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June 21, 2011

Toshiba impresses with new laptops, all-in-ones

Over the last week Toshiba rolled out several new laptops and all-in-ones. There’s a lot to cover in the new lineup, so stick with me!

First up is Toshiba’s brand new Satellite P700 Series, replacing Toshiba’s Satellite A660 and Satellite M640 Series. These are power PCs, packed with second-generation Intel Core processors (up to i7, and there are AMD Fusion models available, too), and available with high-end specs like USB 3.0 with Sleep & Charge, up to 750GB hard drives, Intel WiDi 2.0, optional built-in 4G wireless and Blu-Ray, and premium audio with harman/kardon speakers with Dolby Advanced Audio and MaxxAudio 3 by Waves. You can get one with a 14”, 15.6”, 15.6” 3D or 17.3” display starting at $629.99.


If you’re looking for a PC that’s more value-conscious, try the new Satellite L700 and Satellite C600 Series laptops, which you can get starting as low as $379.99. Even though they boast seriously low prices, they come with some pretty heavy specs, like available second-generation Intel Core processors (on the L700 only) or AMD Fusion APUs. The Satellite L700 comes in 13.3”, 15.6”, or 17.3” display configurations in graphite, white, silver, red or brown, and the C600 is finished in a really sharp “charcoal” color with the choice of a 15.6” or 17.3” display.


And if you’re a gamer you’ll be excited to learn about Toshiba’s new Qosmio X770 and X770 3D. These are high-end power gaming PCs for serious gaming nuts and even HD content creators; they’re loaded with the latest technology, like the brand newNVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M graphics with 1.5GB of discrete memory, second-gen Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, and up to 8GB of RAM. And you can get up to 1.25TB of storage!


The new Qosmio has a full-HD 17.3” display (which you can get in 3D) and built-in harman/kardon speakers and a subwoofer, powered by Dolby and MaxxAudio 3 by Waves Audio, which means that your games will look great and sound great. And of course, it comes with the latest in new technology, like a Blu-Ray drive and USB 3.0 with Sleep & Charge. They’re reasonably priced, too, starting at only $1199.99 (the loaded 3Dversion will run you $1899.99)…that’s a lot of gaming power for the money!

No word on a specific release date, but Toshiba told me that they’re coming later this month, so you won’t have to wait too long to get yours.

Toshiba wrapped up the week’s news with the DX1215 all-in-one. This is Toshiba’s first entry into the AIO market, but from what I’ve seen, it looks like they’re poised to make a splash. The DX1215 is a beautiful 21.5” glossy black PC with on a modern aluminum pedestal stand that’s designed to be the centerpiece of your living room, kitchen, family room or dorm room. It has all of the processing power you’re expect – 2nd gen Intel Core i5 or i7, 1TB hard drive, USB 3.0, etc., but also has sever high-end entertainment features, too, like a 1080p touchscreen display, premium Onkyo speakers powered by Waves Maxx Audio and an HDMI In port so you can even connect your Xbox 360. The new DX1215 goes on sale on July 3rd starting at $929.99.DX1215_D2101_D2103_FRONT_LT