Incredible shrinking computers

  title={Incredible shrinking computers},
  author={T. A. Bell},
  journal={IEEE Spectrum},
The redesign of systems and components to create desktop-power notebook computers weighing under eight pounds is described. The bottom-up design approach is discussed, and some of the problems encountered and their solutions are examined. Particular attention is given to the batteries, which contribute up to one third of the total weight, and the disk drives, which must withstand shock and vibration not experienced by desktops.<<ETX>>