Toshiba Adds Touch-friendly Portégé M780 Tablet & Satellite Pro U500 Laptop

Toshiba announced the new Portégé M780 Tablet PC and Satellite Pro U500 laptop with multi-touch display. Both laptops target students, educators and business professionals with their touch capabilities. The laptops take advantage of the built-in touch capabilities of Windows 7 Professional, letting you scroll through Web pages and documents with your finger. The laptops also come with Toshiba’s touch-enabled ReelTime and Bulletin Board applications.

The Portégé M780 Tablet PC builds on the success of its predecessor by offering Intel Core processors, faster DDR3 memory, Toshiba’s eSATA/USB combo port with Sleep and Charge, and a 12.1–inch diagonal LED backlit display. Toshiba’s EasyGuard technology helps to protect the tablet from bumps and spills with a hard drive impact sensor, LCD display protection, spill resistant keyboard, and PC Health Monitor. The Portégé M780 Tablet PC is available with a number of configuration options starting at $1,279.

The Satellite Pro U500 features Intel Graphics Media Accelerator, Toshiba’s eSATA/USB Combo port with Sleep and Charge, a hard drive 3D impact sensor, HDMI port, as well as a built-in webcam with face recognition login. The Satellite Pro U500 laptop is available in two configurations: one at $949 featuring an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, and an upgraded version featuring Intel Core processor, slot loading DVD super-multi, and an LED backlit keyboard for $1,099.