Hewlett-Packard has just released the Compaq Evo Notebook N1015v. The new notebook computer comes complete with MultiPort wireless technology, which provides users the convenience of accessing the Internet or a network without cables. Weighing less than 7 lbs. and with a price starting at $899, the N1015v offers integrated floppy and optical drives. It features a choice of Mobile AMD Athlon XP processors operating at speeds up to 1.53 GHz; 128 MB or 256 MB of DDR SDRAM, expandable to 1,024 MB; up to a 40 GB SMART hard drive; up to a 15” color TFT XGA screen; and an option of a DVD-ROM, CD-ROM or DVD/CD-RW combo drive. In addition, the N1015v’s design makes it comfortable to carry by hand and better accessible for people with disabilities. For example, the keyboard has tactile marks for hand placement to assist people with low or no vision. Hewlett-Packard Co., Palo Alto, CA, (800) 88-TEACH, www.hp.com.
This article originally appeared in the 11/01/2002 issue of THE Journal.