When It Comes To Memory Card Slots, Size Matters

It seems that the hottest accessories for portable computers are cards that conform to the Personal Computer Memory Card International Assn. (PCMCIA) standard. The cards originally were used only to add memory to handheld devices such as pocket computers. But now, they contain such things as modems, hard drives, and other features. Consequently, computer manufacturers are adding slots that accept the credit-card-size devices to many larger notebook PCs. To make its portables stand out from the pack, Toshiba America Inc. has introduced what it thinks will be the next-generation memory-card slot.

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