NEW YORK –
Toshiba last week unveiled its first laptop based on Intel’s Ultrabook concept.
The Portege Z830/Z835 is expected to be on retail shelves by mid-November with a sub-$1,000 price point. The Z830 will sell into the B to B market, while the Z835 will be for consumers.
Both models share the same feature set, with the exception that the Z830 will have Windows 7 Professional and a fingerprint security reader. The Z835 will run on Windows Home Premium.
The ultra-portable computer come in at 16mm thick and weighs 2.45 pounds and is being and is being targeted at the consumer and B to B customer, said Kelcey Kinjo, Toshiba’s product manager. This makes the 13.3-inch display-equipped laptop 40 percent thinner and 20 percent lighter than Toshiba’s previous most mobile laptop, the Portege R830.
Intel’s Ultrabook concept was created to give computer manufactures the general outline on how to create a tablet PC-like notebook: one that has a quick boot time, is light and portable, yet delivers the exact same computing experience as a full-size laptop.