Microsoft + Toshiba = Portégé R400

First of the Vista native Portégé range is a looker...

Toshiba has launched a new laptop specifically to run Windows Vista: the Portégé R400 is the result of a collaborative effort between Microsoft and the Japanese electronics manufacturer.

Toshiba Portege R400

The a sleek-looking Portégé R400 has an "email push service" that uses Microsoft Active Notifications. This enables users to receive real-time alerts, email and calendar updates over a 3G network.

The laptop is packaged with a secondary display located on the front edge of the notebook and has a 3G/UMTS module capable of up to 3.6Mbps download and 384Kbps upload over a HSDPA network.

It has a rotational hinge and a 12.1-inch diagonal wide screen LCD backlit high-brightness display with wide viewing angle. For those worried about security, the Portégé has a biometric fingerprint reader.

The laptop will go on sale in Europe by the end of March and pricing will be announced nearer the launch date.

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