According to Microsoft, 'life is too short to be chained to a desk'. Enter the first Smart Display, a portable LCD monitor with built-in 802.11b wireless networking. ViewSonic's airpanel V110, which will be launched at CeBIT 2003 in Hannover next month, lets you work remotely from your wireless-enabled computer, as if you were sitting in front of it -- but it isn't a notebook replacement. The airpanel V110 acts as a PC extension, which lets you quickly, easily and reliably conduct short sessions of email, Web surfing and other computing activities via your main PC from any room in the house. But at the moment, the £999 (inc. VAT) airpanel V110 is way too expensive. Until it comes down in price, Microsoft expects that only early adopters and the wealthy will buy one. Otherwise, we recommend a notebook with built-in wireless. You'll spend almost the same amount, and your files and applications can go anywhere you do.