Strip show: Toshiba’s sexy Portege R600 notebook pulled apart and examined

We take a look at how the lightest notebook on the market is constructed

Now here is the cool part: this is the Portege R600’s motherboard. Every unnecessary bit of circuit real estate has been removed and the result is a board so small that it can fit into the palm of your hand. Only a couple of ports are hard soldered on the board: the D-Sub port and one USB port. As the board doesn’t extend all the way across the base of the laptop, the Ethernet, USB and audio ports are attached to daughter boards and connected to the motherboard via ribbon cables.

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