Lighter laptops - some suggestions
Would like to see more laptops below 2kg (4.4lbs).
1. Replace Hard Disk with solid state storage device. Advantage: 1) lighter 2)no moving parts means less probability of breaking down (esp due to wear & tear)
2. External DVD drives. On the road, most things needed are already in the laptop. Leave the movie-watching & software-installing to the home/office/hotel room. The DVD drive can be checked in the suitcase.
3. Option to power off graphics card, camera, etc when not used for task at hand. Prolong battery life.
4. Lithium polymer batteries? For comparable charge densities, aren't they lighter?
Challenge: Fujitsu already has a 15" notebook at 2.4kg, though specs aren't so impressive, imho. Can Dell produce one at 2kg or less, & with specs "to die for"?
Please see jackie_c's comment