As Hewlett-Packard considers its options for the PC business--the world's largest--it's a good time to take a look at one of the company's premier business laptops and compare it to the MacBook Air, Apple's premier notebook.
Hewlett-Packard is a company with deep roots in Silicon Valley. But you would never know it. Most of the device innovation comes from its Valley neighbor, Apple.
HP's no-nonsense ultraportable laptop scores for its solid construction and some biz-friendly features, but the Compaq 2510p costs just as much as the flashy, consumer-oriented competition. Choose this ultraportable only if security concerns and IT manageability are paramount.
Mozilla has made strides in alleviating a longstanding CPU usage issue that, in some cases, caused small laptops to overheat.
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SanDisk and Samsung are introducing new solid-state drives for the Netbook and enterprise markets, respectively.
The laptop's lack of a 3G modem takes away from its skinny design.
The MacBook Air looks the same. But it's not.