Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Toshiba Spins Out New Qosmio Gaming Laptops, Upgraded
Mainstream Laptops, All-in-One Desktops And Tablets
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Toshiba today announced two new high-performance Qosmio
laptops, the Satellite L800, C800, P800 and S800 series
laptops, along with the All-in-One LX815 and LX835
Desktop PCs and three new Excite tablets.
Excite 13 AND Excite 7.7 AMOLED tablets
Toshiba announced a trio of new Android tablets, the massive Excite 13, the AMOLED-equipped Excite 7.7, and the mainsteam Excite 10.
The three new tablets feature elegant and sturdy aluminum shells and scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass displays. They are powered by Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich and the new NVIDIA Tegra 3 processors. Each tablet is also equipped with a 5-megapixel camera on the back, along with a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter. The tablets also include stereo speakers with sound enhancements by Toshiba and SRS Labs, as well as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
The Excite 10, a mainstream 10.1-inch (1280x800) tablet meant to replace the 'Thrive' model, has an AutoBrite LED Backlit display and should last for about 10 hours on a charge. Built-in ports include Micro USB, Micro HDMI and a full-size SD card slot. It carries a starting price of $449 MSRP for the 16GB model, $529 MSRP for the 32GB model and $649 for the 64GB model. The device goes on sale May 6th.
The Excite 13 comes with a 13.3-inch display with a native 1600x900 resolution. It is 0.4 inches thin and weighs 2.2 pounds. The tablet can last for 13 hours of battery life and carries a full SD card slot along with micro USB and micro HDMI. It will cost $649 for the 32GB version and $749 for the 32 GB model.
The Excite 7.7 is the first Toshiba tablet with a 7.7-inch 1280x800 AMOLED display. It is as thin as 0.3 inches while remaining bright and color-rich. Having such a small size puts it down to just 13.4 ounces, and while it drops micro HDMI, it has both the requisite micro USB and a microSD card slot.
Prices for the Excite 7.7 start at $499 for the 16GB version and $579 for the 32GB version, which is a bit steep for a device of its size.
New Qosmio gaming laptops
The new Qosmio X875 and X875 3D laptops have been
designed for enthusiast gamers, media creators. They are
powered by 3rd Generation Intel Core processors and
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M graphics processors with 3GB of
GDDR5 discrete graphics memory. The multimedia gaming
laptops are encased in Toshiba's new Black Widow styling,
featuring a diamond-textured aluminum body and a glowing
red LED Qosmio logo on the cover with raised tile
LED-backlit keyboard and 10 key.
A high-resolution 17.3-inch diagonal HD+ (1600x900)
TruBrite display - or a full 1080p HD with 3D-ready
screen that includes NVIDIA 3D Vision Kit with Lightboost
offer the expansive screen real estate necessary for
heavy duty gaming, content editing and multitasking.
These displays are paired with built-in harman/kardon
quad speakers with Slipstream technology and SRS Premium
Sound 3D. All of these advanced audio/visual features are
combined with a Blu-ray Disc player. The systems are also
equipped with an HDMI port that delivers 1080p output to
an HDTV, as well as the Toshiba Media Controller software
that lets users share and stream content with other
DLNA-compatible devices within a home network.
Smart technologies include Toshiba Sleep & Music that
allows users to utilize the speakers to enjoy music even
while the laptop is powered down and dual USB Sleep &
Charge ports that enable users to charge their
USB-powered devices while the system is sleeping or
powered off. The devices are also equipped with four USB
3 ports and are available with hybrid hard drives and
dual hard drive combinations in configurations with up to
2TB of on-board storage, as well as up to four slots (two
user accessible) for 1600MHz memory. They also offer
high-speed connectivity with Gigabit Ethernet and
wireless capabilities for faster upload/download and LAN
The Qosmio X875 and Qosmio X875 3D laptops will be
available for purchase at the beginning of Q3 2012.
Pricing starts at $1,299 MSRP12 and runs up to $2,499
Mainstream Satellite L800 and C800 Series
Toshiba's portable Satellite L800 and Satellite C800
Series laptops have been designed for everyday computing.
The L-Series laptops are thinner than previous models,
but still maintain the structural integrity and screen
size. Select configurations feature 3rd Generation Intel
Core processors or the latest multi-core Accelerated
Processing Units from AMD. The Satellite L800 Series
features HD TruBrite displays and are available in three
screen sizes: 14-inch, 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch.
Satellite L-Series laptops also include full-sized raised
tile keyboards with 10-key number pads on 15.6-inch and
17.3-inch models. In addition, the updated Satellite L800
series now include a multi-touch control trackpad that is
larger than previous generations and recessed to maximize
usability and minimize incidental contact.
