MS530
DIAMONDTRON™ 17
THE
ULTIMATE
MULTIMEDIA HOME PC
you’re getting the ultimate multimedia home PC.
It’s the PC that so far has only been imagined – powerful, yes...advanced,
certainly...but only now is this level of computing and communication
ability available in such an easy to use, single unit, with
computing and multi-function digital television performance
to match its stunning looks.
Through one combination of expertise between Mitsubishi and
Apricot you can get ahead in education, be better
informed and better entertained.
That’s why for instance, with the Apricot MS530 simply
by using an infra red remote control you can join a world
where computer images can talk to you, where you
can communicate with someone on the other
side of the Earth, and connect with the most
authoritative sources of information.
If you really want the best there is,
you need the Apricot MS530
THE
DIAMONDTRON™17.
MULTIMEDIA HOME PC
Choose the Apricot MS530 DIAMONDTRON™17 and you can be sure
ULTIMATE
The Apricot MS530 redefines
the home multimedia PC with new standards of
quality, performance and useability.
Intel Pentium® 120/133
& 166 MHz Processors
Only the most powerful
processors are specified
for the best-ever
performance
Up to 64MB Onboard
RAM Memory
The EDO SIMM memory
has enhanced
performance and
unrivalled access speed
1.7GB Quantum
Hard Drive
A massive, fast access
hard drive; large enough
to cope with all your
applications for years to
come
Internal Sony
“Storage-hungry”
CD ROM Drive
The advanced high
performance drive from
a top name ensures
excellent CD performance
Infra red Remote Control
Total control of your
Apricot PC and integrated
television facility made
simple – just like
conventional TV and video
remote controls, with
additional pressure
sensitive mouse control
Accelerated PC Graphics
A Cirrus Logic GD5436
Graphics Controller
ensures that even the
most graphically intensive
applications move like
lightning
Hypersound™
Developed by Apricot
and Mitsubishi, digital
Hypersound™ boosts
both bass and high
frequency tones to give
you the uniquely high
quality sound you’d
expect from the
technology leaders
On-line V34bis
Fax/Modem
Your link with the
amazing world of the
Internet and the
communications of
tomorrow. Includes
Compuserve service
provider – the world’s
largest managed online
information service
Integrated 17"
Diamondtron™ Monitor
The state-of-the-art in
digital visual technology
from Mitsubishi for
unparalleled graphics and
television performance
Integrated Sound
Blaster Vibra 16 Audio
Superb stereo separation
and audio performance
from the technology
leaders
IF YOU CAN USE AN INFRARED REMOTE CONTROL,
BE SURE YOU’RE GETTING
THE BEST OF
MULTIMEDIA
COMPUTING
AND DIGITAL
TELEVISION
YOU CAN USE THE ULTIMATE MULTIMEDIA PC
If you’ve used a TV or video remote control before, you’ll find it’s just
as easy to control your Apricot MS530 by the same means. We’ve
purposely designed the infra red remote control to echo the kind
of functions you’re already used to, so you’ll have no problems
even as a first time user.
ALTOGETHER BETTER
The Apricot MS530 lets you send and receive faxes and
Email, receive terrestrial, satellite and cable TV, play music
CDs and the latest computer games, manage your home
or business affairs, access vast amounts of information
and a whole lot more. It truly is the ultimate multimedia PC!
With the integrated design of the Apricot MS530 you
can forget the usual jungle of wires which accompany
many PCs. The single power source doesn’t just make
for a tidy and space-saving unit that’s simple to set
up, it also saves you money by saving energy, because
the Apricot MS530 can be on ‘stand by’ like a TV or
video when not in use. Even in this energy-saving
mode, your PC can still receive Email, Voicemail
and faxes.
