Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

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Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

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Byline: MARK PRIGG

TECHKNOW

The latest ultra-portable laptops boast performance up to any office task, while amusing you with DVDs on those long flights

LAPTOP HEAD

Samsung X1

With a 14in screen, and 24mm deep, this weighs only 1.7kg.

The DVD rewriter is above the keyboard, but it still manages to look good.

However, this [pounds sterling]1,409 laptop is a bit sluggish and some will find the keyboard cramped. Two battery packs are supplied, for about four or five hours of use.

BEST ALLROUNDER

Sony VGN-TX2HP

With its stunning VAIO range, Sony has become the name in stylish ultra-portable PCs. This model weighs 1.2kg, is 31mm thick, has an 11.1-inch widescreen display, with glossy coating, and it has wi-fi built in, along with a DVD writer. You can expect five hours of use with ease. About [pounds sterling]1,409.

FOR FASHIONISTAS

Apple Macbook

This latest version of Apple's consumer laptop packs a serious punch with the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processor, giving its PC competition a run for its money. …

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