Toshiba Introduces Slimline Satellite R830 And R850 Laptops

Japanese electronics conglomerate Toshiba has unveiled its new R series range of ultra-portable laptops that are powered with Intel's new Sandy Bridges processors.

The company said that the laptops, R830 and R850, are designed keeping in mind current mobile computing trends, making the devices thinner, lighter and faster.

Toshiba failed to inform which Sandy Bridges processors will power the laptops but added that the devices will come equipped with Toshiba's passive cooling technology that allows the laptops to use normal usage full core processors for faster performance.

Toshiba said in a press release that both Satellite R830 and Satellite R850 laptops have been designed to look slim, light and stylish without compromising their core functionality. The laptops are slender compared to other 13-inch and 15-inch screen laptop models.

“Despite measuring only 18.3mm at its thinnest point, the Satellite R830 features an integrated DVD drive, a full performance CPU and a full-size keyboard into a chassis as light as 1.5kg. The Satellite R850 adds a 39.6cm (15.6") screen and a numerical keypad, offering a fast and convenient tool for data input,” Toshiba explained.

The pricing and release dates for the new models are yet to be anounced, though they are expected to be available in the second quarter of 2011.