Toshiba Tecra A11 and Qosmio X500 get Core i3, i5 and i7 CPUs

Chris Davies - Jan 20, 2010
Toshiba Tecra A11 and Qosmio X500 get Core i3, i5 and i7 CPUs

Have you been rubbing your hands, just waiting to treat yourself to a new Toshiba laptop?  That joyous day is here, my friend; Toshiba’s latest Tecra A11 and Qosmio X500 workstation are now available.  The former packs a 15.6-inch display and a choice of Core i3 or Core i5 processors, while the latter gets an 18.4-inch HD display and Core i7 processor.

The Toshiba Tecra A11 offers up to 320GB storage, up to 3GB of RAM and optional NVIDIA NVS 2100M graphics.  There’s also a DVD burner, separate numeric keypad and Mini DisplayPort connector.  Prices start from $879.

As for the Toshiba Qosmio X500, that now gets an Intel Core i7-720QM CPU and up to 8GB of RAM, along with NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M graphics and a 500GB hard-drive.  Connectivity includes HDMI, S/PDIF, an eSATA/USB combo port and the usual wireless options, and there’s a Blu-ray drive too.  Prices start from $1,549.

Meanwhile Toshiba are also updating their Satellite Pro L450 and L500 notebooks, which have 15.6-inch displays, Intel Core 2 Duo CPUs and budget prices starting from $529.

Press Release:

Style, Performance and Functionality Delivered with the New Toshiba Business Laptops

New Tecra Adds More Functionality and Style for Mobile Business User While Qosmio Offers a Workstation for Today’s Complex Engineering, Design and Content Creation

IRVINE, Calif. – Jan. 19, 2010 – Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced the general availability of its new business laptop lineup, the Tecra® A11 and Qosmio® X500 workstation, designed for today’s innovative, business user in need of added functionality, performance and reliability. Toshiba also continues to evolve its popular Satellite Pro® Series with the Satellite Pro L450 and Satellite Pro L500 business laptops.

“As we continue to focus on small to mid-size business, education, and state and local government, we are making these new form factors available to businesses to solve additional computing needs in these key vertical markets,” said Carl Pinto, vice president of product development, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. “In addition, products like the Tecra A11 reflect customer feedback. Our customers are looking for slimmer and lighter designs for portability, textured finishes for durability, and the latest technologies for full-featured performance.”

Performance and Style: Tecra A11Continuing to build on the high quality Tecra Series, Toshiba changed the blueprint to create a more contemporary look and feel. Thinner and lighter than its predecessor, the Tecra A11 adds a new smart design with an integrated 10-key numeric keypad highlighted by a unique texture finish in Charcoal Black that offers a better grip and helps reduce fingerprints. Featuring various configurations with the new 2010 Intel Core processors[i], a bright LED backlit 15.6-inch diagonal high definition widescreen display, and a wealth of upgrade options such as the NVIDIA GeForce 512MB graphics card[ii], the Tecra A11 delivers all the business tools needed to excel. The Tecra A11 comes with a three-year standard limited warranty[iii] and Toshiba’s exclusive EasyGuard™, which protects against bumps and spills. The Tecra A11 starts at an affordable $879 MSRP[iv].

More information and detailed specifications can be found at:

The Elite Workstation: Qosmio X500
The Qosmio X500 laptop delivers top performance in a workstation for engineers, designers and content creators with demanding computing needs. The Qosmio X500 features a new 2010 Intel® Core™ i7-720QM quad-core processor1 with Turbo Boost Technology, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTS 360M graphics with 1GB GDDR5 graphics memory2 and up to 8GB of RAM[v]. Whether drafting engineering drawings, designing or creating graphical content, its HD 18.4-inch diagonal widescreen display delivers sharp and detailed visuals. It also features a 500GB 7200rpm hard drive[vi], HDMI display output with HD support and S/P DIF, an eSATA/USB Combo port for high-speed data transfers, plus a Blu-ray[vii] disc™ drive. Topped by a striking, yet understated Fusion™ Finish in Omega Black with red chrome accents, the stylish Qosmio X500 delivers all that is needed in a workstation and more.

The Qosmio will also come pre-installed with the new Toshiba’s ReelTime™ and Bulletin Board™ apps, which give consumers an enhanced experience when accessing files, organizing daily activities, managing projects and more – right from their desktops. The Qosmio X500 starts at $1,549 MSRP4.

More information and detailed specifications can be found at:

Evolving Excellence: Satellite Pro L450 and Satellite Pro L500
For the small business professional, the new Satellite Pro product family is the perfect combination of essential performance, mobility and reliability. With Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processors1, the Satellite Pro family comes with business features such as Ethernet, webcam, and wireless connectivity, while the two Satellite Pro L500 models also include Genuine Windows® XP Professional with Windows 7 Professional upgrade media. The bright 15.6-inch diagonal high definition widescreen display gives professionals ample viewing area to work effectively and comfortably, while the Wi-Fi[viii] and webcam provide the communication tools needed to stay productive and mobile. The Satellite Pro L450 and Satellite Pro L500 models start at $529 MSRP4, $579 MSRP4 and $649 MSRP4, respectively.

More information and detailed specifications can be found at:

The Toshiba business laptops are now available through select Toshiba Preferred Partner Program resellers, e-tailers and directly at

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