Portable computers for business users have grown much more powerful recently, providing the high-end processing power needed for presentations and heavy Internet use, while supplying the lightweight convenience necessary for traveling. While these portables remain more expensive than their desktop counterparts, you can generally find all the extras and add-ons that you need to conduct business on the go. CD-ROM and DVD drives, scanners, printers, and all the hardware you need for high-speed wireless Internet access can be found on portable computers. If you're a business traveler, you may also want to consider supplementing your laptop or notebook computer with a palmtop to keep track of appointments, schedules, meetings, and deadlines. While there are numerous upgrades, add-ons, and accessories for portable computers, remember that the prime advantage of a portable computer is its portability, so you don't want to end up with more equipment than you can carry comfortably in your laptop's traveling case. When it comes to upgrades, you may be better off simply purchasing a top-of-the-line system that comes with lots of memory, hard-drive space, and all the other hardware you may require, rather than purchasing and carrying numerous external devices. Internal upgrading is often difficult or impossible with even the most high-end laptops due to the constrained space. For more information, consult a computer professional.
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