Earlier this week, Toshiba’s Digital Products Division announced the launch of the 12.1″ Toshiba Portege A605, a budget / consumer-oriented version of the R500 / R600 series and part of the Toshiba Portege A600 line.
Among the new features: “USB Sleep and Charge ports” – These powered USB ports allow you to charge USB devices (such as MP3 players), even when the laptop is turned off.
Right now there are two A605 models currently available in the US (link below), the A605-P200 and A605-P201. Both models feature an Intel Core 2 Duo Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) 1.4GHz SU9400 CPU, 3GB of RAM (built-in – there is an additional slot for another 2GB of RAM that allows for a maximum of 5GB of RAM), and a 2.5″ 250GB HDD.
The difference between the two – The P200 features Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium, while the P201 features Windows Vista Ultimate. The P200 starts at $1,399, and the P201 starts at $1,499.