The Latest in Ultraportable PCs
It's not a laptop. It's not a PDA. Will this little PC live up to its big billing?
You have your laptop, which could be as small as a 3-pound ultralight, and you have your smartphone for carrying important parts of your Windows desktop in your purse or pocket. Can you afford a handtop computer priced between those two? Do you need one?
Several manufacturers think so--foremost among them the Wintel tag team. Microsoft has conceived a new tweener computing platform that's being powered by Intel's low-voltage CPUs and is due out in coming months from several PC makers who--no offense--aren't exactly household names. Speaking of names, these bouncing baby handtops were once known by the lyrical code name Origami, but have since been saddled with the unfortunate moniker "ultramobile PC"--UMPC for short.
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