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6300C The ChemBook™ 6300C the Mobile Intel® Pentium® 4-M Processor OEM Product Launch its third notebook based on Intel's new mobile chip. Greater performance than ever before on a notebook, along with extended battery life and seamless connectivity in a lighter and thinner notebook for the greatest business and home user productivity and flexibility.
The notebook provides performance, and attractive features at an affordable cost. Included are three high-resolution display options, and a three-spindle design configuration. Optional 32MB video RAM is also available.
8170 The ChemBook™ 8170 powered by Intel® Pentium® 4. This makes the unit one of the first Pentium 4 notebooks on the market. The 8170 series provides desktop-equivalent performance, along with attractive features at an affordable cost.It's a powerful, top-of-the-line , full-featured system. Advanced features include the Pentium 4 processor running up to 2.0GHz, two high-resolution display options, two-spindle design for a variety of swappable configurations, and five easy start keys.The 8170 performs across the demanding array of Internet audio and streaming video, image processing, video content creation, speech, 3-D, CAD, games, multimedia, and multitasking applications. Based on Intel NetBurst microarchitecture.
4015 The ChemBook™ 40150 the first notebook based on the new Mobile Intel® Pentium® 4-M processor. 
Intel's new processor gives the ChemBook™ 4015 Series greater performance than ever before on a notebook, along with extended battery life, and seamless connectivity, in a lighter and thinner package for greatest business and home user productivity and flexibility.
The new ChemBook™ notebook provides high performance across the exacting multitude of Internet audio and streaming video, image processing, video content creation, speech, 3-D, CAD, games, multimedia, and multitasking applications. The unit includes advanced features such as three-spindle design, two USB ports, and longer battery life from almost 60 watts of power. The portable unit also features options for large color LCD display and multiple-disk storage.
3020E The ChemBook™ 3020E the second notebook based on  Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor-M. Intel's new processor gives the ChemBook™ greater performance than ever before on a notebook, along with extended battery life, and seamless connectivity, in a lighter and thinner notebook for greatest business and home user productivity and flexibility.
The new series notebook provides high performance across the exacting multitude of Internet audio and streaming video, image processing, video content creation, speech, 3-D, CAD, games, multimedia, and multitasking applications. The unit includes advanced features such as two-spindle design, built-in Wireless LAN card and antenna, Smart Card slot for digital camera, three USB ports, and longer battery life from almost 60 watts of power. The portable unit also features options for large color LCD display and multiple-disk storage.
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8600 The ChemBook™ 8600 Powerful new full-featured  secure notebook, Includes Biometrics Fingerprint Sensor, Dual Hard Drive and Batteries options, and Four Launch Keys.
The new ChemBook™ 8600 is a powerful, top-of-the-line, full-featured system. Advanced features include an optional biometrics fingerprint reader for secure computer and file protection; dual hard drive options, two-spindle design for a variety of swappable configurations; and four instant launch keys. Other features on the portable unit include dual battery support for continual six-hour extended battery life, using only 60 watts of power.
3020 The ChemBook ™ 3020 Series Features Built-in Wireless LAN Card and Antenna.Features New Intel® Tualatin Microprocessors up to 1.2 GHz, Two Storage Spindles, and Smart Card Slot for Digital Camera.
Include a built-in Wireless LAN card and antenna, Smart Card slot for digital camera, three USB ports, and lengthened battery life, using only 60 watts of power. The portable unit features options for large color LCD displays and disk storage.
3830 Winner, Best Buy
Laptop Buyer's Guide and Handbook
June 1999
The ChemBook™ 3830 performance is based on the 1-GHz Pentium III processor. It seems like this is standard nowadays, though ChemBook has decided to take the road less costly with this system, putting a desktop CPU in the machine. This relies on a VIA mobile chipset instead of the usual Intel 440BX we’d see if this were a Mobile Pentium III. However, it should deliver better performance. Having 256MB of memory is always helpful in whatever endeavor you set out on with your laptop; if you need more, it’s expandable to 384MB.
PC3300 The ChemPC™ 3300 Portable, desktop PC/ LCD display combo.
The system features IntelÒ PentiumÒ III processors with speeds of up to 1.0GHz, and more than enough muscle to run multimedia presentations. Combined with a low-profile display, the small-footprint system will suit users in space-limited environments and those who require a transportable PC/Display for meetings and presentations. Its low power consumption makes it attractive in these times of rising energy costs.Featuring a slim 15.1-inch TFT color LCD display, the ChemPCÔ 3300 presents a viewing area comparable to that of a standard 17-inch CRT monitor, through the use of flat screen LCD technology. The unit's slim LCD display is integrated with a desktop-equivalent PC in a display and base, which contains the circuitry for the computer.
































