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Product Summary
This page lists the models and configurations sold to the FDA for the purpose of determining the proper upgrades and support for your model. This page lists all the typical configurations.  There may be some slight configuration variations based on different requirements by the FDA when the system was purchased.

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Notebooks

Name Model Number
 (on bottom of computer)
Serial Number Example
(see notes below)
When Sold
Keynote 8660 MP975A / MP975D A7GP3070231 10/97 ~ 10/98
Keynote 7500 MP978 D0IL3080123 8/98 ~ 1/99
Keynote 7600 MP989 KC01LD9080231 6/99 ~ 12/99

Note: To avoid possible confusion with marketing names, all technical data is published according to the model number from the bottom of the computer.

Serial number meaning for MP975 and MP978

Serial Number Digit Meaning
1 Model 
  A = MP975
  D = MP978
2 Mainboard Type
3 Mainboard Version
4 LCD manufacturer code 
5 LCD size/type. 
  7 = 12.1" Dualscan
  3 = 12.1" Active Matrix
6~13 Manufacturing date and sequence

Serial number meaning for MP989:

Serial Number Digit Meaning
1 Model - Always "K" for MP989
2~4 Mainboard Version
5 LCD manufacturer code 
6 LCD size/type. 
  C = 13.3" Active Matrix
  D = 14.1" Active Matrix
7~13 Manufacturing date and sequence

Notebook Warranties
The majority of notebooks purchased were purchased with a 12 month warranty.  However there were some purchases on which a 3 year warranty was purchased.  If you have a warranty question concerning a specific unit please contact our technical department, who can give you the exact warranty status.

Desktops
The design of desktop computers is more flexible with the parts which may be included and therefore the configurations are not as well defined as the notebook computers. The desktops sold to the FDA are in three basic categories, Pentium, Pentium II and Pentium III.  There may be some variations to these basic configurations.

Typical Pentium Configuration (Sold 6/98 ~ 7/98)

Specification Manufacturer / Model Notes
Mainboard Biostar M4TTD
http://www.biostar.com.tw
 
32MB EDO Memory n/a 72 pin
32 bit PCI Sound Card Ensoniq/Creative Labs Audio PCI http://www.soundblaster.com

 

Card was originally produced by Ensoniq, however they were purchased by Creative Labs.  1370 Chipset version
VGA Card Cirrus Logic 645x  
10/100 Mb Network Card 3COM 3C905 
http://www.3com.com
 
2.5 GB Hard Drive Western Digital
http://www.westerndigital.com
 
24x CD ROM Toshiba During the production, the CD ROM was upgraded to 32x
17" Monitor Princeton Graphics E070  

Typical Pentium II Configuration (Sold 5/98 ~ 5/99)

Specification Manufacturer / Model Notes
Mainboard Biostar M4TLC
http://www.biostar.com.tw
 
32MB EDO Memory n/a 168 pin
32 bit PCI Sound Card Ensoniq/Creative Labs Audio PCI http://www.soundblaster.com

 

Card was originally produced by Ensoniq, however they were purchased by Creative Labs.  During this production the chipset changed from model 1370 to 1371, so there are some of each in the Pentium II systems
VGA Card Matrox Millennium 
http://www.matrox.com
 
10/100 Mb Network Card 3COM 3C905 / 3C905B
http://www.3com.com
During the production, 3COM changed its model from 3C905 to 3C905B.  The drivers are different for these two cards, however the current drivers released by 3COM contain the drivers for both cards.
3.2 GB Hard Drive Western Digital
http://www.westerndigital.com
 
24x CD ROM Toshiba During the production, the CD ROM was upgraded to 32x
17" Monitor Princeton Graphics E070
Maxtech XT-7861
Initial shipments were Princeton Graphics and later changed to Maxtech

Typical Pentium III Configuration (Sold 6/99 ~ Present)

Specification Manufacturer / Model Notes
Mainboard Biostar M4TBA
http://www.biostar.com.tw
 
128MB SDRAM n/a 168 pin
32 bit PCI Sound Card Ensoniq/Creative Labs Audio PCI
http://www.soundblaster.com

 

Card was originally produced by Ensoniq, however they were purchased by Creative Labs.  1371 Chipset Version
VGA Card Joytech 7400 (i740 chipset)
Joytech Mpact-2
http://www.joytech.com
During the production Intel phased out the i740 chipset and the card was changed to the Mpact-2.  The Mpact-2 has the additional features of a built-in MPEG-2 DVD decoder and TV output.  You can identify the Mpact-2 card by looking at the rear of the card, near the monitor connector.  The Mpact-2 card has a yellow RCA video jack next to the VGA connector.
10/100 Mb Network Card 3COM 3C905B
http://www.3com.com
 
8.4 GB Hard Drive Western Digital
http://www.westerndigital.com
 
40x CD ROM Lite-on  
17" Monitor MAG Innovision XJ700
http://www.mag.com.tw
Initial shipments were Princeton Graphics and later changed to Maxtech

Desktop Warranties
Most desktops were sold with a 3 year warranty, however there were some purchases made with only a one year warranty. If you would like to inquire as to the status of warranty on any particular system, please contact us with the serial number.

Peripherals 

Item Notes
33.6 PCMCIA Modem OEM from Actiontec http://www.actiontec.com 
IC-Card 10Mb PCMCIA  Ethernet Card OEM version of DE-650 from D-link
http://www.dlink.com
3COM 10Mb PCMCIA Card http://www.3com.com
56k V.90 PCMCIA Fax Modem OEM from Kingmax
http://www.kingmax.com
56k Modem / 10Mb Ethernet Combo PCMCIA Card Manufactured by Megahertz
http://www.3com.com
10/100 Mb Ethernet PCMCIA Card 3COM model 3CCFE574BT
http://www.3com.com
Visioneer Strobe Pro Scanner The initial shipments were made with the parallel interface version of the scanner, however Visioneer discontinued the parallel version during the production.  Later shipments were made using the serial/USB version of the strobe pro scanner.
Warranty for this item is handled by Visioneer directly.  They can be contacted at http://www.visioneer.com or 541/884-5548
HP Deskjet 340 Printer Warranty for this item is handled by HP directly.  They can be contacted at http://www.hp.com or 208-323-2551