News Factor: The Laptop Performance Bottleneck

My spin:Get a good laptop, docking station, external monitor and a few more things… and then ditch your desktop
Designers of mobile disk drives face a unique set of challenges. They must strive to ensure their products occupy less space, consume less power and are more shock resistant than desktop hard drives. As convenient as mobile computers are, they have always been sluggish compared with desktop PCs. Hard drive speed has been the biggest bottleneck. Although disk drives are not the only mobile components that lag behind their desktop counterparts, they are by far the most noticeable. “Hard drive speed counts for an awful lot of overall computing responsiveness,” Peter Kastner, executive vice president and chief research officer at Aberdeen Group, told NewsFactor. (full story)