 
8400E The ChemBook™ 8400 providing a three-spindle design weighing 6.5 pounds. It’s light enough to easily tote on a long trip, even if you need to rush between widely separated airline gates.The ChemBook™  8400E offers a nice mixture of the two. Performance is supplied by the 1-GHz version of Intel’s Mobile Pentium III CPU, which is mounted in an ASUS motherboard based on the Intel mobile 440BX core logic chipset. This board supports up to 384MB of RAM, and Chem USA was very generous, mounting 256MB of RAM into our review system. Along with a standard 1.44MB floppy disk drive, also contained a 20GB Fujitsu ATA/66 hard disk that provided good performance and plenty of space. The third spindle on our configuration was an 8X DVD-ROM drive that can be upgraded to a CD-RW drive.
1200 The ChemBook ™ 1200 offers a modest 12.1-inch TFT active-matrix display, a three-spindle design, and enough power for most tasks.The unit was powered by a 600-MHz Intel Celeron™ processor, which resides in a motherboard based on the SiS 630 core logic chipset. This motherboard will hold up to 320MB of RAM which the addition of a 256MB module. Our reviews unit had mere 64MB. We recommend springing for another 64MB at the time of purchase. Its will bump the price up a bit, but it will worth it.Though the ChemBook™ 1200 is a three-spindle system, it is fairly light at just over six pounds, which will be appreciated by frequent travelers. The three drivers are standard 1.44MB floppy, a 24X CD-ROM and CD-RW drive are available as option to replace the standard CD-ROM drive. Also contained in the case are 56-Kbps fax modem and a 10/100BaseT Ethernet adapter.
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2020 The ChemBook™ 2020 New ULTRA-LIGHT ,NEW ULTRA-LIGHT, ULTRA-THIN The UltraBase contains two modular bays. 
The front bay supports DVD, CD-ROM, and CD-RW options. The side bay supports floppy disk drive, LS-120, Zip, or additional hard drive options. The UltraBase also accommodates an optional extra battery to provide mobile professionals with extended hours of remote mobile use. The UltraBase also has an SPDIF digital audio-out that connects to an external digital speaker providing high-quality sound.
8400 The ChemBook™ 8400  with socketable CPU features 56Kbps fax/modem/LAN connectivity option for corporate and SOHO users.
The ChemBook 8400 features 128KB/256KB of synchronous pipelined-burst on-die L2 Cache RAM, a SODIMM socket and 64MB of PC-100 SDRAM onboard, upgradable to 320MB. An 8MB SRAM Video RAM and a 128-bit 2D-engine support AGP 2X Mode Video functions. This SoundBlaster Pro-compatible unit with PCI audio includes built-in speakers, microphone, and ports for additional microphone, line-in and headphone-out connections. The 14.1-inch TFT color LCD display supports scaling functions for multi-resolution applications and XGA resolutions up to 1024 x 768 x 64K.
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7200 Winner, Best Buy
Laptop Buyer's Guide and Handbook
June 1999

The ChemBook™ 7200 supports both Intel® Pentium® II Processor and Mobile Intel® Celeron™ Processor up to 366 MHz, Graphics Accelerator, 2MB/4MB SGRAM, 160 MB SDRAM, Fast Infrared Ports, optional DVD-ROM, and optional Internal v.90 Data Fax Modem.

PC 3000 The ChemPC™ 3000 is more than a top-of-the-line desktop computer, while the whole unit is light enough to be carried with one hand. Consuming only 91 watts, it comes with 15.1-inch flat-panel LCD display and Intel® Pentium® III Technology, 3D Graphics, 3D Audio, PCI Slot, Fast Infrared Port, Cardbus and Zoomed Video Ports, and built-in LAN Module. It is designed for space-conscious environments and for users requiring transportable displays for presentations and meetings.

8200 The ChemBook™ 8200 featuring Mobile Intel® Celeron ™ and Pentium® II Processor. It utilizes Intel's MicroPGA CPU and 440MX Chipset and S.M.A.R.T. HDD. The ChemBook™ 8200 achieves the lightest weight(4.5 pounds with traveler's drawer) of any 13.3 inch LCD notebook PC with a swappable modular design.

3015 The ChemBook™ 3015 is the first Chembook supports Intel® Mobile Pentium® III Processors up to 500MHz. The lightest and smallest large screen(14.4" or 15") notebook available. It features a removable hard drive, a module bay accommodating a 24x CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, ZIP drive, or a second battery. The Floppy drive can be replaced with LS-120 drive.

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7000 The ChemBook™ 7000 now available with what the ChemBook 2700 previously had, which is the largest active matrix LCD available in the consumer portable computing market. With a 15.1" XGA LCD and a 102-key full-size keyboard with numeric keypad, the 7000 redefines the term "desktop replacement." It also has a variety of enhancements and features, such as 2 USB Ports, S-Video TV-Out port, RCA Video Capture port, and Kensington Lock. The ChemBook™ is built to be ACPI compliant and PC97 compliant, ensuring that it will run tomorrow's operating systems and software.

3300 Directed towards the price-conscious consumer market, the ChemBook™ 3300 gives you the performance you would expect from a multimedia system with Intel® Pentium® processor with MMX™ technology, but doesn't force you to waste your money on the bells and whistles which you don't need. With its all-in-one design, it also means that you don't have to juggle with any external devices.

