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Weighing in at less than 4 pounds, the latest notebooks are champions of mobility.

By Amanda C. Kooser

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Sure, laptops in general are smaller and more powerful thanever. But lugging 6 to 10 pounds of hardware and accessoriesthrough a crowded airport or around an office building isn'tanyone's idea of a mobile good time. For entrepreneurs willingto make sacrifices, ultraportable computers deliver the lightweightgoods. You'll have to give up the 15-inch display and thebattery-sapping processor. You might even have to leave a fewperipherals behind. In exchange, you'll get a capable notebookthat fits into a mobile working lifestyle.

This category may eventually be crowded by the new tablet PCs,but until then, it stands on its own. These really aren'tdesktop replacement notebooks, but rather desktop supplements forhard-core mobile warriors. A typical ultraportable comes witharound or under a 12-inch screen, weighs less than 4 pounds andfeatures a battery-savvy processor.

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