Toshiba is adding three new laptops to its back-to-school roster, along with a docking solution for keeping things tidy and easy to grab on the go.
How to choose? For the fashionista, says Toshiba, there's the Satellite T200 Series-ultrathin laptops in red, white or black weighing less than four pounds.
The 3.9-pound T235 model features a 13.3-inch TruBrite HD widescreen display, while the 3.3-pound T215 offers a similar 11.6 incher (on the diagonal). The T215 additionally offers a choice of Advanced Micro Devices' Athlon II Neo single or dual-core processors, plus ATI integrated graphics, storage up to 320GB and 2GB of DDR3 memory. With the T235, processor options run to the AMD Athlon II Neo, Turion II Neo or ultra-low voltage Intel Pentium dual-core processors. The hard drive is 320GB, and up to 4GB of DDR3 memory are on offer.
"Consumers are increasingly valuing thin and light alternatives to laptops and netbooks," Carl Pinto, a Toshiba vice president of product development, said in a statement. "The Satellite T200 series is a result of Toshiba's expertise in mobility, combining a lightweight, stylish and easy-to-carry form factor with the multimedia performance for everyday tasks and entertainment that consumers want."
Multitaskers may instead delight in the Satellite L600 Series, which comes in four models: the L635, with a 13-inch (diagonal) display, the L645, with a 14-incher, the L655, with a 15.6-incher and the L675 desktop replacement, with a 17.3-inch display. (This big guy also comes with a 10-key numeric keypad.) All four models include Webcams, DVD drives, wireless-n connectivity, hard drive impact sensors, up to 4GB of DDR3 memory and hard drives ranging from 250GB to 500GB.
Processor configurations include Intel Core i3 and Core i5 with TurboBoost and AMD Athlon II and Turion II dual-core options, as well as Phenom II Triple Core and Quad Core processors. There's a Media Controller app for wirelessly sharing files with other Windows PC or Windows 7-compatible devices, as well as a ReelTime app that offers a visual history of recently opened documents. Can't remember what you named something? You can choose to filter by the day or time you last opened the document, or by the type of file it is.
Keeping things spiffy, these models feature a glossy finish with a Helios pattern and come in a choice of gray, black, red, white or brown.
For the budget-conscious, Toshiba offers the C600 line of entry-level notebooks, available with 14- or 15.6-inch TruBrite widescreen displays. They come with DDR3 RAM, 250- or 320GB hard drives, multitouch TouchPads, Webcams, a choice of Intel or AMD processors, and a textured black finish that's said to repel fingerprints.
"Designed for everyone, engineered with quality, encased in a smart textured finish and priced just right, our new Satellite C600 Series give consumers a new level of choice when shopping for a basic laptop," Ron Smith, Toshiba's vice president of marketing, said in a statement.
Available now, the starting price for the thin-and-light T200 Series is $470. The L600 Series, with its latest Intel processors, ranges from $515 to $620, and the everyman C600 series will run you a minimum of $450.
Rounding out its laptop introductions, Toshiba has also introduced a thin, tower-style docking solution, the Dynadock V-ideal for a dorm room, or any desk area that could use some streamlining. The Dynadock can support multiple monitors, offers four USB 2.0 ports, works with any Windows-based laptop and lets a user dash off-disconnecting from multiple peripherals-by unplugging the dock's single cable. Also available now, it retails for $120.