Toshiba's Singapore division recently launched a new Portégé notebook that features a Honeycomb Structure and Fresh Air Cooling Technology. Thanks to the new Honeycomb Structure beneath the palm rests and base of the laptop, the Portégé R700 is able to feature a light and durable magnesium alloy reinforced casing. This honeycomb structure provides increased rigidity without adding additional weight.
Another cool feature of the Portégé R700 is its new Airflow Cooling Technology. Co-developed by Intel and Toshiba, this technology uses powerful jets of fresh air to cool the heat-generating components. In doing so, the Airflow Cooling Technology enables Toshiba to offer very powerful processors with the Portégé R700 such as the Intel Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 processors.
Toshiba Introduces the Thinnest & Lightest 13-Inch Full-Performance Ultraportable 'Portégé R700'
25th Anniversary Edition Portégé R700 Includes World's First Honeycomb Structure and Fresh Air Cooling Technology in a Laptop
Singapore (Vocus) July 13, 2010 – Toshiba's Singapore Computer Systems Division (CSD), a division of Toshiba Singapore Pte Ltd, today announced the Portégé R700, the thinnest and lightest 13-inch full-performance ultraportable. The Portégé R700 provides both consumers and business professionals with unprecedented performance in a highly mobile form factor at mainstream prices.
Previously, most ultraportable required low-voltage and lower powered processors to keep the system cool. At less than 19mm and starting from 1.39kg*, the Portégé R700 is capable of supporting a range of full-powered processors as a result of an innovative new cooling technology. Similar to cooling technology found in jet engines, the new Airflow Cooling Technology, co-developed by Intel® and Toshiba, uses powerful jets of fresh air to cool the heat-generating components, allowing the Portégé R700 to be configured with more powerful full-voltage processors, including the Intel® Core™ i3, Core i5 and Core i7 processors within its slim casing. Now, users can get the performance and longer battery life they need to stay productive on the go with lower power consumption.
The Portégé R700 also features a light, yet durable magnesium alloy casing reinforced with a new Honeycomb Structure incorporated beneath the palm rests and base of the laptop. Much like the honeycomb structure inside carbon fiber components of a Formula 1™ racer, this structural enhancement to the laptop provides drastically increased rigidity without adding additional weight. "Portégé ultraportable are not only a demonstration of Toshiba's superior engineering and craftsmanship, but our ability to innovate to meet the demands of businesses," said Wong Lih Jia, General Manager, Toshiba's Computer Systems Division. "The Portégé R700 delivers the no-compromise mobile experience businesses need, providing the performance, functionality and durability in an extremely lightweight form factor."
Travel light, work easily With an all-new sophisticated design that will turn heads in the boardroom, the Portégé R700 features a 13.3-inch widescreen LCD display, a premium raised tile keyboard and a wide TouchPad with customizable Multi-touch Control that makes typing and navigation easy and comfortable. Thanks to the integration of the latest Intel® standard voltage Core processors and the availability of an optical disc drive, the slim and light ultraportable is equipped to run even the most-demanding multimedia applications, enables business users to travel light without compromising on performance.
Equipped with Windows® 7 Operating System, the system includes a wealth of features and ports required by users, including a choice of spacious 500GB hard drive or 512GB Solid State Drive, 4GB of ultra-fast DDR3 RAM, as well as a broad range of connectivity options and a docking station connector for an optional docking station that supports HDMI and USB 3.0 for fast data transfer. The Portégé R700 doesn't compromise on battery life - it can run for an entire working day of up to eight hours on one battery charge. An additional slice battery that can remain on when docked will increase the battery life rating up to 12 hours.
The new model offers even more useful features to enhance its portability and appeal for business people with the incorporation of Toshiba's EasyGuard® Technology. These hardware and software enhancements help protect the ultraportable from jolts, spills and theft, with added protection around system components, a 3D sensor for hard disk protection against drops and shocks, spill-resistant keyboard, integrated Trusted Platform Module, fingerprint sensor as well as a host of software that continuously checks the performance and functionality of the system's critical hardware components and alerts users when the system is in need of a tune-up.
Move in Style – Designed for consumers Toshiba also introduces the Portégé R700 for the consumers market which differs from business models in a few ways to better suit consumer users. Since docking is not typically required in private usage, this connector is omitted. The consumer version Portégé R700 also comes equipped with Windows® 7 Premium Edition and a Clear SuperView display is fitted as standard.
EPEAT Gold-rated Eco-conscious Design The laptops are designed to be environmentally conscious with power-efficient, mercury-free LED backlit displays and meet the rigorous requirements of the EnergyStar® 5.0 standard and achieved industry-leading Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT®) Gold status. They are also RoHS compatible, effectively reducing the environmental impact by restricting the use of lead, mercury, cadmium and certain other hazardous substances.
Actual features and specifications vary according to model. For detailed specifications, please check the Specs Sheet or "pc.toshiba-asia.com".
Comprehensive Service & Support Offerings All Toshiba Notebook PCs are backed by Toshiba's extensive service and support. The new Portégé R700 comes standard with a 1-year* or 3-years* carry-in International Limited Warranty (parts & labor), 1-year battery (carry-in).
Toshiba offers several options for expanding the service plan on your notebook. Our SelectServ Program has been designed to allow you to customize warranty coverage ranging from extending the length of your standard warranty to accidental damage and data recovery services, depending on your budget and needs. Please contact or visit your nearest local Authorized Service Provider to get more information.
*Depending on configurations.
 A full-function laptop has a built-in optical disc drive, a standard voltage CPU and runs on Win7
 Up to 8 hours with a 6 cell battery and configuration including HDD and ODD
 The laptop is drop tested up to 70cm
LOL, i find it funny how im looking at laptops for my sister to use in college and i was looking at the Toshiba Portege R705 xD. Which is only 800 at best buy !
Thanks for the update... i was gonna buy one
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The honeycomb thing sounds like the same concept that Ford used on their new 5.0 engine.
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That's not a Honeycomb.....That's a Waffle :P
Honeycombs are hexagonal. Ford has been using that for a while now. I even think my 88 Saleen has a few parts that look like that. At least I know the Borg&Warner T5 has that look on the sides.
I just cant believe Toshiba,...a proud Japanese company are selling out to cheap manufacturers in Singapore as well! And people wonder why the economies are doing so poorly, and places like China have to lend the rest of the world money:P
Hell, even Fords are made in Mexico now, yet they still have to come across the border for jobs? Wonder how many Mexicans they have in Singapore? :P
lol! @ the Mexico comment
Actually I think the 4.6L in my Mustang has that in it's valley too. It allows them to cut more metal out of the block and retain strength. Creating a strong, light weight motor :-)
While the shape is different, the idea is the same :-P
Also, I thought only the Fiesta(how ironic) is currently made in their mexico plant? lol
We used to watch the Ford Ranger trucks come back over the border on those specially constructed rail cars. Thousands of them. They were missing all of the lights and bumpers. That was done here in America so they could claim that they were "made" in the US of A. Now they don't care what we think about it.
As far as the Honeycomb material goes, we used it extensively on the Space Shuttle Program. (both for on-board Space Flight items and for the construction of the surrounding work-stands that had to be built around the Orbiters during the manufacturing process. It's extremely light and it is as strong as it is light. It's in the same configuration of a Beehive's honeycomb with a flat sheet on the top and bottom for structural strength. It's glued together.
We found with a little research that many of nature's structural solutions were elegantly simple, but as strong as can be.
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Once they figure out how to make artificial spider web the uses will be endless :-P
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