NEC Scores a Battery-Life Breakthrough - Page 3

Versa DayLite

USABILITY

C

CAPABILITY

B

PERFORMANCE

B

INTEROPERABILITY

B

MANAGEABILITY

B

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.

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