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Lenovo 3000 budget computer series debuts

Marc Perton

As expected, Lenovo has unveiled its new line of budget computers, starting with the Lenovo 3000 laptop and desktop series. The line includes the 6.2 pound C100, which has a 15-inch widescreen display, 1.5 GHz Celeron, CD-RW,  and is available now from Lenovo's web site starting at $599. Also available now is the J series line of desktops, which starts at $349 with a 1.8GHz AMD Sempron, 256 MB RAM, an 80GB drive and a CD-ROM drive. The laptops come in ThinkPad black, though the keyboards lack that model's most distinctive trait, the red pointer stick. Lenovo is targeting small businesses with the new line, and has priced the models well below similarly equipped ThinkPad and ThinkCentre models.

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