Summary: The Toshiba Portege R600 isn't as sexy as some of its rivals, but business users will love its super-light chassis, comfortable keyboard and integrated 3G modem, which allows Internet access almost anywhere
Pros: Good keyboard; lightweight chassis; integrated 3G/HSDPA modem.
Excerpt: If you think of HP’s 2530p as a strapping workhorse of an ultraportable, Toshiba’s R600 is like a stylish, sophisticated cousin—and we were quickly smitten with its charms. The R600 shares much in common with Toshiba’s R500 , but with improvements to its build quality and structure. At 11.1x8.5x0.8 inches and a weight of two pounds, six ounces, the R600 is so thin and light as to seem ethereal.
Pros: Slim; supreme portability. Stylish; many ports; great battery life.
Cons: Thinner body means compromises in processing speed and innards that aren't very accessible.
Summary: If your primary need is a secure and superslim notebook that can go the distance, the $2,149 Toshiba Portg R600-ST520W has a lot to offer. Its 6.5-hour battery life and featherlight weight will certainly be appreciated on business trips. However, its performance is lackluster compared to other ultraportables, and the display is less than stellar.
Excerpt: Toshiba’s Portégé R600 is a the type of executive notebook that dominated the ultraportable scene before the netbooks started stealing the spotlight. It is the sort of insanely light, ultra-thin notebook that has impressed consumers for so long… the type of system that helps us understand why a notebook might top the $2000 mark.