Toshiba’s introduced the PortÃ©gÃ© A605 notebook, a lightweight consumer notebook that borrows some features from the Portege R500 , but isn’t quite as thin or light. The Portege A605 does have some sweet features, including an aluminum enclosure and 6.9 hours of battery life.
The PortÃ©gÃ© A605 weighs in at 3.3 pounds, has a 12.1-inch display and is 1.18 inches thick. Toshiba managed to squeeze an optical drive into the PortÃ©gÃ© A605. The ULV processor is one of the reasons the PortÃ©gÃ© A605 can deliver a 6.9 hour battery life, which is very good for a consumer notebook.
The base price of the PortÃ©gÃ© A605 is $1,399, which includes 3GB of memory, 250GB hard drive, a DVD burner, Windows Vista Ultimate, Web camand an Ultra-low voltage Intel Core 2 Duo processor. Toshiba also included a few professional features like keyboard spill protection, hard drive protection and a fingerprint reader.
If battery life and portablility are a priority to you the PortÃ©gÃ© A605 is probably worth a look.