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    Toshiba launches light and durable Portege R30 laptop

    Aimed at SMBs, this slim 13-inch laptop offers 8hr battery life and a built-in DVD drive.
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    Re: Toshiba launches light and durable Portege R30 laptop

    VGA port, DVD, 1366x768 ... what year is this?! Perhaps it indicates how long it takes for a product to get from design to production at Toshiba, which isn't a good sign. I guess there are some people that still use old connectors/media, but is it enough to justify legacy ports in a new model?

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    Re: Toshiba launches light and durable Portege R30 laptop

    I don't mind the VGA option for a business laptop, lots of old offices/conference rooms still use it to hook up to a projector and it saves fiddling about with adapters. 1366x768 is unforgivable at this price range though, it even annoys me on budget laptops.

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    Re: Toshiba launches light and durable Portege R30 laptop

    VGA port, DVD, 1366x768 ... what year is this?!

    lol - I honestly thought this was a prank post!

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    Re: Toshiba launches light and durable Portege R30 laptop

    I'm sorry, am I seriously looking at these specifications right now?

    DVD player, 768P TFT (what!?) monitor, VGA port? Someone remind Toshiba that this is 2015, not 2005.
    "Nothing is safer than a giant snowball whipping through space...at a million miles an hour"

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    Re: Toshiba launches light and durable Portege R30 laptop

    The only spec here that is poor is the screen res. DVD player and VGA are both key business features and in fact I'm impressed they shoehorned a DVD player into the 13" chassis, but given the thickness I guess it wasn't too hard.

    On a side note, why do the Americans use such a ridiculous keyboard layout?

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    Re: Toshiba launches light and durable Portege R30 laptop

    Windows 10 Laptop without a touchscreen at £900+ or Macbook Pro at the same price

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    Re: Toshiba launches light and durable Portege R30 laptop

    Why is this new? It was released and available to buy this time last year.

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    Re: Toshiba launches light and durable Portege R30 laptop

    Looks a lot like R930 of 2013 made. 25mm 1.45kg and Toshiba called it ultrabook?? And the screen resolution, boy that was 2009!!!
    Tough?....I dropped my 2014 R930 once on wooden floor from my couch; hinge broken, bezel cracked, screen almost came apart and OS crashed!!! And yes, it is made of magnesium alloy with tough chasis!!

    Oh, yes. Please Toshiba, fix the claimed 6 hrs battery. I never gotten more than 3.5hrs from Power Saver scheme in Windows 7 with light surfing on minimum screen brightness. I wont talk about fan problem on resume.

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