The last time we mentioned Toshiba's M400
, it was rocking a lowly Core Solo processor and a 1,024 x 768 resolution LCD, but now Toshiba is upping the ante on the convertible by tossing in a Core 2 Duo
chip along with HSDPA technology. Aside from receiving a 2GHz Intel T7200 CPU, the upgraded machine also sports a 12.1-inch SXGA+ display, 80GB SATA drive, 512MB of DDR2 RAM, dual-layer DVD burner, integrated stereo speakers, and the obligatory built-in UMTS
SIM card slot for that 3G goodness we all know and love. Moreover, the Portege
M400-3G touts a PCMCIA slot, 4-pin FireWire connector, S-Video / VGA outputs, 5-in-1 flash card reader, gigabit Ethernet, 56k modem, integrated WiFi / Bluetooth, and a trio of USB 2.0 ports to boot. It will reportedly also feature a "slice expansion battery" to prolong its life while computing out in the wild. While Toshiba hasn't leaked any information on pricing, we do know that this svelte convertible will be hitting Middle Eastern shores in "Q1 2007," but we sure hope Tosh brings the goods over to this side of the pond soon after.