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Date: Wednesday January 03, 2001
Category: Computer / SFF PCs
Manufacturer Link: AMD Discus -- BBS to Offer Customers Choice of Processor Technology on ClientPro Platform of Business PCs

For More Information: Michele Casey
Micron Electronics, Inc.
(208) 898-1312


Nampa, Idaho - January 2, 2001 -- Micron Electronics, Inc., ( , Nasdaq: MUEI) today announced its intentions to expand the use of AMD processors into its business-class platform of personal computers - the ClientPro product line. currently offers both AMD and Intel technology across its consumer-focused platform of Millenniar desktop PCs. This announcement signals's intent to offer the same level of choice to business customers on the ClientPror product line of business PCs. Since September, and AMD have combined their technology innovation to market computer solutions with solid performance, value and price.'s use of AMD processors in its commercial segment will provide business customers access to this technology with the stability, reliability and manageability they have come to expect in the ClientPro product line.

"Our customers continue to demand a wider variety of desktop configurations. By expanding our product offerings to include AMD technology, business customers can enjoy the same level of choice, value and award-winning performance as our consumer customers," said Paul Petersen, area vice president, relationship marketing at "Our award-winning products, coupled with the versatility of AMD's advances in processor technology, create a huge win for the small and medium business customer."

The ClientPro line of PCs is specifically designed for small and medium business and government users. This award-winning line of desktops has been designed for stability, reliability and manageability. Outfitting every need from basic applications to demanding tasks, the ClientPro product line delivers outstanding performance at an outstanding price. "To date, the - AMD partnership across their Millennia consumer PC line has earned significant recognition, such as PC Magazine's Consumer Desktop of the Year for the Millennia Max XP computer. We are delighted has chosen to expand the use of AMD technology into their business-class ClientPro PCs; we believe that combining our processor technology with provides an outstanding solution for business users," said David Somo, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Americas.

About Micron Electronics
Micron Electronics, Inc. (Nasdaq:MUEI; is a leading Internet-centric computing company, providing award-winning computer products and services, Internet offerings, Web hosting and business-to-business e-commerce applications for the small- and medium-size business, government, education and consumer markets. In addition to its direct business-to-business sales channel, Micron products are sold in partnership with leading retailers nationwide. Micron Electronics and its subsidiaries have more than 3,200 employees and approximately $1.6 billion in fiscal 2000 revenues. The company is based in Nampa, Idaho. More information regarding the company and its Internet-centric computing strategy can be found at

Statements made in this press release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and are being provided in reliance upon the safe-harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the company's intent to offer AMD technology in its ClientPro product line. All forward-looking statements are made as of the current date and are based on current management expectations. Micron Electronics assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those contemplated in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, competitive influences, changes in technology and those identified in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

AMD, the AMD logo, the AMD Athlon and combinations thereof are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

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