The remainder of Toshiba’s new notebook line may not get touchscreens like the M505 Touch and U505 Touch, but you can’t accuse the company of missing out any particular niche. The Windows 7 update gets applied across the board, with the Toshiba Mini NB205 netbook getting Win 7 Starter and either 160GB or 250GB storage (MRSP from $399.99), all the way up to the 18.4-inch Satellite P500 with a choice of Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Turion II CPUs, optional Blu ray and harmon/kardon speakers (MRSP from $799.99).
Also in the 18.4-inch segment is the Toshiba Qosmio X500, which will get Windows 7 in two models. The Qosmio X500-Q830 has a 1,680 x 945 display, 320GB 7,200rpm HDD, 4GB of memory and $1,449.99 MRSP, while the Qosmio X500-Q850 gets a 1,920 x 1,080 display, dual 64GB SSD and 320GB HDD, 6GB of memory and a $1,899.99 MRSP.
The non-touch versions of the Satellite M500-series and U500-series also see Windows 7 Premium, with 14-inch and 13.3-inch displays respectively and prices starting from $699.99 and $698.99 respectively. Meanwhile the Toshiba Satellite A500-series has a choice of Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Turion II CPUs, optional discrete graphics and Blu ray and standard harmon/kardon speakers, together with a 16-inch display that’s HD resolution on select models. The A500-series kicks off from $589.99 MRSP.
The Satellite T100-series ultraportables get Windows 7 Home Premium, and start at $499.99. Finally, the Toshiba Satellite L500-series are the company’s value notebooks, with prices for the 14-, 15.6-, 16- and 17.3-inch models starting from $504.99 to $579.99, get Windows 7, as well as a choice of Intel or AMD processors and HDDs from 250GB to 500GB.
All the new machines will go on sale from October 22nd.
Toshiba Satellite, Qosmio Laptops and Netbooks to Feature Windows 7
Laptops to Meet Every Need and Budget Feature New Stylish Color Options and Latest Processors from Intel and AMD
IRVINE, Calif. – Oct. 14, 2009 – Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced its line of Satellite and Qosmio consumer laptops will be available with Windows® 7 beginning October 22. The new line of versatile laptops, pre-installed with Windows 7, are designed to match every budget, with the latest processors and spacious storage, in a wide range of screen sizes and styled for every taste.
“From faster performance and extended battery life to simplified navigation and connectivity to new ways to share media, Windows 7 greatly enhances the PC experience,” said Carl Pinto, vice president of product development, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. “With Windows 7 and our new laptops, people can get exactly what they want, innovations they can see and touch, at prices they can afford.”
Toshiba’s range of consumer laptops with Windows 7 Home Premium includes the following:
Compact and Stylish: Satellite® U500 Series
The Satellite U500 Series are not just lightweight, highly mobile laptops, they are a fashion statement. With a vivid 13.3-inch high-def diagonal widescreen display, a unique textured finish on the outside and impressive multimedia performance on the inside with dual-core Intel® processors, these ultraportables fuse function with style and travel well with great battery life and a starting weight of just 5 pounds. The Satellite U500 Series will be available in four color finishes to match your personal style – Luxe Red, White, Pink and Brown. A touch-screen model is also available. Pricing starts at $698.99 MSRP.
More information and detailed specifications about the Satellite U500 Series can be found at laptops.toshiba.com/thenewU500.
Multimedia on the Go: Satellite M500 Series
The Satellite M500 Series are versatile, upscale multimedia performance laptops for work and play for home users, students and mobile enthusiasts. With Toshiba’s Fusion™ Finish with Sonic Pattern in new Red Onyx and White Onyx finishes as well as the original Black Onyx, this laptop packages performance-class technology with a 14-inch diagonal high-def LED backlit display perfect for enjoying digital media and entertainment. A touch-screen configuration is also available. Pricing starts at $699.99 MSRP.
More information and detailed specifications about the Satellite M500 Series can be found at laptops.toshiba.com/thenewM500.
