You just have to wonder: do these companies plan nearby releases, or is it really just the luck of the draw? With MSI
, HP and countless others introducing new notebooks and refreshed lines over the past few weeks, Toshiba's quietly joining that crowd with a new Q3 lineup that aims to provide a laptop for every budget, need and lifestyle. Not surprising, but these are arriving just as the back-to-school season ramps up, and we're sure they're hoping to land a good deal of sales from that alone.
The Satellite P700 series is getting a few nice extras for those who dig newfangled technology, including Intel WiDi 2.0, USB 3.0, H/K speakers, a textured metallic Fusion X2 design and 2nd-generation Intel and AMD A-Series processors. They're good all-around machines for light-duty gaming and multimedia, and the starting price of $629 makes this a relatively affordable option as well.
The Qosmio X775 line is designed for one purpose: gaming. Anyone familiar with that brand name would know that. It's equipped with the latest cutting-edge components, NVIDIA GeForce GTX560M GPU hardware, 2D/3D support and a starting price of $1199. The Satellite L700 and C600 series are there for the bargain hunters, starting at $449 and $379, respectively. These range in size from 13.3" to 17.3", ship in a variety of colors, and have enough horsepower to handle "life's basics."
So, Toshiba's out -- who's next?