VISIBLY AND AUDIBLY AHEAD OF ITS TIME
Thanks to Apricot’s access to Mitsubishi monitor
and TV technology, the MS530’s Diamondtron™
17 inch, high-resolution monitor is amongst the
best you’ll find in a multimedia PC. This monitor
Once you start using your Apricot MS530, all its features
will really bring your games and graphics to life,
will combine to make you realise that you have the very
with exceptional full screen clarity and definition.
best PC you can buy. With the combined strengths of
The system also features high quality integral
Apricot Computer expertise and Mitsubishi consumer
speakers for superb stereo separation, and amazingly
electronics skills in one stylish package, this is truly the
ultimate multimedia experience for personal, business
and education applications – not forgetting plain old
fashioned fun!
clear, rich reproduction thanks to the digital
‘Hypersound’™ function. Hypersound™ includes
two digital signal audio processors which boost bass
and high frequency tones. So whether you’re playing
your favourite computer game, listening to a CD or
simply watching TV, sound quality with the MS530 is
definitely hi-fi in performance.
A PC WITH TELEVISION AND TELETEXT FUNCTIONS
The Apricot MS530 can be easily be used as a TV, with
Teletext functions as standard.
Three TV modes can be chosen from: as a full screen, a window
or as a backdrop to another application you may want to use at the
same time. And you can take images from television, cable, satellite or
Unique Welcome Mat
The Welcome Mat features an easy
to follow step by step set up guide,
which will quickly get you started.
a camcorder, copy them on to your disk and print them out for your
own use – a great idea for things like the kids’ school projects!
With the emphasis on user-friendly and
user-useful functions, we have designed a complete
range of software for inclusion with your Apricot MS530.
To reproduce the MS530’s standard software bundle
on a conventional PC, you could easily find yourself
spending hundreds of pounds!
ALL YOU NEED TO
EDUCATE, ENTERTAIN,
Apricot have designed a system on
the MS530 to make your applications easily accessible
from the moment you start up the PC.
The Apricot Easy Manager™ comprises various
applications to give you maximum benefits from a multimedia PC,
without having to be an expert.
Education
Because the Apricot MS530 is at the same time easy to use and highly advanced,
ORGANISE
AND SHOW
YOUR FAMILY
THE WORLD
Entertainment
Whether you’re exploring the remotest corners of the Internet, playing a
it’s the ideal way to introduce children to the kind of technology they’ll be using in later life. Multimedia
chart-topping game or listening to your favourite music CD, the Apricot MS530 has the flexibility
is an unparalleled way to bring subjects to life – through words, pictures, animation and brilliant
and capacity to be your best choice for entertainment capability for years to come.
stereo sound. And it’s not just the kids who’ll have an invaluable advantage with their schoolwork, getting into Multimedia is
From writing a
good for your career too!
Entertainment Centre
The purpose-designed Entertainment Centre runs all the
multimedia games included with the MS530. Access couldn’t be easier or simpler; just place the CD in the
tray, press a button and you’re playing!
Message Centre
Apricot’s Message Centre allows you
easily to identify and respond to Voicemail messages, Email, faxes and memos through an easy to use operating
Business and Personal Productivity
letter to balancing a budget, keeping records to managing a busy schedule, the Apricot MS530 makes life so
much easier to organise. With world-wide communications set to transform the way we work and live, the
MS530’s integral fax modem means you can instantly start to communicate through Email, Voicemail and fax.
A Comprehensive Solution
The inclusion of Windows 95 and Apricot’s unique Discoverware Training
This software function offers far more than usual standard personal
CD means you’ll pick up the knowledge to make maximum use of your Apricot system quickly and easily. It’s a typical example
schedule programs. It can operate as a morning ‘wake up’ system – automatically starting up your PC at say,
of Apricot attention to detail. In the extremely unlikely event of your computer failing, or your erasing system files by mistake,
8.25 am, with the software applications you require ready and waiting for you to use at 8.30am. It can even interrupt you at a set
our inclusion of a CD Recovery Disk means it’s simple restore your PC to ‘as bought’ condition. Along with operating software
screen.
Media Manager
time of day to show you a TV programme or give you a reminder.
Parental Lock If you want to control the viewing
which is exclusive to the MS530, there is also an extensive range of bundled software included.
of certain TV, satellite or cable channels, the Apricot MS530 has a Parental Lock and an Attempted Access Log to give you
complete peace of mind over viewing access.
