Toshiba introduces Qosmio X770 and 3 new notebook lines
AMD’s Llano APUs have only just been announced, but companies are already introducing notebooks featuring the new Fusion chips. HP got things rolling with their Pavilion and ProBook notebooks, and now Toshiba has outfitted their new L700 and P700 lineup with the latest AMD APUs. In addition, Toshiba introduced the C600 series and officially unveiled the Qosmio X770 gaming notebook.
Toshiba L700 Series
First off, the L700 series is Toshiba’s mid-range lineup and includes AMD’s new Fusion APUs. The L700 can be outfitted with either a dual-core A4 or a quad-core A6 Llano processor, but also offers the option for Sandy Bridge Intel CPUs. The available models of the L700 are the 13.3” L735 ($500), the 14” L745 ($450), the 15.6” L755 ($483) and the 17.3” L775 ($580). The L700 also comes in a variety of colors, and select models will be available in a Brushed Aluminum Blue color.
Toshiba C600 series
The C600 is the lowest-end notebook offered by Toshiba and starts at a price of just $380. Sadly, the C600 sticks to the older Brazos architecture and offers the option of either a Zacate E-350 APU with an HD 6310 GPU or an Ontario C-50 chip with an onboard HD 6250. The C600 is available in 15.6” and 17.3” offerings, and also comes with up to a 640GB HDD, 4GB of DDR3 RAM and a pair of USB 2.0 ports. Both the L700 and C600 series should be available later this month.
Toshiba P700 series
The second Fusion Llano powered notebook announced by Toshiba, the P700 offers “robust performance, high-def entertainment and smart convenience Features with premium styling”. The P700 comes with Toshiba’s Fusion X2 Platinum finish and is available in 14”, 15.6” and 17.3” versions. Along with the A6-3400M APU and its onboard HD 6520G, the P700 can also be outfitted with Core i3, i5, or i7 Sandy Bridge processors with NVIDIA GT 540M graphics. The laptops also come with up to 750GB of storage and can be customized with Blu-Ray and 4G WiMAX. In addition, the 15.6” P750 model can be equipped with a 3D-ready HD display.
The P series starts at $629 for the 17.3” P775 and 15.6” P755 ($1,200 for the 3D model), while the 14” P745 is $700. All models should be available this month on the 21st of June.
Toshiba X770 Qosmio Notebook
Rounding up Toshiba’s barrage of announcements is the X770 Qosmio notebook that was previously on hand at Computex. Toshiba’s most powerful notebook features a Sandy Bridge i5 or i7 processor, up to 8GB of RAM, and is one of the first notebooks to offer an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M GPU. In addition, the X770 can be upgraded with a 3D model that comes with 1.5 TB hybrid HDD and a Blu-Ray player.
The X770 starts at $1,200 while the X770 3D begins at $1,900; both notebooks should be available later this month.
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