The Laptop Labyrinth

They're getting fancier--but heavier. So figure out just how much zip you need

I'm writing this column on a TransPort Xpe laptop from Micron Electronics while flying to California. With a 166-megahertz MMX Pentium processor, 32 megabytes of memory, and a 2-gigabyte hard drive, this laptop offers all the performance, and nearly all the features, I would ever want in a desktop computer. But there's a problem. When the fellow sitting in front of me leans back, the 12.1-inch active matrix screen has nowhere to go, and typing becomes nearly impossible.

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