Toshiba has announced the Portege Z830 at IFA 2011 in Germany, and with it comes some pretty tiny proportions; making this, in the company's own words: "an Ultrabook".

Wow, I don't know about you dear reader but Toshiba had us at Ultra... You can stuff your your notebooks and netbooks; even superbooks have had their day - Ultrabooks is where it's at.

So just how ultra is the Toshiba Portege Z830? Well, to start with the 13.3-inch machine is claimed to be the world's thinnest and lightest in its class, supports 2nd Generation Intel processors (Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7) and comes packing ultra-fast DDR3 memory, so it should be all systems go on the performance front.

The Ultrabook device’s 128GB solid state drive4 should deliver an extremely responsive experience, increased durability and increased energy efficiency. Paired with Toshiba’s new Hi-Speed Start Technology, the Portégé Z830 can power on and get you up and running at work or home in just seconds.

All sounding pretty super, eh sorry, we meant ultra, so far...

Carl Pinto, vice president of product development, Toshiba America Information Systems said: 

"The Portege Z830 Series sets a new standard for thin and light systems, not just in portability, but also in affordability for such cutting-edge designs. Toshiba’s engineering achievements and expert craftsmanship have resulted in a brilliant and fully thought-through innovation that exceeds expectations, perfect for both mobile business professionals and consumers."

It also features a full-size LED Backlit and spill-resistant keyboard that makes typing easy in low light conditions and helps guard against accidents. The Ultrabook also includes Toshiba’s USB Sleep & Charge5 technology.

Portege Z830 Series Ultrabook systems will be available in November 2011 at select retail stores.

Toshiba Portege Z830 Ultrabook hands-on