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Microsoft Windows Vista Unveiled by Paul McFedries

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Chapter 7. Mobile Computing in Windows Vista

IN THIS CHAPTER

The Mobile PC Control Panel

The Windows Mobility Center

Power Management in Vista

Presentation Settings

Windows SideShow

New Vista Tablet PC Features

Notebook computers used to occupy very specific and unalterable niches in the computing ecology. Sales professionals didn’t leave home without them, executives on business trips routinely packed their portables, and corporate employees without a personal machine lugged a laptop home to do some extra work. In each case, though, the notebook computer—with its cramped keyboard, hard-to-read LCD display, and minuscule hard disk—was always considered a poor substitute for a desktop machine.

For many years, it seemed that notebooks ...

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