READ THIS ARTICLE FOR PRACTICAL IDEAS ON USING THE CD-ROM DRIVE
TO LOAD INTERACTIVE ELECTRONIC TECHNICAL MANUALS.
As well as having all the functions of a CD-Rom drive
you can also store large files on CD - ideal for making photo albums from digital pictures, storing MP3 audio files or creating music compilation CDs.
Discs written this way will be automatically readable by other CD-RW drives or CD-ROM drives
, without requiring a proprietary read driver, ensuring compatibility between all PCs.
A PC does not need a CD-ROM drive
to access the contents of CDs.
PC requirements: 133-MHz processor, Windows 95/98/NT, 8 megabytes RAM, 2[yen] CD-ROM drive
, and 8-bit (256-color) display.
Kenwood Technologies has announced the Kenwood 72X TrueX CD-ROM drive
, its third high-performance drive based on Zen Research's TrueX technology.
PT Samsung Electronic Indonesia (SEI) plans to produce CD-ROM drive
with a production capacity of 3,500 units a year starting in 1999.
The basic computer has the following components: hard drive, monitor, processor, mouse, memory, keyboard, CD-ROM drive
, printer, floppy-disk drive and modem.
PC: 486 DX-33MHz or higher microprocessor; 8MB RAM (12MB recommended for Windows 95); MPC-compatible double-speed CD-ROM drive
and sound card; mouse; SVGA 256 color display [16 bit color preferred]; loudspeakers or headphones; Microsoft Windows version 3.1 or Windows 95.
The ThinkPad, which sells for about $2,500, comes with a built-in CD-ROM drive
. The Texas Instruments machine, which lacks a CD-ROM drive
, sells for about $1,800.
Plow, that money will buy a 120 MHz Pentium processor (about 8 times faster in instructions per second), at least 40 MB of RAM, a 1.3 gigabyte hard disk drive (three times the data storage capacity), a 28,800 baud modem, and an internal quad speed CD-ROM drive
Information will be provided on the many ways to connect compact disc-read only memory (CD-ROM) to a desktop or laptop personal computer (PC), key decisions to be made before purchasing a CD-ROM drive
, and the type of monitor, speakers and data bus needed.