Toshiba Updates Satellite Notebooks with Intel Sandy Bridge

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We got a chance to take a look at the new line of Toshiba notebooks updated at this year’s CES. Most of the Toshiba Satellite lineup will be making use of Intel’s new Sandy Bridge chipset. This latest generation of Intel’s Core i3, i5, and i7 processors promise to deliver significantly better processor performance and some improvements in the integrated graphics so you won’t have to drain your laptop battery with a dedicated graphics card when you’re just surfing the web or working in Microsoft Office.

Speaking of dedicated graphics, many of the new Toshiba Satellite notebooks use the latest NVIDIA GeForce graphics with NVIDIA Optimus technology despite Intel’s latest integrated graphics solution. Optimus automatically switches between the Intel integrated graphics and the GeForce dedicated graphics to give you video and gaming performance when you want it and as much battery life as possible when you need it.

Satellite A665 3D

  • 15.6″ diagonal widescreen HD TruBrite 3D-ready display (120Hz)
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision kit with active shutter 3D glasses and integrated 3D Vision IR emitter
  • Toshiba Video Player with easy 2D-to-3D DVD conversion
  • Intervideo WinDVD BD player with 3D Blu-ray Disc support
  • 2nd Generation Intel Core processors with Intel TurboBoost 2.0 technology
  • Intel Core i7-2630QM or Intel Core i5-2410M
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M GPU with 1 GB of GDDR3 video memory
  • Up to 8 GB DDR3 Memory
  • Hard drive configurations available up to 640 GB
  • 802.11 b/g/n wireless and Bluetooth V2.1 + EDR (on select models)
  • Integrated 4G WiMAX wireless technology (on select models)

Updated Qosmio X505

  • 18.4-inch 1080P HD TruBrite widescreen display
  • 2nd Generation Intel Core processors with Intel TurboBoost 2.0 technology
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M graphics with 1.5GB of DDR3
  • Up to 8GB DDR3 Memory
  • Starting price of $1,299

Satellite M645

  • Satellite A665: 2nd Generation Intel Core i3-2310M, Core i5-2410M and Core i7-2630QM
  • NVIDIA GeForce 310M, GeForce GT 540M, or GeForce GT 525M graphics processors with NVIDIA Optimus technology
  • Up to 8 GB DDR3 memory
  • Up to 640 GB hard drive configurations
  • harman/kardon stereo speakers with Dolby Advanced Audio technology
  • USB 3.0, Intel Wireless Display 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet, WiMAX, Slot-loading DVD drive and Blu-ray Disc drive

Satellite E305 (Best Buy exclusive)

  • Powered by the 2nd-Generation Intel Core i5-2410M processor with Intel HD graphics and Intel TurboBoost 2.0 technology
  • Exclusive Aluminum Finish in Champagne
  • All-new Touch Pad design with smooth right and left mouse buttons
  • Premium Raised Tile keyboard with LED Backlighting
  • Starting weight of 4.95 lbs. with a slim profile measuring just 1.2 inches thin

Mini NB505 netbook

  • Powered by the Intel Atom N455 dual-core processor
  • Windows 7 Starter OS
  • 250 GB hard drive
  • 1 GB DDR3 RAM
  • Full-size raised-tile keyboard and large multi-touch touch pad
  • 10.1″ LED Backlit display

Toshiba also had the child-friendly Satellite Kids PC L635 and the AMD-powered Satellite L675D out on display as well. Overall, a lot of new technology-packed notebooks that we can’t wait to get our hands for full reviews. Stay tuned for more information on these upcoming notebooks in the coming weeks and months as Intel Sandy Bridge systems start shipping.

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