Toshiba's Introductory Ultrabook Now Available to Order

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.