The new Toshiba Portege R500 laptop

The new Portege R500 makes light even lighter

With a host of innovative features the Portégé R500 with Intel© Centrino© processor technology is our latest, lightest full function laptop. In fact, by mixing new technology with groundbreaking design we've actually created our lightest ever 12" laptop.

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  • Storage

    The Portégé R500 is the World's lightest 12" laptop to feature a full-function optical disk drive. There's a 'super-micro' optical system, and a super-slim motor. To fit all these features into the Portégé R500, we've included the World's first ultra-thin 7mm high disk drive.

  • Security

    With better all-round security, the Portégé R500 features an improved fingerprint reader to keep your files safe. The Portégé now checks your fingerprint more quickly and easily by offering a faster 'swipe speed' and a wider angle of recognition. We've also created an intelligent auto-update to maintain an impeccable fingerprint recognition rate.

  • Screen

    The Portégé R500 features a lightweight transflective LCD screen. It's created using newly modified super-thin materials. 'Transflective' means you can view the LCD screen clearly indoors and outdoors, even in direct sunlight. Also, when using the Portégé outdoors, the backlit display is not required providing an even longer battery life.

  • Keyboard

    The new ultra-lightweight keyboard weighs 55-gram - a third less than its predecessor. Yet it still manages to offer full size main keys. The new design isn't only light, it's durable and spill resistant too � capable of withstanding a 100cc spill for up to 3 minutes, enough time to save and shut down.

  • Motherboard

    We took our lightest motherboard and made it lighter. To make it one of the lightest in the market, we put all the components into an area two-thirds the normal size. Creating a faster, lighter laptop that weighs less than a kilo.

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