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Chapter 17. Mobile Computing > Using Software on Laptops

Using Software on Laptops

Improvements in laptop computers have had an interesting effect on software utilities that are targeted toward the mobile computing market. In days gone by, laptops were relatively underpowered and had limited memory capacity and small screens. As you can see in Table 17.1, even the early iBooks could have up to 340MB of memory and had relatively fast CPUs. Today’s iBooks and PowerBooks are not your father’s laptop!

Software that is specifically targeted toward laptops and mobile computing tends to address a variety of issues:


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