Toshiba Portege Ultra Portables: High in the Sky!

Gravity, What Gravity?

Gravity, What Gravity?

If Isaac Newton had anything to do at Toshiba's exciting launch, well, we're guessing he wouldn't have fallen asleep under the apple tree. Held on the 70th floor of the Swissotel Stamford Hotel, Toshiba�s Defying Gravity regional launch revealed three new models - two ultra portables and one 8.9-inch netbook.

Now, you may have last heard that Toshiba's Doing It In Style these days, so obviously the launch would be done with some style and panache. Well, we definitely had no cause for concern as Toshiba unleashed their gravity defying acrobats in an amazing display of balancing acts and what must be extremely painful splits and contortions.

But the main highlights of the show are of course Toshiba's latest laptops, so even acrobats (the non Adobe kind) couldn't put us off forever. First in line is the latest update to the Toshiba Portege R series, the R600, which is the direct successor to the R500 and keeps much of the same features and form factors.

Last on our list of the line up is the 8.9-inch Toshiba NB100, which uses the same tried and true Intel Atom formula. While some may bemoan the 8.9-inch form factor (especially with the abundance of 10.2-inch netbooks), Toshiba has managed to cram into the netbook a 120GB HDD, three USB ports with their Sleep-and-Charge function and at 1.05kg, it's certainly light enough on its feet for users.

Last on our list of the line up is the 8.9-inch Toshiba NB100, which uses the same tried and true Intel Atom formula. While some may bemoan the 8.9-inch form factor (especially with the abundance of 10.2-inch netbooks), Toshiba has managed to cram into the netbook a 120GB HDD, three USB ports with their Sleep-and-Charge function and at 1.05kg, it's certainly light enough on its feet for users.