ultraportable(ul´´-tra-p��rt´&-b&l) (n.) A class of laptop computer that is designed around its portability. Ultraportables typically weigh less than four pounds and, when closed, are 1.5" thin or thinner. A common ultraportable also will have wireless networking capabilities, can have an internal optical drive, and capabilities to connect to an external storage device. Since the devices are designed to be compact and easily portable, the keyboards tend to be smaller than those of a typical laptop and the batteries are designed to be small and lightweight, creating what some view as drawbacks to the ultraportables: uncomfortable ergonomic design and short battery life.
The IBM ThinkPad X40, Sony VAIO PCG-TR3A, HP Compaq NC4010 and the Gateway M200X are examples of ultraportable laptop computers.
Stay up to date on the latest developments in Internet terminology with a free weekly newsletter from Webopedia. Join to subscribe now.
From wacky alarm clocks to lecture hall tools and after class entertainment, these Android apps are a good fit for a student's life and budget. Read More »Sharing Threat Intelligence
A growing number of startups make the sharing of threat intelligence a key part of their solutions. Read More »Smiley Faces and Symbols
A text smiley face is used to convey a facial expression or emotion in texting and online chat conversations. This Webopedia guide shows you how... Read More »
The Open System Interconnection (OSI) model defines a networking framework to implement protocols in seven layers. Use this handy guide to compare... Read More »Network Fundamentals Study Guide
Networking fundamentals teaches the building blocks of modern network design. Learn different types of networks, concepts, architecture and... Read More »Computer Architecture Study Guide
This Webopedia study guide describes the different parts of a computer system and their relations. Read More »