Toshiba's Launches 21 Consumer Notebooks With Windows 7

M500_Open_Front_TiltYou read that right — Toshy's gone Windows 7 crazy with 21 new notebooks across 12 ranges, although 16 of those are just refreshes of previous models. You can read about them below:

See, Hear and Now Touch – Notebooks for the Senses

Toshiba Unleashes Its Most Powerful and Diverse Consumer Notebook Range

Sydney 22 October 2009: Reducing your impact on the environment whilst quickly accessing your music, pictures, videos and information are just some of the new features that Toshiba has introduced in its most diverse range of consumer notebooks yet. Features you can not only see and hear, but can now feel with the introduction of Toshiba’s first consumer touch notebook - the Satellite U500.

The new Energy Star 5.0 Satellite U500 Touch offers users a new way to interact with their notebook, whether flicking through photos, browsing online or simply playing games Windows Touch-enabled functionality brings your notebook to life. In addition, the new ultrathin Satellite T100 range takes Windows® 7 performance a step further. The Fast Sleep-and-Resume functionality means your notebook is ready to use within seconds of re-opening from stand-by or hibernation mode.

The new line-up consists of 21 notebooks across 12 ranges and includes the five brand new models: Satellite U500 Touch, T100, T130, M500 and Qosmio X500, along with Blu-Ray technology, available on models X500 and P500.

“The new range offers customers new and easy ways to interact with their media on the go,” said Mark Whittard, General Manager, Toshiba ISD ANZ. “The performance and functionality in Windows 7 has enabled us to deliver the features that consumers want, such as touch and Fast Sleep-and-Resume, in affordable mainstream notebooks. Our new range is diverse, powerful and intuitive and will change not only the way we use our notebooks."

The entire new consumer range is fitted with Microsoft’s new operating system Windows 7, is ROHS Compliant, Energy Star 5.0 qualified and incorporates all of Toshiba’s Smart Features including: Reliability, Connectivity, Personality, Style, Entertainment and Environment and is designed to ensure technology moulds into your every-day lifestyle.

Everything You Need Is One Touch Away: Satellite U500 Touch Whether you’re a student, a traveller, or one who wants to stay connected and entertained on the move, the new lightweight 13.3” Satellite U500 Touch is your perfect companion. Offering distinctive styling, solid performance and connectivity, the U500 Touch will bring to life your mobile computing experience.

To bring the new Windows Touch feature to life, Toshiba is also introducing new, innovative touch-ready software pre-installed exclusively on the new touch-enabled laptops, called Toshiba LifeSpace™. LifeSpace consists of two applications designed to increase personal productivity in a unique and fun way. They are:

* Bulletin Board – gives you fast access to day-to-day activities, tasks and projects in a simple, visual and fun way. * ReelTime™ – helps you easily find files based on when they were opened with a simple, fun visual history.

Chic, Petite and Powerful: Satellite T100 Series Made for mobility, the ultra-thin Satellite T100 series is Toshiba’s thinnest and lightest Satellite laptop yet! Weighing in at a mere 1.58kgs, the petite and powerful T100 series is packed with features to handle everyday connectivity, web and digital entertainment needs. Equipped with a long-life six-cell battery, the T100 can give you up to nine hours of battery life from a single charge.

The T100 has all the features you’d expect in a laptop, plus Toshiba’s value-added features such as USB Sleep and Charge for charging your devices on the go (even when your notebook is switched off), a Webcam with Face Recognition for keyless access and Hard Drive Impact Sensor to keep your documents and memories safe, among others.

Additionally the T100 series is available in two screen sizes: an 11.6 inch HD or 13” HD TruBrite widescreen LED Backlit display - both with a full-sized keyboard and touchpad. Starting from $999 (RRP Inc. GST), the T100 series delivers more style and flexibility to your mobile computing experience.

Power Your Gaming to a Whole New Level: Qosmio X500 The Qosmio X500 combines an exceptional gaming experience with the latest HD multimedia features to deliver the ultimate in mobile gaming.

Elite performance features and top-class gaming specifications including latest Quad Core processor technology and powerful graphics – are set to give your game a real performance boost.

Offering premium home-theater features, the Qosmio X500 is designed to deliver an advanced home entertainment and multimedia experience.

Topped with a striking Fusion Finish design and accented with a red chrome trim and backlit keyboard, the X500 gives you the right gaming identity and includes:

Blu-ray rewriteable drive (BD-RE)* - great picture quality, impeccable sound that Blu-ray Disc technology brings the ultimate HD experience with breathtaking picture quality wherever you are.

With their high storage capacity, Blu-ray discs can hold and play back large quantities of high-definition video and audio, as well as photos, data and other digital content.

Full High Definition screen – 1920x1080 resolution – a great way to watch Blu-ray movies.

