Toshiba Portégé Ultrabook Pricing Revealed

Toshiba has revealed the pricing for its assault on the Ultrabook

market with the entry level Toshiba Portégé costing £899.

We first got our hands-on the Toshiba Portégé Z830 last September at the

IFA trade show and were deeply impressed with the remarkably thin and light

laptop. All we needed to find out was whether Toshiba could get the pricing right

and it has now revealed said pricing for the UK.

Toshiba Protege Z830

The Toshiba UK website offers three configurations of the Portégé

Z830, with the entry-level model costing £899. For that you’ll get an Core i3 processor

clocked at 1.4GHz, 128GB SSD, 4GB of RAM and Windows Home 7 Premium 64-bit.

Add in Windows 7 Professional and the price jumps to £969

and boost the processor to a Core i5 and you‘ll be paying £1,099 with all the

other specs remaining the same. There’s no sign so far of the Core i7 option we

heard about at IFA.

The website doesn’t state when the Toshiba Portégé Z830 will be available, but we’ve spoken previously to a

source at Intel who told us that all current Ultrabooks would be on the shelves

in the UK

by the end of this month.

Toshiba Protege Z830

So has Toshiba got the pricing right? It’s hard to say.

There is no doubt that the Portégé is an impressive piece of kit but at £899

for a Core i3-powered laptop, this may be too much of an outlay.

With the Asus Zenbook UX21 priced at £849, it seems as if all

Ultrabook manufacturers are all coming in at around the same price, but we remain

hopeful that one will take a stand and go for some aggressive pricing rather

than following the crowd.

What do you think of the pricing of the Portégé? Will you be

putting in an order? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Toshiba UK

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