We’ve just got our paws on the all-new Toshiba M800 lappy. The latest addition to the Portégé range, it’s taking direct aim at Apple and a certain machine described this morning by a Tosh exec as “an attractive and expensive paperweight.”
There’s a 13.3in screen, a 1.3MP webcam, an optical drive and four USB drives, so there’s plenty of room for shoehorning in as many devices you need. No need to bemoan the complete lack of connectivity here. You’ll also find HDMI for pumping out hi-def action to your TV too. Now that’s the kind of addition we want on our notebooks.
And weighing in at a mere 2kg, it’s not likely to cripple you when lugging it about on tiresome business sojourns. Tosh is getting all het up about the design too, spouting forth on the all-white style of the machine. No comparisons needed here.
But when pushed about whether they’d be going up against our favourite white knight, the Asus Eee PC, Tosh said they weren’t quite ready. So no cheap models for a while then.
When it finally hits (and they’re remaining coy when it comes to dates and prices), you’ll be able to plump for Vista Home Premium or Vista Business, depending on how high-faluting you are.
We’ll be taking a more hands-on look later, so be sure to keep it locked down to Stuff.tv for our video review.
Toshiba Portégé M800
On sale: tbc