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A portable computer that is smaller than a notebook computer.
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(ˈsʌbˌnoʊt bʊk)
a laptop computer smaller and lighter than a notebook, typically weighing less than 5 pounds (2.3 kg).
[1990–95, Amer.]
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It has eliminated the geographical distances and due to advance communication facilities, the entire world can be viewed on a palm top screen by just a click of a button.
This includes computer equipment valued at pounds 500, laptop and palm top computers, a number of satellite navigation units and five radios.
The company launched its M-1 Miniature Palm Top Coder, which is the size of a computer mouse.
White stretch belt blazer, shadow palm top, skinny jeans and accessories including a twist handle bag.
He was also barred from being anywhere in Stockton with drug paraphernalia like hypodermic syringes or needles, tin foil, cigarette lighters and "palm top" weighing scales.
'Many routers are therefore left without password protection and can be accessed even on a palm top.
Thieves snatched the Accer lap top, HP2210 palm top and two CDS, from his house sometime between 2.30am and 9am on Wednesday.
High tech gadgets topped the shopping list for men, with digital cameras the current favourite, closely followed by other 'boys toys' such as palm top computers, MP3 players, mobile phones and CDs.
Unibanco Remote Collection allows the clients of distribution companies to make payments for merchandise by using a password they create and record with their bank and within a Palm Top or Mobile Collector.