Ultrabooks have become a trending innovation, with more and more companies trying to seize the essence of the whole idea by launching their own models in this category. Intel has also been working on the concept of Ultrabooks. And by introducing low-voltage Intel processors, integrated graphics, and flash SSD storage drives, it aims to deliver efficient performance and ultra-fast start-up. According to the estimation by Intel, Ultrabooks will have a 40% market share by the end of year 2012.
Leveraging on this Intel platform, in a press conference at IFA 2011, Toshiba announced that it is going to launch its first Ultrabook, named Portégé Z830. Keeping pace with its competitors, Toshiba claims Portégé Z830 to be the lightest Ultrabook of all, with a thickness of 0.63 inches and a weight of around 2.5 pounds.
Toshiba Ultrabook Portege Z830 will give its users a choice between Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows 7 Professional, and Intel i3, i5, and i7 processors. Memory of this Ultrabook will be up to 6 GB. The screen will have a 13.3 inches HD LED backlit display with a 1366x768 resolution. There will be onboard Intel HD graphics and a storage capacity of 128 GB SSD.
A magnesium alloy chassis with honeycomb structure will be imparted for rigidity. The spill-resistant keyboard will have a backlight to make the work easy even in a dimly lit space. It will have a USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, and an HDMI port. It will also have a VGA port to plug in older devices and projectors that have a standard 15-pin cable. A 1.3 megapixel snapper and fingerprint reader are other features. The Ultrabook is said to be priced under $1000 and the release is expected by November, this year.