Toshiba refreshes its PC lineup with new mainstream notebooks, a gaming laptop

If you're going to unveil a completely refreshed PC lineup, you may as well do it the week Intel launches some new processors (and, you know, the week a big computer show is going on). Toshiba just announced a slew of new models, including an all-in-one, a redesigned gaming notebook and mainstream laptops in various sizes. It'd be silly to overwhelm you with details right here, since everything from the designs to the GPUs have changed, but if you follow us past the break we've got a neat summary of everything Toshiba introduced today, complete with pricing, specs and a few hands-on photos too.

  • Qosmio X75. With a gunmetal-gray chassis and glowing red accents, the Qosmio X75 doesn't look that different from Toshiba's previous gaming notebooks. Curiously, Toshiba nixed the 3D display this time around -- it's just a garden-variety 17.3-inch, 1080p panel. Under the hood, it runs a Haswell Core i7 processor and a 3GB NVIDIA GeForce 770M GPU, with support for up to 32GB of RAM, thanks to four open memory bays. Storage-wise, you've got some options: you can load up to 1.25TB of HDD space, though an SSD is also an option. Toshiba's also upgraded the machine with an HDMI 1.4 port for outputting 4K content -- not that you have any yet. Lastly, you'll find full copies of Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements, just like on the new Kirabook. Look for it June 10th starting at $1,550.
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    Toshiba Qosmio X75 hands-on

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    Toshiba Qosmio X75

  • Satellite P series. P is for "premium," folks: this is the best Toshiba has to offer. Available exclusively at Best Buy, the P series includes 15- and 17-inch models, which come stocked with an HDMI 1.4 port, Harman Kardon speakers with DTS sound, Sleep-and-Charge / Sleep-and-Music connections and a brushed-aluminum chassis that's said to be up to 25 percent thinner than the last-gen models. Internals include i5 and i7 processors, as well as AMD's A10 chip. You can also get it with up to 1TB of storage and an optional 2GB NVIDIA GeForce 740M GPU. Sadly, 1,920 x 1,080 screens aren't standard here, though they're at least offered as an option. As for touch capabilities, the 15-inch version will come in both touch-and non-touch flavors, though the 17-incher is non-touch only. No official word on price, though a Toshiba rep estimated the starting MSRP might fall in the neighborhood of $800.
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    Toshiba Satellite P series hands-on (2013)

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    Toshiba Satellite P series

  • Satellite S series. Similar to the P series, the S laptops are partially made of aluminum, except here the keyboard is offset with glossy plastic (previous Satellite laptops looked like this as well). The screen sizes run the gamut from 14 to 17 inches, but you'll have your pick of Haswell processors either way. Depending on the model, it will also be available with a touchscreen, Blu-ray drive and discrete graphics (NVIDIA's 2GB 740M GPU, to be precise). Backlit keyboards and Harman Kardon audio are also standard. Unfortunately, though, the base screen resolution is rather limited: 1,366 x 768 for the 14- and 15-inch models, and 1,600 x 900 for the 17-incher. (The 15- and 17-inch variants will be offered with 1080p panels at the high end.) No word on price here either, but obviously, you can expect these guys to cost a bit less than their P series counterparts.
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    Toshiba Satellite S series hands-on (2013)

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    Toshiba Satellite S series (2013)

  • Satellite C series. Toshiba's entry-level range, the C series, has been done over with a smoother finish and a sturdier keyboard (or so says Toshiba, anyway). Available in 15- and 17-inch screen sizes, the C series starts at $399 with modest specs: a Pentium processor, 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive. If you're willing to pay a bit more, though, it will be available with Core i3 and AMD A4 / A6 processors and up to 750GB of storage. Touchscreens are optional too -- a surprise in this price bracket. As for battery life, you're looking at anywhere between 3.5 and five hours, depending on the processor and screen size. Expect these to hit store shelves later this month.

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    Toshiba Satellite C Series hands-on (2013)

  • Satellite L series. As ever, the L series sits a notch above the C series -- more of a mainstream sort of product. For the money ($600 and up), you step up to a chiclet keyboard, chambered speakers, multiple USB 3.0 ports (as opposed to just one), a larger trackpad and beefier specs (Core i3 through i7 processors, and 500GB to 1TB of storage). Like the C series, this will be available in touch and non-touch configurations. And, similar to the higher-end S series, it will be offered in two different chassis sizes. These will be available this month along with the rest, with prices starting at $600 and expected to top out around $800 or so.

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TOSHIBA UNVEILS POWERFUL ENTERTAINMENT PCS THAT DELIVER SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE AND HD GRAPHICS

All-new Qosmio X75 Enthusiast Class Laptop and PX35t All-in-One Touchscreen Desktop Kick Productivity, HD Entertainment and Gaming into High Gear

IRVINE, Calif. – June 3, 2013 – Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced its completely redesigned Qosmio® X75 enthusiast-class laptop and PX35t All-In-One Touchscreen Desktop Computer, two powerful entertainment hubs equipped with 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors.

