Systemax Introduces PC With Intel Pentium 4 Processor And Windows 2000 Professional Priced at $999

Aggressive Pricing Underscores Marketing Drive to Increase

Market Share of PC Sales to Small and Medium-Sized Businesses



Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Systemax Inc.

    PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Systemax (NYSE:   SYX), a
 leading manufacturer and distributor of PC hardware and related computer
 products, today introduced a PC with an Intel (R) Pentium(R) 4 processor and
 Windows(R) 2000 Professional priced at $999.
     The new Venture U14b PC also comes with 128MB RDRAM, a 20GB hard drive,
 and a 52x CD-ROM.  The computer meets the hardware requirements to run
 Microsoft Windows XP when the operating software becomes available later this
 year.  It is backed by Systemax's unparalleled customer service, which is
 exemplified by the company's slogan "It's like having your own Systemax Tech
 Guy".
     "Our aggressive pricing and superior service underscore our determination
 to significantly bolster our market share of PC sales to small and
 medium-sized businesses," said Bob Dooley, Systemax's Senior Vice President of
 Sales and Marketing.
     "We have extensively researched this market and designed our products to
 suit their specific needs, both in terms of performance and value.  The
 Pentium 4 processor and Windows 2000 Professional provide the powerful
 combination of speed and reliability business users require."
     In keeping with its focus on small and medium-sized businesses, Systemax
 recently introduced a line of high-performance servers that are as much as
 10 times faster than traditional workgroup units and priced 30% to 60% lower.
 Systemax also was the first computer manufacturer to ship Windows XP-ready
 PCs.
     "Windows 2000 Professional pre-loaded on a Venture PC is a reliable
 computing solution that small and medium-sized business owners can purchase
 with confidence," said Mike Oldham, Microsoft OEM Sales Director, South
 Pacific and Americas Region.  "In addition, this PC is Windows XP Ready, so
 the owner of this system knows they have hardware capable of running Windows
 XP when it launches later this year."
     Systemax's PCs are available through Global Computer Supplies
 (http://www.globalcomputer.com), TigerDirect (http://www.tigerdirect.com),
 Midwest Micro (http://www.mwmicro.com), and other leading distributors.
 Systemax's expert sales specialists can also be contacted at 800-8-GLOBAL.
     Systemax (http://www.systemax.com) has developed an integrated system of
 branded e-commerce web sites, direct mail catalogs, and relationship marketing
 to sell private-label and name-brand PC hardware, related computer products,
 and industrial products, to businesses in North America and Europe.  With
 annual sales in excess of  $1.5 billion, Systemax is a Fortune 1000 and
 Inter@active Internet 500 company.
 
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    PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Systemax (NYSE:   SYX), a
 leading manufacturer and distributor of PC hardware and related computer
 products, today introduced a PC with an Intel (R) Pentium(R) 4 processor and
 Windows(R) 2000 Professional priced at $999.
     The new Venture U14b PC also comes with 128MB RDRAM, a 20GB hard drive,
 and a 52x CD-ROM.  The computer meets the hardware requirements to run
 Microsoft Windows XP when the operating software becomes available later this
 year.  It is backed by Systemax's unparalleled customer service, which is
 exemplified by the company's slogan "It's like having your own Systemax Tech
 Guy".
     "Our aggressive pricing and superior service underscore our determination
 to significantly bolster our market share of PC sales to small and
 medium-sized businesses," said Bob Dooley, Systemax's Senior Vice President of
 Sales and Marketing.
     "We have extensively researched this market and designed our products to
 suit their specific needs, both in terms of performance and value.  The
 Pentium 4 processor and Windows 2000 Professional provide the powerful
 combination of speed and reliability business users require."
     In keeping with its focus on small and medium-sized businesses, Systemax
 recently introduced a line of high-performance servers that are as much as
 10 times faster than traditional workgroup units and priced 30% to 60% lower.
 Systemax also was the first computer manufacturer to ship Windows XP-ready
 PCs.
     "Windows 2000 Professional pre-loaded on a Venture PC is a reliable
 computing solution that small and medium-sized business owners can purchase
 with confidence," said Mike Oldham, Microsoft OEM Sales Director, South
 Pacific and Americas Region.  "In addition, this PC is Windows XP Ready, so
 the owner of this system knows they have hardware capable of running Windows
 XP when it launches later this year."
     Systemax's PCs are available through Global Computer Supplies
 (http://www.globalcomputer.com), TigerDirect (http://www.tigerdirect.com),
 Midwest Micro (http://www.mwmicro.com), and other leading distributors.
 Systemax's expert sales specialists can also be contacted at 800-8-GLOBAL.
     Systemax (http://www.systemax.com) has developed an integrated system of
 branded e-commerce web sites, direct mail catalogs, and relationship marketing
 to sell private-label and name-brand PC hardware, related computer products,
 and industrial products, to businesses in North America and Europe.  With
 annual sales in excess of  $1.5 billion, Systemax is a Fortune 1000 and
 Inter@active Internet 500 company.
 
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