San Antonio — The Progressive Retailers Organization was at the Westin La Cantera Hill Coun
Walnut, Calif. — ViewSonic has reduced the price on two of its 20-inch LCD monitors. Starting immediately the V2021m and the widescreen VX2025 are available with respective street prices of $369 and $379.
Irvine, Calif. — Gateway will open a new production facility in Nashville, Tenn., later this year. The factory will initially employ about 300 people with an annual payroll of $8 million. The plant will assemble configure-to order-desktops, notebooks, servers and storage arrays. Gateway said it will utilize an existing structure in the city, enableingthe factory to be up and running by October.
Milford, Penn. — Altec Lansing has released the VS2321 2.1 multimedia speaker system. The powered speaker unit has front mounted controls, including an auxiliary jack for add-on devices such as iPods. The unit is now shipping with a $49.95 suggested retail price.
Carson, Calif. — Mircokek Lab has introduced the ArtixScanDI 2020 flat-bed scanner that can scan both sides of a document in a single pass. The scanner has an automatic document feeder that can scan up to 100 pages at a time, with scanning speeds of up to 25 ppm for text and 10 ppm for color documents. The unit carries a $499 suggested retail price.
Fremont, Calif. — Antec has expanded its Lifestyle enclosure series with the addition of the Solo for the do-it-yourself market. The chassis includes eight drive bays, four 5.25-inch and four 3.5-inch. The Solo also comes with an Antec 120mm TriCool selectable-speed fan and it includes two front fan mounts for optional 92mm fans. It is available with a $109 street price.
NEW YORK — Lenovo today unveiled its new two-unit ThinkPad Z61 series which can be pre-ordered now and will ship in June with prices starting at $699. The models come in 14.1-inch (Z61t) and 15.4-inch (Z61m) versions and use an Intel Core Duo processor. While intended for the enterprise market, Lenovo sells several SKUs through retail.