Toshiba Updates Qosmio, Satellite Lineup with New Intel Haswell CPUs and AMD APUs

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Toshiba Satellite PThe new laptops span the range, from Toshiba’s value lineup of Satellite C series laptops, all the way up to their big (and red) gaming beasts, the Qosmio X. The new lineup looks sharp, with every model featuring a similarly sleek design ID. Some models, like the Qosmio X and Satellite P lines, exclusively feature Intel CPUs. It isn’t until you get down into the Satellite S, L, and C series that you can snag a Toshiba unit with an AMD processor inside.

All of the notebooks outside of the Qosmio ship with integrated GPUs, with discrete graphics options available as an upgrade on some models. The Qosmio ships with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M installed, but thanks to NVIDIA’s Optimus tech, it should only spin up when you really need it.

Each series seems to offer something a little different, a welcome attempt by Toshiba to offer some interesting values rather than just removing features as you go down the ladder. The Qosmio X gives users a 17-inch, 1080p display, the Satellite P comes with a 15-inch, 1080p touchscreen by default, the Satellite S comes in both 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch options, and offers an AMD A10 CPU, the Satellite L is a cheaper model that still comes with USB 3.0 and Sleep and Charge, etc.

Toshiba Qosmio XSpecifications for the new models, taken from the press release:

Qosmio X Series:

  • 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M discrete graphics with Optimus technology
  • Full HD display 17.3-inch display
  • 1TB hybrid hard drive or a 1.5TB standard hard drive with option of a second hard drive
  • UltraHD video output via HDMI
  • Includes Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 and Adobe Premiere Elements 11 software
  • Starting at $1,399.99

Satellite P Series:

  • 4th generation Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processors
  • Optional NVIDIA discrete graphics
  • Full HD 15.6-inch diagonal touchscreen display
  • Frameless LED backlit keyboard
  • Harman Kardon speakers with Slipstream port technology
  • UltraHD video output via HDMI
  • Starting at $799.99

Satellite S Series:

  • 4th generation Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processors or new quad-core AMD A10 Accelerated Processing Unit
  • Optional NVIDIA discrete graphics
  • Optional Full HD 15.6-inch diagonal and HD+ (1600 X 900) 17.3-inch diagonal displays with optional touchscreens
  • Can be configured with up to 1TB of storage and 16GB of DDR3 memory
  • Starting at $599.99

Satellite L Series:

  • 4th generation Intel Core processors or AMD Accelerated Processing Unit
  • HD 15.6-inch diagonal display with touchscreen availability or HD+ 17.3-inch diagonal displays
  • Improved USB 3.0 with high-power Sleep & Charge technology for charging larger devices even if the laptop is off
  • Can be configured with hard drives up to 1TB and up to 8GB of fast DDR3 memory
  • Starting at $529.99

Satellite C Series:

  • Choice of 4th generation Intel Core processors, Pentium 2020M processor or Accelerated Processing Units from AMD including the quad-core A4 and A6 and AMD E-Series processors
  • Available in 15.6- and 17.3-inch diagonal screen sizes
  • Hard drives up to 750GB and up to 8GB of DDR3 memory
  • Optional touchscreens with edge-to-edge glass
  • Starting at $359.99

The Satellite C looks like it may be especially popular this fall, as it offers a pretty sharp design for starting at just $359.99. You’ll be able to pick up one of those Satellite Cs – and all the rest – starting on September 29th. Toshiba plans to have the laptops in retail stores around the country, as well as online and from their own ToshibaDirectwebsite.

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