NEC PC Parafield: a laptop with no hard drive
NEC has developed the first laptop computer without a hard drive – the PC Parafield. The idea behind this crippled piece of hardware, is that it combines high data security while still being portable.
While at the office, the machine is intended to work as a thin-client system, drawing its data from the server. While on the go, the machine has the operating system and applications loaded into Flash ROM.
The limited data you will have is stored in RAM until you shutdown when it is gone for good. If you wish to keep any of this data you better send it off to the server or put it on a USB device.
So what are you going to do with that stolen laptop now Mr. Data thief? That’s right, nothing.
The machine is currently only available in Japan for $3742. There are no plans to bring it oversees.