KITBAG: What's new

KITBAG: What's new

Compaq Armada 100S

The Compaq Armada 100S notebook is aimed at the small and medium business market. The notebook is one of Compaq's best selling machines, and like all the Armada series is Wireless LAN-enabled, although Bluetooth is not yet available. The 100S features mobile AMD K6-2+ 550MHz processors, extended battery life and a 12.1-inch TFT 800x600 SVGA display. The Armada also features an internal floppy drive and CD-ROM. Compaq has recently dropped the price of its 100S series to $2495.

Acer TravelMate 350

Acer's first Bluetooth and Wireless notebook offering is its TravelMate 350. The notebook features integrated Smart Card technology to enable secure online transactions and to allow users increased security against unauthorised access. The TravelMate 350 also features multimedia capability, with DVD playback, a large screen for presentations, advanced graphics accelerator and Pentium III processor. The ergonomically designed keyboard includes programmable launch keys and the notebook is surrounded by a magnesium alloy casing with disk anti-shock protection. Acer also offers an optional hot-pluggable Easylink combination drive which combines floppy disk with the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive. Targeted at business professionals the notebook carries a retail price of $5499.

Toshiba Satellite Pro 4600DVD

Toshiba is now shipping all new models within the Satellite Pro series with an integrated wireless LAN antenna. The latest edition to Toshiba's high performance range, the Satellite Pro 4600DVD. It is the first notebook to feature a 16MB 3D graphics controller. The notebook ships with a Pentium III 650MHz processor and includes 64MB memory, integrated modem, 14.1-inch XGA TFT display, DVD, and 10GB hard disk.

The Wireless LAN antenna allows the installation of an optional integrated Mini PCI WiFi technology standard to allow the transfer of data at up to 11Mbps.

The 4600DVD notebook is priced at $4895, and the optional Mini PCI WiFi Wireless LAN is priced from $350.

Tech Pacific's Top 10 Notebook Sellers

1a. Toshiba Satellite Pro 4310CDT C600MHz/64MB/6GB/Win 95-981b. Toshiba Satellite Pro 4320DVD PIII 600MHz/64MB/10GB/Win 95-982. IBM ThinkPad I Series C550MHz/64MB/5GB/Win Me3. Compaq Armada 100S AMD533MHz/32MB/5GB/Win 984. Compaq Presario 1200 C600MHz/64MB/6GB/Win Me + Carry Case bundle5. Toshiba Satellite Pro 4310CDT C600MHz/64MB/6GB/Win 95-98 + Teleworking bundle6. Toshiba Satellite Pro 4360XDVD PIII 700MHz/64MB/12GB/Win 95-98/Win 2000-NT47. Toshiba Satellite Pro 4380XDVD PIII 750MHz/64MB/12GB/Win 95-988. Compaq Armada E500 PIII 700MHz/64MB/12GB/Win 95-989. IBM ThinkPad I Series C600MHz/64MB/10GB/Windows Me10. Toshiba Satellite Pro 4340XDVD PIII 650MHz/64MB/12GB/Win 95-98 Source: Tech Pacific Australia

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