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Laptops Will Always Be King Of The Portables

Posted on December 7th, 2015 by ScienceDude

Considering the tco premium most companies must pay for the care and feeding of notebook computers, you might expect Dan Barth to be looking to trade in his laptops for desktops the way sports memorabilia collectors are looking to unload their Latrell Sprewell trading cards.

But you’d be wrong.

Barth, CIO at Pinnacle Brands, a $200 million Dallas-based maker of trading cards, has shifted to buying laptops rather than desktop PCs exclusively, even though he knows that laptop total cost of ownership is higher–sometimes much higher. In fact, Meta Group Inc. estimates that because

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