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.