My PDA is smaller than your laptop......and most greeting cards that jingle have more chip power than your old Compaq. The size is a minor issue to many, and certainly not worth sacrificing quality for. Current high end lappies, have many issues. They run hot, run loud, burn out early, have poor upgradability, poor expandability, lower speed hard drives than desktops etc. By the time you have packed your coolpad, mouse, keyboard, and power supply, your 9 -10 lb lappy is pretty cumbersome as well. That said, they definately serve a function for some (and I have used one for years). This is not a quest to stop the manufacturing of laptops, but a request for a true mobile desktop replacement (Laptops do not stack up in this department). Maxvision makes some great options.