Hitachi to Ship Diskless Notebook PCs
Reports coming out of Japan suggest that Hitachi Ltd is planning to launch a line of thin client, diskless notebook computers. A first batch of 10,000 units of the new computer will start shipping in April and pricing will start at around $2,500, it has been reported.
Running diskless will greatly improve battery life and reduce the weight of the machine, although the main objective of producing a notebook with no hard disk drive appears to be improved security. The best way of protecting business data is to avoid storing it on machines like notebooks that are frequently lost or stolen.
Samsung used to sell a diskless Windows CE subnotebook product. The IZZI-Pro S300 range was introduced in August 1999 but was removed from the market in January 2002.