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    NEC Versa ® LX/SX Ser ies of Noteboook Computers LX & V ERSA ERSA P R O D U C T G U I D E...

  • Page 2: Nec Versa Lx Series Nec Versa Sx Series

    NEC Corporation. VersaBay,VersaGlide and PortBar are trademarks of NEC Corporation. All are used under license.Versa Tools is a trademark of Packard Bell NEC, Inc. Microsoft,Windows and Windows NT are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Pentium and LANDesk are registered trademarks and MMX a trademark of Intel Corporation.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    NEC Versa LX Series Specifications ........

  • Page 4: Overview

    A N O T E B O O K F O R E V E R Y U S E R The NEC Versa LX Series is designed to be a corporate standard, with models that cover the spectrum from high-end to value. For example, your power users and presenters can opt for the blazing speed of a mobile Pentium II processor, giant 14.1"...

  • Page 5: New Nec Display Technology

    • Integrated backlight and high contrast ratio allow for easier viewing in a variety of lighting conditions. The NEC Versa LX and Versa SX Series come with a choice of display sizes and, with the Versa LX, a choice of resolutions:...

  • Page 6: Built To Suit

    LCD, CRT and TV (S-Video and NTSC/PAL). B U I L T T O S U I T In their standard configurations the NEC Versa LX and Versa SX come with 32MB of memory and a 2.1GB SMART (Self Monitoring and Reporting Technology) hard disk drive (HDD).

  • Page 7: Ultimate Convenience Via Versabay ™ Iii

    The VersaBay III slot on the front of the NEC Versa LX and right side of the Versa SX is home to any one of the VersaBay III Paks described below. The CD-ROM is standard, but users can opt for the DVD drive instead.

  • Page 8: Operating Systems-now And For The Future

    CD-ROM. This saves MIS departments and individual users the trouble of removing software they don’t want. A complete list of the software that comes with the Versa LX and Versa SX is on page 22, but here are a few of the titles:...

  • Page 9: Sm Warranty Protection

    The UltraCare service program is designed to keep downtime to a minimum, pro- tect the user’s notebook investment and promote optimum system performance. The NEC Versa LX and Versa SX come with a three-year return-to-factory limited warranty on all parts and labor. This warranty, called UltraCare Essential service, provides in the U.S.

  • Page 10: Versa Dock

    • When the next generation of NEC Versa notebooks arrives, the existing accessories can still be used. All the accessories available for the NEC Versa LX and Versa SX are listed on page 9. Here’s a rundown on some of the major ones. VersaBay III Paks are described on page 4.

  • Page 11: External Diskette Kit

    This option for the NEC Versa SX allows users to access the 1.44MB diskette drive while another device is in the VersaBay III slot. The NEC Versa LX comes with a 1.44MB diskette drive or SuperDisk LS-120 drive pre-installed internally (i.e., not in the VersaBay III slot) and, therefore, does not require this kit.

  • Page 12: List Of Accessories And Part Numbers

    6.0GB Hard Disk Drive with Cradle Pak OP-810-69002 (available August 1998) Versa Dock OP-560-69002 Expansion Versa PortBar OP-560-69001 NEC Versa SX External Diskette Kit OP-560-69001-1 NEC C700 17" Monitor (16" viewable) TX-D7F53NP NEC C900 19" Monitor (18" viewable) KM-810 Monitor Stand OP-560-62004-1...

  • Page 13: Features & Benefits

    VersaBay III slot. Maximum hard drive capacity is 12.0GB on the NEC Versa LX, 10.0GB on the Versa SX. Maximum memory is 256MB on Pentium II models, 192MB with Pentium MMX.

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    Holds seven times as much data as a CD-ROM, making it ideal for archiving massive files, but is backward compatible with existing CD-ROMs. (The Versa LX and Versa SX can be ordered with a CD-ROM or DVD drive.) “Universal” options Lowers the total cost of ownership.

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    B e n e f i t s NEC Versa LX/SX Feature How It Benefits the User The NEC Versa LX or Versa SX becomes the Versa Dock basis for a desktop multimedia system when plugged into this option. Its features include...

  • Page 16: Questions & Answers

    What size and resolution displays are available on the NEC Versa LX and Versa SX, and how many colors are supported? Three sizes and two resolutions are available:...

