Product Watch

For anyone who's ever wanted to get into e-commerce but is paralyzed at the thought of building a site from the ground up, Smith Micro (858/ 675-1106, http://www.smithmicro.com ) offers Web Catalog 4.0. The $3,495 software that shipped in May lets users build customized e-business sites without having to monkey with HTML.

Epson (800/463-7766, http://www.epson.com ) has good news for anyone who balks at paying hundreds of dollars for a printer. The Epson 670 offers 1,440-by-720-dpi resolution--and an $89 price.

Mac users can't mope anymore about being shut out of Iomega's (800/ 697-8833, http://www.iomega.com ) optical storage line: the PC-only external ZipCD Universal Serial Bus CD-Rewritable Drive now comes with a Mac driver. The 4x4x6 drive lets you store 650MB of data and costs around $280.

ATI Technologies (905/882-2600, http://www.atitech.com ) thinks its Radeon 256 graphics processor will change the way you see your Mac. The chip, which should ship this summer, features 128MB of double-data rate memory at 200MHz, a 1.5-gigatexel-per-second rendering engine, and a geometry engine that reportedly offers a tenfold improvement in 3-D modeling detail over what current processors provide.

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