The idea that I have is to make the siutation less innocuous; my computer is currently being fixed by Dell, and I am on a Windows computer of a different manufacturer, my minimal. I know I do not like apple. I also know that there is editing of metadata by governing authoritiess, because why wouldn't there be. So my quest to understand this penumbra is less than visceral. I hope this idea generates a few good things that prior to my posting, is less pervasive yet more understood (by me, and those interested in predication). Therefore, this idea here is being edited as I write this message, yet I have no way to prove it.
Demand is ever increasing for smaller, lighter, more portable productivity devices. For many companies with a firm-wide SOE and security measures there are certain minimum requirements for any new corporate device - a network port (for network PXE builds); TPM (for encryption); vPro (for network management). Unfortunately these 'IT' requirements are often in conflict with the requirements of the end users who want to do away with any extra components for the purpose of weight and portability.TPM and vPro should not be too difficult to implement on an ultra portable device. The network port is the tricky part due to the antiquated bulky design of the connection. However the mobile phone industry has found a way to overcome this for data and power requirements and I see no reason why the portable computer market can't follow suit.I propose a mini-network port standard is defined for laptops with a reasonably priced and commonly available dongle a la USB mini -> USB micro. This mini network port has a one-to-one connection for each of the CAT5/CAT6 wires, and the dongle simply upsizes these to a standard LAN port.The time has come for genuine UltraBooks for the enterprise!