Toshiba shows sub-1kg notebook

Summary:The latest Portégé notebook has a built-in optical drive and all-day battery, and Toshiba claims its small size doesn't mean compromises have been made in design

Usually the term "subnotebook" conjures up images of compromise. Subnotebooks are generally too thin to include a drive tray for CD-ROMs and DVDs, and their batteries die before the flight attendant can say: "It's OK to use your personal electronics now." But, Toshiba tells David Berlind, the company thinks it has come up with a no-compromise design with the Portégé R500.

Topics: Mobility, Smartphones


David Berlind was fomerly the executive editor of ZDNet. David holds a BBA in Computer Information Systems. Prior to becoming a tech journalist in 1991, David was an IT manager.

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