From: Rakewell Ltd []
Sent: 23 March 2004 13:13
Subject: Promotions and product information 23rd March

Dear Vic,

Welcome to the fifth edition of our new newsletter, (you have been spared editions 2 to 4 because I forgot to send them), designed to bring you news of the latest IT products to support your business. This week we focus on:

  1. Microsoft
  2. Lexmark
  3. IBM
  4. D-link
  5. APC
  6. Kyocera
  7. Acer
  8. Richard Russell

To access a wealth of new product information across a further 25 manufacturers, click on any of the links to visit our website.


Microsoft Office 2003 plus Software Assurance customer promotion

Microsoft has launched an attractive promotion to give you an extra incentive to upgrade to Office 2003 - and you can take advantage from today.

Microsofts key objective is to help SMB customers who are keen to upgrade to Office 2003, but have been concerned about the initial cost, including that of licensing and Software Assurance (SA). Our new promotion lightens this load - enabling you to enjoy the benefits of Microsoft Office, as well as the Software Assurance value programme with its new enhancements.

The Microsoft rebate applies to the following editions of Office 2003:

· Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003
· Microsoft Desktop Professional 2003
· Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003
· Microsoft Office Small Business Edition 2003


When you buy a Lexmark T630 VE you can claim a drawer worth £125!

The T630 VE is a fast, versatile printer with numerous software productivity features. With up to 35 pages per minute at less than 8.5 seconds to first page, and an ultra-fast processor the T630VE is ideal for all your business requirements. Additionally, you can purchase a Lexmark
X6190pro and claim a black cartridge absolutely FREE.The Lexmark X6190pro offers four
machines in one for printing, copying, colour scanning, and faxing resulting in the ultimate desktop and home office solution.

These special offers are only valid until 31st March 2004. So hurry!


IBM ThinkPad R40e's and ThinkCentre A30 Microtowers

IBM ThinkPad R Series notebooks offer the best blend of essential features for frequently mobile users who want easy, ready-to-run computing. Whether it's processor power, display size, or connectivity, you can choose the right balance of portability, strength and affordability for all your mobile computing needs.

TE0QVUK - ThinkPAd R40e P4 2.2GHz 256MB 30GB 14.1"TFT DVD Modem Ethernet Win XP Pro -
TEOHTUK - TP R40e Celeron 2.0GHz 256MB 30GB 14.1"XGA TFT DVD/CDRW Modem Ethernet Win XP Home -
The IBM ThinkCentre A Series offers great technology and affordable prices. Pre-loaded Rapid Restore for easy data back-up and recovery and easy migration of personal settings with IBM Systems Migration Assistant .

PLY76UK - ThinkCentre A30 Cel 2.4GHz, 128MB, 40GB, CDx48, Ethernet, Rapid Restore, Win XP Home -


Dlink Wireless ADSL Router DSL-G604T

With Built in 802.11g Wireless Lan & 4 Port Switch, the DSL-G604T is an ADSL Router designed for office use. This router lets you quickly and easily connect to high-speed broadband Internet and share your ADSL line. With a built-in ADSL interface, 802.11g high-speed wireless LAN, 4 10/100BASETX Ethernet switch ports and advanced router functions, this device gives your business a convenient and cost-effective way to install a secure, fast network with bottleneck-free link to the outside world.

Standards & Features :
High-speed Internet access
Built-in ADSL interface with widest range of DSLAM interoperability
ADSL (ANSI T1.413 issue 2, G.dmt Annex A, G.lite Annex A)compliant
Built-in 4 10/100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet switch ports
Built-in high-speed 802.11g wireless LAN
Virtual Private Network (VPN) pass-through support
DMZ and Virtual Server Mapping support
Web-based configuration


APC racks are compatible with all major brands of server and networking products

NetShelter VX is APC's leading-edge enclosure solution for APC racks. NetShelter VX addresses many of the emerging trends and issues IT managers face today by incorporating new features and benefits that allow customers to create a more effective IT environment.

NetShelter VX 42U Enclosure w/Sides Black : AR2100BLK
NetShelter VX 42U Enclosure w/out Sides Black : AR2101BLK


FS-1020D Eshot - Digital Channel Incentive

More reasons why you should be buying the award winning FS-1020D compact printer.

With features including:
-20ppm A4 ECOSYS laser printer
-Speedy time to first page of 10 seconds
-Ultra fast 266MHz PowerPC processor for fast return to application
-Double sided printing (duplex) for FREE
-Compact, small footprint suitable for any desk top
-Lowest cost per page in its class

"With an excellent balance between speed, features and value, this personal laser is good for all…" PC Pro A List Award
"This just leaves the Kyocera, which is hard to fault in any category... The FS-1020D is quick and can print double-sided with its built-in duplexer. It's expandable with extra paper trays and came top in our blind print quality assessment. And then you take into account its running costs…" Trusted Reviews


Acer - Bringing the future one step closer

Moving ahead...
...and staying ahead

-Performance First
-Full Multimedia Functionality
-Far-reaching Connectivity

The Aspire 1500 series is designed for employees in small and medium businesses, and for the self employed professional, looking for a very powerful, 64-bit, HyperTransport(tm)-driven workplace to outperform the competition while on the move, and who wants true-to-life digital entertainment at home, supported by high-end Radeon video performance.


New version of BBC BASIC for Windows released

A new version of 'BBC BASIC for Windows' has just been released. Version 3.00 has many new and useful features; the headlines are as follows:

- The max string length is increased from 255 to 65535 characters.
- The keyword PRIVATE is introduced.
- LOCAL and PRIVATE arrays are supported.
- DIM <numvar> LOCAL <expr> is implemented.
- Variables may be passed 'by reference' to procedures and functions using the 'RETURN' syntax.
- Array arithmetic is implemented, including the dot product A() = B().C()
- The MOD function returns the modulus (square-root of the sum of the squares of all the elements) of an array.
- MOUSE TO and MOUSE RECTANGLE are implemented.

For full details of the additions see:

Price £29.99 inc VAT.

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