Just in case any manufacturing stragglers out there hadn't caught on yet: if it ain't packing Vista you might as well go home at this point. We know the changes might not be huge in Microsoft's upcoming OS, but it's shiny and it's fresh, so get on that. Anyways, no complaints here -- Toshiba didn't hold back with its new A135 15.4-inch laptops, and you can nab your own with Windows Vista Home Premium of Windows Vista Ultimate on January 30th. As for specs, there's nothing too incredibly surprising here, but Toshiba did manage to squeeze dual 2.4-inch drive bays into the 6 pound, 1.47-inch thick laptop, which is a bit of a feat in itself. The 15.4-inch display rocks a 1280 x 800 resolution, graphics are provided by an Intel 950 integrated number, while WiFi is of the 802.11a/b/g variety. Other perks include a 5-in-1 memory card reader and a PCMCIA slot, but it really seems Toshiba left a lot of the usual media-friendly suspects out to make room for those dual 120GB SATA drives. Prices start at $900 for the A135-S4427 1.73GHz Core Duo laptop with 1GB of RAM and a single 120 gigger, ranging up to the $1500 A135-S4499 which packs a 1.66GHz Core 2 Duo proc, 2GB of RAM, dual 120GB disks and of course Vista Ultimate.

[Via Laptoping]

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