Toshiba Satellite C600 and L600 Series budget notebooks outed

Jun 15, 2010
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Toshiba's final batches of note notebooks may lack the 3D magic of the A665 or the glossy ultraportable scale of the T200 Series, but the new Satellite C600 Series and Satellite L Series both have affordability to recommend them.  The C600 Series kicks off at under $500 with the 14-inch C645 and the 15.6-inch C655, each available with a choice of Intel or AMD processors, while the L Series includes the 13-inch L635, the 14-inch L645, the 15.6-inch L655 and the 17.3-inch L675, all with a choice of Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 CPUs, or AMD Athlon II, Turion II, or Phenom II triple/quad core CPUs.

The C600 Series gets between 250GB and 320GB of HDD storage, DDR3 memory, WiFi b/g/n and DVD burners, and the larger machine has a separate numeric keypad too.  The C600 Series will go on sale starting at $449.99 from June 20, 2010.

As for the L Series machines, they get DVD drives, WiFi b/g/n, up to 4GB of DDR3 memory and between 250GB and 500GB HDDs.  The 15.6-inch and 17-inch models have a separate numeric keypad, too.  The Satellite L635 (starting at $619.99), the Satellite L645 (starting at $515.99), the Satellite L655 (starting at $569.99) and the Satellite L675 (starting at $599.99) will be available on June 20, 2010.

Press Release:

Toshiba Introduces New Budget-Smart Satellite C600 Series Laptops

Starting Under $500, New Entry-Level Laptops Power the Essentials Without Compromising Features

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced the Satellite C600 Series, a new line of entry-level laptops. Designed for budget-smart consumers and “Back-to-School” shoppers looking for a quality entry-level PC to manage basic productivity, the new Satellite C600 Series of laptops strikes an ideal balance of style, performance and cost at price points starting under $500.

“Designed for everyone, engineered with quality, encased in a smart textured finish and priced just right, our new Satellite C600 Series gives consumers a new level of choice when shopping for a basic laptop”
Fully encased in Toshiba’s durable Trax textured finish in Black that helps resist fingerprints, the Satellite C600 Series comes in 14-inch and 15.6-inch diagonal display1 options. The laptops are equipped with standout features like HD TruBrite® widescreen displays, fast DDR3 RAM and hard drives ranging from 250GB to 320GB2. Well-equipped with built-in high-speed Wireless-N3 connectivity, DVD SuperMulti drives, multi-touch TouchPads™ and a choice of Intel or AMD processors, the laptops are a cinch to use and are ideal for powering the essentials.

“Designed for everyone, engineered with quality, encased in a smart textured finish and priced just right, our new Satellite C600 Series gives consumers a new level of choice when shopping for a basic laptop,” said Ron Smith, vice president of marketing, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. “These laptops are yet another example of Toshiba’s commitment to delivering high-quality products to meet everyone’s computing needs at the right price points.”

Additional features of Satellite C600 Series laptops include:

High Definition Displays: HD TruBrite widescreen displays feature 16:9 aspect ratios and native 720p resolution, well-suited for enjoying digital entertainment, powering through spreadsheets or managing home finances.
Toshiba PC Health Monitor: A system utility that proactively checks the laptop’s critical components for problematic conditions, such as battery performance, heat and hard drive movement. The software helps users diagnose potential problems before they occur in order to protect from data loss.
Toshiba Power-Saving Eco Utility™: A utility that allows users to monitor and adjust their power consumption and settings in real-time. The utility also provides daily, weekly and monthly analysis reports that show accumulated power savings.
Toshiba Bulletin Board: Gives users fast access to day-to-day activities, tasks and projects in a simple and visual way. Bulletin Board makes organizing disparately stored files easier with the ability to drag and drop links, documents, photos, videos and applications into one place. Bulletin Board also includes several built-in gadgets such as labels, calendars, a clock and a to-do list.
Toshiba ReelTime™: Helps users easily and quickly find files based on when they were opened with a simple visual history. Quickly scroll through automatically generated previews of documents, spreadsheets, presentations and more, filter by file type or use the calendar to go back weeks or months.
Ten-Key Keypad: The 15.6-inch Satellite C655 features a built-in numeric 10-key keypad.
Sustainable and Eco-Conscious

The Satellite C600 Series laptops are designed to be environmentally conscious, meeting the rigorous requirements of the EnergyStar® 5.0 standard and achieving industry-leading Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT®) Gold status. The Satellite C640 also features a power-efficient, mercury-free LED backlit display. Both are RoHS compatible, effectively reducing the environmental impact by restricting the use of lead, mercury, cadmium and certain other hazardous substances. In addition, the laptops also are equipped with Toshiba’s power-saving eco Utility™, which enables users to monitor and adjust their power consumption and settings in real-time.

