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Tablet’s Are Great. But A Perfect Notebook Is Awesome For Mobile Professionals.

Sure, I’ve got a tablet and love it. Most of you have purchased an iPad from Apple and the rest of you have purchased Android devices with a few of you (based on research studies) having RIM PlayBooks. Microsoft’s Windows 8 tablets are about to be unleashed as well.

Most notebook will set you back a few hundred dollars – pretty reasonable.

However, if you want a very LIGHT notebook with premium features (such as a powerful CPU and solid state drives) you should be prepared to spend over $1,000. This money is a worth while investment.

While tablets are very close to fully replacing notebooks, many of us still struggle with using a tablet as a day to day computing device – even with a Bluetooth keyboard.

Hence, a perfect notebook with long battery life and that’s very light is still a perfect option for every business professional.

Toshiba recently launched a new line of business notebooks (three in fact) that I suggest you look at. They compete head to head with notebooks from Dell, Lenovo, Acer and other vendors.

Portégé Z930 Ultrabook: The World’s Lightest 13-Inch Ultrabook
The next generation of Toshiba’s business Ultrabook now supports new 3rd generation Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors with vPro and AMT technology. With a slim 0.63-inch (15.9 mm) profile and weighing less than 2.5 pounds, the Portégé Z930 was designed specifically for doing business on the go. The Portégé Z930 includes a full complement of ports for easy connectivity to other devices, along with a battery life rating of more than eight hours. Equipped with a solid state drive, the Portégé Z930 delivers an extremely responsive experience. To further protect the user’s sensitive information, the Portégé Z930 comes equipped with a fingerprint reader and is built with a durable magnesium alloy casing reinforced with a Honeycomb Rib design that provides shock absorption and increased rigidity. The Portégé Z930 will be available for purchase on June 5, 2012 starting at $1,249.00 MSRP.

Portégé R930: Ultrathin and Ultrafast 13-inch Laptop with a DVD Drive
The Portégé R930 continues to be the world’s lightest 13.3-inch full-performance ultraportable business laptop with an integrated DVD drive. With a starting weight of just three pounds and just one inch thin, the Portégé R930 now comes equipped with 3rd generation Intel Core i5 and Core i7 full-voltage processors, making the award-winning ultraportable even more attractive. The Portégé R930 laptops also are equipped with two USB 3.0 ports and Bluetooth® 3.0 and can be configured with a standard hard drive or solid state drive. The business models of the Portégé R930 will be available for purchase on June 5, 2012 starting at $1,399.00 MSRP.

Tecra R940 and R950: Thin, Light and Powerful
Weighing less than 4.5 pounds, measuring just one inch thin and available with 14.0- and 15.6-inch diagonal LED-backlit widescreen HD displays respectively, the Tecra R940 and Tecra R950 are the ultimate in full-featured business laptops for users who want durability and mobility at an affordable price. Available with 3rd generation Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors, the Tecra R940 and R950 now come equipped with more memory and improved graphics, along with a new 2.0MP HD webcam, making virtual business meetings crisper than ever before. The Tecra laptops also come equipped with a spill resistant keyboard, a fingerprint reader, Toshiba’s USB Sleep & Charge technology, and a thin-and-light design, making them some of the most reliable and portable business laptops on the market. Both the Tecra R940 andTecra R950 will be available for purchase on June 5, 2012 with prices starting at $1,199.00 MSRP and $1,179.00 MSRP, respectively.

 

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About Ramon Ray

Ramon Ray, Marketing & Technology Evangelist, Smallbiztechnology.com & Infusionsoft. Full bio at http://www.ramonray.com . Check him out on Google Plus, Twitter or Facebook

One thought on “Tablet’s Are Great. But A Perfect Notebook Is Awesome For Mobile Professionals.

  1. avatarGrant Wickes (@gwickes)

    Ramon, love to see the trend you reference in this article regarding Ultrabooks (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultrabook).  Defined primarily by the release of Apple’s MacBook Air last summer, the recently announced Air (http://www.apple.com/macbookair/) continues to set the benchmark for this category. Recently, Dell introduced their Dell XPS13 (http://www.dell.com/us/p/xps-13-l321x/pd), and there are a bunch more coming this year including the Toshiba line you reference.

    Interestingly, I had an opportunity to talk with Eric Townsend, Intel’s Director of Managed Services for Small Medium Business and get his view on Ultrabooks. In the video (http://youtu.be/lkTv7r_K7sc), he describes upcoming vPro technology that will give even more capabilities to this rapidly growing segment. Exciting developments as these Ultrabooks rapidly become go to devices for mobility in small business.

    Having a machine that is less than 3 pounds that combines the benefits of a tablet (virtually instant on) with the power of a laptop along with a full keyboard is just fantastic!

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