What’s in Store Whether you are looking for seamless connectivity to entertainment, productivity, or connecting to the world, you’ll find the perfect choice from the following new range:

Included as standard across the entire range: − 3 USB Ports (2 x Hi-Speed USB 2.0 + 1 x eSATA/ USB Combo) − Windows 7 Home Premium operating system − 3D Hard Sensor − Eco Utility Software (excluding NB200 and U500 series) − 16:9 Screen Ratio (excluding NB200 series) − Webcam/ microphone − SD Slot − Integrated wireless

Constant Companions Pocket-Sized Power: NB200 Series: ($699 RRP Inc GST and $749 RRP Inc. GST) − Available in four models: Cosmic Black, Bronze, Arctic White, Indigo Blue − 10.1- inch Widescreen TruBrite Display − Available with Intel Atom Processor − 250GB HDD/ 1GB RAM − 6 Cell Battery − Integrated Bluetooth (excluding black model) − Available with Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Starter − 1.15kg weight

Chic, Petite and Powerful: Satellite T-Series: (T110 - $999 RRP Inc. GST and T130 - $1,299 RRP Inc. GST) − Available in two models (T110 and T130) − 11.6- inch Widescreen (16:9) High Definition/ 13.3-inch Widescreen (16:9) High Definition, both with HD LED Backlit Display − Available with Intel Single Core/ Pentium Dual Core processor − 250GB HDD/ 320GB HDD, both with 2GB RAM − HDMI out − Available with Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (includes recovery partition for Windows 7 Home Premium) − 1.58kg/ 1.76kg weight

Multimedia Ranges See Hear and Feel: Satellite U500 Touch: ($1,499 RRP Inc. GST) − Available with Intel Core2 Duo − 13.3-inch Widescreen WXGA TrueBrite Display with Touchscreen Control − 500GB HDD with 4GB RAM − HDMI-CEC (Regza Link) − Touchpad with Gesture Control − Available with Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium and 64 bit recovery partition − Professional (includes recovery partition for Windows 7 Home Premium) − 2.1kg weight

On-The-Go: Satellite M500: ($1,399 RRP Inc. GST) − Available with Intel Core2 Duo − 14-inch Widescreen (16:9) HD, TruBrite Display − 500GB HDD with 4GB RAM − HDMI-CEC (Regza Link) − NVIDIA GeForce Graphics − Touchpad with Gesture Control − Premium Harman/ Kardon Speakers − Available with Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (32bit)(includes recovery partition for Windows 7 Home Premium (62bit)

Mobile Workhorse: Satellite U500: ($1,999 RRP Inc. GST) − Available with Intel Core2 Duo − 13.3-inch Widescreen WXGA TrueBrite Display 500GB HDD/4GB RAM − HDMI-CEC (Regza Link) − Touchpad with Gesture Control − Finger Print Reader − LED Backlite kepboard − Available with Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (includes recovery media for downgrading to Windows XP professional) − 2.1kg weight − Textured Dark Mocha Design

Work, Rest and Play: Satellite A500: ($1,499 RRP Inc. GST and $1,799 Inc. GST) − Available in two models − Available with Intel Core2 Duo Processor − 16.0-inch Widescreen (16:9) HD, TruBrite Display − 500GB HDD/ 4GB RAM − HDMI-CEC (Regza Link) − NVIDIA GeForce Graphics − Touchpad with Gesture Control − Premium Harman/ Kardon Speakers − Integrated Analogue/TV Tuner − 4 USB Ports (2 x Hi-Speed USB 2.0 + 1 x eSATA/ USB Combo) − Available with Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (32bit)(includes recovery partition for Windows 7 Home Premium (62bit) − Resolution +

Multimedia Desktop Replacement: Satellite P500: ($1,999 RRP Inc. GST and $2,299 RRP Inc. GST) − Available in two models − Available with Intel Core2 Duo Processor − 18.4-inch Widescreen (16:9) HD, TruBrite Display − 500GB HDD/ 4GB RAM or 640GB HDD/ 4GB RAM − HDMI-CEC (Regza Link) − NVIDIA GeForce Graphics − Touchpad with Gesture Control − Premium Harman/ Kardon Speakers − Integrated Analogue TV Tuner/Digital − 4 USB Ports (2 x Hi-Speed USB 2.0 + 1 x eSATA/ USB Combo) − Finger Print Reader − LED Backlit keyboard − DVD SuperMulti Double/Dual Layer Drive or Blu-Ray RW/ DVD SuperMulti Double/ Dual Layer Drive − Available with Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (32bit)(includes recovery partition for Windows 7 Home Premium (62bit)

Gaming Beast: Qosmio X500: ($2,699 RRP Inc. GST) − Available with Intel Quad Core Processor − 18.4-inch Widescreen (16:9) FHD, TruBrite Display 1080P − 1TB HDD/ 4GB RAM − HDMI-CEC (Regza Link) − NVIDIA GeForce Graphics − Touchpad with Gesture Control − Premium Harman/ Kardon Speakers − 4 USB Ports (2 x Hi-Speed USB 2.0 + 1 x eSATA/ USB Combo) − Finger Print Reader − Blu-Ray RW/ DVD SuperMulti Double/ Dual Layer Drive − Available with Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (32bit)(includes recovery partition for Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)

First Time User Options Everything You Need: Satellite L500: ($799 RRP Inc. GST and $999 Inc. GST and including a $100 cashback and also $1,099 RRP Inc. GST/no cashback). − Available in three models − Available with Intel Celeron Dual-Core/ Intel Pentium Dual-Core/ Intel Core2 Duo Processors − 15.6-inch Widescreen (16:9) HD TruBrite Display − 4GB/400GB − HDMI (high end models only) − Available with Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium or Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Professional

Explore New Places: Satellite L500D: ($899 RRP Inc. GST) − Available in three models − Available with AMD Athlon Dual Core/ AMD Turionll Dual Core − 15.6-inch Widescreen (16:9) HD TruBrite Display − 400GB HDD/4GB RAM, 500GB/4GB RAM − Available with Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

Desktop Replacement: Satellite L550: ($1,699 RRP Inc. GST) − Available with Intel Core2 Duo Processor − 17.3-inch Widescreen (16:9) HD+ TruBrite Display − 500GB/4GB RAM − HDMI − Available with Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (includes recovery media for downgrading to Windows XP Professional)