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Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Toshiba launches Light, Thin Mobile Notebooks


Toshiba today announced the introduction what the company calls the world's lightest and thinnest series of notebook PCs.

Toshiba today announced the introduction what the company calls the world's lightest and thinnest series of notebook PCs. The new PCs will be launched in Japan in June 22nd under the dynabook SS RX Series, and shortly afterwards in overseas markets as the Portege R500 Series.

Toshiba developed the notebooks under its "TRUE MOBILITY" concept: thin, light, with long battery life.

The new line-up includes the world's lightest notebook PC, a version with flash memory storage and optical disk drive that weighs in at 848 grams. Its sister model is the world's lightest with a hard drive and optical drive, and weighs just 959 grams. All PCs in the series feature an only 19.5mm case. at their slimmest point. In addition, their battery life is 12.5 hours, according to Toshiba.

The notebooks also integrate a transreflective 12.1-inch diagonal widescreen LCD with 0.2-mm glass. This innovation allows use of the PCs in every type of lighting condition. The line-up also includes the world's first notebook PC to integrate a 64GB flash memory and a 7-mm thin DVD-SuperMulti Drive.



Toshiba used use its proprietary High Density Mounting Technology to create a miniaturized PCB with dual-sided component mounting. This process allowed Toshiba to make a main PCB 35% smaller than those in company's previous model. In addition to the 7-mm thin DVD -SuperMulti Drive, the new PCs integrate a new LCD display incorporating a thinner glass-epoxy PCB, and a new hinge weighing almost 50% less than the one it replaces.

The new PCs feature the latest Intel Core 2 Duo Processor U7600 (1.06GHz). In the office or at home, the PCs can be connected to a dedicated optional "Slim Port Replicator", without any need of additional cables. The maximum supported memory is 2GB, and they are powered by Intel 945GM Express chipset. Graphics are handled by Intel GMA 950 chip.

For additional information read Toshiba's press release.


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