Resellers can expect to be bombarded with advertising as NEC cranks up its marketing machine for its newly released Pentium II notebooks.
By their own admission, NEC is "slightly late to market" with a PII machine, but Arno Lenior, notebook product manager, says the advantage of the Versa LX series is it will be immediately upgradable when Intel releases its 300MHz PII chip later this year.
Targeted at corporate and government customers, the LX series comes in three models. NEC has designed the series with more than 15 common components, which is an aggressive attack on the total cost of ownership (TCO) issue. Lenior says this makes the range particularly attractive to bulk corporate and government customers.
"NEC is providing corporate users with a way of simplifying their inventory operations. Its accessories are compatible with future Versa offerings," Lenior said.
The LX series include a PII 233 or 266MHz processor, screen sizes between 12.1in and 14.1in and hard drives up to 5GB. The notebooks can expand through desktop docking solutions and the VersaBay III, NEC's modular device bay.
The PII 266MHz with 14.1in screen, 5GB HDD and 64MB RAM is $8021 (RRP ex tax). The PII 233MHz with 13in screen, 3.2GB HDD and 32MB RAM is $6443 (RRP ex tax). The PII 233 MHz with 12in screen, 3.2GB HDD and 32MB RAM is $5786 (RRP ex tax). All models are available now with Windows 95, Win 98 on release or Win NT 4.0.
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