Take It With You
Battery life need not be a concern when you use Toshiba's PortÃ©gÃ© 7200CT notebook computer. Utilizing Intel's SpeedStep technology, the PortÃ©gÃ© clocks down processor speed depending on the power source. Its Mobile Pentium III runs at full speed (600MHz) when directly connected to a power outlet; to maximize battery life while on the go, it runs at 500MHz. Adding to its portability: The PortÃ©gÃ© measures 11.7 by 9.9 inches, weighs 4.3 pounds and is just a single inch thick. But just because it's skinny doesn't mean it won't serve your needs-it comes with 64MB RAM, a 12GB hard drive, a 13.3-inch TFT active-matrix display and an integrated V.90/K56 flex modem. A 0.75-inch optional DVD docking slice, complete with DVD-ROM, built-in Ethernet network support, a floppy-disk drive and an array of ports, makes it a high-performance desktop replacement.
Street price: $3,399