A Notebook That Puts Users Ahead Of Gimmicks

When NEC Corp. senior industrial designer Katsuhiko Kushi did field research for a new notebook computer in California, he noticed that people double-tasked, talking on the phone and writing as they geared up to use the machine. Conclusion? A laptop that requires two hands to open and close is ill-suited to the real working world. Kushi decided that NEC's new notebook would have a single center latch, easily opened with one hand.

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