But not all is perfect in laptop land. For one, I find myself constantly checking how much battery life I have left. And often, itís not a lot. Try to do just about anything demanding, and just watch that juice fade away.
My major gripe, though, is hard disk space - or lack thereof. As just about all of our readers will know, hard drive space is one thing you just can't seem to have enough of. In these days of mp3s, divx and all sorts of other media formats, not to mention software just getting bigger and bigger and bigger, the more hard disk space you have the better. But laptops are notorious for lacking this. Nevermind - good old Seagate has a solution at hand.
Rob Williams of Techgage.com has written a review of the new Seagate Momentus 5400.3 160GB Mobile HDD. And what a little beast it is. Packing an 8MB cache, with sustained internal transfer rates of 44MB/s, and with an average seek time of 12ms, the 5400.3 160GB is a blessing to the mobile user. 160GB, although not in the same league as the almost half terabyte offerings now available to desktop users, is certainly a hell of a lot better than the 30, 60 and 80 GB drives being shipped in the majority of today's notebooks.
The Momentus 5400.3 is one of the coolest pieces of hardware I've been able to review lately. Despite it's size, it packs quite a huge punch. 160GB is finally possible in your laptop, and Seagate are to be commended for being the first ones to make them commercially available. After a few quick e-tailer searches, I was unable to find any mobile drive at 160GB except for this one.