Not to be outdone by Lenovo’s announcement yesterday of the X201 Tablet, Toshiba has begun selling a new Portege M790-S7240 tablet PC. Besides the awkward product name, the Portege M790-S7240 has some interesting features notably an Intel Core i7-620M CPU, 4GB RAM, 1280×800 12.1″ touch/pen screen, and a DVD burner (the ThinkPad X201 Table does not have an optical drive).

The new tablet also boasts a respectable 4.86 hours under BatteryMark 2007 with a 6-cell battery. A downside of the Portege is that it doesn not appear to have an HDMI port. Also, it weighs 4.63 lbs. which is on the heavier side for a 12.1″ PC.

You can get the M790-S7240 now from Toshiba Direct for $1,799 with free shipping.
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