Toshiba releases its Portege R500-S5007V which is just .01-inches thicker and weighs 0.6-pounds less than the MacBook Air--although the screen is 12.1-inches as compared to Air's 13.3-inches.
The new Portege contains what Toshiba says is the industry’s largest solid state drive capacity of 128GB.
The Portege R500-S5007V contains advanced encryption, multi-levels of passwords, and a fingerprint reader.
Toshiba claims the Portege R500 contains the world's first widescreen 12.1” indoor/outdoor transreflective LED–backlit display.
Toshiba says the Portege R500 battery will last for 8 hours.
Toshiba says the the Portege R500 series was the world’s first laptop to ship with a 7mm DVD SuperMulti drive.
The Portege R500-S5007V from behind.
The Portege R500-S5007V.
Toshiba’s Qosmio X305 is a powerful gaming laptop that contains a 17.1-inch diagonal widescreen monitor.
Qosmio X305 contains an Nvidia GeForce® 9800 GTX GPU, up to 1GB VRAM graphics memory, dual 400GB hard drives, and runs on DDR3 RAM.
The X305 from the side.
Toshiba's Qosmio series.
The X305 open
Toshiba says the Qosmio G55 is the world’s first laptop to utilize Cell processor technology with a parallel media co-processor called the Quad Core HD Processor. The Cell chip which is used in PlayStation 3s and new supercomputers was developed by Toshiba, Sony and IBM.
The F55 is Toshiba first laptop to include an 18.4-inch diagonal widescreen.
The Qosmio F55 comes with a 15.4-inch diagonal widescreen which Toshiba says is great for gaming and mobility.
The G55 has a built-in GPS receiver and Garmin mapping software.