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But interminable boot-ups could go the way of Betamax videos and if manufacturers perfect magnetic RAM.
Although they have some limitations--mostly sluggish speed, cramped keyboards, lack of internal floppy disk drive and miniature viewing screens--they have offsetting advantages: instant boot-ups and the ability to run without a hard drive and to operate for as long as 10 hours before needing a recharge.
is staking an early claim to potentially key turf in the Windows 7 gold rush: The PC vendor boasts it has the fastest boot-up and shutdown times.