Toshiba's Digital Products Division today announced two new notebooks and one of them weights only 1.72 pounds. They have 12.1-inch widescreen transrefliective LED backlit display and solid state drives. Here is more info about the notebooks from the announcement:
"Toshiba's Digital Products Division today announced two new additions to its award winning ultraportable Port?g? R500 series, which incorporates several world?s first technologies. Toshiba today launched the Port?g? R500-S5003, the world?s lightest notebook with a solid state hard drive (SSD), and the Port?g? R500-S5004, the world?s thinnest notebook with a solid state drive and an integrated 7mm optical disk drive, further advancing the highly innovative Port?g? R500 series.
Engineered for on-to-go productivity the Port?g? R500-S5003 weighs 1.72-pounds, making it the world?s lightest notebook. To achieve this milestone, Toshiba equipped the Port?g? R500-S5003 with a 64GB SSD for enhanced system responsiveness, and a three cell lithium ion battery for featherweight mobile computing. By eliminating all moving parts from this configuration of the Port?g? R500, Toshiba has designed a machine with an enhanced level of reliability and durability. The Port?g? R500-S5003 has a price point of $2,699.
To provide a balance between convenience and portability, the Port?g? R500-S5004 measures as thin as 0.77-inches, providing mobile computing users the world?s thinnest notebook with an integrated optical disk drive and a 64GB SSD. With the inclusion of an integrated 7mm DVD SuperMulti drive, Toshiba has eliminated the hassle and bulk of carrying additional drives and cables making the Port?g? R500-S5004 the supreme mobile computing solution. The Port?g? R500-S5004 has a price point of $2,999.
The Port?g? R500-S5003 and Port?g? R500-S5004 both feature a 12.1-inch transreflective LED backlit display to embrace the diverse mobile scenarios in which notebook computers are used. This distinct innovation makes the Port?g? R500 ideal for usage in virtually all types of lighting situations, including direct sunlight. Indoors, the LED backlit display provides an image that?s rich in color saturation and quality. Outdoors, the transreflective screen enables users to expand their mobile computing to locations directly exposed to sunlight including the local coffee shop or park.
The Port?g? R500 Series is available with a three year standard, limited warranty, which includes carry-in support at Authorized Service Providers throughout the country; or customers may utilize any of the 4,460 UPS Stores and Mail Boxes Etc. locations nationwide for packaging and delivery of the product to a centralized depot for prompt turnaround service. Customers can also choose to upgrade the notebook?s service plans, including up to four years of extended warranty coverage.
All new Toshiba notebooks are RoHS-compatible, effectively reducing the environmental impact by restricting the use of lead, mercury and certain other hazardous substances. Toshiba also offers a computer trade-in and recycling program to reduce environmental impact and promote efficient utilization of resources. All Toshiba computers qualify for free recycling, while non-Toshiba computers and other consumer electronic products can be recycled for a small fee. For more information please visit: www.reuse.toshiba.com."