will give notebook aficionados just about everything they need
in a notebook for well under $3,000, including a large high-quality screen,
an MMX Pentium processor, and a fast CD-ROM drive.
Dell?s new Latitude LM M133ST model is priced at $2,699 and comes
configured with a 133-MHz Pentium processor with MMX technology, 16MB of
memory, a 1.6GB hard drive, a 12X CD-ROM drive, and a 12.1-inch
active-matrix LCD screen.
The 133-MHz MMX chip from Intel is a recently released version of Intel?s MMX mobile Pentium processor. Previously, the MMX mobile Pentium
was available in 150- and 166-MHz versions only.
Other features include a lithium-ion battery, Microsoft Office 97 Small
Business Edition, and a one-year warranty.
Typically, notebooks in this price range don?t come with large 12.1-inch
active-matrix screens--the highest-quality LCD on the market--MMX
processors, and fast CD-ROM drives.
Storage capacity can also be increased to 4GB, Dell says. This upgrade is expected to ship later this month.
Also available immediately, the Dell Latitude XPi CD M133ST is priced at
$3,199 for a system configured with a 133-MHz MMX Pentium processor and the
same configuration as the LM M133ST.
The XPi models are priced higher since they are targeted for corporate buyers
and include technology to make them easy to manage in a corporate
environment. The XPi CD M133ST comes with, for example, the Dell Inspector. The
Dell Inspector helps customers lower their product lifecycle costs by
allowing them to manage their notebook PCs in complex, networked
environments, the company said.
Dell also announced a $200 price reduction on the Dell Latitude XPi CD
M166ST notebook, now priced at $3,599. At this price, it has a 166-MHz
Pentium processor with MMX technology and a configuration similar to the XPi CD M133ST.
Dell says Latitude XPi CD customers can select hard drive capacities of up to
5GB, which delivers 60 percent more storage space than
previously available on this product.