Is MacBook Air Worth the Money? Five Slim Laptops Face Off

Click to viewUpdated with battery life stats, by popular demand. We can all agree that the MacBook Air is a slick-looking little laptop. It's so thin! You can't argue with that! But if you're in the market for a small, high-performance laptop, is it the best option? I pored over specs for four similarly positioned and… »1/16/08 1:00pm1/16/08 1:00pm

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… »7/25/07 5:30pm7/25/07 5:30pm

Toshiba Portege R500 Ultra-Portable Notebook Gets HSDPA, FCC Clearance

That super light 2.4-pound Toshiba Portege ultra-portable (previous version here) has gotten a little upgrade in the form of 3.5G HSDPA connectivity. That's right, you'll soon be able to take this laptop out anywhere and still be able to get online and upload your own YTMNDs, thanks to the GSM, GPRS, EGPRS, WCDMA and… »7/20/07 11:52am7/20/07 11:52am