Toshiba announces C600, L700, L735D, P700 and MB505 notebooks
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Japanese corporation Toshiba announced through a press release Tuesday a full range of budget laptops to be available by this holiday season.
The first new series is the Satellite C600. The lineup is branded as “ideal for price-conscious students and first-time buyers looking for basic productivity at home or the office.” 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch notebooks will be made available with AMD and Core i3 CPU configurations, up to 640GB HDD, 4GB RAM, 2x USB 2.0 and a DVD drive. The laptops will start for as low as $348.99.
Moving up the list is the Satellite L700 series, aimed at “families and students looking for a well-rounded laptop with greater performance at an affordable price.” The series will come in 13.3-, 14-, 15.6- and 17.3-inch notebooks with dual-core offerings from Intel and quad-core offerings from AMD, likely from the Llano chips. The laptops will come in a variety of colors as well with a base price of $454.99.
Instead of going ultra high-end, Toshiba is looking in the opposite direction with the next lineup. The Satellite L735D will be a laptop designed for kids. The 13.3-inch notebook will be preloaded with safety software, parent-friendly apps and even a Harry Potter game. The chassis will include a “Neo X textured finish” to resist fingerprints and an easy-to-clean keyboard. In terms of specs, the notebook will ship with an AMD E-Series Fusion processor, 320GB HDD with impact sensor and a DVD drive for $497.99.
Next up is to Satellite P700 series, which will pack laptops with performance and premium hardware for the multi-tasker and mainstream gamer. These 14-, 15.6- and 17.3-inch notebooks will use Sandy Bridge and latest generation AMD CPUs, Harman/kardon speakers, Intel WiDi and an optical Blu-Ray drive. Notebooks start at $629.99 and will come standard with Toshiba’s Fusion X2 Finish styling.
Finally, Toshiba rounds up the announcement with the mini NB505 netbook. The unit will make use of Toshiba’s Easy Grip feature for portability and include an Intel Atom CPU with Windows 7 by default. Multiple bright colors colors will be made available, such as Turquoise and lime green, starting at $299.99.
The Satellite C600, L700, L735D, P700 and mini MB505 series of notebooks should hit major retailers this October. Additional specs and details of each notebook will become available as launch times approach. Check out the source for more high-res shots of the laptops.