“The new line-up includes the world's lightest notebook PC, a version with flash memory storage and optical disk drive that weighs in at 848 grams. Its sister model is the world's lightest with a hard drive and optical drive, and weighs just 959 grams. All PCs in the series share another claim to fame: the world's slimmest case, only 19.5mm at the slimmest point. And all can boast of long battery life, thanks to a high capacity battery pack with a life of as long as 12.5 hours.”
The battery life is very impressive; hopefully this notebook will live up to everything it is on paper. There was no pricing information in the press release, but the release date was mentioned. The new notebook series will be launched in Japan June 22nd as the dynabook SS RX Series, and shortly afterwards in overseas markets as the Portégé R500 Series.