Today Toshiba announced their own Ultrabook series, and it is the PORTÉGÉ Z830. It is the worlds lightest 13.3 inch platform, that weighs less than 2.5 pounds. There first Ultrabook uses 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processors. It’s profile is just 0.63 inches, making it very thin and light. The best part is they start at under $1,000. It has DDR3 Memory and that combined with the 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processors, will give you a very fast laptop. It has a 128GB Sold State Drive makes the responsiveness of the computer very fast as well. It also has a LED Backlight and Spill-Resistant keyboard. Overall, it is shaping up to be a very good laptop! The Portégé Z830 Series Ultrabook will be available in November of 2011. They will be sold via Toshiba directly and through select retail stores. We are looking forward to seeing these laptops make their way on to the market. We will update when we have more info and in the mean time, you can check out the press release below.
TOSHIBA UNVEILS PORTÉGÉ Z830 SERIES OF ULTRABOOK SYSTEMSThe World’s Lightest 13.3-inch Platform, Sub-2.5 Pound Portégé Z830 Series Match Style, Supreme Portability and Enhanced Functionality at Affordable Prices
IRVINE, Calif.—Sept. 1, 2011—Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today unveiled the Portégé® Z830 Series, the company’s first Ultrabook™ using 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processors. Weighing less than 2.5 pounds1 and featuring a 0.63-inch (15.9 mm) profile, the Portégé Z830 Series is about 20 percent lighter and 40 percent thinner than the award-winning ultraportable Portégé R830 Series. These new systems offer unprecedented portability, durability and essential features with visibly smart style and responsiveness—and start at under $1,000 MSRP2.
Supporting the latest 2nd Generation Intel Core processors3 and ultra-fast DDR3 memory, the Portégé Z830 Series provides the performance needed for work and entertainment plus improved power management for great battery life. The Ultrabook device’s 128GB solid state drive4 delivers an extremely responsive experience, increased durability and increased energy efficiency. Paired with Toshiba’s new exclusive Hi-Speed Start Technology, the Portégé Z830 can power on and get users up and running at work or home in just seconds.
“The Portégé Z830 Series sets a new standard for thin and light systems, not just in portability, but also in affordability for such cutting-edge designs,” said Carl Pinto, vice president of product development, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. “Toshiba’s engineering achievements and expert craftsmanship have resulted in a brilliant and fully thought-through innovation that exceeds expectations, perfect for both mobile business professionals and consumers.”
The Portégé Z830 Series is built with a host of convenience-driven features such as a full-size LED Backlit and spill-resistant keyboard that makes typing easy in low light conditions and helps guard against accidents. The Ultrabook also includes Toshiba’s USB Sleep & Charge5 technology to give users the freedom to power up their smartphones even while the system is powered down. Stereo speakers with enhanced audio technology from Waves Audio make the Portégé Z830 ideal for listening to music, watching movies and video chatting.
The Ultrabook devices feature a light, yet durable magnesium alloy casing that is reinforced with an enhanced Honeycomb Rib design and new internal structures that provide shock absorption and increased rigidity. The systems also feature Toshiba’s EasyGuard® Technology, designed to address the security, reliability and durability issues mobile users encounter.
Portégé Z830 Series Ultrabook systems will be available in November 2011 at select retail stores as well as through select Toshiba Preferred Partner Program resellers and directly at toshibadirect.com.