Toshiba Updates Satellite LaptopsBy: Mike Fossum - March 8, 2012
Toshiba has announced that it will be updating its Satellite P and L series in the coming months, as a part of a general revamping of its laptops, TV’s and peripherals. The company has yet to post pricing for the new computers, and there isn’t any information on processor updates. The new models appear to be typical of incremental updates.
Toshiba’s high-end Satellite P series has retained most of the features included in its last iteration, including a Blu-ray drive, a high-definition screen with optional 3D, on the 15.6-inch Satellite P850 and P855 models. However, the 3D models of 2012 include Toshiba’s glasses-free 3D instead of active shutter displays. The company will also be selling two of 17.3-inch models, the P875 and P870, which will not feature 3D as an option. All P series laptops will have an option of a 1TB hard drive, or smaller HDD / SSD hybrid drives.
Toshiba’s L series will come in 13.3-inch, 15.6-inch, and 17.3-inch options, and customers can choose between Intel and AMD processors. Screen resolution will range between 1366×768 to 1600×900 and will not include any 3D options, although versions with Blu-ray drives will be capable of pushing 3D content over HDMI. Both the P and L series will be released sometime in during Q2, 2012, and it has been speculated that some models will feature Intel’s Ivy Bridge processors.