These laptops also come equipped with Toshiba smart
technologies, including PC Health Monitor, eco Utility
and USB Sleep & Charge. Audio has been enhanced with the
integration of SRS Premium Sound HD. Select
configurations of the Satellite L800 Series feature a
Blu-ray Disc player, HD webcam and HDMI port.
The Satellite C800 Series laptops deliver basic
productivity for the value-minded consumer. The laptops
feature next-generation processors from Intel and AMD, up
to 500GB hard drives and a range of connectivity options
including USB 2.0 and USB 3 ports, a Media Card Reader
and an HDMI port. These laptops also include a webcam
with face recognition technology, a DVD drive and a
full-sized keyboard. They are available with a new
14-inch diagonal HD TruBrite widescreen display as well
as a 15.6- and 17.3-inch diagonal display models.
The Toshiba Satellite L845 Series laptops start at
$449.99 MSRP. The Satellite L855 Series laptops start at
$499.99 MSRP. The L875 Series laptops start at $599.99
MSRP. The Toshiba Satellite C800 Series laptops start at
The Toshiba Satellite L800 and Satellite C800 Series
laptops will be available for purchase at the beginning
of Q3 2012.
Satellite Series P Series and S Series Laptops
Toshiba Satellite P800 Series and Satellite S800 laptops
are with entertainment-optimized features.
Available with 3rd Generation Intel Core processors and
select configurations featuring NVIDIA GeForce 630M
discrete graphics with battery-saving Optimus technology,
Satellite P800 Series laptops incorporate everything
needed for entertainment and multitasking.
The laptops come equipped with tile keyboards with
available LED backlighting, a new larger and
easier-to-use Click Pad and multiple USB 3 ports.
Additional standard features include harman/kardon stereo
speakers with SRS Premium Sound 3D sound enhancements,
hard drive impact sensor, HD Webcam, an HDMI port and
Toshiba?s exclusive Resolution+ video upconversion
technology. The laptops also include USB Sleep & Charge
and Toshiba Sleep & Music. Select configurations are
equipped with the latest connectivity technologies and
entertainment features, including Intel Wireless Display
and a Blu-ray Disc player. The Satellite P800 Series
include vivid HD TruBrite LED Backlit displays in three
screen sizes: 14-inch diagonal widescreen, 15.6-inch
diagonal and 17.3-inch diagonal widescreen.
The Satellite S800 Series is featuring 3rd Generation
Intel Core processors or the latest multi-core
Accelerated Processing Units from AMD with optional
discrete ATI graphics.
The S800 Series also offers a spacious trackpad and a
raised tile keyboard along with the latest smart Toshiba
technologies, including USB Sleep & Charge and Toshiba?s
Media Controller software that supports content sharing.
Certain configurations will also include a Blu-Ray Disc
player. The Satellite S800 Series is available with an HD
TruBrite LED Backlit in three screen sizes: the Satellite
S845 with a 14-inch diagonal widescreen display, the
Satellite S855 with a 15.6-inch diagonal display and the
Satellite S875 with a 17.3-inch diagonal widescreen
The Satellite P845 and Satellite P855 (starting at
$799.99 MSRP) and Satellite P875 (starting at $849.99
MSRP) will be available for purchase at the beginning of
Q3 2012 exclusively at Best Buy stores in the U.S., on
BestBuy.com and ToshibaDirect.com.
The Satellite S800 Series (starting at $699.99 MSRP) will
be available for purchase at the beginning of Q3 2012.
Redesigned Full HD All-in-One Desktops
Toshiba's newest All-in-One Desktop PCs are the
21.5-inch LX815 and 23-inch LX835.
The LX815 and LX835 PCs offer full HD 1080p displays with
optional touchscreens on edge-to-edge glass, recessed
edges to hide connectors to any external devices and a
slim-line folding stand that allows users to tilt the
display at various angles. The display is bundled with a
full-size raised tile wireless keyboard with a 10-key
numeric keypad and a matching wireless mouse.
Equipped with 3rd Generation Intel Core processors, up to
16GB RAM, up to 3TB high-speed hard drives, two USB 3
ports plus four USB 2.0 ports, the LX815 and LX835
provide high level of performance. All of this paired
with sound from SRS Premium Sound 3D Onkyo speakers.
These new All-in-Ones are also equipped with HDMI input
that allows connections to gaming consoles, tablets and
other video sources. Select models will also feature
Blu-ray Disc drives and a TV-tuner with an IR blaster for
connecting to a set-top box or DVR.
Additional smart features include USB Sleep & Charge and
PC Health Monitor.
The Toshiba LX815, starting at $599.99 MSRP, and LX835,
starting at $879.99 MSRP, will be available for purchase
at the beginning of Q3 2012 exclusively at Best Buy
stores, e-tailers and direct from Toshiba at