The notebook computer market has become one of the remaining battlegrounds for computer manufacturers. Our purpose here is to define the notebook market segments, describe what the general characteristics of each segment are, and to give users an idea of what features they can expect for each segment.
their storage requirements increase. Until recently, notebooks did not allow this, so storage-heavy users were limited by how large a disk manufacturers could cram into the system, and hope an upgrade was possible as disk densities increased. However, more and more, we are seeing notebooks capable of housing a second HDD. The space constraints of notebooks can lead to tradeoffs regarding which other drives are present in the system. A typical desktop will have floppy, CD/DVD, and often a DAT backup