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Toshiba Portege R600 ultraportable

 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:03 pm    Post subject: Toshiba Portege R600 ultraportable Reply with quote

INTRODUCTION -
We just received what is probably the first R600 in the US. - it's the R600-S4201, with the conventional hard drive.

DATA -
U9400 at 1.4GHz, 3GB RAM, 160GB 5400RPM drive, DVD, full keyboard with PGUP/PGDN keys, transflective screen works in the sun, ultrathin brilliant LED 12.1" screen, three USB ports (one is USB/eSATA combined). *THREE YEAR WARRANTY*

NEGATIVES -
No DVI or HDMI, and the worst speaker in the land of laptops. Feels *too* light. DVD drive is 7mm thick, and seems very fragile.

IMPRESSIONS -
It's so light at 1 kg (2.2 pounds or so) that it seems empty. The 45W power supply is about half the size of a pack of cigarettes. Battery lasted 5h 45 minutes on our first trial from full charge. Feels fast, snappy.

CONCLUSION - at $2k it's pricey, in the same range as the Sony TT, etc. But this R600 is the best combination of weight/runtime/performance on the market at this moment.

COMMENT -
Someone has a video online showing this thing flying away under some helium balloons. It doesn't take many.
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