Pricing and Availability

The Satellite C600 Series starts at $449.99 MSRP4 and will be available on June 20, 2010, at major retailers, e-tailers and direct from Toshiba on toshibadirect.com.

More information and detailed specifications about the Satellite C640 laptop can be found at laptops.toshiba.com/laptops/satellite/C640.

More information and detailed specifications about the Satellite C650 laptop can be found at laptops.toshiba.com/laptops/satellite/C650.

Press Release:

Toshiba Adds More Choice to Satellite L-Series Laptops

Everyday Value Laptops Now Offered With More Choices of Intel and AMD Processors, Sizes, Colors and Features Than Ever Before

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today expanded the Satellite® L-Series of everyday value laptops.

“There is no longer any reason for consumers to have to compromise getting powerful processors or style when purchasing an affordable laptop.”
“We’re giving consumers the broadest choice ever of mainstream laptops to meet their computing needs and budgets,” said Carl Pinto, vice president of product development, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. “There is no longer any reason for consumers to have to compromise getting powerful processors or style when purchasing an affordable laptop.”

The all-new Satellite L600 Series laptops now are offered in more screen size choices, more color options and more configurations featuring powerful processors from Intel and AMD at an affordable price point.

The Satellite L600 Series consists of four model classes: the lightweight Satellite L645 with a 14-inch diagonal display1, the versatile Satellite L655 with a 15.6-inch diagonal display and the Satellite L675 desktop replacement with a 17.3-inch diagonal display. In addition, Toshiba is offering an all-new highly-mobile option to the line, the Satellite L635, featuring a 13-inch diagonal widescreen display, ideal for students, the on the go small business owner or the family that needs a laptop that is small enough to travel.

Each laptop is equipped with the latest processors and standard LED-backlit HD TruBrite® widescreen displays, built-in Webcams and DVD drives, fast Wireless-N connectivity2, Hard Drive Impact Sensors, up to 4GB of fast DDR3 memory3 and hard drives ranging from 250GB to 500GB4.

Featuring Toshiba’s glossy Fusion® Finish with the new Helios pattern in Steel Grey, Black, Red, White and Brown, the laptops also now include premium flat keyboards and wide multi-touch TouchPads™.

Key features of Satellite L600 Series laptops include:

Powerful Processors5: Configurations of the laptops will be available with a wide range of Intel and AMD processors, including the dual-core Intel® Core™ i3 and Core i5 with TurboBoost technology. Also available will be the latest AMD Athlon™ II and Turion™ II dual-core processors and Phenom™ II Triple Core and Quad Core processors for powering through even the most demanding tasks.
High Definition LED-Backlit Displays: HD TruBrite widescreen displays feature stunning 16:9 aspect ratios and native 720p resolution, well-suited for enjoying digital entertainment, powering through spreadsheets or managing home finances.
Toshiba Media Controller: The Toshiba Media Controller application enables users to effortlessly share files, photos and stream music and video across a wireless network between other Windows PCs and Windows 7-compatible devices, such as the Xbox® 360 game console through a simple drag-and-drop interface.
Toshiba ReelTime™: Helps users easily and quickly find files based on when they were opened with a simple visual history. Quickly scroll through automatically generated previews of documents, spreadsheets, presentations and more, filter by file type or use the calendar to go back weeks or months.
Ten-key Keypad: Models with 15.6-inch and larger displays feature a built-in numeric 10-key keypad for easily powering through spreadsheets.
Sustainable and Eco-conscious

The Satellite L600 Series laptops are designed to be environmentally conscious, meeting the rigorous requirements of the EnergyStar® 5.0 standard and achieving industry-leading Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT®) Gold status. The laptops are all RoHS compatible, effectively reducing the environmental impact by restricting the use of lead, mercury, cadmium and certain other hazardous substances. In addition, the laptops also are equipped with Toshiba’s power-saving eco Utility™, which enables users to monitor and adjust their power consumption and settings in real-time.

Pricing and Availability

The Satellite L600 Series laptops, including the Satellite L635 (starting at $619.99 MSRP6), the Satellite L645 (starting at $515.99 MSRP), the Satellite L655 (starting at $569.99 MSRP) and the Satellite L675 (starting at $599.99 MSRP) will be available on June 20, 2010 at major retailers, e-tailers and direct from Toshiba on toshibadirect.com.

More information and detailed specifications:

Satellite L635: laptops.toshiba.com/laptops/satellite/L630
Satellite L645: laptops.toshiba.com/laptops/satellite/L640
Satellite L655: laptops.toshiba.com/laptops/satellite/L650
Satellite L675: laptops.toshiba.com/laptops/satellite/L670


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