Toshiba shows off world's thinnest laptop

Toshiba's Portege R500 has been doing battle with the MacBook Air since the start of 2008. But now they've got a new slimline machine to square up to

Despite getting official approval over in Canada, Tosh hasn't given up much regarding specs, just saying that it'll weigh in at 2.1 pounds, have a battery life up to nine hours and pack a Core 2 Duo processor under the hood.

Sadly, there's nothing else to add, expect to say that US pricing will apparently start at $1,500. Toshiba's chaps in the UK are remaining quiet about anything to do with the release.

So there we have it, another thin lappie to give Apple something to think about. We'll be chasing more news on the Portege R600, so stay tuned for more details.


Toshiba Portege R600

Price: £TBA

On sale: TBA

Contact: Toshiba