Toshiba has a brand new notebok for the masses, in the form of the Portégé A600 notebook. This new release is an ultraportable notebook that comes in the 12.1″ form factor, making it small and light to tote around without straining your shoulders on the showfloor but not lightweight enough in terms of processing power that you aren’t able to run a few programs simultaneously without having the device slow down significantly. Let us take a closer look at the Portégé A600 notebook right after the jump.
Some of the new technologies found inside Toshiba’s Portégé A600 include :-
EasyGuard Technology: Toshiba’s Portégé A600 laptop features Toshiba’s fourth-generation EasyGuard Technology with PC Health Monitor. This new feature is a preventative maintenance utility that continuously checks the performance and functionality of a laptop’s critical hardware components and will alert users when the system is in need of a tune up. PC Health Monitor tracks the status of critical components, such as hard drive status, battery life and CPU temperature and system cooling warnings. In addition to PC Health Monitor, Toshiba’s EasyGuard Technology is a proprietary, value-added series of hardware and software enhancements designed to better protect and secure one’s laptop during everyday computing. Components include HDD Protection, a spill-resistant keyboard, fingerprint reader and Trusted Platform Module
Integrated Optical Drive: Toshiba’s Portégé A600 laptop uses Toshiba’s proprietary High Density Mounting Technology process to enable dual-sided motherboard component mounting. This innovative technology provides enough system real estate for the incorporation of a built-in optical drive, which reduces the laptop’s travel weight by providing users with an all-in-one solution, eliminating the bulk and inconvenience of carrying additional drives and cables
LED Display: The Portégé A600 features a 12.1-inch LED backlit display to provide users with an image rich in color saturation and superb quality. The use of LED backlighting provides Portégé A600 users with reduced thickness, reduced weight, increased brightness and decreased power consumption, compared to a conventional CCFL backlighting display
USB Sleep-and-Charge/eSATA Combo Port: This unique port provides convenience and speed by allowing data transfers to and from an eSATA external hard drive at rates up to five times faster than USB 2.0, and the ability to charge select USB mobile devices whether the laptop is on, off, or in sleep or hibernation mode
Green Attributes: The Portégé A600 is ENERGY STAR 4.0 compliant and has achieved a Gold status through the Green Electronics Council’s Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT)
Prices for the new Portégé A600 start from $1,399 upwards.