Get NT Workstation 4.0 preinstalled

Welcome to the first monthly Windows NT Magazine buyer's guide. Each month, we'll select a hardware or software product category, and provide you with a list of vendors, descriptions of their products, and prices. This month, we present notebook computers that ship with NT Workstation 4.0 preinstalled and cost less than $3500. These systems have desktop system processing power, use Intel technology, contain 4GB to 6.4GB of hard disk space, and include 56Kbps modems, CD-ROM drives, and mobile Pentium-, Celeron-, or Pentium II-based systems. Most of the notebooks include 64MB of Synchronous DRAM (SDRAM); however, a few systems have only 32MB of SDRAM, which might dissatisfy some Microsoft Outlook and Office suite users.

These systems are inexpensive and fast. We hope you'll find one that's right for you. (Considering the volatility of the notebook computer market, some manufacturers might lower or raise their prices before this information reaches you in print.) For a list of future buyer's guide topics or to learn how to include your product in an upcoming buyer's guide, go to http://www.winntmag.com/ sh/ntlab/index.cfm.

BUYER'S GUIDE

Contact Information Product Name Price Description
AMS Tech
800-980-8889
Web: http://www.amstech.com
Rodeo 1010CXNT $2295 Has 300MHz Mobile Pentium II processor, 4GB of hard disk space, 64MB of SDRAM expandable to 128MB, 13.3" XGA TFT active matrix screen, internal 56Kbps modem with V.90 support, and 24X CD-ROM drive; weighs 6.5 pounds
  Rodeo 3500CXNT $2595 Has 300MHz Mobile Pentium II processor, 6.4GB of hard disk space, 64MB of SDRAM expandable to 256MB, 13.3" XGA TFT active matrix screen, internal 56Kbps modem with V.90 support, 24X CD-ROM drive, Game Port, and Video Capture In & Out; weighs 8.6 pounds
  Rodeo 3500ECXNT $2695 Has 300MHz Mobile Pentium II processor, 6.4GB of hard disk space, 64MB of SDRAM expandable to 256MB, 14.1" XGA TFT active matrix screen, internal 56Kbps modem with V.90 support, 24X CD-ROM drive, Game Port, and Video Capture In & Out; weighs 8.6 pounds
  Rodeo 3500LCXNT $2895 Has 300MHz Mobile Pentium II processor, 6.4GB of hard disk space, 64MB of SDRAM expandable to 256MB, 15.1" XGA TFT active matrix screen, internal 56Kbps modem with V.90 support, 24X CD-ROM drive, Game Port, and Video Capture In & Out; weighs 8.6 pounds
Compaq Computer
800-888-0220
Web: http://www.compaq.com
Compaq Armada 1500c Starts at $1499 Has up to 300MHz Celeron processor, 4GB of hard disk space, 12.1" CTFT or CSTN display, 24X CD-ROM drive, and 56Kbps modem with V.90 support
  Compaq Armada 3500 Starts at $2299 Has up to 366MHz Mobile Pentium II processor, up to 6.4GB of hard disk space, up to 13.3" CTFT display, and an expansion unit; weighs 4.4 to 4.8 pounds
  Compaq Armada 7400 Starts at $2799 Has up to 366MHz Mobile Pentium II processor, up to 10GB of hard disk space, up to 14.1" CTFT display, 24X CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, and a MultiBay to swap out peripherals
Compaq Armada 1750 Starts at $2199 Has up to 366MHz Mobile Pentium II processor, 64MB of SDRAM, 6.4GB of hard disk space, 14.1" CTFT display, 24X CD-ROM drive, integrated AC adapter, 56Kbps modem with V.90 support, four programmable keys, shock-resistant hard disk enclosure, and spill-resistant keyboard
Dell Computer
800-999-3355
http://www.dell.com/products/ notebook/latitudepounds
Latitude CPi A300ST or A366XT Starts at $2299 Has 300PE- or 355MHz Pentium II processor, 64MB of SDRAM expandable to 256MB, up to 6.4GB of hard disk space, 13.3" display, and a HyperCool cooling system; weighs 5.8
Dual Technology
949-789-8899
Web: http://www.dualusa.com
ERA 3100 (Product comes with Windows 98, but customers can request Windows NT.) Contact vendor for pricing. Has 366MHz Pentium II processor, up to 256MB of RAM, 13.1" or 14.1" TFT LCD, and a 20X or 24X CD-ROM drive; is Y2K-compliant; provides high-speed connectivity and high-tech processing
  VDA 9900 (Product comes with Windows8, but customers can request Windows NT.) Contact vendor for pricing. Has 366MHz Pentium II processor, up to 256MB of RAM, 14.1" TFT display, and a DVD-ROM or CD-ROM drive
