Premier hails technological upgrade as a “major triumph”

Brookfield, WS, Apr 15 – Sirocco’s technology has entered the 2010s with the acquisition of a new, high-speed computer today.

The Government’s four-year-old Windows 7 machine, which for some time has suffered worsening performance, has today been replaced by a new custom-built machine with much higher specifications.

PB Technologies of Penrose, Auckland, New Zealand was employed for the task of the machine’s construction.

The most touted features of this new computer are its extremely high RAM count  of 16GB, its new 3.4GHz processor and its near-1TB hard drive.

Premier Daniel Anderson said to the Times earlier that “this new computer is a major triumph for Sirocco’s plan for expansion. This new machine is a vast improvement over our older technology and will allow even more benefits for Siroccan creativity.” Anderson also noted that a new HDMI display will be acquired in the coming days.

A new Solid State Drive (SSD) had been planned for the machine but was discarded due to cost.

The Times understands that both the Siroccan Broadcasting Corporation and LogoWorks Sirocco have both been granted licenses for the use of the new machine, which cost the Government around §1,560 (NZ$2,500), the funds for which had been carefully budgeted prior to its acquisition.

In reference to both its greater power over its predecessor and the Premier’s interest in 1990s computing (which led to the establishment of the National Centre of Computing last year), the computer has been named the “Diesel 386”.

Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 (x64)
Processor: Intel Core i7 2600 @ 3.40GHz
RAM: 16.0 GB Dual-Channel DDR3
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. Z68XP-UD3
Graphics: 1536MB GeForce GTX 580 (EVGA)
Hard Drive: 977GB Hitachi Hitachi HDS721010DLE630 (SATA)
Audio Output: Realtek High Definition Audio

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