From: Dr. Cornelius Halvey (Cornelius-Halvey_at_smh.com)
Date: Thu Mar 02 2000 - 17:39:52 EST
I agree completely. My traveling notebook is the Sony PictureBook: 2.4
lbs., sport model XGA resolution (1024 x 480). Built in 56k modem. Built in
digital camera. My second favorite travel machine is my daughter's 701C.
It does look like the Japanese are taking over the "petite" end of the
market. (In the WinCE palm devices, I think the Casio E-105 is the hot
From: Allan Ballard
To: TP List
Sent: 3/2/00 4:53 PM
Subject: Size and usefulness
The other day I flew cross country - Atlanta/San Francisco, then
returned a few days later.
I put an extra battery in my TP760XL so as to be able to work as
long as possible.
But it was da*n near impossible to work at all.
Because the tiny footprint of a TP 760XL *barely* fit onto
the pull-down tray on the seat in front. Finally, I abandoned
the tray, and actually used my lap.
I think IBM has a HUGE untapped market for top-line machines
with a small footprint -- all the power of today's machines, but
Still glad I took the unit, as it DID do its job, and worked fine
on the return.
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