It looks like the ultrabook is here to stay and why not, these thin and light laptops are ideal for anyone who needs to take laptop around with them, who wants to carry around a five or six pounder around when there is a lighter two to three pounder version available.
The Z830 is the latest ultrabook from Toshiba; it comes fully loaded and can compare favourably with any other ultrabook currently on the market, the only issue for some consumers could be the $1,200 starting price, but let us take a look at what you can get for that sort of investment.
The Z830 has a 13.3 inch widescreen high definition TFT LED Backlit display with Intel Wireless Display Technology a 1366 x 768 of pixel resolution and a built in 1.3 mega pixel web camera and microphone.
It is powered by the handy Intel Core i5-2557M processor with Mobile Intel high definition Graphics that can use 64 MB to 1696 MB of dynamically allocated shared graphics memory. This ultrabook has a good 4 GB of DDR3 1333 MHz memory and of course, there is no hard drive, but there is the 128 GB Solid State Drive (Serial ATA, SSD), which is light and small. Networking is provided through the Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 (802.11 a/g/n + WiDi Capable) and there is also the useful Bluetooth V3.0 + EDR too.
Connectivity comes from the 1 x USB (2.0) port with Sleep and Charge, 1 x USB (3.0) port, 1 x USB (2.0) port and it has a HDMI output port. The Z830 has a Li-Ion 47 Wh, 8 cell battery that Toshiba claim is good for up to 8.28 hours and finally the whole unit weighs in at a manageable 2.47 pounds.
The starting price for the new Z830 is $1,199 rising to $1,429, but there are those tempting upgrades and options, which can easily push these prices skywards.