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Toshiba launches thin and light Portégé Z830 Ultrabook

Toshiba launches thin and ligh...
Toshiba has announced a new 13.3-inch Ultrabook which is said to be the lightest in its class, features Intel Core processor options and comes with solid state drive storage.
Toshiba has announced a new 13.3-inch Ultrabook which is said to be the lightest in its class, features Intel Core processor options and comes with solid state drive storage.
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At 15.9mm at its thickest point and tapering to 8.3mm, the Portege Z830 is thinner than its 13.3-inch Apple counterpart
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At 15.9mm at its thickest point and tapering to 8.3mm, the Portege Z830 is thinner than its 13.3-inch Apple counterpart
The Portege Z830 has a 13.3-inch non-reflective, high-definition, 1,366 x 768 resolution, LED backlit display
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The Portege Z830 has a 13.3-inch non-reflective, high-definition, 1,366 x 768 resolution, LED backlit display
Toshiba has announced a new 13.3-inch Ultrabook which is said to be the lightest in its class, features Intel Core processor options and comes with solid state drive storage.
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Toshiba has announced a new 13.3-inch Ultrabook which is said to be the lightest in its class, features Intel Core processor options and comes with solid state drive storage.
The Portege Z830 is just 15.9mm at its thickest point and tapering to 8.3mm at its thinnest
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The Portege Z830 is just 15.9mm at its thickest point and tapering to 8.3mm at its thinnest
The incredibly thin Portege Z830 Ultrabook from Toshiba
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The incredibly thin Portege Z830 Ultrabook from Toshiba
The Portege Z830's bright, high-definition 13.3-inch visuals are supported by stereo speakers with audio enhancement from Waves Audio
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The Portege Z830's bright, high-definition 13.3-inch visuals are supported by stereo speakers with audio enhancement from Waves Audio
The Portege Z830 has three USB ports, one of which is USB 3.0 and another doubles as a device charge point
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The Portege Z830 has three USB ports, one of which is USB 3.0 and another doubles as a device charge point
The incredibly thin Portege Z830 Ultrabook from Toshiba
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The incredibly thin Portege Z830 Ultrabook from Toshiba
The Portege Z830 is just 15.9mm at its thickest point and tapering to 8.3mm at its thinnest
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The Portege Z830 is just 15.9mm at its thickest point and tapering to 8.3mm at its thinnest
Toshiba's new Ultrabook is said to be capable of withstanding the odd bump on the road thanks to new internal structures and honeycomb rib reinforced magnesium alloy casing
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Toshiba's new Ultrabook is said to be capable of withstanding the odd bump on the road thanks to new internal structures and honeycomb rib reinforced magnesium alloy casing
Thanks to the company's Hi-Speed Start Technology, the new notebook is said to be up and running in seconds
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Thanks to the company's Hi-Speed Start Technology, the new notebook is said to be up and running in seconds
The incredibly thin Portege Z830 Ultrabook from Toshiba
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The incredibly thin Portege Z830 Ultrabook from Toshiba
The Portege Z830 is the first Toshiba Core i3, i5 or i7 processor-based Ultrabook
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The Portege Z830 is the first Toshiba Core i3, i5 or i7 processor-based Ultrabook
Physical connectivity takes the shape of full-size VGA, HDMI, USB ports, a multi-card reader and Gigabit Ethernet
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Physical connectivity takes the shape of full-size VGA, HDMI, USB ports, a multi-card reader and Gigabit Ethernet
The Portege Z830 Ultrabook has a backlit, spill-resistant full size keyboard fronted by a multi-touch touchpad
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The Portege Z830 Ultrabook has a backlit, spill-resistant full size keyboard fronted by a multi-touch touchpad

Toshiba has made an impressive entry into the new Ultrabook arena with the 13.3-inch Portégé Z830 notebook. Claimed to be the lightest in its class, powered by a second generation Intel Core processor and featuring solid state storage, the new notebook is also more than capable of withstanding the odd bump on the road, with new internal structures and a honeycomb rib reinforced magnesium alloy casing.

Intel announced the dawn of a new Ultrabook era a few months back with the unveiling of the UX21 and UX31 notebooks from ASUS. Toshiba has managed to come in even thinner than those efforts by shaving the frame down to a not-very-thick 0.63-inches (15.9 mm) - that's even thinner than Apple's MacBook Air, with which all new Ultrabooks are destined to be compared. The Portégé Z830 is lighter than the 13.3-inch version of Apple's trend-setter, too, tipping the scales at just 2.46 pounds (1.12 kg).

Thanks to the company's Hi-Speed Start Technology, the new notebook is said to be up and running in seconds
Thanks to the company's Hi-Speed Start Technology, the new notebook is said to be up and running in seconds

The Portégé Z830 has a non-reflective, high-definition, 1,366 x 768 resolution, LED backlit display, is the first Toshiba Core i3, i5 or i7 processor-based Ultrabook and comes with up to 6GB DDR3 RAM and 128GB solid state drive. Thanks to the company's Hi-Speed Start Technology, the new notebook is said to be up and running in seconds.

There's a backlit, spill-resistant full size keyboard fronted by a multi-touch touchpad, a fingerprint reader, stereo speakers with audio enhancement from Waves Audio, and a 1.3 megapixel webcam. Physical connectivity takes the shape of full-size VGA, HDMI, USB ports (including a USB 3.0 port), a multi-card reader and Gigabit Ethernet. The notebook also benefits from Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0 wireless capabilities.

The Portégé Z830 is set for a November release for under US$1,000.

1 comment
Weihan
As beautiful as the hardware design might be, the reason so many have gone Mac and have never looked back is because of the solid reliability of the Mac OS, not because of the computers themselves. If this could run on the Mac OS, I\'d be a taker myself.