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How Do You Categorize Notebooks?
The notebook computer market has become one of the remaining battlegrounds for computer manufacturers. Our purpose here is to define the notebook market

notebook feature  Typical Features for Different Notebook Classes Feature Desktop Replacement Highly Mobile General-Purpose Low-End Display size >14 13 -14 12 -14 12 -13 CPU type (Note 1) P III * P III PIII/Celeron Celeron HDD size > 12 GB 6-12 GB 6-12 GB Up to 6 GB Weight 7+ lb > 6 lb > 6 lb Battery life (Note 2) > 3 hr > 4 hr ~ 3 hr ~ 3 hr Warranty 3 yr 3 yr 1 yr 1 yr Note 1: Intel product names used for convenience. Advanced Micro (AMD) CPUs are also used Note 2: Life as measured by ZD BatteryMark 3.0 test As is

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ERP for Manufacturing (SMB)

TEC's new ERP for Manufacturing (SMB) evaluation model targets the software requirements of small and medium enterprises. If your organization doesn't have many sites to operate, seeks a solid base of ERP functionality, but doesn't want every possible feature of the biggest systems on the market, this model is a good starting place for your research. It covers fully featured accounting solutions with necessary manufacturing, inventory, human resources, purchasing, quality, and sales management functionality. 

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Cooler-running Notebooks from HP, Toshiba, et al.


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notebook feature  third leg of a notebook feature trinity/Holy Grail: large screen, lightweight, and long battery life. Previously, increasing battery life meant beefing up the battery, which meant increased weight, this announcement helps mitigate that. We believe that highly mobile users will be willing to give up a little performance in exchange for much longer usage. We expect Compaq will eventually follow suit for its Presario and Notebook 100 lines, leaving only Dell as an Intel holdout. In addition to the Read More

Transmeta to Intel/AMD: Eat Our Dust


Transmeta’s CEO says his company has a five-year lead on Intel’s and AMD’s technology. Reality or hype? And does it matter?

notebook feature  greater success in the notebook market - mobile devices (Palm, Pocket PC, and the like) have a number of processors already available, and it's unclear that the extra battery life is a big selling feature for the smaller devices. User Recommendations Until Transmeta's claims can be verified on a production-grade notebook, potential corporate customers should watch, but not buy. If Crusoe-based notebooks demonstrate battery life on a par with their claims, then these notebooks have the potential to be a Read More

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IBM’s NetVista Joins the Appliance PC Fray


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Compaq's High-End Wintel-based Rack Servers - Working Hard to Stay #1


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notebook feature  NAV: ERP for Manufacturing (SMB) Competitor Analysis Report TEC's new ERP for Manufacturing (SMB) evaluation model targets the software requirements of small and medium enterprises. If your organization doesn't have many sites to operate, seeks a solid base of ERP functionality, but doesn't want every possible feature of the biggest systems on the market, this model is a good starting place for your research. It covers fully featured accounting solutions with necessary manufacturing, inventory, Read More

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notebook feature  Trends in Supply Chain Analytics Systems Supply chain execution, planning, and optimization systems have been available in the market for a couple of years. These systems have been implemented across various industry sectors and organizations, with varied degrees of success. In many supply chain projects, one of the most important issues is the reporting, monitoring, and performance tracking mechanism, which generally remains unaddressed. Supply chain projects usually bring about a complete change Read More

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notebook feature  Phone Systems Product Requirements Worksheet Using this worksheet from Focus Research, you can evaluate your business phone system feature requirements in relation to how well vendors meet them. Score how well vendors perform the categories you’ve identified by filling in your ratings in the columns to the right, using a scale of one to five, with five being best. If the feature isn’t important to your particular needs, simply leave the field blank. Read More

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