IBM to Make Personal Computers for Catalog Company
NEW YORK (AP) _ Inmac Corp., a large computer distributor, will begin selling personal computers under its name that are manufactured by International Business Machines Corp.
The computers will be built to a customer’s order and sold through Inmac’s catalog, which is distributed to 2 million customers in North America.
They will be the first to carry the Inmac logo and will be based on Intel Corp.’s 486 microprocessor.
The company, based in Santa Clara, Calif., sells PCs made by IBM, Compaq Computer Corp. and other companies, as well as accessories.
″The PC business is not new to Inmac,″ said Inmac President Jeff Heimbuck. ″What our customers are asking for is for us to come up with a new method of supplying them with a completely configured PC.″
IBM will manufacture the Inmac PCs at a facility in Austin, Texas, where it makes products for other companies.