Best description of the difference that 1 pound makes

Best description of the difference that 1 pound makes

Summary: InfoWorld has a story on a pair of new notebooks from Gateway, one of which is the company's most powerful portable system. The new system, the 7.

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InfoWorld has a story on a pair of new notebooks from Gateway, one of which is the company's most powerful portable system. The new system, the 7.7-pound M680, takes the place of its heavier successor, the 8.8 pound M675. In describing the difference that a pound makes, company spokesperson Kellie Odle apparently said "This is still not a notebook for a business traveler or home user on the go, but users will notice the difference when they move it." In writing up this blog entry, I wasn't sure I should have tagged it for our Mobile category or not (it is now).

According to the story, the M680 comes with a 17-inch widescreen display and at $1,399, it comes with an Intel's Pentium M 730 processor, 512M bytes of DDR2 memory, a 40GB hard drive, a CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive, a Mobility Radeon x700 graphics card from ATI Technologies Inc. with 64MB of video memory and Intel's 802.11b/g wireless radio.

Topic: Laptops

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  • Price per pound ...

    As long as the enterprise contnues to struggle to justify buying a laptop at twice the price of a desktop system, laptop vendors are going to struggle with balancing portability and utility.

    Top of the line notebooks have always weighed in at 7+ pounds and cost twice as much as their desktop counterparts. Only now are those notebooks actually becoming suitable desktop replacements -- giving companies the option of buying only one device for their mobile employees instead of a desktop at work (and maybe one for home) AND a notebook for the road.

    Offering the enterprise a cost-effective desktop replacement has always been a challenge. This is just another volley in the war between the mobile professional and the 'bean-counter'.
    M Wagner