Did we decide not to bother calling them notebooks? Laptops seems to be the name of the game, though Toshiba’s latest might give your legs a bit of an ache.
That aside, the biggest problem with laptops, apart from the battery life, that I’ve found is the cramped keyboard. The 1955 should sort that out because aside from all the usual points of interest (a 16in screen, 2.5GHz Pentium 4 chipset, varying degrees of RAM and hard drive yada yada), it comes complete with a wireless removable keyboard. Set up the laptop on a nicely situated shelf or stack of phone books and pop out the keyboard and add the wireless mouse and — hey presto! — you’re in business.
Because it’s a weighty fellow, country manager Steve Ford describes it as more of a mobile office than a laptop. It isn’t the kind of thing you lug around with you too often.
Sadly, the beast won’t be coming to NZ any time soon unless you all lobby Toshiba, but in the US it costs $US2500. Nice idea, Tosh.
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