Businessweek Archives

Toshiba's Multimedia Portable Tackles Two Markets


Bits & Bytes

TOSHIBA'S MULTIMEDIA PORTABLE TACKLES TWO MARKETS

Two of the hottest growth areas in the personal-computer market are portable PCs, such as the new "subnotebooks," and multimedia machines, which can handle digitized stereo sound and full-color images as well as text and numbers. Now, laptop giant Toshiba Corp. has devised a PC that tries to combine the best of both markets.

The T6600C machine features a 10.4-inch active-matrix color screen that produces crisp images. With its built-in Microsoft Corp. sound system and speakers, the portable can be used by traveling executives for multimedia sales pitches. But there are some drawbacks. One is the price: $7,699 to $9,499, depending on options such as a CD-ROM drive. Another is its weight--about 18 pounds. Yet another downer: It must be plugged into an outlet, so you can forget about playing fancy computer games during that long plane ride.EDITED BY BART ZIEGLER


Race, Class, and the Future of Ferguson
LIMITED-TIME OFFER SUBSCRIBE NOW

(enter your email)
(enter up to 5 email addresses, separated by commas)

Max 250 characters

 
blog comments powered by Disqus