We're starting to think Toshiba's got more Satellites than NASA, but for those that can't squeeze together the cash for a new A or M Series laptop, Tosh has its L600 or C600 machines standing close by. The 13-inch L635, 14-inch L645, 15.6-inch L655, and 17.3-inch L675 have all been remodeled with that new Fusion X2 finish, which looks glossy from afar but is actually fingerprint resistant. They don't get the new chiclet keyboards, but the flush keys are smooth and there are dedicated right / left mouse buttons under the touchpad. Internally there's your pick of Intel Core i3, Core i5 CPUs and AMD Athlon II, Turion II dual-core, Phenom II Triple Core and Quad Core processors. While the entry level $515 model won't be equipped with the discrete ATI Radeon 5145 GPU, it'll be a configuration option. Lower down on the spectrum you've got the 14-inch C645 and 15.6-inch C655, which are your typical set of bargain basement laptops. Both are available with Intel Celeron and Pentium processors as well as AMD's Athlon V120 chip. Not the most attractive pair of laptops we've seen, but it's hard to complain when they start at $449. Check them out for yourself in the gallery below, and then hit the break for more details in the full press release.

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Toshiba Introduces New Budget-Smart Satellite C600 Series Laptops

Starting Under $500, New Entry-level Laptops Power the Essentials Without Compromising Features

IRVINE, Calif. – June 15, 2010 –Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced the Satellite C600 Series, a new line of entry-level laptops. Designed for budget-smart consumers and "Back-to-School" shoppers looking for a quality entry-level PC to manage basic productivity, the new Satellite C600 Series of laptops strike an ideal balance of style, performance and cost at price points starting under $500.

Fully encased in Toshiba's durable Trax textured finish in Black that helps resist fingerprints, the Satellite C600 Series comes in 14-inch and 15.6-inch diagonal display options. The laptops are equipped with standout features like HD TruBrite® widescreen displays, fast DDR3 RAM and hard drives ranging from 250GB to 320GB. Well-equipped with built-in high-speed wireless-N connectivity, DVD SuperMulti drives, multi-touch TouchPads, and a choice of Intel® or AMD processors, the laptops are a cinch to use and are ideal for powering the essentials.

"Designed for everyone, engineered with quality, encased in a smart textured finish and priced just right, our new Satellite C600 Series give consumers a new level of choice when shopping for a basic laptop," said Ron Smith, vice president of marketing, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. "These laptops are yet another example of Toshiba's commitment to delivering high-quality products to meet everyone's computing needs at the right price points."

Additional features of Satellite C600 Series laptops include:

• High Definition Displays: HD TruBrite widescreen displays feature 16:9 aspect ratios and native 720p resolution, well-suited for enjoying digital entertainment, powering through spreadsheets or managing home finances.
• Toshiba PC Health Monitor: A system utility that proactively checks the laptop's critical components for problematic conditions, such as battery performance, heat and hard drive movement. The software helps users diagnose potential problems before they occur in order to protect from data loss.
• Toshiba Power-Saving Eco Utility™: A utility that allows users to monitor and adjust their power consumption and settings in real-time. The utility also provides daily, weekly and monthly analysis reports that show accumulated power savings.
• Toshiba Bulletin Board™: Gives users fast access to day-to-day activities, tasks and projects in a simple and visual way. Bulletin Board makes organizing disparately stored files easier with the ability to drag and drop links, documents, photos, videos and applications into one place. Bulletin Board also includes several built in gadgets such as labels, calendars, a clock and a to-do list.
• Toshiba ReelTime™: Helps users easily and quickly find files based on when they were opened with a simple visual history. Quickly scroll through automatically generated previews of documents, spreadsheets, presentations and more, filter by file type or use the calendar to go back weeks or months.
• Ten-key Keypad: The 15.6-inch Satellite C655 features a built-in numeric 10-key keypad.

Sustainable and Eco-conscious
The Satellite C600 Series laptops are designed to be environmentally conscious, meeting the rigorous requirements of the EnergyStar® 5.0 standard and achieving industry-leading Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) Gold status. The Satellite C640 also features a power-efficient, mercury-free LED backlit display. Both are RoHS compatible, effectively reducing the environmental impact by restricting the use of lead, mercury, cadmium and certain other hazardous substances. In addition, the laptops also are equipped with Toshiba's power-saving eco Utility™, which enables users to monitor and adjust their power consumption and settings in real-time.

Pricing and Availability
The Satellite C600 Series start at $449.99 MSRP and will be available on June 20 at major retailers, e-tailers and direct from Toshiba on toshibadirect.com.

More information and detailed specifications about the Satellite C600 Series laptops can be found at laptops.toshiba.com/laptops/satellite/C600.

Image Gallery: http://bit.ly/SatelliteCSeries

Connect with Toshiba on Twitter at twitter.com/ToshibaLaptops and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ToshibaLaptopsUS.

About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of four business units: Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, Storage Device Division, and Telecommunication Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide mobile products and solutions, including industry leading portable computers; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets; storage products for automotive, computer and consumer electronics applications; and telephony equipment and associated applications.

