March 30, 2012 10:50 AM | By Marc Saltzman, MSN Tech & Gadgets
Laptops: Then and now

How far we've come



It's amazing to look back at how far technology has progressed since we all started buying laptops a decade ago (© Garry Moore / Mood Board / Rex Features)
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Despite the growing popularity of smartphones and tablets, your laptop is likely your most relied-upon tool for work and play. But while it seems like they've been around forever, laptops didn't become more popular than stationary desktops until the early 2000s. And they sure have come a long way since then. Just for fun, here's a look at a typical laptop a decade ago compared to what you're toting around today.

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