The PowerMate 2000 from NEC

The PowerMate 2000 is a "microdesktop" computer from NEC, combining an Intel Pentium III 500 MHz processor with a notebook chassis design and 15" LCD display. The slim computer weighs only about 12 lbs., and the XGA TFT display can swivel up to 40 degrees and rotate up to 160 degrees. The PC comes with 64 MB RAM, upgradeable to 256 MB, and a 6 or 12 GB S.M.A.R.T. hard drive. Two CardBus PC Card Type-II slots and 2 USB offer expansion capability for external devices. A built-in Intel 1/100MB Ethernet with Wake-on-LAN support provides one touch set-up connection. A hard drive security feature discourages theft. The PowerMate 2000 occupies only about 15% of the space of a typical desktop computer. NEC, Santa Clara, CA, (800) NEC-INFO,

This article originally appeared in the 06/01/2000 issue of THE Journal.