From Dell, A Laptop To Make Desktops Quake

Usually a follower, Dell breaks new ground with its big, brawny Inspiron

A couple of years ago, the idea of using laptop computers to replace the desktop computers of mobile workers began to catch on in corporations. When in the office, workers would slip their machines into docking stations, which link to big monitors, regular keyboards and mice, network connections, and other accessories. Because desktops remained cheaper and more powerful than laptops, the idea wasn't as widely implemented as advocates had hoped. Still, there are plenty of IBM ThinkPads and Compaq Armadas living in desktop docks.

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