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IBM Launches New PC Line

IBM Corp. today announced a new line of notebook and desktop PCs. The new ThinkPad notebooks and NetVista PCs enable customers to easily transition data from old PCs to new ones, ensure new PCs are equipped for fundamental changes in e-business structures and processes, make PCs easily manageable by IT professionals, and provide leasing options.

The new ThinkPad A series will include a new offering - the ThinkPad A21e essentials model, a commercial notebook for businesses. The ThinkPad A21e will offer the same lightweight and slim design as previous models, with options of 12.1-inch, 14.1-inch, or 15-inch TFT displays and CD-ROM drive. An optional Ultrabay 2000 or USB drive is also available.

The ThinkPad I series now offers a fully integrated 802.11b wireless LAN notebook. This solution enables the creation of fast and affordable wireless networks.

The new NetVista A20 desktop systems are designed for businesses with features such as Microsoft Office 2000 and feature Intel Celeron processors with speeds up to 766 MHz and Pentium III processors up to 1 GHz. The NetVista A20 also features two serial ports to accommodate legacy data-collection devices.

The NetVista A20I systems, optimized for the Internet and designed for individuals seeking multimmedia capabilities, feature Celeron processors up to 700 MHz and Pentium III processors up to 933 MHz.

Contact IBM, www.ibm.com.

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Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.

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