laptops we'd most like to see with the updated Intel Core i-series CPUs. The Toshiba Portege R instantly rises to the top of that list. The
The Portege R830, as it's being called in Europe, corresponds directly with the 13-inch R700 line we loved so much. The big changes come under the hood: the Sandy Bridge CPUs should add greatly improved integrated graphics, a missing feature in the R700 line. In addition, a newly engineered air-flow cooling system detailed by Toshiba could help run operations with a little less heat.
New to the lineup will be 14- and 15.6-inch Portege R800s, offering fuller-size screens.
The case designs look similar but offer new materials: either a magnesium alloy casing in the 13-inch model, or a high-stiffness resin casing in the 14- and 15-inchers.
No word on price, official model names, or release dates in the U.S., but hopefully we'll hear more soon.