NotebooksBy Frank Ohlhorst | Posted 2008-12-16 Email Print
For Channel Insider’s top 10 best products of 2008, Senior Technology Editor Frank Ohlhorst looked back at more than 200 products he reviewed throughout the year and weighed them for innovation, functionality, up-sell and value-add service opportunities and market potential.The result is this top 10 list of the best of the best.
Toshiba Protege R500
Picking a notebook computer is a lot like picking a new car. It’s up to the end user to figure out what matters most; economy, performance, price and so on are all factors. Channel Insider looked at a gaggle of notebook computers this year, ranging from atom powered netbooks to desktop replacement behemoths, and one particular system stood out above them all—the Toshiba Protege R500 ultraportable. The unit’s good performance, decent battery life, SSD and 2.5-pound travel weight make it the ideal companion for the traveling executive. What’s more, the unit’s $3,000 price tag and Toshiba’s high margins make the R500 very channel friendly.