"We have instituted in all of these products, even at 1499, active matrix TFT technology in all products. In addition, the research also showed us that this customer segment also wants outstanding multimedia. So in order to meet that requirement, we have debuted a new speaker technology that basically channels all the audio directly to the user and has dynamic equalization. It also has the ability to play CDs, even while the machine is closed with some easy to use buttons in the front."
IBM says these buyers aren't looking for the trendy super-thin notebooks...
"What they want is full functionality, all in one simplicity with no compromises."
Portability, in this case, is not one of the top requirements.