Software packaging illustrated is for photographic purposes, and may differ from actual product shipped.
Software bundles may vary in different outlets.
SPECIFICATION
PRODUCT FEATURES:
Processor
Expansion
Intel Triton Chip set
CPU Type
Clock Speed (internal)
Clock Speed (external)
Internal Cache
Coprocessor
Data/Address Bus
CPU Socket Type
iCOMP benchmark
Core Logic chipset
Total Slots
PCI
ISA
Free Slots
1.7GB Quantum Hard drive
External Cache
Integrated 17'' Diamondtron™ monitor –
Mitsubishi tube technology
Pentium® 120, 133 and 166MHz processors
Up to 64MB onboard RAM
Accelerated PC graphics
Cirrus Logic GD5436 graphics controller
Up to 2MB of video RAM
Supplied
256k cache memory
Maximum
Mapping
Writing Scheme
Cache Speed
Internal Sony Six Speed CD ROM
RAM
Advanced EDO memory as standard
Integrated Soundblaster Vibra 16 audio
Internal stereo speakers
Mitsubishi Hypersound™ technology
Comprehensive bundled software
for education, entertainment and
business
3 power modes
2PCI and 3 ISA expansion slots
On-line V34bis modem included
Infra red remote control
Integrated digital TV/Teletext –
can also receive cable/ satellite
Support for composite video input
S TA N D A R D F E AT U R E S :
1.44MB floppy drive
Serial port
Parallel port
256KB Async on 120 & 133 MHz models
256KB pipeline burst on 166 MHz models
256KB
Direct
Write back
15ns/66MHz
16MB
64MB
32-bit EDO SIMM
70ns
Motherboard
None
2
0
4, 8, 16 & 32MB
ROM
1MB
Flash ROM
Yes
Graphics
Supplied
Max
Type
Max N.I. resolution @ 1MB
Max N.I. resolution @ 2MB
Max N.I. colours @ 1MB
Max N.I. colours @ 2MB
Cirrus Logic GD5436
PCI Local Bus
Motherboard
1MB on 120 & 133 MHz models
2MB on 166 MHz models
2MB
DRAM
1024x768 (256 colours)
1280x1024 (256 colours)
16.8 million (640x480)
16.8 million (800x600)
Modem
Specifications
Keyboard port
102 Keyboard
2 button mouse
V.34 (28,800 bps) Data Mode
(Plus: V.21, V.22, V.23, V.22bis, V.32)
V.17 14,400bps Group 3.EIA
Compatible Fax Mode (Class II)
Error correction & compression
(V.42 & V.42bis)
12bit 11KHz sampled Business
Audio Voice Quality
Security
Technology
Access control
BIOS level security
Power On/ CMOS Set-up password
Type
Width x depth x height
Weight
Colour
All-in-one Multimedia PC/TV
430 x 426 x 445mm
35 KG
Apricot Pearl White
Warranty
Serial:
quantity
Parallel:
connector
quantity
type
Dual 16550 compliant.
(one used by I/R controller)
9-pin D-SUB
1
ECP/EPP compliant
Dual channel PCI bus EIDE controller
ATA IDE standard
Connector type
Max Data transfer
Keyboard type
Mouse type
Rating (constant)
Rating (peak)
Type
Mode 4
40 pin
16.6Mb/s
PS/2
PS/2
210W
242W
Switched Mode
Voltage Setting
Voltage input range (AC)
Max loads
External connectors
Size
Type
Shadowable
Controller
Interface
Location
Video Memory:
I/O Ports
Power Supply
Supplied
Maximum
Type
Speed
Fitted RAM location
Parity
Sockets:
total
ree
Sizes supported
Mouse port
Pre-installed Windows 95
Intel Pentium® processors
120 MHz, 133 MHz or 166 MHz
60/66 MHz
2x8KB
Integral
64/32 bits
321-pin ZIF (Socket 7)
1000/1110/1308
Intel 430FX PCI set
System Cabinet
5
2
3
2xPCI, 1xISA
198-262V
+5V
12A
+12V 3.5A
-12V
0.2A
-5V
3A
IEC in
3.5”/1.44MB
Embedded
Audio
Type
Enhancement
Location
Ports
Speakers
location
rating
Creative Labs SoundBlaster Vibra-16
Hypersound Audio
Motherboard
Line in, Line out, Mic in, Speaker out,
MIDI/Joystick
Integral Stereo Dome
2x 2W
CD-ROM
Type
Transfer rate
Average access
Interface
Protocol
Rotational Speed
Sony CDU111
900KB/sec
180ms
IDE
ATAPI
x6 (six speed)
Temperature (operating)
Temperature (non-op.)
