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  • n. A removable memory or I/O device that fits into an expansion slot on a notebook computer or a personal digital assistant (PDA). PC Cards are used primarily in notebook computers and PDAs. PC Card peripherals include Wi-Fi network cards, memory cards, modems, wired NICs, and hard drives.


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  • Comparable evidence appeared in the dashboard of a Mercedes-Benz C300 sedan: a PC Card slot that might have fit in well on a laptop in 2005, but which now is more likely to confuse drivers who think it's an SD Card slot a smaller format that is far more widely used, but which remains scarce in factory-installed car stereos.

    Tuning into car stereos at the Washington Auto Show

  • On the client side, the box has lots of outputs, and takes various 802.11 PC Card devices.

    Consolidating the media

  • Each model also features built-in 802.11g Wi-Fi and a full complement of connectors two USB 2.0 ports, ethernet and phone jacks, and SD and PC Card slots.

    High End Tablet PCs | Impact Lab

  • Attempts to install PC Card #1 failed, after causing numerous driver problems.


  • PC Card #2 installed with almost no input from me, and in under five minutes.


  • You get both a PC Card and an Express Card slot for expansion and external peripherals, three dedicated USB 2.0 ports, one combo USB/eSATA port for connecting external hard drives, DisplayPort, FireWire, and even an additional Smartcard slot. - The Webs Best Source For Laptop Notebook Info

  • Sierra Wireless 'AirCard 890 at its core is an ExpressCard/34 modem that works in modern notebooks like the 17-inch MacBook Pro but has a special PC Card housing that will let it fit into older portables.

    Electronista | Gadgets for Geeks

  • For the iPAQ, Motient chose a sled rather than a PC Card form factor, Wachter said, because an always-on PC Card radiomodem would work off the iPAQ's battery, reducing the iPAQ's life on a single charge.

    TWICE - Digital Imaging News

  • The CardBus (PC Card) and PCI cards will ship next month for about $100 list.

    Wi-Fi Networking News

  • Linksys's 802. 11a gear is starting to become affordable, too, although they offer just an access point and PC Card.

    Wi-Fi Networking News


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