Toshiba Portege Z835, $500 cheaper than MacBook Air

Are you in a situation where you are trying to find a new laptop/netbook device and feel bombarded by all the different models out there? Help may be at hand. Many of you have already started your Christmas shopping and in the US, the massive Black Friday event is due to start on November 25th so this is a good time to start looking for that item at a lower price.

One device that we’ve touched on in the past is a new Toshiba ultrabook by the name of the “Portege Z835.” Best Buy will be retailing the new Z835 under $800, despite initial reports stating otherwise.

In term of specifications, the new Portege as reported, includes a 13.3-inch LED backlit display, Intel 1.4GHz Core i3-2367M processor, 4GB DDR3 memory, 128 SSD, WiFi, Ethernet, built in webcam and microphone, Windows 7 Home Premium software and so on.

But as well as the Toshiba’s features, affordability is paramount to many customers at this time of year. Beating off rival competition from Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Air, the Portege comes in at $500 less than the Apple model.

Tell us whether you are tempted by the Z835 price? Or for you, are you an Apple fan through and through?