"These entertainment-driven PCs are designed to help consumers do more and be more productive with Windows 8," said Carl Pinto, vice president of marketing, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. "Both systems enable users to do everything from creating, managing and enjoying HD content, multitasking and playing graphics-intensive games with an amazingly responsive experience."

Qosmio: Raw Performance for Gaming Enthusiasts and Creative Pros

The new enthusiast-class Qosmio X75 laptop pushes the boundaries of power and performance with a blazing-fast 4th generation Intel Core i7 quad core processor1 with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, four high-speed memory slots configurable up to 32GB2 plus a huge, 17.3-inch diagonal Full HD TruBrite® display3 and tons of high-end entertainment features and hardware, making it ideal for creative pros, advanced users and hardcore gamers. Encased in Toshiba's Black Widow styling in brushed Aluminum, red chrome accents and a glowing red Qosmio logo on the cover, the laptop features a frameless LED-backlit keyboard and 10-key numeric pad, making work and play easy even in dim places.

With NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 770M discrete graphics4, battery-saving NVIDIA® Optimus™ technology and a massive 3GB of GDDR5 discrete graphics memory, users can power through the latest games with ease. In addition, NVIDIA® CUDA™ Technology unlocks the power of the GPU's processor cores to accelerate the most demanding tasks – such as photo and video editing – delivering incredible performance over traditional CPUs. Users can also load up on games and HD content with dual drive configurations up to 1.25 TB5, configurable with an SSD6, and get creative right out of the box with included full versions of Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 11 and Adobe® Premiere® Elements 11 software.

Enjoy room-filling audio with four premium Harman Kardon® speakers with Slipstream™ port technology that provides more bass output and less distortion for richer, more precise sound and DTS® Studio Sound™, which makes music and video sound more natural and detailed. All of these advanced audio/visual features combined with an optional Blu-ray Disc™ player7 make the Qosmio X75 the ultimate gaming and movie-watching powerhouse. The laptop also provides 4K UltraHD (3840x2160) HDMI® output so users can enjoy their movies and games on the latest 4K TVs and enjoy four times the resolution of full HD content.

Finally, the Qosmio X75 includes Toshiba's convenient Sleep & Music8 and improved USB 3.0 Sleep & Charge9 features to use the laptop as an audio dock and charger for a phone or tablet even when it is in Sleep Mode or off and a full array of speedy USB 3.0 ports10 to help sync, transfer and share content in a snap.

PX35t All-In-One: High-Definition Multimedia Hub for the Home or Dorm Room

More than a mere PC, the PX35t All-In-One Touchscreen Desktop is a PC and multimedia machine combined into one sleekly designed system. It's easy to set up, striking to look at, and uses little desk space. It also includes a huge 23-inch diagonal, Full HD 1080p touchscreen display, a premium sound system and performance-driven features for effortless multitasking, stunning HD entertainment and better digital content creation.

Taking cues from Toshiba's 2013 TV lineup, the PX35t is completely redesigned with Toshiba's sophisticated Skyline styling in silver and fits perfectly in nearly any décor. With a small desktop footprint, it comes with classy edge-to-edge glass with 10-finger multi-touch support and an attractive base, plus a wireless, pre-paired, raised-tile keyboard and modern-looking mouse.

With up to a massive 16GB of RAM and configurable with 4th generation Intel Core i3, Core i5 or Core i7 processors, users can run today's popular software and power though multi-media management, school assignments, games and movies with ease or enjoy broadcast programming from a set-top box with the HDMI input. What's more, everyone in the house can share 1TB of high-speed 7200 RPM storage for videos, files, pictures and music. The PX35t is also equipped with speech recognition software to allow users to control the All-in-One PC with their voice.

For enjoying movies, the PX35t features an integrated DVD drive and pair of premium Harman Kardon stereo speakers that provide high-quality surround sound, while DTS Studio Sound™ delivers deep, rich bass and crystal clear dialog at maximum volume levels without any fluctuations, clipping or distortion.

This PC has all the ports needed to hook into printers and other high-speed devices, including four USB ports, two high-speed USB 3.0 ports, Bluetooth® 4.0 as well as an HDMI-In port for connecting a gaming console or set-top box. Loaded with Toshiba extras, the PX35t also includes Toshiba's newly enhanced USB 3.0 Sleep & Charge that can charge a smartphone, tablet and other devices, even when the PC is off.

Availability

The new Qosmio X75 will be available in mid-June, starting at $1,399.99 MSRP11. The PX35t will be available in mid-June, starting at $1,029.99 MSRP.

Both will be available at major retailers and e-tailers nationwide, and direct from Toshiba at ToshibaDirect.com.

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