Toshiba Portege R400
Toshiba Portege R400 (view large image)
Announced at CES 2007 today, the Toshiba Portege R400 is a light-weight convertible notebook Tablet PC that offers two very innovative features. The R400 has a wireless docking solution and also includes the Windows Vista SideShow technology to give a heads up display of things like battery power, email inbox status and time and date. The R400 has a distinct white shiny finish as well, deviating from the usual black Toshiba uses. The R400 is powered by a low voltage Core Duo processor, runs Windows Vista and offers a case material made of magnesium and polycarbonate.
Wireless docking station next to the Toshiba Portege R400 (view large image)
The wireless docking solution uses Ultra Wide Band (UWB) technology that allows for wireless digital capabilities. Whenever the R400 comes in range of the dock (about 3-feet) the notebook and dock will connect and devices attached to the dock will be accessible to the R400.
Toshiba R400 SideShow display (view large image)
The included SideShow display works even when the notebook is in standby mode to keep you up to date on the status of emails received, battery charge, time and available wireless networks.
Toshiba Portege R400 left side view (view large image)
The Portege R400 offers a 1.20GHz low voltage Core Duo processor, a PCMCIA type II card slot, 2GB of RAM, an 80GB hard drive, widescreen glossy high-brightness display and built-in Bluetooth. For the full specs of the R400 follow this link. Pricing will be steep for the R400, it will start at about $2,600.