Toshiba Adds To Business Laptop Lineup

Toshiba Adds To Business Laptop Lineup

Toshiba announced the new Tecra A11 and the new Qosmio X500 laptops for business users. The company also added to the Satellite Pro Series with the new Satellite Pro L450 and Satellite Pro L500 business laptops.

The new Tecra A11 is thinner and lighter than its predecessor and features a 10-key numeric keypad. The A11 also offers the new 2010 Intel Core processors, a 15.6-inch display, and a number of optional upgrades such as the NVIDIA GeForce 512MB graphics card.

The Qosmio X500 laptop targets users with demanding computing needs such as engineers, designers and content creators. This laptop features a 2010 Intel Core i7-720QM quad-core processor with Turbo Boost Technology, NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M graphics with 1GB GDDR5 graphics memory, and up to 8GB of RAM. The X500 has an 18.4-inch diagonal widescreen display, 500GB 7200rpm hard drive, HDMI display output with HD support, an eSATA/USB Combo port, and a Blu-ray disc drive.

Targeting the small business professional, the new Satellite Pro laptops offer Intel Core 2 Duo processors, webcams, and 15.6-inch displays. Two Satellite Pro L500 models also include Genuine Windows XP Professional with Windows 7 Professional upgrade media.

Style, Performance and Functionality Delivered with the New Toshiba Business Laptops

New Tecra Adds More Functionality and Style for Mobile Business User While Qosmio Offers a Workstation for Today’s Complex Engineering, Design and Content Creation

IRVINE, Calif.-- Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced the general availability of its new business laptop lineup, the Tecra® A11 and Qosmio® X500 workstation, designed for today’s innovative business user in need of added functionality, performance and reliability. Toshiba also continues to evolve its popular Satellite Pro® Series with the Satellite Pro L450 and Satellite Pro L500 business laptops.

“In addition, products like the Tecra A11 reflect customer feedback. Our customers are looking for slimmer and lighter designs for portability, textured finishes for durability, and the latest technologies for full-featured performance.”

“As we continue to focus on small to mid-size business, education, and state and local government, we are making these new form factors available to businesses to solve additional computing needs in these key vertical markets," said Carl Pinto, vice president of product development, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. "In addition, products like the Tecra A11 reflect customer feedback. Our customers are looking for slimmer and lighter designs for portability, textured finishes for durability, and the latest technologies for full-featured performance.”



Performance and Style: Tecra A11

Continuing to build on the high quality Tecra Series, Toshiba changed the blueprint to create a more contemporary look and feel. Thinner and lighter than its predecessor, the Tecra A11 adds a new smart design with an integrated 10-key numeric keypad highlighted by a unique texture finish in Charcoal Black that offers a better grip and helps reduce fingerprints. Featuring various configurations with the new 2010 Intel Core processors1, a bright LED backlit 15.6-inch diagonal high definition widescreen display, and a wealth of upgrade options such as the NVIDIA GeForce 512MB graphics card2, the Tecra A11 delivers all the business tools needed to excel. The Tecra A11 comes with a three-year standard limited warranty3 and Toshiba’s exclusive EasyGuard™, which protects against bumps and spills. The Tecra A11 starts at an affordable $879 MSRP4.

More information and detailed specifications can be found at: laptops.toshiba.com/laptops/tecra



The Elite Workstation: Qosmio X500

The Qosmio X500 laptop delivers top performance in a workstation for engineers, designers and content creators with demanding computing needs. The Qosmio X500 features a new 2010 Intel® Core™ i7-720QM quad-core processor1 with Turbo Boost Technology, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTS 360M graphics with 1GB GDDR5 graphics memory2 and up to 8GB of RAM5. Whether drafting engineering drawings, designing or creating graphical content, its HD 18.4-inch diagonal widescreen display delivers sharp and detailed visuals. It also features a 500GB 7200rpm hard drive6, HDMI display output with HD support and S/P DIF, an eSATA/USB Combo port for high-speed data transfers, plus a Blu-ray7 disc™ drive. Topped by a striking, yet understated Fusion™ Finish in Omega Black with red chrome accents, the stylish Qosmio X500 delivers all that is needed in a workstation and more.

The Qosmio will also come pre-installed with the new Toshiba’s ReelTime™ and Bulletin Board™ apps, which give consumers an enhanced experience when accessing files, organizing daily activities, managing projects and more – right from their desktops. The Qosmio X500 starts at $1,549 MSRP4.

More information and detailed specifications can be found at: laptops.toshiba.com/laptops/qosmio



Evolving Excellence: Satellite Pro L450 and Satellite Pro L500

For the small business professional, the new Satellite Pro product family is the perfect combination of essential performance, mobility and reliability. With Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processors1, the Satellite Pro family comes with business features such as Ethernet, webcam, and wireless connectivity, while the two Satellite Pro L500 models also include Genuine Windows® XP Professional with Windows 7 Professional upgrade media. The bright 15.6-inch diagonal high definition widescreen display gives professionals ample viewing area to work effectively and comfortably, while the Wi-Fi8 and webcam provide the communication tools needed to stay productive and mobile. The Satellite Pro L450 and Satellite Pro L500 models start at $529 MSRP4, $579 MSRP4 and $649 MSRP4, respectively.

More information and detailed specifications can be found at: laptops.toshiba.com/laptops/satellite-pro

Availability

The Toshiba business laptops are now available through select Toshiba Preferred Partner Program resellers, e-tailers and directly at toshibadirect.com.
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How is the X500 being touted as a business laptop? When I think of business laptops I think of portability and Quadro cards. 18.4" would be a little too big, wouldn't it?

The Tecra A11 looks reasonable and will be competing against IBM's thinkpad.

The Qosmio X500-S1801 looks to hit the sweetspot for me. Specs:

  • Intel® Core™ i7-720QM processor
  • Nvidia Geforce 360M
  • 4GB DDR3 1066MHz memory
  • 500GB HDD (7200rpm)
  • Blu-Ray + DVD+R
  • 18.4" 1680x945 Resolution

Price is $1500, not bad. The screen resolution is low, but good enough for 720p. I would rather they bring back the 17" laptops.

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Unless they have toned down the Qosmio I seriously doubt a business user would want one. I remember looking at one when I bought my Gateway 7811FX. The components were great, but the graphics on the shell were something to see. I don't mean that in a good way either. Either way Toshiba has made great laptops for quite some time.

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The 7811FX is a great gaming laptop, especially with the GeForce 9800M GTS.

I have the older Satellite x205 model, and yes, it has the weird glossy flame backscreen, lol. It's well built and has served me well these last three years but it's time for a change. Just waiting till I can afford a good replacement.

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Yeah gibbersome this laptop has been everything I could ask for. Especially if your wanting a budget but as top end as you can get watch best buy they have several manufacturers that do performance laptops for them only such as both gateway and Toshiba. You can't find them other places until after the fact and those are usually refurbs. I normally would never buy anything computer related in a retail store. However I knew the 7811 was coming and had it pre-reserved it cost less than 1250 with an extra hard drive (which I run at raid0) and a laptop messenger bag.

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I wen to the site and looked at them the Qosmio has been toned down quite a bit. Although it is a bit more than I would want to pay for a laptop. It is a 18.something inch with harmor Kardon speakers and some great GPU/cpu choices as well. For a dektop replacement it's not bad btu includes no SSD at that price.

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Those harmon kardon speakers are amazing, the best laptop speakers I've heard to date.

The 18.4" screen is a deterrent for me though, and the 360M will age quickly as it's just a rebranded 260M.

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