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.