High Definition Entertainment: Satellite A500 Series
Perfect for home users and tech enthusiasts, the Satellite A500 Series are entertainment-packed performance laptops that combine performance-class processing with Toshiba’s latest design elements. The sleek Satellite A500 Series features a 16-inch diagonal widescreen HD Edge-to-Edge display on select models, harman/kardon® speakers, optional Blu-ray® disc players and Fusion Finish and high capacity hard drives. Intel® Core™ 2 Duo or AMD Turion™ II Ultra processor configurations and choices of integrated or discrete graphics are also available. Pricing starts at $589.99 MSRP.
More information and detailed specifications about the Satellite A500 Series can be found at laptops.toshiba.com/thenewA500.
Desktop Replacement: Satellite P500 Series
Featuring a brilliant 18.4-diagonal widescreen HD TruBrite™ display, the Satellite P500 Series is designed with digital media enthusiasts and mainstream PC gamers in mind. The premium Satellite P500 Series offers more than an ordinary laptop. Featuring harman/kardon speakers, as well as sleek slot-loading DVD drives and Edge-to-Edge displays in select models, this high-performance desktop replacement also incorporates powerful processing muscle with either Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Turion II processors, and choices of integrated or discrete graphics. Select models also include a Blu-ray disc player and/or illuminating LED backlit keyboard. Pricing starts at $799.99 MSRP.
More information and detailed specifications about the Satellite P500 Series can be found at laptops.toshiba.com/thenewP500.
Everyday Value: Satellite L500 Series
The Satellite L500 Series laptops are ideal for students, home users and anyone looking to enjoy digital media, staying productive, connecting online or casual gaming. Satellite L500 Series laptops are available with either a 14-, 15.6-, 16- and 17.3-inch diagonal display sizes and come equipped with powerful processor options from Intel and AMD, including the new Turion II and Athlon™ II, hard drives ranging from 250GB to 500GB and Toshiba’s popular Fusion Finish. Starting prices range from $504.99 to $579.99 MSRP.
More information and detailed specifications about the Satellite L500 Series can be found at laptops.toshiba.com/thenewL500.
Also to include Windows 7 Home Premium are Toshiba’s recently announced ultra-thin Satellite T100 Series laptops (starting at $449.99 MSRP1), which offer the performance, flexibility and functionality of a standard-sized laptop, yet in a highly portable package, and the recently announced enthusiast-class Qosmio® X500 Series line of performance laptops geared for high definition multimedia and gaming that feature the new Intel Core i7 processor and Blu-ray disc players.
Toshiba will offer the Qosmio X500 laptop in two configurations. The Qosmio X505-Q830 laptop features a stunning 18.4-inch HD TruBrite diagonal widescreen display with 1680 x 945 native resolution, a high-speed 7200RPM 320GB hard drive, 4GB of memory and is priced at $1,449.99 MSRP1. The Qosmio X505-Q850 laptop features an 18.4-inch HD TruBrite diagonal widescreen display with 1920 x 1080 native resolution, a dual hard drive configuration with a 64GB solid state drive and a high-speed 7200RPM 320GB hard drive, 6GB of memory and is priced at $1,899.99 MSRP.
Toshiba will also feature Windows 7 Starter on its popular line of netbooks.
Small in Hand, Big on Innovation: Toshiba mini NB200 Series
The follow-up to Toshiba’s award-winning, super-compact netbook is now available with Windows 7 Starter. The Toshiba mini NB205 will continue to feature a 10.1-inch diagonal widescreen display, full-sized keyboard, laptop-sized touchpad and nine-hour battery life. Toshiba will offer the mini NB205 in multiple configurations with either 160GB or 250GB hard drive configurations and a choice of five color finishes: Sable Brown, Frost White, Indigo Blue, Posh Pink and Onyx Black. Prices start at $399.99 MSRP.
More information and detailed specifications about the mini NB205 can be found at laptops.toshiba.com/thenewNB205.
The new Toshiba consumer laptops will be available at major retailers and direct from Toshiba on toshibadirect.com on October 22, 2009.