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    LCD, CRT and TV (S-Video and NTSC/PAL). What are the hard drive and memory capacities of the NEC Versa LX and Versa SX? In their standard configurations the NEC Versa LX and Versa SX come with 2.1GB SMART hard disk drives (HDD) and 32MB of memory.

  • Page 18: Versabay Iii

    For the multitasking demanded in today’s workplace,VersaBay III, the slot on the front of the NEC Versa LX and right side of the Versa SX, offers the ultimate in flexibility and convenience. Users can swap devices to perform various jobs and, when they travel, keep luggage weight down by carrying only the essentials.

  • Page 19: Accessories

    Can VersaBay III Paks be hot or warm swapped? The Paks can be warm swapped on the Versa LX, hot swapped on the Versa SX. What if the user doesn’t have a device installed in the VersaBay III slot? A weight-saving module, included with each notebook, covers the VersaBay III slot when no device is installed.

  • Page 20: Peace Of Mind

    No, they’re compatible with the NEC Versa LX and Versa SX only. P E A C E O F M I N D What is the length of the warranty on the NEC Versa LX and Versa SX, and what does it include? Each comes with a three-year return-to-factory limited warranty on all parts and labor.

  • Page 21: Pc Card Support

    • Repair within three business days and return prepaid freight What is UltraCare Preferred service? By completing and submitting the NEC Versa LX or Versa SX product registration, users receive one free year of UltraCare Preferred service, which offers: • International coverage •...

  • Page 22: Multimedia Support

    • Zoomed Video provides for an overall improvement in video quality. • Maestro-2ETM PCI audio accelerator delivers advanced audio features. • Two internal stereo speakers are located on the palmrest of the Versa LX, on the front of the Versa SX.

  • Page 23: Battery Power

    Do you have to turn off the NEC Versa LX or Versa SX to replace the battery? No, just put it in suspend mode. Each notebook has an internal bridge battery that acts as a safety net for easy battery swapping.

  • Page 24: User-friendliness

    FN F7 key between Longest Battery Life, Highest Performance, Custom and Off. Power management lets the user direct the NEC Versa LX or Versa SX to go into suspend mode automatically after a preset time of system inactivity or to manually put the system in suspend mode through the suspend key.

  • Page 25: Software

    • Windows 98 (available after July 15, 1998) • Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Agaté Tíoman is pre-installed on all NEC Versa LX and Versa SX models to enable swapping of VersaBay III devices without shutting down the system. Models with the Windows NT operating system have this software pre-installed: SystemSoft CardWizard for PC Card plug and play capability and SystemSoft PowerProfiler for power management.

  • Page 26: Nec Versa Lx Series Specifications

    Standard Configurations Model Order Processor TFT Color Memory Hard CD-ROM Code Display Drive NEC Versa LX VL440 266MHz Pentium II 14.1" XGA 32MB 2.1GB 24X maximum NEC Versa LX VL330 233MHz Pentium II 13.3" XGA 32MB 2.1GB 24X maximum NEC Versa LX VL210 233MHz Pentium MMX 12.1"...

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    (CCFT) backlit LCD Displays Viewing area: 14.1", 13.3" or 12.1" Resolutions: XGA (1024 x 768) on 14.1" and 13.3", SVGA (800 x 600) on 12.1" Dot pitch: 0.306mm Colors supported: 16.8 million ATI 3D RAGE LT PRO graphics accelerator NEC Versa LX/SX...

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    Compliance: Photo CD, CD-1, MPC-3, 8X sampling for CD audio Dimensions/weight: 5.1"W x 5.9"D x 0.6"H/0.6 lb. Physical: • Type - Optical • Capacity (formatted) - 656MB • Buffer - 128KB • Disks - 1 • Heads - 2 NEC Versa LX/SX...

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    • Transfer (buffer to system) - 16.7MB/s maximum Optional drive resides in VersaBay III slot SuperDisk LS-120 Drive Accommodates 1.44MB diskettes and 120MB SuperDisk diskettes Dimensions/weight: 5.1"W x 5.9"D x 0.6"H/0.5 lb. VersaBay III See “Internal SuperDisk LS-120 Drive” above for specifications NEC Versa LX/SX...

