Siemens beefed up its laptop line last week with the introduction of two new models at both ends of the range.
The entry level Scenic Mobile 350 is based on a 266MHz Pentium MMX "completely integrated", which means it does not feature the trademark FlexiBay system offered by other Siemens laptops.
There are two variants of the machine: the 350CDT offers a 2.1Gb hard drive with 32Mb of RAM and the 350CDM has a 4Gb drive with 64Mb. Both machines feature 12.1in TFT screens and a built-in 56K modem. The 350CDT costs #999 and the 350CDM #1,199.
At the higher end of the spectrum, the new Scenic Mobile 750 comes with 266MHz or 300MHz Pentium II chips, and 4Gb or 6Gb hard drives.
There are two display options, either a standard 13.3in TFT screen, or a 21.1in TFT screen which can be removed from the base unit for giving presentations.
The machine also features TV output as standard, allowing presentations to be recorded on video tape. It costs #2,999.
Siemens also announced price cuts across its 510 line, with the entry-level device dropping #500 to #2,099 and the high-end unit slashed by over #400 to #2,899.
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