12/96 Cover Story: King of the Road
Hit the highway with this pack
of high-energy traveling companions.
System: Dell Latitude LM P133ST
Dell Computer Corp.
Spend a few minutes with Dell's new Latitude LM P133ST, and you'll
be itching to hit the road with this impressive notebook. This
seven-pound power-tripper's delight packs a 133MHz Pentium processor
and 40MB of RAM. With prices starting at $2,199, there's an LM
to suit your work and your wallet.
Its screen is fantastic; its touchpad among the best to come through
our labs. But most impressive is this portable's performance in
our benchmarks, which it owes in large part to its 128-bit NeoMagic
PCI video controller. The LM P133ST turned in blistering scores
that can challenge 166MHz desktop systems. (Reviewed in October)
Communications: Ositech Trumpcard Jack of Diamonds
Excellent performance and enhanced power-conservation features
make this one of the slickest combo cards we've seen. It features
a V.34, cellular-ready modem and 10BaseT Ethernet. (Reviewed in
PCMCIA: International Modem Travel Kit
This kit connects your modem to more than 160 phone systems and
comes with a handy carrying case.
Port Replicator: Dell Latitude LM Port Replicator with Docking
Dell Computer Corp.
Plug your Latitude LM into this port replicator and it transforms
itself into a desktop.
Desktop Monitor:Compaq V70 Color Monitor
800-345-1518, fax 713-518-1442
The Compaq V70 has a stunning, distortion-free image and a tilt-swivel
design with an extended vertical pivot range. Its on-screen controls
are a cinch to use. (Reviewed in November)
Remote: Server Technology Power On/Off +Aux
Shut-down and boot remote Win95 PCs over the phone for enhanced
security. You can also bounce systems that hang. (Reviewed in
Mobile Presentation: RemotePointPlus
This unique wireless pointing device acts like a mouse, but all
you do is point and drag. The Plus version's four programmable
buttons enhance its versatility.(Reviewed in July)
This 11-pound lightweight presentation panel is about the size
of two stacked notebook computers. Despite its small size, its
output is a bright 250 ANSI lumens. You won't mind traveling with
Miscellaneous: Norris Flashback Digital Recorder
It looks like a flying saucer and holds up to 2MB-36 minutes-of
recorded speech per SoundClip cartridge. Record memos or dictate
a few letters, then transfer them to your laptop.
Microsoft Windows CE
Price: (approximately $500 for hardware)
NEC Mobile Pro Hand-Held PC
Coming soon to a superstore near you. These personal digital assistants
will come with a slimmed-down version of Windows known as Windows
CE. You'll be able to manipulate desktop data, perform low-level
communications and synchronize your data with your desktop. (Reviewed
in this issue)