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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Toshiba Portege R500-S5007V: The lightest laptop in the world

Toshiba Corporation (TYO:6502) is one of the leading laptop producers in the world. On June 16th, the company announced a new version of its PortégéR500 ultraportable. It has added a 128 GB solid-state hard drive to it Portege laptop models. The announcement comes in the face of the company moving towards flash-based drives.

Toshiba’s main selling points are its storage capacity and environment friendly technology. The SSD and 7mm DVD SuperMulti drive makes the Portege R500-S5007V light weight. The laptop also uses motherboard produced using High Density Mounting Technology process. This mother board is one-third the weight of a conventional motherboard fitted into a 15.4 inches thick notebook. With this laptop, you do not have to worry about carrying extra devices and cables to attach with the laptop. Toshiba laptops are RoHS-compatible and use lesser amount of lead, mercury and other hazardous substances. So, if you are someone who cares about the environment then you should go for Toshiba.

Dimension:
Length: 12.1-inches
Width: 0.77 inches
Weight: 2.4 pounds (this makes Toshiba Portege R500-S5007V, the lightest laptop in the world at present).

Features:

  • The Toshiba Portege R500-S5007V has a 128GB SSD and 7mm DVD SuperMulti drive which supports 9 formats.
  • The Toshiba Portege R500-S5007V has a 12.1 inch 1280 x 800 (WXGA) high brightness transflective led backlight display. This makes it usable under sunlight and requires minimum active backlighting.
  • The Toshiba Portege R500-S5007V comes with Intel Core 2 Duo Processor U7700–1.33GHz, 2MB L2, 533MHz FSB with 64 bit.
  • The Toshiba Portege R500-S5007V has Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950.
  • The Toshiba Portege R500-S5007V comes with 2GB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM.
  • The Toshiba Portege R500-S5007V supports Wi-Fi 4965AGN.
  • The Toshiba Portege R500-S5007V supports Bluetooth 2.0+EDR.
  • The Toshiba Portege R500-S5007V comes with Intel® PRO/1000 - 10/100/1000 Ethernet.
  • For security, the Toshiba Portege R500-S5007V is equipped with a fingerprint reader and Toshiba’s own EasyGuard encryption system.
  • The Toshiba Portege R500-S5007V has both Windows Vista Business version and Windows XP Professional.

Battery life:
The Toshiba Portege R500-S5007V has eight hours of battery life.

Price:
The Toshiba Portege R500-S5007V will cost $2,999 with a 3 year warranty.

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