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MTV and Lan Plus Plan to Kick Off a New Multifunctional PC Product Line Powered by the AMD Athlon XP Processor

Equipped With All the College Props, Including a CD Burner, Cable-Ready Television Tuner, DVD Player and Radio Tuner With Remote (January 09, 2002)
MTV: Music Television and Lan Plus today announced a brand new line of PCs and PC-based products geared toward the Internet and entertainment-savvy MTV demographic.

Planned to be released in Spring 2002, these products will enable users to watch TV, play DVD movies, listen to CDs, tune in to the stereo and browse the Internet from a single device. The new line of products is also designed to enhance the gaming experience.

Powered by the AMD Athlon XP processor, the computer is expected to be equipped with a DVD/CD-RW drive, cable-ready television tuner, radio tuner with remote and LCD monitor that provides radiation-free entertainment and PC application viewing. This stylish product will be available in a variety of designs and colors and will include exclusive MTV content.

"This new product line is an ideal solution for anyone wishing to combine all their entertainment and computing needs in one unit. This phenomenal product virtually replaces the television, personal computer, DVD player and music CD/FM stereo. Just think about the impact this will have on dormitories, as well as homes and lofts with limited space," said Bob Anderson, director of business development at Lan Plus. "The system blends entertainment needs and computing needs in a powerful, yet simple, design."

"We are always looking for new ways to enhance the entertainment experience for our tech savvy audience," said Tony Calandra, director, interactive products for MTV. "With this one product, college students can convert their dorms into an up-to-the-minute entertainment center where they can burn CDs, watch movies on DVD, catch their favorite cable shows and surf on-line."

"AMD has long enjoyed an enthusiastic relationship with advanced technology users," said Pat Moorhead, AMD vice president of customer advocacy. "We believe this product is revolutionary because it will deliver convergence technology that successfully blends productivity and entertainment powered by the world's highest performance PC processor, the AMD Athlon XP. The end result will be a customer-centric product that delivers technology designed for the multi-media needs of the MTV tech-savvy audience."

About the AMD Athlon XP Processor

The AMD Athlon XP processor features QuantiSpeed architecture, 384KB of on-chip, full-speed cache and support for AMD's 3DNow! Professional instructions for enhanced multimedia capabilities. The AMD Athlon XP processor is compatible with AMD's Socket A infrastructure, and supports the advanced 266MHz front-side bus. AMD Athlon XP processors are manufactured using AMD's 0.18-micron copper process technology in Fab 30 in Dresden, Germany.

About AMD

AMD is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer and communications markets with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. AMD, a Fortune 500 and Standard & Poor's 500 company, produces microprocessors, flash memory devices, and support circuitry for communications and networking applications. Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, Calif., AMD had revenues of $4.6 billion in 2000. (NYSE:AMD).

About Lan Plus

Lan Plus is a leading OEM computer manufacturer that recently announced its intention to merge with McGlen Internet Group (OTC "MIGS"). Lan Plus has been in the PC manufacturing business since 1991. It is ISO 9002-certified and sells under Northgate as well as several other brand names.

About MTV Networks

MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom International Inc. (NYSE:VIA) (NYSE:VIA.B), owns and operates the following television programming services -- MTV: Music Television, MTV2, VH1, Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite, TV LAND, TNN, CMT and The Digital Suite From MTV Networks, a package of nine U.S. digital services, all of which are trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks also has licensing agreements, joint ventures and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide. In addition, MTV Networks operates The MTVi Group and Nickelodeon Online, a portfolio of leading Internet properties built to address every interest of today's music fan and Internet-savvy kid.

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