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Toshiba unveils world's lightest ultrabook

The Portege Z930 is a revamped Z830, weighing 1.12kg
Tue Jun 05 2012, 06:00
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JAPANESE ELECTRONICS FIRM Toshiba today announced a series of laptops, including the world's lightest Ultrabook and the first ever cinemascope laptop.

Aimed towards business users, Toshiba's Portege Z930 Ultrabook is a revamped Z830 and claims to be the world's lightest, weighing 1.12kg. With a 16mm-thick magnesium alloy chassis, the 13.3 inch Ultrabook promises 8 hour of battery life with a backlighted keyboard and large gesture-control touch pad.

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Under the hood, the Z930 is powered by third generation Intel core graphics, Intel HD 4000 graphics, up to 12GB DDR3 RAM with a 512GB solid state drive. Connection-wise, there's your standard VGA, SD reader alongside 2x USB2.0 and 1x USB 3.0 slots.

Toshiba said you'll be able to buy the Z930 sometime in quarter three this year, giving you plenty of time to save your pennies, all 89,900 of them.

Toshiba also announced the Satelitte U840W - a cinemascope laptop, which it claims to be the "world's first" laptop to feature a 21:9 ratio screen.

 

 

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