IBM filled out the remainder of its Aptiva E PC series last week with the introduction of the E 190 and E550.
The E 190, with an $899 estimated street price, is now the lines entry-level model. The PC is powered by an AMD K6-2 500MHZ processor that sports a 100MHz front side bus. The 190 comes standard with 96MB of RAM (of which 8MB may be dedicated to video memory) a 13GB hard drive, 40x CD-ROM drive and CD-RW drive and infinity speakers.
The E 550, estimated street price $1,399, replaces the AMD processor with a Pentium III 500MHz and features a DVD-ROM and CD-RW drive. The 550 also adds a 17GB hard drive.