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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 9/2/2011 12:01:55 PM , Rating: 0
I almost feel sorry for you, trapped inside the Unix ecosystem, unable to escape.
You've bought into all their marketing materials
MS marketing is non existent, ppl buy WinPCs not because of MS marketing, you dumbfuck
you'll continue to shovel money at Microsoft
Bullshit, I can install free Windows anytime I want, there's windows loader and shit like that, one of my home systems actually runs such a free Win7 copy I got form torrents. Just as free as your Linux shit, fanboy. I'm free to choose to pay MS whenever I see that they deserve my money. Same as with Linux actually.
eat up each new OS turd they release
Hey you brainless Unix cock sucker, didn't you know that a HUGE amount of people skipped Vista and went direct to 7 with still a HUMONGOUS amount of people using XP? How many of you Unix cock suckers use Redhat distro from 2000? Huh? Keeping quiet fanboy? That's it, idiot, if you have nothing to say you better shut the fuck up, okay?

You Unix fanboys are like little stinky rats all eating smelly Richard Stallman feet, like this:

How sad indeed. Keep eating Stallman's feet and don't forget to get the fuck out of here when you finished eating 'em, your dumb posts pollute this forum.

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