Toshiba Satellite T215 and T235 ultraportables slip out

Chris Davies - Jun 15, 2010, 7:05 am CDT
Toshiba Satellite T215 and T235 ultraportables slip out

Next up in Toshiba’s new laptop launch is the Satellite T200 series, including the new Satellite T215 and the Satellite T235.  The T215 has an 11.6-inch display and the T235 gets a 13.3-inch panel; the smaller model has a choice of single- or dual-core AMD Athlon II Neo processors paired with integrated ATI graphics, while the larger ultraportable throws in Turion II Neo or Intel Pentium dual-core chips to the mixture.

Both versions have the distinctive chiclet keyboards, a choice of three chassis colors – red, white or black – and chrome trim.  The T215 has up to 320GB of storage and 2GB of DDR3 RAM, and weighs in at 3.3lbs, while the T235 has up to 320GB of storage and 4GB of DDR3 RAM, and weighs in at 3.9lbs.

Each get HDMI outputs, webcams and Toshiba’s sleep-and-charge USB ports.  Pricing kicks off at $469.99 when the new T200 Series models go on sale from June 20th 2010.

Press Release:

Toshiba Gets Slim and Stylish With New Satellite T200 Series Laptops

New Ultrathin Laptops – Encased in Stylish Fusion Chrome Finish and Choice of Colors – Offer Consumers More Options When Looking to Drop the Weight, But Not Functionality

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today introduced the Satellite® T200 series of ultrathin laptops. Offering a sleek and stylish look, a comfort-driven design and performance geared for everyday mobility at mainstream price points, the Satellite T200 series are available in two popular screen size options – the versatile Satellite T235 featuring a 13.3-inch diagonal display the and compact Satellite T215 featuring a 11.6-inch diagonal display.

“Consumers are increasingly valuing thin and light alternatives to laptops and netbooks”
“Consumers are increasingly valuing thin and light alternatives to laptops and netbooks,” said Carl Pinto, vice president of product development, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. “The Satellite T200 series is a result of Toshiba’s expertise in mobility, combining a lightweight, stylish and easy-to-carry form factor with the multimedia performance for everyday tasks and entertainment that consumers want.”

Smart, Stylish Lightweight Design

Featuring an all-new design, Satellite T200 series laptops are dressed in Toshiba’s new dual-tone Fusion® Chrome finish. Sporting a patterned lid design on the outside in a choice of three colors – Red, White and Black – and a silver interior with blended matte textured finish and chrome trim, Satellite T200 series laptops offer a premium look while delivering on smart design elements, like a comfortable full-size raised tile keyboard and wide TouchPad™.

Measuring just an inch thin and weighing less than four pounds, Satellite T200 Series laptops travel easily and are ideal for people looking for the laptop-class performance and long-lasting battery life they need to stay productive and entertained while on the go.

Smart Multimedia Features and Performance

Equipped with energy-efficient processor options from AMD and Intel that enable easy multi-tasking and longer battery life, the Satellite T200 series laptops offer enough horsepower to handle everyday tasks and multimedia needs. Systems featuring AMD Neo™ processors also include ATI graphics, which provide even more multimedia muscle.

A mobile yet more powerful alternative to a netbook, the 3.3-pound1 Satellite T215 features an LED-backlit 11.6-inch diagonal TruBrite® HD widescreen display2. Equipped with AMD Athlon™ II Neo single or dual-core processor options, ATI integrated graphics, up to 320GB3 of storage and 2GB of fast DDR3 memory4, the Satellite T215 delivers the horsepower and multimedia capabilities for playing games and streaming video, great for digital entertainment lovers who demand a richer Web experience, but expect an exceptional battery life rating.

A lighter-weight option to a standard laptop, the 3.9-pound1 Satellite T235 features an LED-backlit 13.3-inch diagonal TruBrite HD widescreen display2, well-sized for multi-tasking, work or play. Offered with a choice of powerful AMD Athlon II Neo, Turion™ II Neo or ultra-low voltage Intel Pentium dual-core processors3, a 320GB hard drive4 and up to 4GB of DDR3 memory5, the Satellite T235 offers laptop-class power in a lightweight package that does not compromise features.

The ultrathin laptops also feature HDMI ports and built-in Webcams, as well as smart Toshiba features, like USB Sleep-and-Charge5, Hard Drive Impact Sensors and Toshiba Media Controller™, ReelTime™ and Bulletin Board.

More information and detailed specifications about the Satellite T215 laptop can be found at

More information and detailed specifications about the Satellite T235 laptop can be found at

Sustainable and Eco-Conscious

These new laptops are designed to be environmentally conscious with power-efficient, mercury-free LED backlit displays and are RoHS compatible, effectively reducing the environmental impact by restricting the use of lead, mercury, cadmium and certain other hazardous substances. The Satellite T200 Series laptops also meet the rigorous requirements of the EnergyStar® 5.0 standard and achieved industry-leading Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT®) Gold status. In addition, the products 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 T200 series laptops (starting at $469.99 MSRP6) will be available on June 20, 2010 at major retailers, e-tailers and direct from Toshiba on

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