Toshiba Japan starts selling 3D notebook, follows up with three new 2D notebooks

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After unveiling the TX/98MBL last month (the world’s first Blu-ray-playing 3D notebook), Toshiba Japan showed [JP] another three (2D) notebooks today. The 15.6-inch 3D model is now on sale in Toshiba Japan’s online store for $2,860, while the three 2D models of the RX3W series (which all come with a 13.3-inch screen) will follow soon.

All new models feature 10 hours battery life and come with the same design (see picture above), but they have different specs.

The flagship of the RX3W series is the RX3W/9MWMA. It features a Core i5-520M CPU (2.4GHz), 8GB RAM, a 128GB SSD 128GB, a 1,366×768 display, a DVD multi-drive, Bluetooth V2.1+EDR, WiMAX, and Windows 7 Professional (32bit/64bit). It will go on sale in Japan in August (price: $2,850).

The RX3W/7MW is equipped with the same Core i5-520M CPU, 4GB RAM, a 320GB HDD, a 1,366×768 display, a DVD multi-drive, Bluetooth V2.1+EDR, and Windows 7 Premium (32bit). Toshiba plans to start selling the 7MW this month for $1,700.

The RX3W/6MW comes with a weaker Core i3-350M CPU (2.26GHz), 4GB RAM, a 320GB HDD, a 1,366×768 display, a DVD multi-drive, Bluetooth V2.1+EDR, and Windows 7 Premium (32bit). This model will hit Japanese stores this month for $1,540.

No word yet from Toshiba regarding sales outside Japan.

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