Toshiba Portege R600: Defying Gravity

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Since its glitzy launch event, we've been lusting to get our hands on the latest addition to the Toshiba's Portege R series, and we finally managed to get a review set. Toshiba's R series of ultraportables have always been pretty good on the mobility angle, so the R600 successor should be no different. In fact, if you've seen the earlier R500 model before, you would be hard pressed to tell exactly what's new and what has changed between the updates. That's because, appearance wise, there's hardly any change at all and it's the internal platform used that counts.

So, let's take a quick look at its exterior and specs before we move off to the main show in the following pages.

The Toshiba Portege R600: so slim and oh so very light at 0.979kg!

The R600's front remains clean and clear of any ports.

The right side holds the very thin optical drive, wireless switch, a USB 2.0 port and the RJ-45 port. Not noticeable at the first glance is a Kensington lock that's located on the hinges.

The left side packs in more stuff with the power jack, an analog video out, an eSATA/USB combo port, another USB 2.0 port, the audio in and out and volume controls.