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Toshiba intros Tecra A9, M9, and Qosmio G45, updates Satellite P205, A205


While it may pale in comparison to the slew of laptops that HP just dropped on us, Toshiba's batch of just-announced systems is certainly respectable enough, including a pair of new Tecras, some updated Satellites, and the desktop-replacin' Qosmio G45. Up first, the Tecra A9 and M9 are aimed squarely at the business set, with each boasting similar unassuming designs and both based on Intel's Centrino Pro platform (otherwise known as Santa Rosa). Opting for the A9 will get you a 15.4-inch widescreen display, along with a T7100 Core 2 Duo processor, 1GB of RAM, an 80GB hard drive, a DVD super multi drive, built-in Bluetooth, and integrated 802.11a/b/g WiFi. The M9, on the other hand, packs a slightly smaller 14.1-inch display but ups the processor to a T7500, along with the same 1GB of RAM, a 120GB hard drive, NVIDIA Quadro NVS 130 graphics, and built-in 802.11a/g/n WiFi. Look for it to set you back $1,799, while the A9's somewhat lighter on your bank account, demanding just $1,159. While they're pretty light on details, Toshiba has also announced that its updating its Satellite P205 and A205 to the Centrino Duo platform, and it's teasing us with its do-it-all Qosmio G45 laptop, which we expect won't be too different from already-announced Q40. There's no word on pricing or availability for any of those, unfortunately, although Toshiba is promising to say more about that in the third quarter of this year.

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