Toshiba crams WiMax modem inside updated laptops

Toshiba has announced that it will be cramming a WiMax modem inside some of its notebooks and offering them up for sale soon. The new machines are designed to take advantage of the 4G WiMax networks that are being rolled out in major metropolitan areas around the country. Several of Toshiba's popular notebooks will get WiMax options.

Among the machines that will get WiMax are the Satellite A665, the Satellite M645, the Portege R705, and the Satellite E205. The A665 laptop is a 16-inch notebook with a HD screen and premium audio. The rig can be had with the latest Intel Core processors and optional discrete graphics from NVIDIA. Models with WiMax will start at $804.99.

The M645 is a 14-inch notebook with Core processor options, premium audio, and more. It will start at $759.99 with WiMax inside. Toshiba's R705 is a smaller 13.3-inch notebook aimed at mobile users with a weight of three pounds. The machine has integrated Intel Wireless Display tech and will sell for $899.99 with WiMax. The E205 is a Best Buy Blue Label exclusive machine with a 14-inch screen GeForce 310m graphics, and more. The machine sells for $1079.99 with WiMax.