Toshiba managed to cram an Intel Core 2 Duo T5500 (1.66-GHz) processor, 512MB of DDR2 RAM, 40GB HDD, CD-RW/DVD-ROM combo drive, and 12.1-inch WXGA screen into a compact 4.2-pound package. External interfaces include three USB 2.0 ports, a FireWire port, biometric fingerprint reader, 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi, a 3-in-1 memory card reader, and Type 2 PC card slot. Available next month in Japan, with prices starting at $1,702. [via Toshiba]

Toshiba managed to cram an Intel Core 2 Duo T5500 (1.66-GHz) processor, 512MB of DDR2 RAM, 40GB HDD, CD-RW/DVD-ROM combo drive, and 12.1-inch WXGA screen into a compact 4.2-pound package. External interfaces include three USB 2.0 ports, a FireWire port, biometric fingerprint reader, 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi, a 3-in-1 memory card reader, and Type 2 PC card slot. Available next month in Japan, with prices starting at $1,702. [via Toshiba]