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Toshiba launches 17” Satellite C670 laptops

Entry level notebooks will come in AMD and Intel flavors

While most 17” laptops are known for their above average performance and price, Toshiba is changing things up with their newest laptops. The C670 notebooks are aimed at budget consumers and will come with Intel or AMD processors depending on the customer’s preference.

With regards to the AMD powered version, it will be known as the C670D and will come with an AMD Dual-Core E-350 processor. The laptop will also come equipped with an integrated AMD graphics card courtesy of the Radeon HD 6310. Other features in the laptop include a 17.3” display with a TruBrite 1600x900 pixel resolution display, a full keyboard with a 10 key number pad, up to a 750GB HDD, and up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM.

As far as the Intel version goes, it does without the D suffix and will be known simply as the Satellite C670. Although the listing on the Toshiba website indicates the C670 will only be available with a Core i3 processor, the promotional video points to an optional Core i5 processor as well. Although the rest of the specs are pretty much on par with the C670D, the Intel version is further set apart from its AMD counterpart thanks to an NVIDIA GeForce 315M GPU. Also, according to the spec sheet, an Intel Pentium powered C670 could be available and would be a Luxe White color instead of the regular Matte Black. All Intel CPUs should be based on the old Arrandale archetecture (first generation Core).

While the inner workings of the C670 series aren’t the usual hardware found in a 17” machine, it’s hard to argue with the estimated 550 Euro base price. For an entry-level machine with a 17.3” display, the Satellite C670 series could provide a decent bang for the buck. Unfortunately, there is no exact pricing for all the models and all that is know about the release date is that it could be sometime this April.

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Omar Qudsi, 2011-03-16 (Update: 2021-05-18)