10 Laptop Features You Can Skip to Save Money
ExpressCard/PC card slot
In the days of yore, laptops couldn’t compete with desktops in terms of memory, network connectivity or storage capacity; to remedy this, manufacturers developed PC cards, universal peripherals designed to plug into a notebook’s PC card slot and function as hard disks, modems and network cards (among other uses). Modern laptops, though, boast integrated wireless Internet connections, huge amounts of memory and storage capacities that double every two years. The age of the ExpressCard/PC Card has passed—along with the need for a slot.
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