Toshiba Portege R500 1.73 Pound Ultra-Portable Notebook Goes Solid State

The 2.4-pound Toshiba Portege R500 may have cleared the FCC, but its younger, slimmer brother just weighed in at 1.73 pounds. How did Toshiba do it? By swapping out a standard hard drive and putting in a 64GB solid-state flash drive. The R500-S5003 has no moving parts (there's no DVD drive), and will cost $2,699. If you want an integrated optical DVD SuperMulti drive, tack on another $300 and get the R500-S5004 for $2,999. Definitely two great options for the businessman who wants to travel light. And with no moving parts, it's slightly less likely to break when you drop it. State? STAAAATE?! [Toshiba via Sci Fi]