Compaq takes wraps off notebooks

Compaq takes wraps off notebooks

As expected, Compaq announced several new Armada notebooks here at this week's PC Expo.

Three notebooks in all were introduced by the PC giant, which recently closed the deal on its merger with Digital, a move that should have a significant impact on both companies' mobile product lines. The brand new Armada 1700 line features an all-in-one design and Pentium II processors.

Scheduled for release in Australia on July 1, the Armada 1700 will include a 266MHz Pentium II, 13.3in colour TFT 1024 x 768 display, 24x CD-ROM, 32MB of Synchronous DRAM, a 4GB SMART hard drive, and a lithium-ion battery. Pricing is yet to be determined.

Meanwhile, Compaq also used PC Expo to introduce the high-end Armada 7800 notebook. Boasting the company's first 14.1in display as well as an 8GB hard drive, the system also incorporates a 266MHz Pentium II chip, 64MB of RAM, and a 24x CD-ROM. Pricing will also be advised upon its release in Australia.

Compaq also introduced a new low-end system, the Armada 1505. The system uses a 200MHz Pentium MMX processor, and features 12.1in fast-response colour STN display, 2.1GB hard drive, 32MB of EDO RAM, K56flex modem, and a 20x Max CD-ROM.

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