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VYE S41
VYE S41
Price: $1,499
Weight: 2.8 pounds
Size: 9"x7"x1"
Battery life: 1 hour, 45 minutes
Speed: 800MHz
Ram: 1GB
Grade: B-

Ergonomics: The keyboard and the touchpad on this ultralight model are too tiny to use comfortably. Pros: Monitor swivels and is a touchscreen.

Performance: A DVD drive is an unexpected plus for such a teeny machine. Lots of ports and Wi-Fi add to the package. The processor is very slow, however.

Bottom line: You can install Windows for must-have apps. With its futuristic Japanese styling, the VYE will turn heads. But it's too awkward and slow to use for hours on end.

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