Toshiba Debuts Satellite P700 Series, Qosimo Series Notebooks

 
 
By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2011-06-15 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Toshiba's latest notebook additions feature 3D technology and processors from Intel and Nvidia.

Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, announced a slew of notebooks aimed at consumers and gaming enthusiasts, including the Satellite P700 series notebooks and the Qosimo X770 and X770 3D notebooks. The Qosmio X770 Series starts at $1,199.99 and will be available later this month at major retailers, e-tailers and direct from Toshiba, while the P700 series starts at $629.99 and will be available starting June 19.

Available with Toshiba's textured Fusion X2 finish in Platinum, the Satellite P745, P755/P755 3D and P775 laptops feature 14-, 15.6- and 17.3-inch diagonal HD TruBrite LED backlit screens, respectively, as well as second-generation Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processors. Select configurations feature Nvidia GeForce GT 540M graphics with battery-saving Optimus technology or the all-new AMD A6-3400M accelerated processing unit with discrete-class AMD Radeon graphics.

Additional standard features include raised tile keyboards, harman/kardon speakers with sound enhancements from Dolby and Waves Audio, an HDMI port and a USB 3.0 port4 for faster data transfers and storage options up to 750GB. Other technologies, including Intel Wireless Display, 4G WiMAX and a Blu-ray disc player are also available in select models.

The Satellite P700 Series also features a range of "Smart" technologies, including USB Sleep & Charge technology and Toshiba Sleep & Music, two technologies that give users the ability to power up their smartphones and listen to music from their MP3 players while the laptops are powered down. Toshiba's Resolution+ video upconversion technology adjusts color, brightness and contrast to give video a more high-def look and feel. Additional features, including a Hard Drive Impact Sensor, PC Health Monitor and Toshiba's eco Utility, are designed to improve laptop longevity with utilities engineered to protect vital components and conserve power.

In addition, the Satellite P750 3D laptop delivers games, movies, photos in stereoscopic 3D. Equipped with a 15.6-inch diagonal 120Hz, 3D-ready HD TruBrite display and Nvidia 3D Vision technology, this laptop includes a pair of wireless active shutter glasses for out-of-the-box 3D play, plus components for Blu-ray 3D playback, 2D-to-3D DVD movie conversion, plus output to a 3D HDTV. The Satellite P750 3D will be available for a starting price of $1,199.99.

The Qosmio X770 and X770 3D series notebooks feature a blend of processor technologies from Intel and Nvidia while offering components, entertainment-focused features and 3D technology for consumers looking for enhanced mobile performance. The Qosmio X770 features the Nvidia GeForce GTX 560M graphics processor with 1.5GB of discrete graphics memory plus battery-saving Optimus technology, as well as Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, a USB 3.0 port and hard drive storage options scaling up to 1 terabyte.

The 3D model offers a 1.25 terabyte hard drive with Hybrid Drive technology, plus a Blu-ray disc rewriteable drive, Nvidia 3D Vision technology, a 17.3-inch diagonal 120Hz 3D-ready, 1080p HD TruBrite LED backlit display (including a pair of wireless active shutter glasses) and output to a 3DTV. The Qosmio X775 3D carries a suggested selling price of $1,899.99. 

 
 
 
 
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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