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The Replacements If it's high time to get rid of your worn-out desktops, then try these wireless portables on for size.

By Marc Spiwak

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With so much of your work force on the road, maybe it's timeto replace some of your aging desktops with portables. The latestgeneration of high-end notebooks means workers won't sacrificeanything by going mobile.

The CRN Test Center examined five high-end desktop replacementsfrom Acer, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, Sharp and Toshiba. All boastbright, 15-inch color displays, fast processors and wirelessaccess. Except for Acer's TravelMate, whose base configurationis just 5.7 pounds, expect travel weights of 8 to 10 pounds,depending on adapters and accessories.

The TravelMate and Toshiba's Satellite Pro are built aroundIntel's new Centrino chip suite and Pentium M processor. Itdelivers built-in wireless access, low power consumption andunexpected processor performance, thanks to Pentium M's huge1MB cache. Acer's TravelMate 803LCi, with a 1.6GHz Pentium M,is a great choice for graphics-intensive duties. It has an ATIMobility Radeon 9000 graphics processor and 64MB fast-video RAM. Italso includes connections for a variety of multimedia devices, at atotal cost of $2,499 (all prices street).

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