Toshiba announced today what they say is the slimmest and lightest notebook in the world. Their dynabook SS RX notebook series is quite impressive, but I am not sure calling any product in the tech industry “the most in the world” is advisable, aside from marketing purposes. Despite this statement the notebook’s specs talk for themselves. It will be available in four different models which will feature an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor U7600 running at 1.06GHz, up to 2GB of RAM, a 12.1” WXGA TFT LCD display, along with other features. The four models are basically the same, but you can choose between a standard 5,400 RPM hard drive and a 64GB flash memory disc, both with or without a DVD SuperMulti optical drive.
“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.