R. humidity (operating)
R. humidity (non-op.)
EMI/RFI approvals
Safety
1.7GB
IDE
11ms
2.5ms
9.02MB/sec
128KB
4,000,000 p.o.h.
5 to +35 degrees C
5 to +65 degrees C
10 to 80%
10 to 90%
CE compliant
MPR II
BEAB
Integrated Monitor
Standard
CRT size
CRT Type
Display area
Dot Pitch
Phospor
Video input
Max. video bandwidth
Max res @ vert. frequency (N.I.)
Power Management
EVGAe
17”
Diamondtron™
Dark tint
Anti glare/ Anti static
300 x 225mm (+/- 6mm)
0.26mm
P22
Analogue RGB
160MHz
1280 x 1024 @ 75Hz
VESA DPMS
EPA compliant
19
Input Devices
Keyboard
Mouse
Infra red remote controller
102 key, PS/2 interface, 2m cable
2 button, 400 dpi, PS/2 interface,
1.83m cable
custom multi function remote controller
LCD Display
Panel
Function
16 characters x 2 rows
Monitor adjustment,
Hypersound control
Preloaded software
Operating system
Applications
User tools
Education
Hard Drive
Capacity
Type
Average access
Track to track seek
Burst data rate
Cache
MTBF
1 Year limited warranty
Environmental
Memory Settings
Floppy drive
Type/Capacity
Controller
Standard cover (UK mainland only)
Business &
Personal
Productivity
Entertainment
Microsoft Windows 95
Apricot user interface including:scheduler function,
TV & Teletext control,
I/R support, message centre,
advanced power management
Hutchinson Multimedia Encyclopaedia,
Bodyworks 5, Sesame Street Words,
Madeline
Microsoft Works, Microsoft Money,
Compuserve Trial, Cyberworks,
Discoverware Learn W95,
Apricot Easy Manager
Fifa 96, Magic Carpet 2, U.S.N.F. Gold
Also included - Pre-installed Windows 95 and an Apricot CD System Recovery Disk
Software bundles may vary in different outlets.
MS530 DIAMONDTRON™17
DISCOVER THE WORLD OF MULTIMEDIA WITH THE APRICOT MS530
0800 212 422
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC
PC DIVISION
Apricot Computers Limited
3500 Parkside
Birmingham Business Park
Birmingham B37 7YS
Tel +44 (0)121 717 7171
Fax +44 (0)121 717 7799
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC
PC DIVISION
Apricot Computers Limited
29 Rutherford Road
Southfield Industrial Estate
Glenrothes, Fife KY6 2RT
Tel +44 (0)1592 773 666
Fax +44 (0)1592 773 427
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC
IRELAND
West Gate Business Park
Ballymount
Dublin 24
Ireland
Tel +353 (0)1 450 5007
Fax +353 (0)1 456 1337
http://www.apricot.co.uk
Not all outlets will stock all Apricot multimedia computers or configurations. Please contact your local
supplier for details. Prices shown are recommended retail prices, exclusive of VAT. Contact your local stockist
for actual current price. Some peripheral products are brought in and supplied on by Apricot from
organisations which may not have BS5750 registration. Apricot reserves the right to alter prices and
specifications without prior notice. E&OE.
Certificate No's:
FM 1716 FS 21715 FS 30305