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Toshiba Portege R30-A-15C A-14G 157 13X Specifications Price

Toshiba has released four new 13.3 inch laptops in business series, Portege under R30-A series. Four models under this series along with their prices are:

* Portege R30-A-15C: Core i7-4600M vPro, FULL HD, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, 1,999 EUR
* Portege R30-A-14G: Core i7-4600M vPro, Full HD, 4GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 1949 Euro
* Portege R30-A-157: Core i5-4200M, HD, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, 1,399 EUR
* Portege R30-A-13X Core i3-4000M, HD, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, 1,049 EUR

All look and feel similar measuring 316 x 227 x 26.6 millimeters and weighing about 1.5 kilograms. Common specifications include USB 3.0, optional LTE / UMTS, WiFi, HDMI, VGA, fast SSD and 500 gigabyte hard drive.

Toshiba Portege R30-A-15C A-14G 157 13X Specifications Price

It shall be noted that none of these Toshiba laptops are touch enabled. If touchscreen is something you want you might have to take a look around elsewhere.

Intel Core i5 4260U 4210U i3 4120U 4030U 4025U Coming Soon

Intel is all set to introduce a new set of 15 watt processors for thin laptops and ultrabook lineup. According to the leaked roadmap, which is shown below, at least six new CPUs are in the pine line. This includes Core i5 4260U, 4210U, i3 4120U, 4030U and 4025U.

Intel Core i5 4260U 4210U i3 4120U 4030U 4025U specs price reviewAll will be manufactured using 14nm die shrink manufacturing technology and use haswell architecture as their base.

The Core i5 4260U and 4210U will replace the i5 4200U that been around from quite sometime now. They will make their debut with ‘Y’ series microprocessors like Core i3 4030Y and i5 4220Y, both of which have 11.5 watt TDP.

All of these processors are expected to be launched in third quarter of 2014. However in Q4 2014, the Intel Core i3 4120U, Core i5 4210U and i5 4310U will be swapped with newer, and even more efficient Broadwell units.

Thinkpad netbook in the tunnel?

Lenovo’s senior exec has revealed that the company is looking forward to release a netbook under the Thinkpad brandname. Due to the recent introduction of netbooks sporting high price tags, IBM thinks that the lines between netbooks and notebooks are blurring at a very fast rate.

However, Lenovo has clearly indicated that the Thinkpad netbook will not have specs of a conventional netbook. According to them, if you want ‘full functionality’, you will have to go for Core or Celeron mobile processor. The Thinkpad netbook will be designed to cater to the needs of those who yearn for something that is more powerful than the conventional netbook but has the same size and feel.

The Thinkpad brand is a brand that is widely popular among businessmen and if Lenovo releases something under that brand, it will be of premium quality for sure.

[via apcmag]