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Tech: shareholders question MS; lightest laptop; more

updated 06:00 pm EST, Wed November 12, 2003

Tech: lightest laptop; more

Evening tech news: After watching Microsoft stock fall despite this year's tech rally, Microsoft shareholders -- it uses carbon fibre casing and has a 10.4-inch liquid crystal display, weighs about 1.75 pounds, and is less than one centimetre thick.




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    now

    thats innovation: SONY

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    vaio

    I assume that is the weight with out the "other" half of the computer.

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    Bah!

    The world's lightest laptop, huh? Big whoop. Want to use a CD-ROM or watch a DVD on it? Here's this other bulky thing you gotta carry around. Give me a 12" PowerBook or iBook any day.

    Next up: Sony unveils "world's lightest car"... Oh, you want to GO places? Well then you'll need this engine, and these wheels...

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    Introducing...

    The world's largest screen palmtop.

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    Sony innovator?

    I'll be the first to admit Sony makes sleek-looking machinery, but perhaps they should stick to walkmans and CD players.
    I had a VAIO, and it's crashes and such were the EXACT reason I switched to the Mac. Yes, this was years ago *1999*, but I finally had enough of the crashes, stalls, and general breakdowns.
    Now, Sony may have changed, but I doubt it. Their stuff is good to look at, but as long as it runs anything Windows....
    -d.

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    Meh

    It's nice that computers are becoming smaller/lighter; some people have uses for these kinds of computers with two halves (I could sure use one myself). Of course I just cannot justify the price of small pc laptops (like 12" ones), as they are pretty much at that of macs (or the macs are cheaper).

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    Sony

    Way, way overrated giant.

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    what does it look like?

    does anyone know what it looks like? i know looks aren't everything, but as sjobs himself stated, sony stuff usually looks pretty damn nice....

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    Misleading

    Sony is famous for leading the charge for lighter laptops, but I'll wait to see what they left OUT before I hand them the title. They are equally notorious for (as a poster above put it), leaving off the "little extras" like drives, extra batteries, necessary cards and so on when they talk about the weight of the product.

    At less than 1cm thick and under two pounds, you can bet your bottom dollar that this doesn't include a large hard drive, a floppy (those poor pathetic PC fools), any kind of optical drive, and possibly not a built-in way to connect to the net. May not include the battery, but if it does I'm sure it's one with a short lifespan (intended to be supplemented by a second battery pack).

    How useful does THAT sound?

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    Education deals

    It's quite amazing to see how much US schools spend on computers, yet the average educational level is poor in comparison with other countries where computers are not so common.

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