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Anywhere Computing with Laptops: Making Mobile Easier by Harold Davis

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Picture Quality

A few years back, a friend of mine quipped that playing music on his computer was in essence turning an expensive computer into a lousy stereo. Well, times have certainly changed, and you can now play music with perfectly fine audio quality using your computer (or your iPod). But the camera in your Centrino laptop is likely to still be stuck in the place the sound card used to be—it's probably a low quality digital camera, comparable to the one in your cell phone. No doubt, in time, this will change for the better. I fully expect, in the next few years, to see digital cameras bundled in mobile computers that are every bit as good as standalone cameras (although this will take some form factor engineering).

Digital Cameras in ...

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