Toshiba Ready To Jazz Up Notebook Market With Skinny Portege R500

Toshiba is intensifying the competition in the laptop market by introducing a new absolutely slim 2.4-pound laptop that features a 128-GB DVD drive and a solid-state drive.

In contrast, other super slim laptops such as the Apple MacBook Air and the

Voodoo Envy 133 weigh 3 pounds and 3.4 pounds respectively.

A mere 0.77 inches thick, the new version of Portege R500 has joined the family of world's thinnest notebooks, claims Toshiba.

The laptop has a widescreen 12.1-inches transreflective LED backlit display that enables outdoor and indoor viewing.

It features Windows Vista Business and uses an Intel Core2 duo that runs at 1.33GHz.

In addition to this, the device is expected to meet the highest standards of the US Environmental Protection Agency for energy efficiency.

According to Toshiba, the Portege R500 storage component is the highest potential SSD available for notebooks.

Toshiba says the device offers over eight hours of battery life after complete charge.

With an estimated price of $2,999 and a 3-year warranty, this super slim notebook is surely going to give a tough competition to other laptop manufacturers including Apple and HP.