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Toshiba Celebrates 25 Years of Laptop Innovation with Three Stunning New Products

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Toshiba UK today celebrates 25 years of laptop innovation with the launch of three genre-defining mobile computers – the Portégé R700, the AC100, and the Libretto W100. As user needs have changed dramatically since Toshiba introduced the world’s first mass-market laptop in 1985, Toshiba has announced three brand new products packed with innovative features, compelling form factors and class-leading hardware. All three models have been specifically engineered to cater for the ever-evolving way in which computers are used.

    The AC100 is a stunning new device that is always on and highly portable. Everything about the AC100 is designed for mobile, online use, including the Android platform it runs on. The AC100 is an ideal choice for consumers that stay in touch via social networks, store their personal content in the cloud and need to be online at the touch of a button - captured in an incredible 14mm (1) thin body. Providing up to seven days’ standby time, the AC100 is always ready for action, starting up in under a second, while Wi-Fi and optional 3G connectivity means the AC100 can be online wherever you are.

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    The Libretto W100 – the world at your fingertips
    The world’s first dual touchscreen device to run Windows 7, the Libretto W100 displays content across two 17.8cm (7”) screens, allowing users to navigate through their applications in the most intuitive way. The combination of a dual touchscreen form factor and integrated accelerometer allows for a diverse way of using the Libretto W100 – simply split content across two screens; turn the Libretto W100 vertically for reading web pages, or bring up the virtual keyboard for more traditional clamshell computing.

    The Portégé R700 and Satellite R630 – beauty and brains
    The Portégé R700 and Satellite R630 are Toshiba’s most advanced ultra-portable laptops to date. Evolved from Toshiba’s impressive history of laptop manufacturing, both the Portégé R700 and Satellite R630 are true engineering feats, packing the latest class-leading hardware such as Intel Core series processors and Toshiba’s Airflow Cooling technology, and fitting it into a sublimely thin and light body weighing just 1.3kg(2). The gorgeous brushed black magnesium alloy chassis is built with a new honeycomb internal structure, so it’s as tough as it is portable. The Portégé R700, designed specifically for demanding business users, also features additional docking solutions for fast connectivity to a wide range of peripheral devices.

    (1) AC100 is 14mm at its thinnest point
    (2) Weight depending on specification
  2. Rakesh95 New Member

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    The w100 looks great, like a massive DS. I see it as a success.

    Off topic but the server seems to be quite slow, the pictures took at least 30 seconds to load.
  3. xenos New Member

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    I'm a massive fan of the Portégé, amazing machines! The libretto too but the only one I've used was ancient!
  4. Thrackan


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    I'm not a laptop fan, and even I like these :D Especially the libretto.
  5. Completely Bonkers New Member

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    I DREAD to see the price on that portege R700, business only, matte screen! Looks very nice. But as soon as they indicate "business only" you are talking $2000+.

    Shiny screens of the satellite and libretto. No thanks.

    PS. WHY do laptop manufacturers try to go with an "ultra-thin look" when they actually are not, ie. the picture of the satellite, it is quite clear the thing is thick like at the back, but they try to fake thinner with a ugly lip at the front. NAFF. It's like girls really: thin ones and plump ones can be great lookers and sexy. But thin on top with a fat ass? No.
  6. DaedalusHelios


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    The libretto is like a concept car. Great visually but it will fail to meet the demands of functionality that most people will have.

    Typing on a touch screen sucks IMHO. :(
  7. Roph


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    Came here to say the same thing.

    A huge nintendo DS running win7 :respect:
  8. koorosh New Member

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    Wow nice!
    Hey you know AC100 is running Tegra.
    Yes! at last we'll see some Tegra devices...:roll:
  9. A Cheese Danish

    A Cheese Danish

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    The libertto looks pretty awesome, although it will welcome all your finger prints.
    Not bad on the other two either.
    10 Year Member at TPU
  10. Arrakis+9


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    the dual touch screen would be awesome to have how ever a 7" touch screen is really quite small. also i would hope that the thing has atleast a 1024x600 screen res otherwise it might as well be crap in a hat

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