Best Buy, Toshiba Swipe the Low Price Ultrabook Crown

Paul Lilly

Initial Ultrabook prices crossed the $1,000 line Intel tried to draw in the sand, and it's only recently that we've begun to see some lower priced models. But easily the least expensive Ultrabook on the market right now is Toshiba's Portégé Z835-P330, a Best Buy exclusive currently on sale for a penny shy of $700. Compare that to Apple's least expensive 13-inch MacBook Air ($1,299) and you have to like the direction Ultrabooks are going.

The Toshiba Portégé Z835-P330 is a 13.3-inch laptop weighing just 2.47 pounds. Presumably the reason why it's so affordable is because it's toting an Intel Core i3 2367M processor instead of an i5 or i7 chip. And while it's supplemented with a 128GB solid state drive, it's not a performance SSD.

Otherwise, the low(er) cost Portégé is comparatively well equipped with 4GB of DDR3 memory, a pair of USB 2.0 ports, a USB 3.0 port, Sleep and Charge capability, a GbE LAN port, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, media card reader, backlit keyboard, 8-cell battery, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

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