Back in May 2013, Toshiba unveiled a desktop scrappage scheme that was not unlike the one instigated by the British government a few years ago for old cars. The company is giving a fixed fee (£200) to small and medium companies who send their desktops back to be recycled after they have purchased a £200 towards a new Toshiba Portégé Z930 Ultrabook.
The cheapest unit we've managed to source out is the Z930-153 which is available from save-on-laptops for £799.97. The £200 cashback would reduce that amount to £599.97, not bad for one of the best Ultrabooks on the market. This particular model is the professional version of the Satellite Z830 on which this article is written.
It contains an Intel Core I3-3227U processor clocked at 1.9GHz. This one is based on the Ivy Bridge architecture, 3MB cache and an Intel HD 4000 Graphics unit with 128MB memory.
Other features include a 13.3in display with a 1,366 x 768 pixel resolution, Windows 8, 4GB of RAM, a 128GB SSD, Wi-Fi, GbE, a card reader, three USB ports, VGA/HDMI ports, Bluetooth 4.0 and up to eight hours battery life. The deadline for the promotion is the 31 July, up to 50 units can be purchased per customer and only dual-core or better desktops aged six years or less will be considered.