Toshiba Now Accepting Pre-orders for Windows 8 Laptops

Toshiba has announced its line-up of Windows 8-ready laptops. They are currently available for pre-order and will start shipping on October 26th. These laptops includes the Satellite models, Ultrabooks, Qosimo laptops, and All-in-One desktops. This lineup from Toshiba includes gesture supported touchpads for its laptops and are also pre-installed with Toshiba Desktop Assist. The Toshiba Desktop Assist helps users become accustomed to the Windows 8 design and offers them a utility similar to the Start Menu in older Windows versions.

The Satellite S800 series laptops feature 3rd generation Intel Core processors, with up to 8GB of DDR3 memory, a 750GB hard drive, and select models also include NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M graphics with 2GB of memory. The laptops have an HD TrueBrite display. Starting price for the 15.6-inch HD model is $699.99, while the 17.3-inch model retails at $749.99.

The Satellite S955 is a 15.6-inch, 5-pound notebook PC that will support Windows 8 touch gestures. The S955 will have your choice of Ivy Bridge Core i5 CPU or an AMD A8 APU. Other inclusions are HDMI output, an Ethernet jack, a DVD optical drive and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. Satellite S955 retails starting at $649.99.


The Qosmio X870 notebook sports a 17.3-inch display with 1,920 x 1,080 pixel resolution (Full HD). It also has an HDMI output. It has 2 TB of storage space, with hard drives or hybrid drive/SSD options available. Storage features continue with an optional Blue-ray drive or DVD SuperMulti optical disk unit. Other specification include a large clickpad with multi-touch support, a red-backlit keyboard, Harman Kardon stereo speakers with Slip Stream technology, SRS Premium Sound 3D, Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit Ethernet LAN, Wi-Fi and a host of USB and audio ports. Qosmio X870 retails starting at $1479.99.

The Satellite P Series is equipped with a 3rd generation Intel Core processor with up to 8GB of DDR3 memory and a hard drive with up to 750GB of storage. Some models also include NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M graphics with Optimus technology and 2GB of video memory. The P800 series comes equipped with SRS Premium Sound 3D, USB 3.0 ports that allow the user to charge devices and access their music while the laptop is asleep, and the Intel Wireless Display lets users wirelessly display their screen on a big screen TV. The P800 series starts at $799.99 for a 15.6-inch display model and $929.99 for a 17.3-inch model. A 14-inch model with an HD touchscreen display is also available, which retails starting at $929.99.

Toshiba’s Satellite L800 series has a 3rd generation Intel Core i3 or Core i5 processor or AMD A-Series APUs with up to 5GB of RAM and up to 640GB of storage. The L800 series features a 15.6-inch display model starting at $639.99 and $579.9 for the 17.3-inch model. The Satellite L950 series includes the features of the L800 series but is under an inch thick and can have up to 6GB of Ram with prices starting at $579.99.

The Satellite C800 series comes with various processors including Intel Core i3 processors, AMD E-Series APUs, and A Series APUs. It comes available with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 750GB or Storage and can be configured with a 15.6-inch display, starting at $379.99, or a 17.3-inch display, starting at $499.99.

Toshiba’s Satellite U925t can be used as either a tablet or an Ultrabook. The 12.5-inch touch screen can be adjusted so that it has a full keyboard, or the keyboard can be hidden, making it a tablet. The Satellite U925t Ultrabook retails starting at $1,149.99.

The Satellite U945 Ultrabook retails starting at $699.99 and features a 14-inch display with stereo speakers, HD webcam, and is less than 0.8 inch thick. The Satellite U845W has a 14.4-inch HD display with a 21:9 aspect ratio and is under an inch thick. Price starts at $1049.99.



Source:   Notebook Review

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Written by: Björn A.