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Toshiba introduces Portege R700 notebooks

Toshiba has put out 4G WiMAX-enabled laptops in an attempt to stay ahead of the competition

Toshiba is one of the top brands when it comes to portable computers and its machines sell in good numbers, although, the laptops are known to be very conventional and do not stand out compared to the competition.  In what seems to be a major turn of events now, Toshiba has come out with a pair of laptops that come bundled with 4G WiMAX connectivity hardware. Now, considering the still nascent stage of the deployment of WiMAX (except in Japan that is) - this comes as a surprise from Toshiba to the portable computing world.

Branded under the range Portege, this pair of laptops constitutes the R700-S1332W and R700-S1322W notebooks. Talking of the R700-S1332W - the device is powered by an Intel Core i5 chip and has 4GB of RAM, storage courtesy of a 320GB (spinning at 7,200 RPM) HDD and a DVD Super multi optical drive.

The R700-S1332W, on the other hand, boasts of a superior Intel Core i7 CPU and solid state drive of 128 GB. Add to that, both laptops come standard with webcams, magnesium alloy casings and are fitted with 13.3-inch HD LCD displays. Toshiba America officials are very optimistic about the notebooks and see a great deal of business ahead with the growing coverage of WiMAX in the US.

The Portege R700 notebooks are priced aptly with starting at $1,349 for the R700-S1322W and $1,699 for the R700-S1332W. The Portege laptops are already on sale and are amongst the very few 4G WiMAX-enabled laptops available. Although for now, it can be fairly expected to be popular amongst corporate customers more than home users.

Check out our Portege R700 (without WiMAX) page where we gave it a score of 82.5% (translates to “Good”) based on a number of external reviews.


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2010-10-14 (Update: 2012-05-26)