December 9, 1996 1:45 PM ET

Compaq rolls out pair of 120MHz Armada notebooks
By Mark Moore

  Compaq Computer Corp. today released two new 120MHz Pentium additions to its Armada 1100 notebook PC line that are priced starting at $1,899.

The Houston-based PC giant's Armada 1130 and 1130T notebooks are equipped with Intel Corp.'s 120MHz Pentium processors, 16M bytes of EDO (Extended Data Out) RAM that can be upgraded to 48M bytes and a 1.08G-byte hard disk drive, Compaq officials said.

Both are shipping now through PC resesllers.

The $2,299 Armada 1130T features a 10.4-inch thin-film-transistor color display, while the $1,899 Armada 1130 includes a 10.4-inch dual-scan Super VGA color LCD. Both machines offer 800-by-600-pixel color displays and include 32-bit PCI Local Bus Video and 1M byte of Video RAM, officials said.

The two units sport a NiMH (nickel-metal hydride) battery that provides up to 3 hours of battery life, two Type 2 and one Type 3 PC Card, a full-size 101-key keyboard and an optical 19mm track ball pointing device. They also come preloaded with Microsoft Corp.'s Windows 95 operating system and Internet Explorer browser, as well as with Netscape Communications Corp.'s Navigator browser, officials said.

The Armada 1130 and 1130T will offer an optional port replicator, monitor stand and external fast battery charger, the officials said.

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