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When laptop personal computers first came on the scene, they had bare bones power, memory, and storage; unreadable screens and abbreviated keyboards — they were the pits. And they were priced for the very rich. But all that has changed. Laptops have taken giant steps forward in speed, battery power, hard disk size, memory, and monitor quality. And as prices have dropped — you can now find them under $2,000 — they are finally giving a reasonable bang for the small-business person's buck. Laptops still aren't made to handle an office full of sophisticated peripherals like 300-megabyte hard drives and tape backups. They are typically equipped like off-the-shelf desktop models, which is all the sophistication most small contractors want. Two Desks,