Gateway
800-846-4208
Web: http://www.gateway.com
Solo 2500LS Starts at $1499 Has 300MHz Celeron processor, 32MB of SDRAM, 4GB of hard disk space, 12.1" display, 24X maximum-speed CD-ROM drive, manageability features, and three-spindle design
  Solo 3100LS $2999 Has 333MHz Pentium II processor, 64MB of SDRAM expandable to 160MB, 6.4GB of hard disk space, 12.1" SVGA active matrix color display, integrated V.90 modem, EZ Point pointing device, and USB, parallel, serial, and VGA ports
  Solo 5150LS $2899 Has 333MHz Pentium II processor, 64MB of SDRAM expandable to 288MB, 6.4GB of hard disk space, 14.1" XGA active matrix color display, 20X maximum-speed CD-ROM drive, 56Kbps modem with V.90 support, and a USB port
  Solo 3150XL $3299 Has 366MHz Pentium II processor, 96MB of SDRAM expandable
to 160MB, 6.4GB of hard disk space, 12.1" SVGA active matrix color display, integrated 56Kbps modem with V.90 support, DVD II drive with PC card decoder, EZ Point pointing device, and USB, parallel, serial, and VGA ports
  Solo 9150LS $3199 Has 333MHz Pentium II processor, 64MB of SDRAM expandable to 384MB, 10GB of hard disk space, 15.1" active matrix TFT color display, integrated 56Kbps modem with V.90 support, USB port, and EZ Pad pointing device
HP * 800-322-4772, ext. 4091
http://www.hp.com/omnibook
OmniBook 900 $2499 Has 300PE- or 366MHz Pentium II processor, 32MB of RAM expandable to 160MB, 4.3GB or 6.4GB of hard disk space, a 12.1" SVGA TFT display, and three docking solutions (port replicator, minidock, full dock); pointing devices are easy to use in limited space; weighs 4 pounds
  OmniBook XE Starts at $1499 Has 266PE-, 300PE-, or 333MHz Mobile Pentium II or 266MHz Mobile Celeron processor; 32MB or 64MB of SDRAM expandable to 256MB; 4.1GB or 6.2GB of hard disk space; 13.3" XGA TFT display or 12.1" SVGA HPA or TFT display; built-in 24X maximum-speed CD-ROM drive; 56Kbps modem with V.90 support; and dual-display capability
  OmniBook 4150 $2899 Has 300-, 333-, or 366MHz Mobile Pentium II processor; 6.4GB or 10.1GB of hard disk space; 14.1" active matrix screen; hot-swappable, front-loading module bay; three docking solutions; and dual pointing devices (pointing stick and touch pad)
IBM * 888-411-1932
Web: http://www.pc.ibm. com/us/thinkpad
ThinkPad 380 (Product No. 2635JBU) $2464 Has 300MHz Mobile Pentium II processor, 32MB of SDRAM expandable to 160MB, 4GB of hard disk space, 13.3" display, and 24X maximum-speed CD-ROM drive; weighs 7.2 pounds
  ThinkPad 560 (Product No. 2640B1U) $2799 Has 300MHz Mobile Pentium II processor, 64MB of SDRAM expandable to 128MB, 6.4GB of hard disk space, and a12.1" display; weighs 4.2 pounds
  ThinkPad 390 (Product No. 2626ENU) $3069 Has 333MHz Mobile Pentium II processor, 64MB of RAM expandable to 256MB, 6.4GB of hard disk space, 14.1" display, and a 24X maximum-speed CD-ROM drive; weighs 7.7pounds
Micron Electronics
888-218-7502
Web: http://www.micronpc.com
TransPort TREK2 $2599 Has 333MHz Pentium II processor, 64MB of SDRAM, 4.3GB of hard disk space, 14.1" XGA active matrix display, 56Kbps modem with V.90 support, and a modular DVD-ROM drive
NEC Computer Systems
888-632-8701
http://www.nec-computers.com
Versa LX $2999 Has 333PE MHz Pentium II processor, 64MB of SDRAM, 4GB of hard disk space, 14.1" XGA active matrix color display, and a 24X maximum-speed CD-ROM drive
Toshiba America
Information Systems
800-867-4422
http://www.toshiba.com
Protégé 3020CT-NT $2099 Has 300MHz Pentium processor, 32MB of EDO DRAM, 6.4GB of hard disk space, 10.4" TFT active matrix display, and a 56Kbps PC card modem with V.90 support; weighs 2.9 pounds
  Satellite 4030CDT-NT $2099 Has 300MHz Celeron processor, 4.3GB of hard disk space, 64MB of SDRAM expandable to 192MB, 13.3" TFT active color matrix display, and a 24X maximum-speed CD-ROM drive
  Satellite 4080XCDT-NT $3099 Has 366MHz Mobile Pentium II processor, 6.4GB of hard disk space, 64MB of SDRAM expandable to 192MB, 14.1" TFT active matrix color display, and a 24X maximum-speed CD-ROM drive