Toshiba launch Satellite U ultrabooks and M series laptops

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toshiba-satellite-u.jpgToshiba have revealed a fresh slew of laptops and ultrabooks today, lifting the covers off the Satellite U series ultrabooks and Satellite M series laptops.

Looking firstly at the Satellite U50t, it’s Toshiba’s first 15.6-inch ultrabook, and includes a 10-point touchscreen with which to navigate the Windows 8 operating system. Running off the latest fourth genertaion Inctel Core processors, its using the built-in Intel HD Graphics 4400 rather than a discrete graphics soloution. Configurable with up to 1tB of storage and up to 16GB of RAM, it weighs 2.3kg and measures 377.5 x 249.5 x 21.3mm.

No pricing details for the U ultrabooks yet, but expect all configurations to launch in the UK by the on the M series range – made up of the M50, M50t and M50Dt – each is similar in size to the Satellite U model, measruing 377.5 x 249.5 x 21.3mm with a 15.6-inch screen, and slightly lighter at 2.1kg.

Under the hood however, options expand, with a choice between AMD and APU processors or Intel Core processors, built in graphics or a discrete Nvidia GeForce GT 740M chipset with 2GB of VRAM or an AMD Radeon HD set-up for those sporting AMD processors. Again, up to 1TB of storage can be fitted, as can 16GB of RAM.

Touchscreen displays on the M Series are also optional, while all of the laptops (the ultrabook included) run at HD resolution. All of the new machines house two USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0, a HDMI output, SD card slot, Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.0, WiDi, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and Miracast, and make use of DTS Studio Sound.

Again, no pricing yet for the M Series, but expect the same Q3 launch window.

Gerald Lynch
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