Definition of portability
1 : the quality or state of being portable
2 : the transferability of a worker's benefits from one pension fund to another when the worker changes jobs
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The gadgets are made for use at home, when people might not have a smartphone handy and where portability isn’t an issue.
The physical footprint and weight of each speaker were measured in order to factor in the portability.
Of course, the everydayness and portability of photography today has rendered the more labor-intensive versions obsolete.
Yet, what is lost in portability is obviously made up for in spectacle.
Devices released beginning in 2001 introduced concepts of portability and digital pen input, but the hardware wasn’t ready.
Weighing over 7 pounds, this 15.6-inch laptop (1080p resolution, no touchscreen) strains the limits of portability but sports the latest PC hardware.
The 2017 EliteBook x360 nails all the essentials including design, construction, keyboard, battery life, performance, portability, and security.
At 10.1 pounds, this laptop won’t win contests for portability, but gaming notebooks usually only move between the den and bedroom anyway.
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