Toshiba Announces Summer Notebook Refresh

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Today Toshiba announced a whole slew of notebooks just in time for summer. The models include a new thin and light Satellite T200, a budget-friendly Satellite C600, more L-series models, a 3D-ready Satellite A665 and a NVIDIA Optimus equipped Satellite M645. Read on to see what features are included on these systems which will be available for purchase June 20th.

The newest Satellite models are following the same trend as previous releases from HP and Lenovo which include a wide range of models with AMD processor configurations. AMD in years past has been left on the wayside, but this year they have made a huge push in becoming available in more notebooks.

The new models are split up into three main categories: high performance, budget, and travel-friendly. The A655 and M645 will be the frontrunner systems with the fastest processor options, dedicated graphics options and even 3D-capabilities. The budget-friendly midrange systems include the C600 and L-series models which span screen sizes from 13 all the way up to 17.3-inch desktop replacement systems. For those of us who prefer a lighter-weight configuration for road-warrior purposes, the T200 series fills that gap with 11.6 and 13-inch models equipped with AMD Neo single and dual core processors while only tipping the scale with a 3.3lb starting weight.

Satellite A655

  • 15.6-inch
  • Core i7-740QM
  • NVIDIA GeForce 350M with 1GB
  • 640GB Hard Drive
  • 4GB of DDR3 System Memory
  • Includes NVIDIA’s 3D Vision kit (shutter glasses for 3D movies and games) on upper models
  • Chiclet keyboards and newer Fusion X2 finish
  • $799 starting price

Satellite C600 Series

  • 14 and 15.6-inch screen options
  • Intel and AMD processor configurations
  • 250 to 320GB hard drive options
  • Multi-touch trackpads
  • $449 starting price

Satellite L645, L655 and L675

  • 13, 14, 15.6 and 17.3-inch models available
  • Intel Core i3 and i5 processor options
  • AMD Athlon II, Turion II and Phenom II triple-core and quad-core processors
  • HD-resolution screens with LED-backlit panels
  • Toshiba Media Controller
  • Ten-key numberpads on 15.6-inch models and above
  • $515 Starting price on the L645, $569 on the L655, $599 on the L675, and $619 on the L325

Satellite M645

  • 14-inch screen
  • Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors options
  • AMD Phenom II Quad Core processor options
  • NVIDIA Optimus to switch between Integrated graphics and GeForce 310M or GT330M GPU
  • Optional Blu-ray and 7200RPM hard drive
  • Harmon Kardon Speakers
  • $729 starting price

Satellite T200 Series

  • 11.6-inch T215 and 13-inch T235
  • AMD Athlon Neo single and dual-core processors (Intel dual-core options on T235)
  • ATI Integrated Graphics
  • Up to 320GB hard drive
  • 2GB DDR3 Memory
  • 3.3lbs or 3.9lbs starting weights
  • Starting price of $469

As mentioned above all of these notebooks will be up for grabs June 20th. This works out great for those getting out of school for summer and for parents who are already making decisions about which systems to buy for students going back to school this fall. Stay tuned for more coverage and upcoming reviews of these new exciting systems from Toshiba.

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