Versa DayLite

By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2001-09-24 Print this article Print

Versa DayLite

NECs Versa DayLite notebook computer delivers more than 7 hours of battery life between charges, thanks to its Transmeta processor and its power-miserly reflective TFT display. However, the DayLite is usable only with significant external lighting, such as that from a bright desk lamp or the sun.

SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // The DayLite notebook will immediately make users who must compute outdoors more efficient.

LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // The DayLites added light requirements will force users to adjust the way they work.

Long battery life; display readable outdoors.

Display can be difficult to read indoors; mediocre keyboard.

NEC Computers Inc.; Sacramento, Calif.; (800) 733-5858;

As Editor in Chief of eWEEK Labs, Jason Brooks manages the Labs team and is responsible for eWEEK's print edition. Brooks joined eWEEK in 1999, and has covered wireless networking, office productivity suites, mobile devices, Windows, virtualization, and desktops and notebooks. JasonÔÇÖs coverage is currently focused on Linux and Unix operating systems, open-source software and licensing, cloud computing and Software as a Service. Follow Jason on Twitter at jasonbrooks, or reach him by email at

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