HEWLETT-Packard has announced two new PCs - the HP Vectra XU 6/150 PC and the HP Vectra VT 6/150 PC - that will run on Intel's new Pentium Pro microprocessor, the successor to the Pentium. The system board was designed by HP and represents the next generation of HP's 32-bit machines. The Vectra XU 6/150 is aimed at those who want high performance and expandability. According to HP, the Vectra XU is the only Pentium-Pro-based PC that can offer dual processing and advanced memory architecture (up to 256MB of RAM). It also has a 100MB/sec Ethernet card. The HP Vectra VT 6/150 PCs are based on the same design as the XU machines. The VT machines, however, have only one processor. Prices of the machines depend on configurations. HP also announced two new scanners, the ScanJet 4c and the HP ScanJet 4Si, a network scanner. The ScanJet 4c supports 600-dots-per-inch optical resolution and 2,400 dpi software-enhanced resolution. Bundled with the scanner is PaperPort 3.0, paper-management software that is said to provide an easy-to-use interface for using the scanner. The scanner can be used with both an IBM PC-compatible computer or an Apple Macintosh. The PC version comes with bundled software from Corel, including Photo-Paint 5. The Macintosh version comes with Adobe's Photoshop LE. The price of the ScanJet 4c is $9,739. There are also two adaptors available: the 50-page automatic document feeder (ADF) and an optical transparency adaptor that can be used for scanning slides and other transparent media. The ADF retails for $4,617 and the transparency adaptor is $6,269. The ScanJet 4Si was designed for a Novell network, thus making it the first scanner of its kind specifically designed to run on a network, according to HP. The scanner ships with a 20-seat licence for Visioneer PaperPort 3.0 paper-management software. This makes it easy for users to scan documents quickly; send, organise, fax and file documents; edit, copy and handle OCR with ease, according to HP. The price of the ScanJet 4Si is $25,800 for the Ethernet version and $27,400 for the Token Ring version.