In the increasingly cookie-cutter world of PCs, ultraportable laptops stubbornly resist standardized designs, with every manufacturer having a different idea of how to cram a lot of power into an easy-to-carry package. The LifeBook 655TX from Fujitsu (888 466-8434) features a 133-megahertz or 155-MHz MMX Pentium, 12.1-in. active-matrix screen, is just 1.2 in. thick, and weighs 4.4 pounds. Attach a second battery and a multimedia unit to the bottom and you get a CD-ROM and floppy drive in an 8-pound unit about the size and shape of a conventional multimedia laptop. The LifeBook 655TX starts at $3,999.
BY STEPHEN H. WILDSTROM
Updated June 15, 1997 by bwwebmaster
Copyright 1997, Bloomberg L.P.