NetVista drive works in ThinkPad

NetVista drive works in ThinkPad

By Susan M. Menke

GCN Staff

MAY 8—IBM Corp. today extended its NetVista line of all-in-one thin computers for interoperability with notebook and handheld devices.

The NetVista X40's optional, $239 Portable Drive Bay 2000 accepts a single, swappable drive that also fits IBM's ThinkPad notebook computers.

The X40 starts at $1,799 with a 533-MHz Celeron processor, 64M of RAM, a 15-inch flat-panel display with speakers and a 10/100-Mbps Ethernet interface. It measures 16 by 16 by 10 inches. The CD/DVD-ROM and floppy drive folds beneath the built-in display, and the keyboard slides under it. Preloaded software includes Microsoft Windows 98 or 2000 Professional, Lotus SmartSuite and Notes Client 5.0 licenses, and antivirus and diagnostic applications.

A driveless NetVista version with integrated 10/100-Mbps Ethernet connection and an optional docking cradle for a handheld organizer starts at $699. An optional security chip provides 256-bit encryption.

More information appears on the Web, at

Contact IBM's Federal Information Call Center at 800-333-6705.

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