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IBM has beefed up its ThinkPad and NetVista lines.

An addition to the ThinkPad A Series is the ThinkPad A21e which comes with a choice of 12.1in, 14.1in or 15in TFT displays and CD-ROM drive. An optional Ultrabay 2000 or USB diskette drive is also available. The starting price is at $1,499.

The ThinkPad i Series now offers a 802.11b wireless LAN notebook, starting at $1,449.

IBM has shoved Celerons in its latest NetVista A20 desktop systems running at up to 766MHz. They've also got Pentium III models up to 1GHz. Prices start at $765.

The new NetVista A20i systems include Celerons running at up to 700MHz and Pentium III processors up to 933 MHz. NetVista A20i prices start at $688.

IBM has also come up with a couple of new displays. The E51 CRT has a 13.8in viewable screen and is available in 'stealth black and pearl white' for $159. Its big brother is the E74 CRT is 15.9in and costs $249. ®

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