|On the job:
You’re doing several big things at once, from the comfort of your favorite Wi-Fi enabled coffee shop: Editing a 5-minute video presentation, downloading music for the audio track, compressing it all for Web streaming, and then uploading the encrypted file to your offices in Munich and Taipei. While your digital content renders, you scan the 24-hour TV news channels – but headlines are all you have time for, because your notebook has already powered through a digital processing job that used to take hours; and, the latest security running in the background has let you work in total privacy.
|On the road:
International business trips are a lot more enjoyable now that you can
watch the latest DVD movie release in home theatre quality sound and
graphics. Once on the ground, your notebook automatically finds and
negotiates your connection to the terminal’s Wi-Fi “hotspot” so you can
check email while your traveling companion simultaneously phones the
office, half a world away, using your notebook’s Voice over Internet
Protocol (VoIP) software. And best of all, you never had to search out
an electrical outlet – your notebook “slept” when you did, and
optimized its battery life for nonstop performance.
Your dual-core notebook makes you a business success by day and the
center of family attention by night. In the den, you use pro-quality
audio editing software and headphones to assemble and mix the piano
tracks your daughter just recorded. Meanwhile, your spouse listens to
earlier compilations on CD through a separate audio feed connected
toyour home stereo system. Later, upstairs in front of the big-screen
TV you and your son engage in 3D combat, immersed in hi-def sound, as
your notebook connects to the family home theatre system.