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Toshiba launches Haswell-based laptops and desktops

Toshiba is launching a new line of laptops and desktops outfitted with Intel’s fourth-generation Core microprocessors, previously codenamed Haswell.

toshiba art 3Intel is releasing a wave of laptop and desktop chips that can dramatically improve integrated graphics performance and cut power consumption. Toshiba’s new Satellite P Series and S Series laptops use the latest quad-core Intel Core processors. It will also launch a series of desktop computers aimed at gamers and entertainment fans.

The designs feature significantly thinner cases made from brushed aluminum. Toshiba also launched three new Tegra 4-based Android tablets with screens that are as sharp as Apple’s Retina displays for its iPads.

“The latest processors from Intel not only offer smart performance, but exceptional power efficiency, which allowed Toshiba to further slim down our premium laptop lines to nearly as thin as an Ultrabook,” said Carl Pinto, the vice president of marketing at Toshiba’s U.S. division. “With all new styling, featuring attractive brushed aluminum, and premium features like full HD touchscreen displays and Harman Kardon speakers, our new premium Satellite notebooks are ideal for consumers looking for powerful and versatile PCs to stay productive and entertained.”

The P Series has a speedy touchscreen display designed to be responsive. It has hard drives up to 1TB, main memory configurable up to 32GB, and optional Nvidia GeForce GT 740M graphics. The case is made with an aluminum finish and rounded corners.

The P Series laptops are available in 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch diagonal touch or static screens.

The Satellite S Series laptops have 14-inch, 15.6-inch, and 17.3-inch diagonal screens. They come with large touchpads with gesture support, up to 1TB of storage, and up to 16GB of main memory. They machines include an array of USB 3.0 and HDMI ports, a brushed aluminum chassis, Haswell processors and optional Nvidia graphics. The P Series laptops will be available Sunday exclusively at Best Buy stores, while the S Series will be available more widely on that same day.

Toshiba is also launching its new Qosmio X75 “enthusiast class” laptop and an all-in-one touchscreen desktop, the PX35t. The $1,029 PX35t is equipped with big-screen TV, PC, and multimedia features. It has a 23-inch high-definition touchscreen display. It has up to 16GB of main memory and can use a variety of Core processors. It has speech recognition and DTS Studio Sound.

The $1,549 Qosmio laptop has a fourth-generation Core i7 quad-core processor and a 17.3-inch screen. It comes in “Black Widow” styling in brushed aluminum, and it has an Nvidia GeForce GTX 770M mobile graphics chip. Both are available on June 10.

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