingram Micro Consumer

CEA Holds ’14 Digital Patriots Dinner

Washington — CEA held its annual Digital Patriots’

8 Technology Accessories For a Greener Earth

An Earth Day review of Earth-friendly products, by

BrandSource Shows Diverse Product Selection

BrandSource’s Summit show at the Marriott World

Scenes From Toy Fair

By Lisa Johnston

ADL Honors Morales, Bilas, Paull, Weedfald At Annual Dinner

New York — The Anti-Defamation League’s National