Techwatch: Nov. 3, 1997


The knock against palmtop computers has always been the same: too small to be useful as PCs and too big to make a mark as a personal organizer. But computer companies are getting better at miniaturizing everything from color screens to disk drives, and the result is a new collection of very small, very powerful computers that are surprisingly useful. Below are just the first in a series of small computers set to hit the market within 12 months. The machines are small enough and powerful enough to find a real home as communications and productivity...

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