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Pint-size PCs, e-mail for dummies and more

By Amanda C. Kooser • Aug 1, 2005

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Shrink-to-fit PCs. It's not such a silly idea. AntelopeTechnologies has crammed a more or less full-fledged Windows XPPC into a package the size of a laptop battery. Dubbed the ModularComputing Core, or MCC, it can be used with a desktop cradle or asa powerful handheld when slipped into a mobile tablet shell.

The MCC itself runs about $1,600, while a complete kit, designedfor both desktop and portable use, runs $3,870. That's notcheap, but certain entrepreneurs will find it enticing. Companiesthat have stringent security requirements could easily unhook theirMCCs and lock them in the company safe every night. Mobile usersdesiring a full Windows XP experience on the go could make use ofthis device as well. Antelope isn't the only company coming upwith pint-size PCs. OQO and Sony have similar offerings.

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