For some users, pocket and tablet PCs are a bit too heavy and have a rather short battery life, compared to regular laptops. However, there is still a large segment that prefers the portability and compact size and weight of the tablet PC, and that’s exactly the target the new Toshiba Portege R400 tablet PC is aimed at. The R400 is situated in the top range of tablet PCs, with a price of £1775, more expensive than most other similar products on the market. However, Toshiba believes that consumers will not look at the pricing first, but at the power and style that define this excellent product.
The Toshiba Portege R400 tablet PC weighs 1.8kg, which is quite light for this type of product and when it comes to style it shines from a distance. The clear black and white case make this tablet PC sophisticated and fashionable at the same time. The battery life is also quite good, with an average time of five hours of regular use being something usual for the Toshiba Portege R400 tablet PC. The R400 is powered by a 1.2GHz Core Duo U2500 by Intel, and this provides plenty of computing power without putting too much strain on the tablet’s battery.
The Toshiba Portege R400 tablet PC comes with 2048MB of memory, so all applications run quickly and without stalling. The R400 needs all this memory because it comes with the Windows Vista Ultimate edition, an operating system that is known to require plenty of juice. All the functions of the tablet are available through the 12.1-inch screen, which is both versatile and functional. You can pivot the screen to all sorts of angles and use the electronic pen directly on it to write or use on-screen functions. The Toshiba Portege R400 tablet PC doesn’t use the regular LED backlight technology for digitized screens, so the image crispness is far better.
As far as mobility goes, the Toshiba Portege R400 tablet PC uses a Novatel Wireless 3G/HSDPA adapter and you can use the internet and email functions while being mobile. The R400 also comes with HDD docking technology and a series of other functions that will make your life easier while on the move