Weighing The Ultralights

In Japan, tiny laptops weighing less than four pounds are best-sellers. In the U.S. and most of the rest of the world, however, these ultralight computers remain niche products that appeal to a relatively small group of buyers who value lightness and compact size above all else. A look at new ultralights from Toshiba and Gateway shows that while notebooks in this class are getting better, most buyers are likely to find that they require too many compromises.

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