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Share Tip NECX, once more, has come up trumps on processor pricings -- whether DRAMs or CPUs. (Is there a difference these days?, Ed) According to our latest report from the trading floors in New York, both Compaq and IBM have slashed and burnt their notebook prices in the US. The reason is because of Intel's .18 micron technology, which will mean the introduction of leaner and meaner ThinkPads and Armadas in the next few weeks. It is a Coppermine processor. According to NECX, both Intel and Compaq have slashed their prices by as much as 40 per cent. That is following Intel's lead. We firmly expect Intel's share price to be up to $70 a share by the end of this week, so buy now. ®

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