TAIS provides sales, marketing and services for its wide range of information products in the United States and Latin America. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation. Toshiba Corporation is a world leader and innovator in high technology, a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products. These products span from information & communications systems; digital consumer products; electronic devices and components; as well as power systems including nuclear energy; industrial and social infrastructure systems; and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 740 companies, with 204,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing $68 billion (6.3 Trillion Yen). For more information on Toshiba visit www.toshiba.com.


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Toshiba Adds More Choice to Satellite L-Series Laptops

Everyday Value Laptops Now Offered With More Choices of Intel and AMD Processors, Sizes, Colors and Features Than Ever Before


IRVINE, Calif. – June 15, 2010 – Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today expanded the Satellite® L-Series of everyday value laptops.

"We're giving consumers the broadest choice ever of mainstream laptops to meet their computing needs and budgets," said Carl Pinto, vice president of product development, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. "There is no longer any reason for consumers to have to compromise getting powerful processors or style when purchasing an affordable laptop."

The all-new Satellite L600 Series laptops now are offered in more screen size choices, more color options and more configurations featuring powerful processors from Intel® and AMD at an affordable price point.

The Satellite L600 Series consists of four model classes: the lightweight 14-inch Satellite L645, the versatile 15.6-inch Satellite L655 and the 17.3-inch Satellite L675 desktop replacement. In addition, Toshiba is offering an all-new highly-mobile option to the line, the Satellite L635, featuring a 13-inch diagonal widescreen display, ideal for students, the on the go small business owner or the family that needs a laptop that is small enough to travel.

Each laptop is equipped with the latest processors and standard LED-backlit HD TruBrite® widescreen displays, built-in Webcams and DVD drives, fast Wireless-N connectivity, Hard Drive Impact Sensors, up to 4GB of fast DDR3 memory and hard drives ranging from 250GB to 500GB.

Featuring Toshiba's glossy Fusion® Finish with the new Helios pattern in Steel Grey, Black, Red, White and Brown, the laptops also now include premium flat keyboards and wide multi-touch touchpads.

Key features of Satellite L600 Series laptops include:

• Powerful Processors: Configurations of the laptops will be available with a wide range of Intel and AMD processors, including the dual-core Intel Core™ i3 and Core i5 with TurboBoost technology also available will be the latest AMD Athlon™ II and Turion™ II dual-core processors and Phenom II Triple Core and Quad Core processors for powering through even the most demanding tasks.
• High Definition LED-Backlit Displays: HD TruBrite widescreen displays feature stunning 16:9 aspect ratios and native 720p resolution, well-suited for enjoying digital entertainment, powering through spreadsheets or managing home finances.
• Toshiba Media Controller: The Toshiba Media Controller application enables users to effortlessly share files, photos and stream music and video across a wireless network between other Windows PCs and Windows 7-compatible devices, such as the Xbox® 360 game console through a simple drag-and-drop interface.
• Toshiba ReelTime™: Helps users easily and quickly find files based on when they were opened with a simple visual history. Quickly scroll through automatically generated previews of documents, spreadsheets, presentations and more, filter by file type or use the calendar to go back weeks or months.
• Ten-key Keypad: Models with 15.6-inch and larger displays feature a built-in numeric 10-key keypad for easily powering through spreadsheets.

Sustainable and Eco-conscious
The Satellite L600 Series laptops are designed to be environmentally conscious, meeting the rigorous requirements of the EnergyStar® 5.0 standard and achieving industry-leading Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) Gold status. The laptops are all RoHS compatible, effectively reducing the environmental impact by restricting the use of lead, mercury, cadmium and certain other hazardous substances. In addition, the laptops also are equipped with Toshiba's power-saving eco Utility™, which enables users to monitor and adjust their power consumption and settings in real-time.

Pricing and Availability
The Satellite L600 Series laptops, including the Satellite L635 (starting at $619.99 MSRP), the Satellite L645 (starting at $515.99 MSRP), the Satellite L655 (starting at $569.99 MSRP) and the Satellite L675 (starting at $599.99) will be available on June 20 at major retailers, e-tailers and direct from Toshiba on toshibadirect.com.

More information and detailed specifications about the Satellite L600 Series laptops can be found at laptops.toshiba.com/laptops/satellite/L600.

Image Gallery: http://bit.ly/SatelliteLSeries

Connect with Toshiba on Twitter at twitter.com/ToshibaLaptops and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ToshibaLaptopsUS.

About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of four business units: Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, Storage Device Division, and Telecommunication Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide mobile products and solutions, including industry leading portable computers; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets; storage products for automotive, computer and consumer electronics applications; and telephony equipment and associated applications.

TAIS provides sales, marketing and services for its wide range of information products in the United States and Latin America. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation. Toshiba Corporation is a world leader and innovator in high technology, a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products. These products span from information & communications systems; digital consumer products; electronic devices and components; as well as power systems including nuclear energy; industrial and social infrastructure systems; and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 740 companies, with 204,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing $68 billion (6.3 Trillion Yen). For more information on Toshiba visit www.toshiba.com.


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