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IBM today started shipping more members of its ThinkPad family in the UK. The ThinkPad 600X, an expansion on the existing ThinkPad 600 series, uses Intel's Pentium III in three basic model configurations. The first has the 450MHz chip, with 64MB, 13.3in XGA TFT and 6GB hard drive. It is priced at £2750 (Windows 98) and £2826 (NT) exc. VAT. The WorkHorse models have a 500MHz Pentium, 64MB, 13.3in XGA TFT and 12GB hard drive, at £3078 and £3153. The final model is based on the 500MHz chip, with 64MB, 13.3in XGA TFT, 6X-1X DVD and 12GB hard drive. It costs £3214 and £3289. Also available from today is the ThinkPad 390X, based on the mobile Pentium III in two configurations. The WorkHorse model runs at 450MHz, with 14.1in XGA TFT, 12GB hard drive, 64MB, 24X CD-ROM, 56Kbps modem, at £2420 (Windows 98) and £2496 (NT) ex VAT. The second uses the 500MHz Pentium III, with a 15in screen and similar speck to the WorkHorse. It costs £2723 and £2799. Big Blue also unveiled additions to its iSeries notebooks, aimed at home and small business users. The four models use 466MHz Intel Celerons, with Easy Launch Internet buttons. The iSeries 1500 comes pre-loaded with Microsoft Office 2000 Small Business. Pricing for the models ranges from £1020 to £1701 exc VAT. ®

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