Nearly 60 percent of computers sold in 2011 were notebooks of one kind or another — desktop PCs, by contrast, accounted for less than 30 percent. Over the years, laptops have become generally slimmer, lighter and less power-hungry, and they will remain the staple tool of business workforces worldwide for the foreseeable future.

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HP unveils TouchPad tablet

At Hewlett-Packard's event in San Francisco today, Senior Vice President and GM Jon Rubinstein shows off the company's long-awaited tablet. Running WebOS, the TouchPad features a 9.7-inch screen and is designed to work in conjunction with the company's WebOS-based smartphones.

February 9, 2011 in Laptops

WWDC 2009: New 15-inch MacBook Pro revealed

At Apple's WWDC in San Francisco, Apple's vice president of product marketing, Philip Schiller, shows off the company's latest MacBook Pro. The new notebook has a 3.06GHz processor, a unibody architecture, and a built-in lithium polymer battery. Schiller adds that customers shouldn't need to change battery in a notebook at all in five years.

June 8, 2009 in Laptops

The Future Of... Ink

Imagine a magazine that updates its articles whenever new information is available. A tablet that stores all the textbooks a university student will ever need. Or a supermarket shelf tag that automatically reflects price changes. ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das shows us how electronic ink is turning the page on a new era for displays.

November 19, 2008 in Laptops

Apple's MacBook gets a new look

Apple CEO Steve Jobs shows off the updated version of the popular MacBook laptop. New features include Nvidia graphics, a glass multitouch trackpad, a thinner casing crafted from a single block of aluminum, solid state drives, some price reductions, and more.

October 14, 2008 in Laptops

Apple introduces ultrathin notebook

At Macworld 2008 in San Francisco Tuesday, Apple CEO Steve Jobs shows off the company's new ultraportable notebook, the MacBook Air. The new notebook is .76 inch thick and runs on Intel's Core 2 Duo with both 1.6GHz and 1.8GHz options. Other specs include a full-size keyboard, a built-in iSight camera, and a trackpad that supports multitouch gestures.

January 15, 2008 in Laptops

Lapwork's latest laptop desk

ZDNet Executive Editor David Berlind tries out Lapwork's third-generation laptop desk. The Futura fits between the bottom of a laptop computer and a person's thighs and provides large open ventilation slots to channel the heat away from under the laptop.

July 25, 2007 in Laptops

Ready to ditch your laptop?

At CES in Las Vegas, ZDNet Executive Editor David Berlind takes a closer look at Seamless Internet's SX-GEN, which features a 20GB hard drive and a full foldout keyboard.

January 9, 2007 in Laptops

The latest model in the ThinkPad X series

The first ultraportable to accommodate Intel's Core Duo processor, Lenovo's ThinkPad X60s, combines blazing performance and incredible battery life with a full feature set and a compact case. CNET's Michelle Thatcher takes a look.

May 8, 2006 in Laptops

Jobs shows off the MacBook Pro

Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs debuts an Intel-based laptop that he says is four to five times faster than the PowerBook G4. Jobs confirmed that Apple will transition its entire product line to Intel chips during this calendar year.

January 10, 2006 in Laptops

Lenovo Yoga 900 review: A powered-up convertible

Lenovo Yoga 900 review: A powered-up convertible

The Yoga 900 retains the best elements of last year's Core M-based Yoga 3 Pro, including the unique watchband-style hinge, but boosts the CPU power with 6th-generation Core i7 and i5 processors. Battery life could still be an issue for some, though.

November 23, 2015 by in Laptops

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