Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Toshiba Portege A600 Ultraportable Laptop Announced

New 1.18-Inch Thin, Ultraportable Toshiba Portege A600 Provides Mobile Professionals PC Health Monitor and Extended Battery Life for $1,399

Toshiba’s Digital Products Division, a leader in mobile computing solutions, today announced the Portege A600, the company’s mainstream ultraportable laptop PC. This affordably priced 12.1-inch laptop PC weighs 3.2 pounds1, measures 1.18-inches thin2 and includes the following innovations, such as Toshiba’s fourth-generation EasyGuard Technology with PC Health Monitor, Intel Centrino 2 processor technology and an integrated optical drive. Designed, engineered and manufactured exclusively by Toshiba, the Portege A600 provides mobile professionals with a high-quality, highly-reliable laptop PC. Prices start at $1,399 (MSRP)3 for this mainstream ultraportable, which delivers up to 7.5 hours of battery life4.

“Toshiba continues to assert its expertise in the ultraportable market place by today’s release of the mainstream Portege A600,” said Carl Pinto, vice president, product development and marketing, Digital Products Division, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. “This new laptop PC is an incredible new design that is specifically engineered by Toshiba to meet the needs of mobile professionals and is available at an extremely attractive price.”


Toshiba’s Portege A600 includes the following leading-edge technologies:

  • EasyGuard Technology5: Toshiba’s Portege A600 laptop features Toshiba’s fourth-generation EasyGuard Technology with PC Health Monitor. This new feature is a preventative maintenance utility that continuously checks the performance and functionality of a laptop’s critical hardware components and will alert users when the system is in need of a tune up. PC Health Monitor tracks the status of critical components, such as hard drive status, battery life and CPU temperature and system cooling warnings. In addition to PC Health Monitor, Toshiba’s EasyGuard Technology is a proprietary, value-added series of hardware and software enhancements designed to better protect and secure one’s laptop during everyday computing. Components include HDD Protection, a spill-resistant keyboard6, fingerprint reader and Trusted Platform Module (TPM).
  • Integrated Optical Drive: Toshiba’s Portege A600 laptop uses Toshiba’s proprietary High Density Mounting Technology process to enable dual-sided motherboard component mounting. This innovative technology provides enough system real estate for the incorporation of a built-in optical drive, which reduces the laptop’s travel weight by providing users with an all-in-one solution, eliminating the bulk and inconvenience of carrying additional drives and cables.
  • LED Display: The Portege A600 features a 12.1-inch LED backlit display to provide users with an image rich in color saturation and superb quality. The use of LED backlighting provides Portege A600 users with reduced thickness, reduced weight, increased brightness and decreased power consumption, compared to a conventional CCFL backlighting display.
  • USB Sleep-and-Charge/eSATA Combo Port7: This unique port provides convenience and speed by allowing data transfers to and from an eSATA external hard drive at rates up to five times faster than USB 2.0, and the ability to charge select USB mobile devices whether the laptop is on, off, or in sleep or hibernation mode.
  • Green Attributes: The Portege A600 is ENERGY STAR 4.0 compliant and has achieved a Gold status through the Green Electronics Council’s Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT).

Complete product specifications for all Portege A600 models are available at


The Portege A600 is available with a one-year standard limited warranty8, which includes carry-in support at Authorized Service Providers throughout the country such as UPS Stores and Mail Boxes Etc. locations. As a responsible global corporate citizen, Toshiba designs all of its new laptops to be RoHS compatible9, effectively reducing the environmental impact by restricting the use of lead, mercury and certain other hazardous substances.

Toshiba is offering a new, free electronic trade-in and recycling program which includes all laptop PCs and other select electronics, regardless of manufacturer, that have no trade-in value. For more details, please visit No purchase is necessary to participate in the recycling program.

  1. Weight. Weight may vary depending on product configuration, vendor components, manufacturing variability and options selected.
  2. Height. Measured at the thinnest edge of the notebook computer.
  3. Reseller prices may vary. MSRP means “Manufacturers Suggested Retail price.”
  4. Battery Life. Measured by [MobileMark™ or Business Winstone BatteryMark™.] Battery life may vary. See Battery Life Legal Footnote at
  5. EasyGuard. Toshiba EasyGuard™ technology comprises a number of features some of which may or may not be available on a particular Toshiba notebook depending on the model selected. See for detailed information.
  6. Spill-Resistant Keyboard. Under Toshiba testing conditions, the spill-resistant keyboard delayed the time for a water spill to reach the computer’s main board to allow more time to properly close down the machine. Toshiba’s standard limited warranty terms and limitations apply. Visit for details.
  7. USB Sleep & Charge. The “USB Sleep & Charge function” may not work with certain external devices even if they are compliant with the USB specification. In those cases, turn the power of the computer ON to charge the device.
  8. Warranty. The terms and conditions of Toshiba’s standard limited warranty, extended warranty and service upgrade terms and conditions are available at
  9. RoHS. This product is compatible with European Union Directive 2002/95/EC. See RoHS legal footnote at

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Our Reviews

Bookshelf Speakers

The new Lumina collection brings the artistry of Sonus faber loudspeakers to a much wider audience for a lot less money.


BDI sets a high bar with another modern media console designed to conceal all your electronics and a sound bar in an elegant ventilated...


Nobody needs to be reminded that the past four months have taken a toll on our collective psyches; being quarantined for months in New...

LG Electronics

The LG Tone Free Earbuds with Meridian technology include a unique UV-light disinfecting wireless charging case and are undeniably better sounding than AirPods.

LG Electronics

A go-anywhere portable wireless speaker with multi color lighting effects that leaps to the top of its class thanks to Meridian Audio technology.


Rock solid adjustable motorized standing desk that raises or lowers at the touch of a button. Budget priced at only $379.

You May Also Like


The all-new 16-inch MacBook Pro features longer battery life, a new Magic Keyboard and up to 8TB of SSD storage.


13.3-inch Laptop with 8th Generation Intel Core Processor and VAIO TruePerformance Sony announced a new line of VAIO S 13.3-inch laptops designed for business...


Basic 2-in-1 convertible PC for those who want Samsung design at an affordable price. In the first quarter of 2018, Samsung will release an...

New Products

An all-in-one wireless security camera, smart speaker, voice control with Amazon Alexa, an intercom, smart sound detector and an expandable smart home hub Toshiba...


ecoustics is the unbiased resource for the latest technology news, coolest gadgets, and best consumer electronics. Plus get product reviews, roundups and deals from all over the web on everything electronic. Read more

Copyright © 1999-2020 ecoustics | Disclaimer: ecoustics may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.