Toshiba outs three new Satellite Ultrabooks

Aug 30, 2012
Toshiba outs three new Satellite Ultrabooks

The folks at Toshiba came to play here at IFA 2012 and have just outed another 3 Satellite Ultrabooks to add to their ever growing lineup. Yesterday they unveiled their convertible hybrid in the U925t but today we have three new laptops with a more standardized look. Say hello to the U945 and P845t Ultrabooks as well as their new S955 -- but don't call it an Ultrabook.

First off their U945 will be a low end and more budget conscious Ultrabook but we'll get into specifics shortly. Then the P845t is a full out Ultrabook class machine along with a full touchscreen for tablet like capabilities. Overall these are pretty standard designs and nothing out of the ordinary but lets take a look.

Starting with the U945 you'll have a 14-inch low end Ultrabook that will be even cheaper than previous models thanks to a durable hard plastic shell instead of aluminum. It won't feel as premium but then it will be lower priced too. The device comes with a Core i3 or i5 option, 500GB HD and a 32GB SSD for quick wake and boot times. Then we get the standard 3 USB ports, HDMI, and Ethernet. Not bad Toshiba, not bad.

Next is their "thin and light" S955 that isn't considered an Ultrabook although it will be 30% thinner and lighter than previous generations from Toshiba. We'll get a Core i5 here, 8GB of RAM, 750GB HD, a cheaper AMD option and even Harmen Kardon speakers on board.

Last is their P845t which has a 14-inch display as well, only this one rocks touchscreen capabilities. This will be a growing trend with Windows 8 but this device packs a decent punch. We get again the Core i3 or i5 possibilities, 750GB HD, 32GB for bootup, 6GB of DDR3 RAM, then again 3 USB ports, HDMI, and Ethernet. This will be priced a little higher but should be a solid performance. Pricing for all three laptops listed has not yet been unveiled but they will all be available starting October 26th, the day Windows 8 launches. Stay tuned for more details and hands-on pictures live from IFA 2012.

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