The Floppy Evolution

Porta-Power

The newest notebook computers are starting to truly live up to the concept of portability. Case in point: Weighing in at 3 pounds and measuring about one inch high, the Actius A100 UltraLite PC from Sharp Electronics is a lot easier on the arm than most laptops. And performance isn't sacrificed. The Actius A100 comes with an 11.3-inch Active Matrix TFT display, a 233 MHz Pentium MMX processor, 64MB RAM, a 3.2GB hard drive and a keyboard scaled to 89 percent of full size. An included lithium-ion battery gives you up to 2.5 hours of computing time. And those of you conducting business presentations will be glad to know the A100 is equipped with an external monitor port.

Actius A100 UltraLite PC

  • Sharp Electronics
  • (800) BE-SHARP
  • Street Price: $2,799

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This article was originally published in the July 1999 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: The Floppy Evolution.

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