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