Adding to the ultra-portable notebook market with a rough and tumble mobile PC, Toshiba is now taking pre-orders for their new Portege R835 series. This ThinkPad-esque luxury laptop offers plenty of expandability, convenience and durability in a slim 13.3 inch form factor. It features an LED Backlit display at a resolution of 1366 x 768 featuring an Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 CPU with integrated GPU, 4GB of Ram, 640GB of storage, DVD Drive, Ethernet, 802.11n Wi-Fi with Bluetooth 3 and webcam along with a memory card reader, 1 USB 3 port, HDMI out with battery life of approximately 9 hours.
The chassis features a magnesium enclosure with a honeycomb rib structure for improved durability along with shock-absorbing capabilities. Put simply, this thing can take a knock or two. The Portege R835 comes preinstalled with Windows 7 Home Premium for $899. Personally I find myself impressed by it’s competitive price point, feature rich design and build quality. Keep an eye out for this one in 2011.