Here's our Hardware Tip for.. August 9, 2002
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Notebook Shopping--Part 2 of 5
If you've previously owned a notebook computer, you know how important its weight truly is. Anything more than six pounds and you'll find yourself leaving your notebook at home or work rather than carrying it with you while traveling.
Larger, heavier notebooks have integrated floppy, CD-ROM, and hard drives that you must heft along when you bring the notebook. Look for designs with multipurpose bays for swapping in and out battery packs, hard drives, CD-ROM and DVD-ROM drives, floppy drives, and more. That way, you can bring along only the components you'll need on the road.