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.

Collins Dictionary of Business, 3rd ed. © 2002, 2005 C Pass, B Lowes, A Pendleton, L Chadwick, D O’Reilly and M Afferson
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The striking looks of the Mazda2 supermini are enhanced by the introduction of new paint colours to make the stylish supermini a top choice.
However, it's worth stressing the C3 is a supermini and as far as rear-seat passengers being comfortably catered for it compares pretty well to many rivals.
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.
The latest 208 dramatically improves on what's around in the supermini sector.
Arguably, this was the market's very first supermini, the beginning of a whole series of small 2-designated Peugeots that would, over FastFacts MODEL: Peugeot PRICE: pounds 9,995 MECHANICAL: petrol engine wheels through gearbox MAX SPEED: COMBINEDMPG: INSURANCE CO2: 87g/km WARRANTY: miles/3 years the next 80 years, bring the French brand 15 million global sales and finally culminate, in the summer of 2012, in the launch of a model perfectly designed to realise it's French founder's vision - in the modern era.
Those attributes alone are sufficient to intensify the British love affair with the latest Jazz, and consolidate its position as an easy third in the supermini sales league.
The victory for the A1, which was also named best supermini, was announced at a ceremony in London last night.
The Ford supermini's road behaviour is five-star, and the steering, with its slimmer, near-retro wheel, is excellent for both weight and responses.