CES2011: New laptops and netbooks from Toshiba

This is a big posting because it’s two combined announcing the new laptops and netbooks from Toshiba that include both the new AMD E Series CPU and new styling along with new dual core model.

Toshiba’s award-winning netbooks consistently feature premium designs and are hallmarked by comfort-driven, full-sized keyboards, large touch pad and are enhanced with travel-friendly smart features to make on-the-go computing more convenient.

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“The role of netbooks is evolving in the marketplace. For casual around-the-house Internet surfing and e-mail, netbooks continue to provide convenience and Windows compatibility that people need at easily attainable price points,” said Carl Pinto, vice president of product development, Toshiba America Information Systems, Digital Products Division. “Our new best-in-class netbooks are designed to yet again exceed customer expectations with better performance, better styling and better convenience-driven features that define what a companion PC should be.”

The new mini NB505 brings a new level of quality and style to entry-level netbooks. The netbook is topped with Toshiba’s new rubberized EasyGrip Finish on the cover that makes it easier to carry, while also reducing fingerprints and a flat keyboard with Black textured finish on the inside. The netbook will be available in a variety of standout colors to match one’s personal style, including Turquoise, Blue, Lime Green, Brown and Orange. Featuring the Intel® Atom™ N455 processor1, up to a 250GB hard drive2 and 1GB of DDR3 RAM3, the 2.9 pound4 mini NB505 is extremely affordable at just $299.99 MSRP5.

The new mini NB305 redefines premium by providing a sleek new look to match its improved performance. The netbook features a sophisticated and sturdy Aluminum cover and the new Intel® Atom™ N550 dual-core processor1 for a richer Internet experience and an improvement over previous generation processors in power-efficiency. The 2.6 pound4 mini NB305 features a 250GB hard drive2 supported by Toshiba’s Hard Drive Impact Sensor, 1GB of DDR3 RAM3 and includes a USB 2.0 port with Sleep & Charge6 that enables users to charge various devices even when the unit is turned off or in sleep mode.

Pricing and Availability

The Toshiba mini NB505 ($299.99 MSRP5) and mini NB305 ($379.99 MSRP5) will be available on January 9, 2010 at major retailers, e-tailers and direct from Toshiba on toshibadirect.com.

 

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“The new AMD E Series APU brings a whole new level of performance and versatility into a full-size laptop over a netbook, giving families, students and home-based businesses the power they need to stay productive and entertained at very affordable prices,” said Carl Pinto, vice president of product development, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. “Toshiba’s continued strategic relationship with industry leaders like AMD allows us to deliver more affordable PCs without sacrificing performance.”

The Power of E Series in a Full Size Laptop

The new AMD E Series APUs make it easy to connect and experience quick-loading, rich and sharp HD Web content and photos, and crystal-clear music. The on-die integrated graphics includes DirectX® 11 support, bringing smooth, realistic graphics to users’ favorite casual games. With a 15.6-inch diagonal HD TruBrite® display2 and a handy 10-key keypad, the new Satellite C655D is ideal for powering the essentials of everyday computing with the capabilities to truly enjoy great multimedia.

Fully encased in Toshiba’s durable Trax textured finish in Black that helps resist fingerprints, the Satellite C655D includes plenty of ports and storage and is well-equipped with built-in high-speed Wireless-N connectivity3, a DVD SuperMulti drive, a multi-touch touch pad and a built-in webcam.

Pricing and Availability

The Satellite C655D will be available on January 23, 2010 at major retailers, e-tailers and direct from Toshiba on toshibadirect.com starting at $398.99 MSRP4.

For more information on Toshiba visit www.toshiba.com.

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