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.
Is Toshiba's Portege R600 the ultimate ultraportable laptop?
Good Gear Guide.au
12 February 2010
Summary: The Toshiba Portege R600 is the ultimate ultraportable laptop for a user who's constantly on the move. It's extremely light and strong, and it has a built-in optical drive and all the ports you're likely to require.
Pros: Only 950 grams, good battery life, DVD burner, comfortable to type on
Excerpt: Toshiba's Portege R600-11B is the lightest laptop here at just 1.1kg, but Toshiba has still managed to squeeze a DVD writer, 3G modem and 320GB hard disk into its slender and attractive silver case. There's even an ExpressCard/54 slot for adding peripherals. Although the Portege feels well-built, it doesn't feel as sturdy as the other ultra-portable laptops here - the lid flexes easily under pressure.