We do love a Portege laptop around these parts, and Toshiba’s lopped a bit more weight off this latest R830 series. Weighing 1.4kg and measuring shy of an inch thick, the R830 is for business users, but there’ll also be four models in the R835 consumer series.
From no built-in HSDPA like in the US, not yet anyway), Bluetooth, and using the ultra-low voltage Core 2 Duo the R500 claims a battery life around 12.5 hours. $3300 for the 120GB HDD model, or $4125 for the 64GB SSD. -Seamus Byrne