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Compaq Launches New Armada Notebooks

Compaq today expanded its Armada notebook line with the launch of three new notebook PCs, the M300, M700 and E700. In an effort to ease management, the new notebooks will have common docking services, allowing users to share docking stations.

The M Series, which includes both the M300 and the M700, is designed to emphasize mobility. The M300 weighs just three pounds and comes with an 11.3-inch screen. It will be available with either an Intel Pentium II or Intel Celeron 333MHz processor. It also can be used with three different docking stations. The M700, weighs 4.5 pounds and is 1.1 inches thin. It comes with 64MB of SDRAM and is expandable to 288MB. "The M300 is smaller. Someone ... who just wants an E-mail or Internet machine on the road would buy this one," says Eric Brennan, marketing director of North America Portables. "If they want a large display or keyboard they'll go for M700."

Both products will be available in August, with the M300 starting at $1,999 and the M700 at $3,299.

The Armada E700, a desktop replacement machine, comes with a minimum of 34 Gbytes of storage, a 400MHz Pentium II processor, and a 14-inch display. It will also be available in August, and pricing starts at $4,799.

The common docking services take "a lot of strain off the IT department," says Phil Redmond, an analyst with IT consulting firm the Yankee Group. "Platform compatibility is very important in order to use the next generation of computers on existing stations," he says.

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