Lightweight subnotebook – The Toshiba Portege R500 weighs just 800 grams

As for the “lightest notebook in the world” it is celebrated by some media – The Toshiba Portege R500 weighs just 800 grams. Technologically, it is anything but a lightweight. For business road is the R500 a good partner.

Complimentary wireless internet access UMTS and HSDPA on board

Not only is the light weight and modest dimensions of 28.3 times 21.6 centimeters around two centimeters thick ensure adequate mobility. For access to the worldwide web via radio on the way there Gigabit LAN, 11nWLAN Bluetooth and a UMTS / HSDPA modem.

Toshiba Portege R500

There are also plenty of interfaces, such as three USB ports as data ports, a VGA port, an Ethernet interface, a Firewire interface. In addition, for 250 euros extra to the port on the docking station with four more USB ports and a DVI output can be used.

Solid-state drive as a hard disk solution

R500is powered by an energy saving Core2 Duo U7700 processor; it has two gigabytes of RAM and a 64-gigabyte large so-called solid-state drive. In this technique, in the usual disk rotating magnetic memory disk is not necessary. Instead, so-called flash memory chips are used, which have mostly been built in MP3 players or digital cameras. While the normal hard drive is among the most vulnerable parts of mobile laptops, this technology is considered relatively safe for traveling. For data security, ensures the R 500 is a fingerprint scanner. Anyone who wants can still expand with an SD card slot, an additional PC card slot. In addition, who does not want to give up the optical drive can fall back on the 1100-gram version of the same device with drive.

In terms of mobility

Technically demanding is the 12.1-inch screen with 1,280 x 800 pixels resolution, called in the language of engineers transflective display. This uses ambient light to let your own light image. This is to save electricity, but one needs to have a decent lamp or strong sunshine, if you will work properly without the background light of the R500.Comparatively good is the full-size keyboard, which allows coarse Moto Rikern normal writing.