Subnotebooks and Ultralight Laptops

Posted on May 31, 2005

The New York Times has an article about the new crop of smaller notebooks, also known as subnotebooks, ultraportable notebooks and ultralight laptops. These laptops have much smaller screens (12.1 inches or less) and weight only 2 to 4 pounds. One drawback is that some of the models have tinier keyboards as well. But there is no arguing about how portable they are.

The Times article reviews several of these new ultralight laptops including Toshiba's Libretto U100, the Asus W5A, Sony's Vaio T350M, Sharp's Actius MP30, the Fujitsu LifeBook P7010, IBM ThinkPad X41, Dell's Latitude X1 and Hewlett-Packard's Compaq nc4200. The first models are going to be pricey by prices on these types of machines will drop in the future.

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