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Toshiba Portege Z830
Toshiba's Portege Z830 is cheaper, lighter, and better equipped than Apple's 13" MacBook Air

Manufacturers are still trying to work out final details on pricing for Intel-based Ultrabooks, but the devices are on the way. For those that like the form-factor and weight on Apple's highly popular MacBook Air range, but can't be bothered with Apple’s pricing or OS X, Toshiba is serving up a fine alternative with the Portege Z830. 

Toshiba has worked some serious magic on the Portege Z830 as it manages to incorporate a 13.3" display (1366x768) and second generation Intel Core processors into a frame weighing in at under 2.5 pounds. Part of the low weight can be attributed to the Portege Z830's magnesium alloy body.

Although Toshiba won't tell us how fast the processors are in the Portege Z830, the specs are quite amazing. It will come with a 128GB SSD, backlit and spill-resistant keyboard, two USB 2.0 ports, one USB 3.0 port, GbE port, Secure Digital reader, HDMI-out, and stereo speakers.

According to Engadget, the notebook features an 8-cell battery, can be equipped with up to 6GB of DDR3 memory, and will have an optional Core i7 processor upgrade available.

"The Portégé Z830 Series sets a new standard for thin and light systems, not just in portability, but also in affordability for such cutting-edge designs," said Carl Pinto, vice president of product development, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. "Toshiba's engineering achievements and expert craftsmanship have resulted in a brilliant and fully thought-through innovation that exceeds expectations, perfect for both mobile business professionals and consumers." 

And keeping with Intel's mandate, the 0.63"-thin Portege Z830 will start at under $1,000 (we're guessing $999) when it launches later this year. That would make the lighter, better-spec'd Toshiba Ultrabook $300 cheaper than the entry-level 13" MacBook Air.

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RE: toshiba
By Pirks on 9/1/2011 2:32:10 PM , Rating: 0
I just compared the Windows Outlook 2010 on my work Lenovo laptop with the Evolution mail client on the Ubuntu Linux 11.04 on my work desktop. And you know what? Linux software is as shitty as this piece of shit Evolution crap I have to use since there is no Outlook for Linux. You, sir, can stuff your Unix ugly crap up your pussy MIT ass or whoever was teaching you this dumb Unix bullshit. Maybe Unix is decent for server tasks, you know if you're an awk/bash/sed guru you can do cool shit on console and wow your pimply MIT women, you know... that is, until you start comparing that dinosaur shit with modern PowerShell for instance... but desktop Unix software? IT. SUCKS. MY. BALLS. BIG. TIME. To put it mildly, you know.

Even this Ubuntu default Unity piece of shit desktop is a fucking poor knockoff of the Mac OS X. Man how lousy the shitty Ubuntu coders should be that they decided to go for this dumb Mac shit instead of copying Win7? This shit sucks balls too. And all the Linux desktop "software" shit sucks balls with it.

I just tried to run WebGL code on an AMD Radeon 6670 on Linux. Runs 100% on Windows. DOES NOT FUCKING RUN ON YOUR PUSSY LINUX SHIT THOUGH. Why? Because some Unix cosk sucker like yourself was too busy sucking Unix cock instead of writing proper video drivers for AMD cards.

Everyone here can go on and on comparing nice and slick Windows apps with hideous dog excreta called "Unix desktop software" by mistake.

So just shut the fuck up, clown.

RE: toshiba
By cjohnson2136 on 9/1/2011 2:40:56 PM , Rating: 2
Mad much... lol

RE: toshiba
By themaster08 on 9/1/2011 3:14:47 PM , Rating: 2
Thank you, Pirks for making my day. That was hilarious!

RE: toshiba
By Smilin on 9/1/2011 3:33:18 PM , Rating: 2
OMFG dude that cracked me up.

RE: toshiba
By bigboxes on 9/1/2011 5:13:52 PM , Rating: 2
Alright, that made me laugh Pirks. *still laughing*

RE: toshiba
By Argon18 on 9/1/2011 7:21:18 PM , Rating: 2
Mircosoft fanboi's make me lol with their anger. Go play with your .EXE and .DLL and autoexec.bat tinkertoys, Windows boy.

RE: toshiba
By themaster08 on 9/2/2011 2:22:35 AM , Rating: 2
Pot, meet Kettle.

RE: toshiba
By Smilin on 9/2/2011 4:57:23 PM , Rating: 2
You switched to Apple in the 90s didn't you?

RE: toshiba
By Argon18 on 9/1/2011 7:38:30 PM , Rating: 2
Did you take a break from sucking Bill Gates Powerpoint to write that? Don't forget to play with his .DLL's. He likes it when you play with the DLL's. lol.

RE: toshiba
By Pirks on 9/2/2011 9:25:30 AM , Rating: 2
Keep riding your pet penguin's ass and eating Richard Stallman's feet, don't get distracted by me.

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