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On The Move

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This story appears in the June 1998 issue of

Keep your eyes open for several new product categories to shake up the portable PC market this year. You're likely to be tempted to finally go portable--and perhaps even chuck your current PC to recover acres of desk space.

Some of the most cutting-edge machines in Japan lately have been part of a new class of "mininotebooks." And they should be hitting U.S. shores any time now, offering high performance in a small, sub-3-pound package. The main drawback: slightly smaller-than-standard keyboards. Perhaps the hottest example is Toshiba's Libretto, which industry experts say is due out in a revamped U.S. version by the time you read this. (Look for our review of mininotebooks in our October issue.)

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