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Compaq cuts notebook prices

Compaq announces cuts of up to 16 percent on two lines of its Armada notebooks.

    Compaq Computer (CPQ) today announced price cuts up to 16 percent on notebook computers.

    The market-share leader in notebooks last month, Compaq reduced prices on four of its Armada 4100 and 7700 models. The 7700 series is Compaq's high-end corporate flagship line, while the 4100 series comprises low-end corporate models.

    The Armada 7730MT falls to $3,699 from $4,399, a 16 percent reduction, while the 7750MT drops to $4,599 from $4,999, an eight percent reduction. Both machines come with a 166-MHz Intel Pentium processor with MMX technology, 32MB of RAM, a 2.1GB hard drive, and a 33.6-kbps modem (upgradeable to 56.6-kbps). The 7730 features a 12.1-inch active-matrix screen with by 800-by-600-pixel resolution, while the 7750 offers a 12.1-inch screen with 1024-by-768 resolution.

    The 4160T dips under the $3,000 mark, falling to $2,999 from $3,399. The 4160-T Slimline drops to $3,199 from $3,599. The cuts log in at 12 and 11 percent, respectively. Both machines come with a 166-MHz Pentium with MMX technology, 16MB of RAM, 2.0GB hard drive, and a 12.1-inch active-matrix screen with 800-by-600 resolution.