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Laptops to suit your style, and pocket

January 21, 2008
If you have been aspiring to own a mobile computer, and have been waiting to upgrade to one to suit your style, you may well be spoilt for choice. The good news though is now, you need not contemplate having to rob a bank like you might have had a few years ago. Here's a selection of five laptops with just the right combination of price, performance and features to suit you.

HCL 'MiLeap' goes under Rs 14,000
Now where can you hope to get a laptop with prices starting at Rs 13,990 and weighing under a kilo? HCL's new year launch MiLeap X Series is exactly this: a computer with a 7 inch screen with full functionality you can expect in a PC, including being WiFi ready.

An ideal machine for those looking a for a light weight mobility solution, it works very well for students as well as for those living on the wrong side of the digital divide. Corporates can equip their sales and service teams to ensure connectivity on the move. It is ideal to be carried to work, to school, in a park or a gym or even working on cramped seats in the economy section of flights.

Available with both flash-based and disk-based storage versions, its sturdy design incorporates features that make it dustproof, shock-proof and durable.

For those looking for a more loaded version, they have the option of the MiLeap Y Series. Powered by Intel Ultra Mobile Platform and Microsoft's Vista Home Premium, it comes with a swivel 7" touch screen, 80GB HDD and Bluetooth.

Both the models have network ports, are Wi-Fi ready, have the option for a 'Data Card' and are available with GUI enabled user friendly Linux OS.

Approximate price: Starts at Rs 13,990 for the MiLeap X Series and Rs 29,990 for the MiLeap Y Series.
Text: Ajay Jain
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