Toshiba's Introductory Ultrabook Now Available to Order

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Intel has long said it envisions its Ultrabook concept manifesting in models the general public can pick up for less $1,000, and so far it's been a hit or miss goal. Count Toshiba's recently introduced Portege Ultrabook as one of those that's able to hit Intel's pricing target.

Starting at $879, Toshiba's Portege Z835-ST8305 is now available to purchase direct from the company's website. Specs include:
  • 13.3-inch LED backlit display with a 1366x768 resolution
  • Intel Core i3 2367M processor
  • 4GB DDR3-1333 memory
  • Intel HD graphics
  • 138GB solid state drive
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi; GbE LAN
  • 2 x USB 2.0; 1 x USB 3.0; HDMI output
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

There are other more expensive models to choose from with higher end hardware. And of course Acer, Asus, and Lenovo have also tossed their respective hats into the Ultrabook ring.

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rapid1 replied on Wed, Nov 23 2011 1:26 PM

Toshiba has always been one of those companies like IBM/Lenovo to me personally as a consumer and professionally as a warantee/field/support engineer. This unit looks very nice and I like what they have in it as well the SSD specifically, but everything else for a price line like that and these look like great products to me.

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138GB SSD? Are you sure it's not 128GB? Either way this is one of the cheaper ones, hopefully it will help adoption. The Ultrabooks (and the Chromebooks, to a lesser extent maybe) are perfect for the web-surfing, email-checking, facebook game-playing type who do not have workloads that tax CPU or GPU.

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