Laptops For The Desktop

My Hewlett-Packard Co. OmniBook 600c subnotebook isn't anyone's idea of a desktop computer. It pays for its 3.8-pound weight with a cramped keyboard and a smallish display. But when I slide it into its "extended port replicator," it instantly connects to the full-size keyboard, standard mouse, floppy and CD-ROM drives, network adapter, and 15-inch monitor that I have hooked up to the $349 docking station. And my preliminary version of Windows 95 automatically senses that the computer has been docked and can find data on a network file server and send stored jobs to a printer.

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