Cracking Open an ultrabook ancestor the Compaq Armada M300

Cracking Open the Compaq Armada M300

Long before Intel dreamed up the term "ultrabook", computer makers were selling laptops designed to be highly portable. These machines were thinner and lighter than traditional laptops with only slightly less power.

I used one such machine when I first started at TechRepublic--the Compaq Armada M300. It served me well for many years, and I couldn't think of a more fitting tribute than to crack it open.

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Caption by: Bill Detwiler

By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...