Toshiba Portege Laptop – The Portege R830 launched

 13 Apr 2011 - By Omar Yesid Mariño+
 omar@myddnetwork.com

Toshiba, the once and (some would say) future king of laptops has announced the launch of their newest model—the Toshiba Portege R380. The machine is lean, mean, and ready to do business. Modeled after the Portege R700—slim, sleek, and stylish—the 13.3 inch R830 has a lot of the features users have come to expect from the Portege line with a few surprises thrown in for good measure.

Inside the R830 runs on a Sandy Bridge processor combined with a speedy 7200 RPM hard drive or the optional 128GB solid state drive. Upgrade to the optional AMD Radeon graphics setup and you’ll get 1GB of dedicated RAM—enough for most business uses and some casual gaming.

Toshiba Portege Laptop

Another interesting addition is the USB 3.0 port, allowing lightning fast data transfer if you so happen to have a USB 3.0 peripheral or thumb drive. Sadly, the HDMI port is actually optional—a strange thing in an era where everyone is obsessed with HD graphics.

You’ll get the obligatory WiFi though (802.11 b/g/n) and Toshiba even threw in Bluetooth 3.0.

While the internals aren’t exactly impressive, they certainly make for a capable machine and Toshiba is hoping that style will sell the R830, much like it did the R700. The case is slim, black, and manufactured from molded plastic that’s supposed to look like alloy but won’t interfere with wireless signals. The lightweight materials means the laptop weighs just 5.3 pounds but is roughly 19 percent thinner and 6 percent lighter than the venerable R700.

Pricing on these puppies starts around $1,000.

Hit up the Toshiba website for all the details.






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