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
--810MB removable hard disk drives
--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
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.