Toshiba Portege R600 heading to UK

Toshiba has already unveiled its super–slim Portege R600 in the States. And now the laptop, billed as the thinnest in the world, is making its w

Like its predecessor, the top–notch Portege R500, it comes with an optical drive and a slew of features to make lightweight rivals the MacBook Air and Voodoo Envy wince.

There are two to pick from – a 128GB SSD version and a 200GB HDD edition. Both pack a hearty 3GB of RAM, 3G HSDPA for getting online wherever you are, Bluetooth, Wi–Fi, Intel Core 2 Duo and a 12in screen, meaning you can the portability of a netbook with the grunt of something a whole lot fancier.

Prices will kick off at a quid under £1,100. Not cheap, but considering what you're getting, hardly an obscene amount. If you want something a little less likely to bring on bankruptcy, then Tosh has also just rolled out a new 3G–packing Portege A600 for £849, with 250GB HDD and 5GB memory support.

Still too much? Then maybe the new S300 model at £439 might be better. For more on the Toshiba Portege R600, make sure you check out the next issue of Stuff magazine.


Toshiba R600 Portege

Price: £1,099

On sale: Now

Contact: Toshiba