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February 24, 2006

Tech Test — Laptops: How small is too small?

  • Flybook and Lifebook weigh less than 3 pounds, but both are annoying — unless you're a hobbit.
  • By BETSY SCHIFFMAN
    AP Business Writer

    NEW YORK — Nobody wants to lug around a 10-pound laptop anymore, but while computer makers scramble to roll out models that are ever smaller and lighter, nobody has stopped to ask just how small is too small.

    Dialogue Technology Corp.'s Flybook and Fujitsu Ltd.'s Lifebook P1500 are two purse-size tablet computers that beg the question. Each has 8.9-inch displays and weighs less than 3 pounds.


     
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