9780M The ChemBook™ 9780M Series has the same ergonomic design as the ChemBook™ 9780, but underneath you will find an Intel® Mobile Module, which gives you the same type of upgradability as the Socket 7 design.

9780M2 The ChemBook™ 9780M2 Series is the immediate successor to the 9780M series, with the additional support for the Intel® mobile Pentium® II processor module at speeds up to 300 MHz.

7000M The ChemBook™ 7000M Series is the immediate successor to the 7000 series, with the additional support for the Intel® mobile Pentium® II processor module at speeds up to 300 MHz as well as 3D Graphics Accelerator.

3300T CHEM USA ups the ante once again in the price-conscious market with the ChemBook™ 3300T. In this enhanced version of the 3300, you will find support for Intel® mobile Pentium® processor with MMX™ technology, 512KB L2 Cache, and Li-Ion battery.

1100M Winner, Best Buy
Laptop Buyer's Guide and Handbook
December 1998

The ChemBook™ 1100M is a light-weight, all-in-one, full-featured and high-performance notebook computer, capable of supporting Intel® mobile Pentium® II processor, and features 64-bit 3D Graphics Accelerator, PCI Audio Accelerator, and a high-speed 24X CD-ROM drive. DVD-ROM is also available.

7400 The ChemBook™ 7400 represents a new generation of mobile computing products. It is equipped with an Intel® Pentium™ II processor, AGP Video with 3D Graphics Accelerator, CD-ROM or optional DVD-ROM, and supports up to 288MB of SDRAM System memory.

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2600 The ChemBook™ 2600 is the first model to feature smart battery and full duplex sound card. With its 2 smart bays, you have several options of configuring the system. TV-Out is a standard feature on the 2600, while an optional video capture board is also available.

6800XL The ChemBook™ 6800XL, just like the 6800, features an all-in-one design. It features 4MB Video RAM, 512KB L2 Cache, and a 13.3" TFT XGA LCD. It is also the first model to feature USB Ports and an S-Video TV-Out port.

2700 Byte Magazine
Best Portable Award
Computex Taipei '97


The ChemBook™ 2700 is the first system in the mobile computing industry to feature a 14.2" XGA TFT LCD. It is also the first system from CHEM USA to feature an Intel® Core logic Chipset, the 430TX PCISet. As of February 1998, ChemBook™ 2700 is available with 4MB Video RAM.

9780 The ChemBook™ 9780 is now available as the latest All-In-One portable system. It supports the Intel® mobile Pentium® processor with MMX™ technology, as well as an Intel® 430TX PCI Set. It is available with Active Matrix LCDs ranging from 12.1" SVGA to 14.1" XGA.

6000 Winner, Best Buy
PC Portables Magazine
June 1998

The ChemBook™ 6000 debuted in Late November of 1997 as the first Portable Notebook Computer in the world to be powered by an Intel® Mobile Module (IMM), which contains an Intel® mobile Pentium® processor at 200 or 233 MHz, 430TX PCI Set North Bridge, and 512KB L2 Cache. Other innovative features on the 6000 include Intel® LM78 PC Health HardWare Monitor Circuit, Auto Tilt-up Keyboard, and a upgradeable modular video controller module. Beginning April 2, 1998, the ChemBook™ 6000 is also available with an Intel® Mobile Pentium® II mobile module at speeds of 233 and 266 MHz, with 300 MHz available beginning September 9, 1998.

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OHP The ChemBook™ OHP featured a removable LCD back panel for use on an overhead projector.

6800 Winner, Best Buy
Laptop Buyer's Guide and Handbook
January 1997

The ChemBook™ 6800 improved upon the 5400, giving the all-in-one design a more elegant look. Since its introduction, the 6800 has introduced several new features, including support for Intel® Pentium® processor with MMX™ technology at 233 MHz, and built-in CD-ROM with speed up to 20X.

9750 "ChemBook™ is First Pentium-200 Notebook"
PC World, September 1996

"CHEM, as it seems, knows laptops."
PC Portable, August 1997

The ChemBook™ 9750 is the first notebook computer to feature a 13.3" TFT XGA LCD, yet measures only 1.8" in height. Just like the 6800, the 9750 supports up to Intel® Pentium® processor with MMX™ technology at 233 MHz, removable 20X CD-ROM. The 9750 is also the first model to feature a Lithium Ion Battery.

1995 5400 Byte Best, Multimedia Notebook
Runner-Up in categories of Desktop Replacement and Low Cost,
Byte Magazine, April, 1996


The ChemBook™ 5400 was the first notebook from CHEM USA to feature Intel® Pentium® processor with built-in CD-ROM. By the end of its run, the 5400 supported up to Intel® Pentium® processor 166 MHz, 8X CD-ROM, and a 12.1" SVGA Active Matrix LCD.

5580 CHEM USA continued its theme of modular designs with the ChemBook™ 5580. The 5580 was the first to feature and Intel® Pentium® processor 200 MHz and pipelined burst secondary cache.

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