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 Toshiba's Windows 8 PCs Now Available For Pre-order
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Message Text: Toshiba's consumer line-up of Satellite laptops and Ultrabooks, Qosmio laptops as well as its All-in-One desktops featuring Windows 8 are available for pre-order starting today and will be available for purchase from select U.S. retailers and ToshibaDirect.com on October 26.

Toshiba's new laptops feature touchpads with Windows 8 gesture support to allow users to perform gestures on the touchpad as they would on a touchscreen device. In addition, to help transition to the interface in Windows 8, Toshiba's new PCs come pre-installed with Toshiba Desktop Assist, a utility designed to give users easy access to their programs, control panel, as well as files and folders, similar to the Start Menu in previous versions of Windows.

The PCs include three new Windows apps - Toshiba Central, Toshiba Book Place and Toshiba News Place - redeveloped as tiles for the new Start Screen. Toshiba Central provides easy access to the user guide, support information, how-to videos and more. Toshiba Book Place is an e-book reader and marketplace with access to millions of titles. Toshiba News Place provides a graphical news aggregator.

Satellite S Series:

Satellite S800 series laptops are all-purpose PCs. They feature chambered stereo speakers with SRS Premium Sound HD audio enhancement technology, while exclusive Toshiba conveniences like USB Sleep & Charge add more bang for the buck. They will be configurable with 3rd generation Intel Core processors or AMD A-Series Accelerated Processing Units (APU) with optional AMD Radeon HD 7570M graphics with up to 2GB DDR3 graphics memory and up to 8GB of RAM. The laptops offer up to 1TB of storage and can also be equipped with an optional Blu-ray Disc player. The Satellite S800 Series is available with 15.6- or 17.3-diagonal HD TruBrite displays and start at $699.99 MSRP and $749.99 MSRP, respectively.

For those looking for greater portability, the new Satellite S955 provides an option that is less than an inch thin, while maintaining its audio and video capabilities. The Satellite S955 can be configured with a 3rd generation Intel Core processor or an AMD A-Series APU and up to 8GB of memory. The laptop features a its 15.6-inch diagonal HD TruBrite display, built-in DVD drive and a range of connectivity options. The Satellite S955 starts at $649.99 MSRP.

Qosmio X875

For gamers, media creators and advanced users who want an enthusiast-class laptop loaded with Windows 8, the Qosmio X875 laptop delivers the latest technologies for maximum performance. it is powered by a 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processor, up to 32GB of 1600MHz RAM and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M graphics with 3GB of GDDR5 discrete graphics memory. A high-resolution 17.3-inch diagonal HD+ TruBrite display - or a full 1080p HD with 3D-ready screen that includes NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 Kit with Lightboost - offer the expansive screen real estate necessary for heavy duty gaming.

The laptop can be configured with up to 2TB of storage, featuring the first laptop with a 1TB hybrid drive and a Blu-ray Disc Rewritable player. Other features include built-in harman/kardon Quad Speakers with Slipstream port technology and SRS Premium Sound 3D. The Qosmio X875 starts at $1,479.99 MSRP.

Satellite P Series:

Satellite P800 Series laptops are offering a balance of price and performance. They include 3rd generation Intel Core processors and Intel Rapid Start technology, up to 8GB of DDR3 memory and an up to a 750GB hard drive. Select models incorporate an LED-backlit keyboard and the NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M graphics with Optimus technology and 2GB of video memory.

The Satellite P800 series include harman/kardon stereo speakers with Slipstream port technology and are custom-tuned with SRS Premium Sound 3D sound enhancements. In addition, the laptops feature standard USB 3.0 ports plus USB Sleep & Charge and Toshiba Sleep & Music, two technologies that give users the freedom to power up their smartphones and enjoy music from their MP3 players, even while the laptops are powered down. Satellite P800 series laptops also feature Intel Wireless Display to share the laptop's screen wirelessly with a big screen TV. The Satellite P800 series is available in 15.6- and 17.3-inch diagonal widescreen HD TruBrite displays, for $799.99 MSRP and $929.99 MSRP, respectively or with a 14-inch diagonal HD touchscreen display with edge-to-edge glass, starting at $929.99 MSRP.

Satellite L Series

The Satellite L800 series laptops are designed for students, families and small businesses. These laptops can be configured with 3rd generation Intel Core i3 or Core i5 processors or AMD A-Series APUs and up to 4GB of RAM. With up to 640GB of storage, built-in DVD drive and a full range of ports including HDMI and USB 3.0, plus 802.11n Wi-Fi and a large touchpad, the laptops are well equipped to make the most of the Windows 8 experience. The Satellite L800 Series is available with 15.6- and 17.3-diagonal HD TruBrite displays and start at $629.99 MSRP and $579.99 MSRP, respectively.

The Satellite L950 series delivers all the features of the Satellite L800 series including a built-in DVD drive in a form factor that is less than an inch thin. With Ultrabook-like dimensions and a 15.6-inch diagonal display, the laptops can be configured with either 3rd generation Intel Core i3 or Core i5 processors or an AMD A-Series APU, up to 750GB of storage and up to 6GB of RAM. Pricing starts at $579.99 MSRP.

Satellite C800 Series

Satellite C800 series laptops are designed for price-conscious consumers. The laptops can be configured with a range of processors, including 3rd generation Intel Core i3 processors and AMD E-Series and A-Series APUs, up to 8GB of RAM and up to 750GB of storage. Select models also feature Bluetooth connectivity, HDMI and USB 3.0 ports. The Satellite C800 series is available in two diagonal screen sizes, the 15.6-inch Satellite C855, starting at $379.99 MSRP and the 17.3-inch Satellite C875, starting at $499.99 MSRP.

Satellite U Series Ultrabooks

The Satellite U925t Ultrabook Convertible sports the performance of an Ultrabook with the portability of a tablet. A hinge enables the device to be used as a tablet or as an Ultrabook. In tablet mode, users can slide the 12.5-inch diagonal IPS touch screen back and tilt it up to reveal an LED backlit raised tile keyboard and clickpad and use the device like a traditional Ultrabook. The Satellite U925t starts at $1,149.99 MSRP.

The Satellite U945 Ultrabook is a more affordably-priced Ultrabook for everyday productivity and entertainment. Weighing less than four pounds and measuring less than 0.8 inches thin, the Satellite U945 offers all the performance of a conventional PC but with slimmer styling and less weight. Featuring a 14-inch diagonal HD TruBrite display, the Ultrabook includes stereo speakers with SRS Premium Sound 3D sound enhancements, an HD webcam and can be configured with an optional LED backlit keyboard. The Satellite U945 starts at $699.99 MSRP.

The Satellite U845W is the first Ultrabook to feature a 14.4-inch diagonal ultrawide-HD TruBrite display with a cinematic 21:9 aspect ratio. It starts at $1049.99 MSRP.

All-in-One Desktops

The 21.5-inch Toshiba LX815 and 23-inch LX835 All-in-One desktops are Windows 8 devices for the home or dorm room. These 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 All-in-One PCs are equipped with 3rd generation Intel Core processors, up to 8GB RAM, up to 2TB of storage, two USB 3.0 ports plus four USB 2.0 ports.

They also feature sound from SRS Premium Sound 3D, Onkyo speakers. Select models are also equipped with NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M graphics, an HDMI input and a TV-tuner with an IR blaster for connecting to a set-top box or DVR. The LX815 starts at $699.99 MSRP and the LX835 starts at $849.99 MSRP.
 
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