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'Smartbooks' Latest to Join Crowded Computer Market

Article Source Wall Street Journal
 
Companies gambling that they can shake up the portable-computer market plan to lay some cards on the table in Las Vegas next week.

The 2010 Consumer Electronics Show will be a coming-out party for a new breed of ultra-small laptops that act more like smart phones—designed to be always on and connected to the Internet via 3G cellular networks, ready to call up a Web page or post an update on Twitter.

Promoters of the new devices have been pushing the term "smartbooks," partly to distinguish them from the low-end portables called netbooks that have been the hottest thing in the PC industry over the past two years...
 
 

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