Channel Insider content and product recommendations are editorially independent. We may make money when you click on links to our partners. Learn More.

When a small PC demands a big price, something interesting must be going on. In Toshiba’s case, the small notebook is the Portege R500-S5007V, and the price is $3,000. At just 2.4 pounds, the R500 is one of the lightest machines to grace the market, especially when one considers that the Portege is a two-spindle unit that offers 128 GB of storage.

So what does $3,000 actually buy you? Perhaps the best way to answer that question is with a chart:

·        Windows Vista™ Business With XP Downgrade option.

·        Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor U7700- 1.33GHz, 2MB L2, 533MHz FSB

·         2048 MB of PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM

·         128 GB Serial ATA solid state drive

·         12.1-inch diagonal widescreen high brightness display

·         1280 x 800 (WXGA) – Transreflective backlit LED

·         Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950

·         7mm, 8xDVD-SuperMulti (+/-R Single Layer) drive supporting 9 formats  

·         Intel® Wireless Wi-Fi Link 4965AGN  

·         Intel® PRO/1000 – 10/100/1000 Ethernet

·         Bluetooth® 2.0 + EDR

·         Finger Print Reader, Password Security, Security Cable Lock Slot

·         Microphone, monaural speaker, microphone jack, stereo headphone jack

·         1-Type II PC Card Slot, 1-SD Slot, 3-USB (2.0)

·         85 key U.S. keyboard, TouchPad pointing device, Toshiba Outdoor Display Switch.

·         3-Year Standard Limited Warranty