A Multimedia Power Surge

In '97, brawnier chips will put your PC in the running as an entertainment center

This is the time when we trend-spotters are supposed to peer into our crystal balls and predict the big news of the year to come. Fortunately, the computer industry makes my job easy by announcing products months before they are available for sale. And the hot trend for 1997 will be multimedia performance good enough to turn PCs into serious home-entertainment appliances.

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