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Toshiba debuts two mainstream Satellite notebooks

The new C870 and C850/C855 presumably come with a choice of Intel or AMD CPUs, spacious HDDs and USB 3.0 connectivity

The UK branch of Toshiba has announced the company will soon start selling two Satellite models, called C870 and C850/C855 under its new C Series aimed at more mainstream users. Apparently, the Japan-based tech manufacturer will make the above mentioned portable computers available to customers in Europe in the second quarter of this year.

The C870 and C850/C855 laptops are reportedly characterized by a relatively thin, light design and an “affordable” price tag. Furthermore, the maker claims the C Series will offer notebooks driven by latest high-power Intel CPUs or AMD accelerated processing units (APU) and some of the models will also sport optional discrete NVIDIA/Radeon graphics controllers with up to 2GB of dedicated video memory.

According to the outfit, the portable PCs will be equipped with “high quality” glossy/matte LED-backlit LCD screens that measure 15.6-inches (C850/C855) or 17.3-inches in diagonal and utilize Toshiba’s TruBrite technology. The smaller panel has a native resolution of 1366-768 pixels, whereas its bigger brother supports an HD+ resolution of 1600-by-900 pixels. In addition, customers will reportedly be able to take advantage of a spacious rotating HDD with a storage capacity of up to 1TB, built-in stereo speakers (SRS Premium Sound HD audio) and an integrated DVD Burner.

Other features of Toshiba’s latest mainstream notebooks include one USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI interface, an SD card reader slot, Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0 radios accompanied by a full-sized chiclet style keyboard with numeric pad and a multi-gesture touchpad.

In terms of design, the C850/C855 will come in black with textured pattern finish. Apparently, there will also be another version that will be available in black, white, silver or red gloss. The larger C870 model can be purchased in black or white, again with a textured pattern finish.

Unfortunately, there is still no word on pricing.


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Ivan Zhekov, 2012-03-12 (Update: 2012-05-26)