As previously reported by CNET, the new Armada is split into two families: the low-cost, relatively low-performance 1100 series for students, small businesses, and corporate sales forces, and the 4100 series with faster processors, a new modular design, and a heftier pricetag.
The 1100 is a no-frills 100-MHz Pentium model that costs from $1,899 to $2,299 and comes with 10.4-inch active or passive-matrix screens, and a 810MB hard drive.
The Armada 4100 series is designed to be modular so that users can mix and match a number of different components. The design ranges from a slim 1.5-inch, fivce-pound frame, to a six-pound standard configuration and heavier as multimedia options are added. The 4100 line comes with 133-, 120-, or 100-MHz Pentium processors, hard drives of 810MB or 1GB, and memory expandable to either 40MB or 48MB. Prices will range from $2,599 to $4,599 when the new series begins shipping in volume in July.
In addition to introducing the Armada, Compaq is adding three models to its LTE 5000 line. The high-end LTE 5380, due to ship in the third quarter for $6,599, will pack a 2.16GB hard drive, a 12.1-inch display with 1024-by-768-pixel resolution, 16MB of RAM, and a 133-MHz Pentium processor.
At the lower end, Compaq introduced the LTE 5250 and the LTE 5150, both shipping immediately. The 5250 features a 120-MHz Pentium, 16MB of RAM, a 10.4-inch color display, and an 810MB hard drive. It costs $4,199. The 5150 is priced at $3,199 and comes with a 100-MHz Pentium, 16MB of RAM, an 11.3-inch display, and a 810-MB hard drive.
Compaq also announced today a SpeedPaq 288 modem card, a 28.8-kpbs fax-modem due to ship in late summer priced at $249 for its Armada and LTE notebook series.