Toshiba Portege R500-S5003 Ultraportable Notebook Computer

Toshiba Portege R500-S5003

Just yesterday, Toshiba announced that they had just released the world’s lightest and the world’s thinnest notebooks. Well, I haven’t checked the stats on *all* of the available notebooks out there, but I can definitely say that starting at 1.72lbs, the Portege R500-S5003 is really dang light. To think, I would have been happy with a 4-pounder.

Now onto the the thin notebook. The S5004 is 0.77 inches at its thinnest. Even if it was say 1 inch thick (or thin, depending on how you want to look at it), that is still really thin. Hell, my Palm Treo phone is pretty close to an inch thick! Both of these notebooks achieve these sizes and weights by using solid state drives. Coming in at 64GB, they’re hardly small. These laptops also boast 12.1-inch transreflective LED backlit displays that are ideal for usage in virtually all types of lighting situations, including direct sunlight.


  • 1024MB RAM
  • 12.1″ widescreen 1280×800 XGA with High Brightness, Transreflective type
  • Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965 AGN (802.11a/g/n)
  • Bluetooth® V2.0 + EDR
  • Finger Print Reader, Password Security, Security Cable Lock Slot
  • Intel® PRO/1000 – 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  • 1-Type II PC Card Slot
  • 3-USB (2.0)

Price: $2699.00
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)