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Friday, 30 December 2011 11:58

Toshiba launches first Ultrabook

Written by Nick Farell



And so it begins


Toshiba has just annouced that it is releasing its first Ultrabook. According to the company the 13.3-inch Portégé Z830 Ultrabook is designed to offer portability, durability, performance and essential multimedia features. The Portégé Z830 was showcased in September, so Tosh took its time.

It is 15.9 mm thick and weighs less than 1.2 kg and is 20 per cent lighter and 40 per cent thinner than the Portégé R830 series.
It comes with USB 3.0, HDMI, VGA, Gigabit LAN and SD and SIM-card slot. 
It also has the usualWi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 + HS, and Mobile Broadband 3G.
It has a second  Generation Intel Core Processor with HD 3000 graphics, 128GB solid state drive and 4GB DDR3 memory.
It is encased with magnesium alloy casing with what the press release calls a honeycomb structure.

No word on price. With Toshiba throwing its weight behind Ultabooks it is fairly likely that they might take off in 2012. Some of them will be light enough to blow away in a wind, unless you anchor them with an iPad. Of course this will mean that the iPad finally has a use.

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+1 #1 Super XP 2011-12-30 14:10
Toshiba is arguably one of the best electronics companies around for Price/Performance/Value. There HDTV’s for instance cost less but perform equal or better than other similar displays by Sony & Samsung which costs MUCH MORE. That alone is a testament to Toshiba’s strengths. That said, here is Toshiba once again pushing forward with innovation. Like to see these Ultra books in action once released, though I would have gone with ATI graphics for lower power consumption, but with higher performance. No offence Intel, but your current graphics stink.
 
 
-1 #2 stephenbrooks 2011-12-31 19:35
So an ultrabook is like a netbook but $500 more expensive and thinner (a little pointless unless you enjoy bending laptops). But it STILL has crappy Intel graphics. I mean I'm sure HD3000 is a few times better than netbook graphics but it still will suck for games... and that was the major failing of netbooks in my opinion (poor graphics).
 
 
+1 #3 saneblane 2011-12-31 20:49
So with most ultrabooks priced at the level of the macbook air, they are going to have to come down in price. It doesn't matter how great they are, that apple logo alone will kill almost any ultrabook in it's price range. HAHAH ultrabooks are just Pc's that are running out of ideas.Good luck with that one Intel, i mean it.
 
 
0 #4 Super XP 2012-01-01 02:03
Personally I hate apple and it's products, though I do have the balls to admit the overpriced macbook air junk is indead good.
 

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