Intel was in full force pushing thecategory at IDF 2011 and we got our hands on the Toshiba and our buddy JR Nelson over at notebookreviews.com lent us his Macbook Air to shoot a comparison video.
The Toshiba Portege Z830 will come with a full range of CPU options from Core i3 to i7 and will offer up to 6GB of RAM and an eight-cell 47Wh battery inside. The keyboard is both backlit and spill-resistant, a 1366 x 768 display and a 1.3 megapixel webcam in the lid. Also onboard are three USB ports — one 3.0 and two 2.0, one of which does sleep and charge — an Ethernet jack, HDMI and VGA output and an SD card slot. There’s also the obligatory 802.11b/g/n WiFi radio, along with optional Intel WiDi.
The 2011 Macbook Air offers the Intel Core i5 1.6 GHz ( Dual-Core ) with 2 GB / 4 GB (max), 1366 x 768 screen resolution with a 64GB/128GB Solid State Drive, wifi, Bluetooth,, 2x USB 2.0 and a composite audio in/out jack.
Checking out the gallery of photo’s below as well as the hands on comparison video definitely puts it into perspective that the Ultrabook is in direct competition with the Macbook Air.