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Gallery: Toshiba adds style, portability to laptops

Toshiba's Portege R500-S5007V is just .01-inches thicker and weighs less than a MacBook Air. Other new laptops include a gaming model and one with Cell-chip technology.
By Andy Smith, Contributor on
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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.

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The new Portege contains what Toshiba says is the industry’s largest solid state drive capacity of 128GB.

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The Portege R500-S5007V contains advanced encryption, multi-levels of passwords, and a fingerprint reader.

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Toshiba claims the Portege R500 contains the world's first widescreen 12.1” indoor/outdoor transreflective LED–backlit display.

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Toshiba says the Portege R500 battery will last for 8 hours.

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Toshiba says the the Portege R500 series was the world’s first laptop to ship with a 7mm DVD SuperMulti drive.

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The Portege R500-S5007V from behind.

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The Portege R500-S5007V.

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Toshiba’s Qosmio X305 is a powerful gaming laptop that contains a 17.1-inch diagonal widescreen monitor.

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Qosmio X305 contains an Nvidia GeForce® 9800 GTX GPU, up to 1GB VRAM graphics memory, dual 400GB hard drives, and runs on DDR3 RAM.

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The X305 from the side.

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Toshiba's Qosmio series.

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The X305 open

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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.

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The F55 is Toshiba first laptop to include an 18.4-inch diagonal widescreen.

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The Qosmio F55 comes with a 15.4-inch diagonal widescreen which Toshiba says is great for gaming and mobility.

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The G55 has a built-in GPS receiver and Garmin mapping software.

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