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    Transmit distance: 3.25' maximum Speed: 115.2Kbps to 4Mbps depending on operating system and software support Connector for optional Versa Dock or Versa PortBar Expansion VersaBay III slot 2 slide-in SODIMM memory card slots 2 PC Card slots NEC Versa LX/SX...

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    SMART battery technology, thermal monitoring, Kensington lock slot Operating temperature: 41˚F to 95˚F (5˚C to 35˚C) Environment Storage temperature: -4˚F to 140˚F (-20˚C to 60˚C) Operating humidity: 20% to 80% noncondensing Storage humidity: 10% to 80% noncondensing NEC Versa LX/SX...

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    Life (depending on configuration and usage): 3 to 4 hours, 52 watt hours capacity Recharge time: 2.5 hours with power off Output voltage: 10.8 volts DC Capacity: 4800 mAh Dimensions/weight: 6.2"W x 4.5"D x .0.7"H, 1.1 lb. NEC Versa LX/SX...

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    Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-632-4525 Support 3-year parts and labor limited warranty (UltraCare Essential service) Warranty 1 year of free global UltraCare Preferred service with product registration Extended UltraCare service and screen assurance programs available (call 1-800-632-4525) NEC Versa LX/SX...

  • Page 34: Nec Versa Sx Series Specifications

    • Transfer (buffer to system) - 33.3MB/s maximum Active-Matrix Type:TFT (thin-film transistor), cold cathode fluorescent tube Color (CCFT) backlit LCD Displays Viewing area: 14.1" or 13.3" Resolution: XGA (1024 x 768) Dot pitch: 0.306mm Colors supported: 65,536 NEC Versa LX/SX...

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    • Type - Magnetic • Capacity (formatted) - 1440KB • Disks - 1 • Heads - 2 • Rotational speed - 300 RPM Performance: • Seek (minimum) - 3ms • Transfer (media to buffer) - 250KB/s to 500KB/s NEC Versa LX/SX...

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    • Heads - 2 • Rotational speed - 5120 RPM (10X-24X) Performance: • Seek (average/maximum) - 100ms/230ms • Access (average) – 110ms • Transfer (media to buffer) - 3.6MB/s to 4.1MB/s • Transfer (buffer to system) - 16.7MB/s maximum NEC Versa LX/SX...

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    • Buffer - 16K • Disks - 1 • Heads - 2 • Rotational speed - 2941 RPM Performance: • Seek (average) - 29ms • Transfer (media to buffer) - 1.0MB/s • Transfer (buffer to system) - 26.7Mbits/s maximum NEC Versa LX/SX...

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    PC98, PC97 WfM 1.1A (Wired for Management) Year 2000 VersaGlide touchpad with 2 programmable mouse buttons located Pointing Device left of center on the palmrest below the keyboard Supports double-tap/tap-disable capabilities and drag-lock function Microsoft IntelliMouse emulation NEC Versa LX/SX...

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    Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-632-4525 Technical Support 3-year parts and labor limited warranty (UltraCare Essential service) Warranty 1 year of free global UltraCare Preferred service with product registration Extended UltraCare service and screen assurance programs available (call 1-800-632-4525) NEC Versa LX/SX...

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    Powers the CMOS that retains configuration, date and time Battery Year/month/day/hour/minute/second maintained by internal Calendar Clock lithium backup battery; year-2000 compliant 4 levels: Longest Battery Life, Highest Performance, Custom, Off Power Management ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) support NEC Versa LX/SX...

  • Page 41: Nec Versa Lx Vs. Nec Versa Sx

    N E C V e r s a v s . N E C V e r s a NEC Versa LX/SX...

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    N E C V e r s a v s . N E C V e r s a NEC Versa LX/SX...

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    N E C V e r s a v s . N E C V e r s a NEC Versa LX/SX...

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    N E C V e r s a v s . N E C V e r s a NEC Versa LX/SX...

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    N E C V e r s a v s . N E C V e r s a NEC Versa LX/SX...

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    NEC Computer Systems Division Packard Bell NEC, Inc. 1414 Massachusetts Avenue Boxborough, MA 01719-2298...

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