There is a new review of the Toshiba Portege R500, from LAPTOP Magazine.
The Portege R500 is a 12″ widescreen Intel Core 2 Duo-based (Ultra Low Voltage) laptop, with an internal optical drive and am amazing weight of 2.5. It’s even more amazing if you swap out the regular hard drive with the Solid State Drive (SSD) that was just announced, which can help drop the weight all the way down to 1.77 pounds (0.8 kg). In addition to the 64GB SSD, part of what helps drop the weight is the LED-backlighting for the display.
They make it quite clear that it’s for those who crave an ultraportable laptop with a decent size screen and not power users, saying:
This superthin, superlight machine is easy to grab and go in a hurry. The lack of mobile broadband is a bummer, and the razor-thin display lacks the punch of some other ultraportables, but overall this is a very good laptop for users who care more about portability than sheer power.