NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Just in time to ease your summer travel burdens: a reasonably light, reasonably cheap, legitimately small-business laptop done with some real style. How nice.When it comes to ultraportable notebook computers, small firms know the grim truth. Sure, svelte portables such as the Sony ( SNE) Vaio are crazy light. Hip netbooks from Dell ( DELL) and Samsung are crazy cheap. And Apple's ( AAPL) MacBook Air is crazy cool. But none of these superslim and trim notebooks really makes the small-biz grade. You either overpay, have to lug too much around or are limited by crappy media drives -- if the unit has one at all. So last month, longtime laptop maker Toshiba took its shot at creating the ultimate ultra-portable for smaller firms: Meet the Protege R700 (starting at $1,000). There are issues with this box for sure (more on that in a second). But I have to say out of the dozen or so laptops I've studied over the past month, the R700 really stood out.