IBM expands ThinkPad line and unveils Pentium II Aptiva

IBM yesterday announced it has added four new models to its ThinkPad notebook PC line and rolled-out the first Pentium II model of the Aptiva E Series.

The new ThinkPad 385XD and 380XD models feature a 233MHz or 266MHz Pentium processor with MMX extensions; 32MB of standard memory; 2MB of video RAM; integrated floppy drive, hard drive, and 10 to 24x CD-ROM drive; stereo speakers, and a 12.1in TFT (thin film transistor) or HPA (high-performance addressing) display. A 56Kbps PC Card modem comes with the 385XD and is an option with the 380XD.

The ThinkPad 310ED includes a 166MHz Pentium processor with MMX, Level 2 cache, 32MB of standard memory, a 2.1GB hard drive, a 12.1in DSTN screen, an 8- to 20x CD-ROM drive, an ActionTec 56Kbps PC Card modem, MPEG-1 video playback and Zoomed Video port support.

IBM also unveiled the Aptiva E76, the first model of the Aptiva E Series to feature a Pentium II processor. The new model is available now in the US and will be rolled out worldwide in the next few months.

The E76 features a 300MHz Pentium II processor, 64MB of RAM, an 8GB hard drive, 24x CD-ROM drive, a K56flex modem, 512KB of Level 2 cache, 4MB of synchronous graphic RAM and SRS 3-D surround sound.


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