In one hit IBM has launched all its Personal Systems Group products for Q2 1998. The new products are:
IBM Netfinity 5500 and 3000 servers
The 5500 features 350MHz or 400MHz PII CPU; 128Mb RAM, SCSI RAID controller; NetBAY3; hot-swap PCI technologies; advanced system management; and Lotus Domino Internet Starter pack or Lotus Domino Server. The 3000 features 266MHz, 300MHz or 350MHz PII CPU; 100Mb RAM; Lotus Domino Internet Starter pack or Lotus Domino ServerIBM PC 300 PL desktop, the first Intel BX chip-based PC from IBMIBM's high-end commercial dektop features IBM Asset ID, a security system based on radio-frequency technology, and IBM Alert on LAN, developed by IBM and Intel. It is available with Intel Pentium II CPUs: 266, 300, 350 and 400MHz.
IBM IntelliStation MPro, an NT workstationDesigned for CAD-type applications, the IntelliStation features accelerated 2D and 3D graphics; HDDs from 6.4GB to 18.2GB; and Professional Series monitors, including TFT panels up to 21in wide.
IBM ThinkPad 600 and 770ED
The 600 model is a new ultra-thin ThinkPad, similar to the 560. It is 3.5cm deep and weighs 2.55kg. The display is 13.3in and 32MB RAM is standard. The 770ED sports a 14.1in display, HDD storage up to 16.2GB (with the UltraBay); and 64MB RAM and DVD drive as standard.
IBM PC options
These inlcude new flat panel monitors, business audio kit for multimedia education and training, ThinkPad options, and a new IBM 30-bit scanner.
Pricing on all products will be available in Q2 1998.
IBM Personal Systems Group: http://www.pc.ibm.com