Toshiba Portege Z930 is world's lightest 13in laptop

The Portege Z930 is lighter than the same size Apple MacBook Air and boasts some impressive specs.

Toshiba continues to refresh its laptop line-up with the Portege Z930, a super-light ultrabook. So slight, in fact, that at 1.12kg, it's the lightest 13.3-inch laptop around.

It's not the most lithe ultrabook full stop though. That title goes to the Gigabyte X11, which weighs just 975g, though its screen is 11.6-inches across, so it's not a fair comparison with the Toshiba.

The Portege Z930 weighs less than the same size Apple MacBook Air (1.35kg). Impressive indeed. At its thinnest point, it's just 8.3mm. But because it's slim and light doesn't mean Toshiba has scrimped on the specs. Built for business, it boasts an 8-hour battery life that will last you the whole working day. Provided you're not too busy to power down for lunch, that is.

If you do choose to eat at your desk, the keyboard features a spill-resistant membrane, protecting your documents should you tip over your sparkling San Pellegrino (or whatever it is important business types drink).

You can choose up to 512GB SSD storage and up to 12GB RAM. It's powered by a third-generation Intel Core processor. And thanks to Intel's Rapid Start Technology, it'll boot up in seconds.

Other specs include one USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports, HDMI and VGA sockets and an SD card reader. Bluetooth 4.0 comes as standard and the stereo speakers feature SRS Premium Sound 3D, for fully immersive noises.

It's due sometime between July and September and will cost £899. That means it's cheaper than the same size MacBook Air. Apple is expected to refresh its laptop line-up very soon though, with the new MacBook Pro set to resemble the Air in looks and dimensions. It might also feature a retina display, which would be a serious offering.

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