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Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Mobile Systems Come On Strong

A recent article in InformationWeek stated that:

"Advances in performance, reliability, and connectivity, as well as improved pricing, have businesses and other institutions increasingly turning to laptop computers as their first choice for desktop computing.

A number of factors that caused IT directors to stick with desktop systems over mobile systems have changed significantly in recent years, says Leslie Fiering, an analyst with research firm Gartner. Five years ago, for example, there was a 200% price premium for a notebook system compared with a desktop, versus a 34% to 68% premium today. And studies have shown that the additional cost can be offset if an employee is able to work as few as two additional hours per week."

This report confirms that the information I wrote in the article Reasons To Make Your Next PC A Notebook published a couple of days ago, is part of a growing trend in business and mobile computing.

From this new InformationWeek article, it seems that the combination of a Notebook computer and a PDA is becoming increasingly popular. Especially among some law professionals.

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