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Take It With You

Who says you can't? There's a portable available to fit every need and budget.

This story appears in the October 2005 issue of Start Up.

You probably already use a desktop, but today'sfull-featured laptops make a handy addition to anystartup-especially if you'll be traveling anytime soon. Youmight want to feel the wind in your hair, heed the call of the openroad or see a laptop warming the airplane tray table in front ofyou. Whether you need to fly to exotic locales, attend a trade showin Cincinnati or just trundle down to your local Wi-Fi-equippedcoffee shop, a notebook computer is your ticket to computing on thego. A laptop can increase your flexibility and productivity-andwhen you're working to grow your business, you need as much ofboth of those as you can get.

Seeing the Lightweight
Expect to spend anywhere from $800 to $2,500 for a new notebook-arange that covers everything from bulked-up widescreen models totiny units that will slip effortlessly into your briefcase. Tonarrow your choices, first consider just how far you'll rangeon a regular basis and what you'll need to take with youapplication-wise.

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