Okay, here we go. Toshiba has just announced a small army of new laptops today, from the budget-friendly, to the business-savvy, to the entertainment-centric. I’ve already run out of buzzwords so let’s hit the jump and take a gander at them all.
Satellite A300/A305 Series
“At home, at school, or even for work, these brilliantly designed Satellite A305 laptops let you live brilliantly too.
Use the TruBrite 15.4-inch high definition diagonal widescreen display to get more from movies, games, spreadsheets and multitasking. Keep in touch with friends, family and co-workers with onboard wireless, plus a Webcam and microphone. Burn home movies on DVDs, and keep them organized with Labelflash. Game all night with a choice of outstanding graphics systems. Use Intel dual-core processing power to make the most of the latest software and keep all your stuff in one handy place thanks to some serious storage capacity.”
At $869.99 for the lowest-price model, this series has already priced itself right out of contention. Good day, sir.
Satellite M300/M305 Series
“Need a laptop designed to perform not just at a desk but wherever life takes you? Bring along our new Satellite M305 Series. And bring on the power.
With a lightweight design and highly portable footprint, these laptops are great for working at your desk or while away on business. The 14.1-inch screen is compact enough for carrying comfort, big enough to help you multitask and work with spreadsheets, yet great for a movie on the long trip home. Intel Core 2 Duo processors give you faster applications and snappy multitasking. Generous memory options let you enjoy today’s popular software. And you’ll have plenty of room to store all your work and multimedia files too.”
Sure, I’ll bite. I don’t really consider 5.2 pounds to be all that “lightweight” but for just over $1000 and with a 14-inch screen, you could do worse. I’d like to see a 1440×900 resolution instead of 1280×800, though.
Satellite X205 Series
“Do you live to game? Then our hot new Satellite X205 Series, featuring a Flare Carmine finish, is just right for you.
These all-action laptops come with dual hard drives and an enormous amount of total available graphics memory in single or dual graphics cards for non-stop, seamless, in-your-face gaming. A 17-inch screen plus four Harman Kardon stereo speakers and a sub-woofer give you the lifelike sights and sounds you crave. Flush-mounted control buttons quick-launch your favorite music and movies and if you want to go really big, an HDMI port lets you tap right into a home theater system for HD gaming.”
If you live to game, you’re probably not pricing Toshiba laptops. The cheapest one is $1449, though, so you might get a little bang for your buck if you’re cash-strapped.
Link: Satellite X205 Series
Satellite U405 Series
“With our new, well-appointed Satellite U400 Series, slight in stature doesn’t mean short on features.
Starting with a 13.3-inch screen, this compact hero balances working room with carrying comfort, so you can get to all those spreadsheet columns without getting in anyone’s way. Powerful Intel Core 2 Duo Processors (select models), big hard drives and lots of storage give you more muscle when working on planes or in coffee shops. A built-in Webcam and microphone add a new dimension to videoconferencing. And an optical drive lets you share work and do back-ups quickly and easily. Topped by a brilliant new Fusion finish, and weighing less than five pounds, these laptops are ready to help you move ahead.”
Again with the lightweight talk, yet these things weigh in at 4.85 pounds. A sub-five pound laptop is great, just don’t pitch this as a mobile solution when more competitive offerings are weighing at well under four pounds. The sub-$1000 price is nice, though.
Link: Satellite U405 Series
Satellite P305 Series
“Work smarter. Sit back and be entertained. Or take to the road. With our striking new Satellite P300 Series the choice is yours.
With their brilliant Fusion Finish, these laptops give you more room to work and play on their 17-inch diagonal widescreen display. Plug into advanced ports for big-time sound and visuals on a home theater. Use the full-size keyboard with 10-key pad for work or play. Get nothing but unhindered work or entertainment thanks to Intel dual-core CPUs, a versatile optical drive, huge memory and mega-storage. Plus, with a built-in microphone and Webcam you can talk to others about how much fun you’re having.”
You spelled diagonal “diagnonal” but I fixed it for you. Plus, HDMI, a big screen, and a full keyboard with keypad for around $1000 is nice as long as it stays put all day.
Link: Satellite P305 Series
All Satellite Notebooks [ToshibaDirect.com]