Along with its new consumer ultrabooks, Toshiba also announced it was refreshing its business-to-business notebook lineup with new Intel Ivy Bridge processors and security features. All come with a 3-year warranty, and will feature Toshiba’s Smart Client Manager, a BIOS-level utility which uses IBM’s Tivoli to handle power management, software patches, and security. Additionally, the R830, R940, and R950 will all be able to use the same port replicator, and will also be able to use the same 9-cell extended battery, which should be a relief to IT departments everywhere.
The Portege Z930 is a refresh of last year's Z830. It will feature 3rd generation Intel Core i3, i5, and i7 processors, a 13-inch, 1366 x 768 matte display, and a backlit keyboard and touchpad with discrete mouse buttons. As with the previous version, there's a fingerprint reader between the mouse buttons, but now there's one USB 3.0 port, in addition to two USB 2.0 ports, VGA, and HDMI. The notebook is just 0.63 inches thick and weighs 2.47 pounds. Starting at $1,249.