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TI extends speed of Extensa to 100 MHz

Texas Instruments has revved up its Extensa line of value-priced notebooks with the new 100-MHz Mobile Pentium processor in place of the current 75-MHz version.

Texas Instruments has revved up its Extensa line of value-priced notebooks with the new 100-MHz Mobile Pentium processor in place of the 75-MHz version used in current models.

Available now with an estimated street price of $2,299, the new 5.9-pound models feature:
--810MB removable hard disk drives
--PCI-bus architecture
--8MB of EDO (extended data out) RAM, expandable to 40MB
--10.4-inch dual-scan LCD screens
--Windows 95 keyboards with touchpad pointing device
--Duracell NiMH batteries
--16-bit sound.

Each Extensa 510 is preloaded with a "dual-installation" option of Windows 95 or Windows for Workgroups. The Extensa 515, which is the model that will appear for sale in retail stores, will also come bundled with Lotus Development's Organizer PIM, Intuit's Quicken personal finance software, Microsoft Works low-end productivity suite, the Microsoft Internet Explorer browser, and the Microsoft Entertainment Pack.

TI has also upgraded its higher-end Extensa CD and CDT lines--which offer integrated CD-ROM drives and active-matrix LCD screens, respectively--with the 100-MHz Mobile Pentium processor. Prices for the new CD and CDT models range from $2,999 to $3,999.