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Toshiba in Paris: the Portégé R500
Toshiba presented in Paris the “lightest laptop in the world”: the Toshiba Portégé R500.
Two versions will be available, one featuring an SSD Drive (779g) and an other using a good “old” HDD (80 to 160GB) for 220g more (999g). Both are equipped with Toshiba’s “Easyguard” technology, understand: shock absorbing, clean keyboard, biometric protection and other things…Another proprietary feature is the “High Density Mounting”: the 2 sides motherboard requires only 25% of the available space and is 3 or 4 times lighter than “regular” ones, as a result, a 2.5′ DD and disc player can be placed in the remaining space.
The autonomy is said to reach a sweet 10 hours but it will go down to 5 hours if you require more processing power, especially for videos. The HDD version will be out next month, expect a price around 1999€, for the SSD version, wait a bit and save cash as it should hit the shelves in August (price unknown).
More technical informations:
Portege R500-110 on XP-pro or R500-10N running Vista:
Processor: Techno Mobil Intel Centrino duo with “Ultra Low Voltage” Core 2 Duo U7600, Intel 945GMS chipset, 2MB of L2 cache memory, 533MHz bus
Network: Intel Pro/Wireless 3945 A/B/G
OS: Windows Vista Pro or XP Pro
Monitor: 12′ WXGA TFT, 1280×800
HDD: 80GB SATA @ 5400rpm
RAM: 1GB DDR2 (2×512), max 1.5 (667MHz)
Other: Super multi DL DVD burner (DVD+/-R, DVD+/-RW, DVD-RAM, DVD+/-R DL)