Computers: Big Battle over Small Machines

Like Pac-Man, Japan nibbles away at the U.S. market

These days hardly a week goes by without another entrant into the burgeoning field of personal computers. During the past month. Burroughs and Digital Equipment Corp. announced that they were entering the hot market of microcomputers that generally sell for less than $5.000. Last week Sony, the masterly Japanese manufacturer of color television sets, videotape recorders, audio equipment and other consumer electronics, announced that it is also introducing a new desktop computer. The Sony SMC-70, which will sell for about $3,750 with standard accessories,...

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