Hp's Calculated Gamble On Superlight Notebooks

Over the past 20 years, calculators have been phenomenally successful for Hewlett-Packard Co. Recently, the company has parlayed that success into a profitable line of handheld organizers. Its personal-computer business, however, has been slow to take mff. So when the company decided to enter the notebook-computer market, it turned over the design task to its calculator group. The result: the OmniBook, due out on June 7, a 2.9-pound PC with an emphasis on ease of use.

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