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IBM beefs up ThinkPad notebooks

Big Blue announces new ThinkPad notebooks as well as new graphics technologies for its IntelliStation workstations.

IBM announced today new ThinkPad notebooks as well as new graphics technologies for its IntelliStation workstations.

IBM introduced today the ThinkPad 600E and 390E notebook PCs. The 600E uses a mobile Intel Pentium II processor at 400 MHz and a 10GB hard drive. IBM ThinkPad 390E Some models come with Asset ID wireless technology, which allows for tracking the computer, helping deter theft.

The 390E is a toned-down, less-expensive version at $1,899, compared with the 600E's price of $2,799 to $4,199. The 390E comes with a 4.8GB hard drive and a mobile Celeron processor at 366 MHz.

New graphics capabilities for the IntelliStation NT workstations were also announced. Some new models will also include dual monitors. The IBM IntelliStation E Pro, M Pro, and Z Pros use Intel's Pentium III and Pentium III Xeon microprocessors and Intel's 440BX chipset. Estimated prices range from $1829 to $4039.