Apple has the MacBook Air a particularly thin and light notebook in the range. Similarly, appealing looks, the Portégé R500 Toshiba. The silver-colored, fine model with a 12.1-inch display, however, brings only about 800 grams. Thus, it is 40 percent lighter than Apple's flyweight and even offers the Eee PC is a bar of chocolate. But ease is not all: In addition to a low-power processor is also modern Flash memory installed instead of a hard disk. A highlight is also the special display that can use sunlight to light - perfect for outdoor use. Can the device to prove in practice? The editors of onlinekosten.de has done the test.
The first thought upon unpacking the almost 28x22 inches and smaller than 2.5 centimeters high Portégé R500 in the execution of 11Y is clear: "It weighs nothing at all." Even if the laptop is so light that you would first install the battery: it is already there. A beautiful appearance is also one of the benefits. The silver-gray, fine decorated as in the case Tecra A9 Toshiba a reflective logo. The minimum rounded shape underlines the lightweight and portable impression. The processing is indeed all around valued, but the case looks a bit vulnerable because of declining material. The user can look forward to an equally silver-gray outfit with matching keyboard, the ultra-thin frame around the display stands out from the only black.
The non-slip surface refuses both outside and inside to fingerprints, the click buttons below the mouse substitute is not Toshiba has two buttons and the surrounding area with a reflective paint coated, what might look smart, but requires quite quickly after a cleaning cloth . The packing box contains the user finds exactly this and, additionally, the compact power adapter, user manual and a quick guide. Also, a recovery CD for the installed operating system - Windows Vista Business - is included.
The necessary safety standard for business notebooks fingerprint sensor captures between the mouse buttons. In addition, Toshiba has offered various other features like a timer activated by the BIOS password to protect data in case of theft against foreign fingers. The clock is a low-power Intel Core 2 Duo U7700 at 1.33 GHz, otherwise hide two gigabytes (GB) of RAM and Intel's 945GMS Express chipset in the case, who brings the Graphics Media Accelerator GMA 950th This onboard chip then claimed the operation up to 256 megabytes of memory for itself and for games not to be used accordingly.