minicomputer

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minicomputer

a medium-scale COMPUTER with sizeable data storage facilities which is often accessible simultaneously from several terminals.

As MICROCOMPUTERS and minicomputers have become more powerful in terms of data-processing speed and data-storage capacity, the distinction between them and MAINFRAME computers has become blurred.

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Gareth Jones, dealer principal at Victoria Park Mazda said: "Thanks to its combination of fun-to-drive handling, stylish looks and generous equipment, the Mazda2 is already winning over UK supermini buyers and our latest special edition model offers stand-out looks and a bold cabin for those customers who want to make a statement with their car.
Vauxhall set their sights on the benchmark cars from Ford and VW and it is UK designers, who know the market so well, who are behind the new supermini - and it has been a huge success.
Price-wise, it's positioned at the lower end of the supermini market and even looks attractive next to some city cars from a value for money point of view.
Soft touch plastics, tactile switchgear, chrome highlights and almost faultless ergonomics show the other supermini sellers how it should really be done.
Soft touch plastics, tactile switchgear, chrome highlights and almost faultless ergonomics show other supermini sellers how it should be done.
The supermini is certainly fit for purpose as a highly accommodating family runabout which snatches the versatility honours from rivals.
The 1388ccmotor delivers appreciable supermini performance, with figures of 109mph top speed, 0-62mph time of 12.
Will it match the Note, or will it tackle the mainstream supermini class instead?
Which other 11k [pounds sterling] supermini is sought by image-conscious trendsetters, from city estate agents to rock stars, including Madonna?
HONDA'S award-winning Jazz supermini has knocked the Toyota Corolla from its perch as Japan's biggest- selling motor.
And the result has been a whole wave of interesting new models wearing the Griffin badge - the individualistic ADAM premium supermini, the stylish Cascada convertible and our subject here, the interesting Mokka small SUV U Crossover.