Toshiba adds Haswell to refreshed Satellite U and M laptops

While Toshiba already outed its Haswell plans, the company has chosen today to unveil a few more PCs. The outfit's refreshing its Satellite U and M range in the UK, with the U50t being equipped with a 10-point touchscreen and Windows 8 onboard. The Satellite M50D and M50Dt, meanwhile, boast AMD's latest APU processors and Radeon graphics. The whole line (which is slated for dispatch in Q3) ships with Intel's fourth-generation processors and HD 4400 graphics, while those needing a bit more oomph on the pixel pushing side can opt for NVIDIA's GeForce GT 740M. As you'd expect, Intel's WiDi and Miracast technologies are infused, and each machine arrives with a full-size HDMI port, Bluetooth 4.0, an SD card slot and a pair of USB 3.0 sockets. Tosh isn't talking pricing just yet, but you can dig into the specification list just after break.

Toshiba's Satellite U and M laptops (mid-2013)

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Powerful performance in a sleek design - introducing the new Satellite U and M series laptops

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· Thin and stylish, silver-brushed aluminium chassis with optional touchscreen

· Fully featured, advanced connectivity and a long battery life makes it perfect for home or travel use

· Includes the Satellite U50t, Toshiba's first 39.6cm (15.6") Ultrabook™


London, UK, 29th July 2013 – Toshiba UK today announces its latest range of laptops, including a new Ultrabook™ with the new Satellite U and M series. Ideal for anyone wanting a thin and feature-rich laptop at an affordable price, all models combine practicality and high performance in a beautifully sleek design that was designed for use at home or on the move.

The Satellite U50t is Toshiba's first 39.6cm (15.6") Ultrabook™ and comes equipped with a ten-point touchscreen for easy navigation through the Windows 8 interface. This high-performance yet affordable Ultrabook™ also has a vibrant colour display and long battery life for more comfortable viewing on the move.

The 39.6cm (15.6") Satellite M50 and M50t offers the option of the latest, fastest NVIDIA® graphics for an improved entertainment experience. In addition, the M50t and M50Dt model comes with touchscreen capability, while the M50D and M50Dt versions feature AMD's next-generation APU processors and AMD Radeon Graphics.

Practical design, beautifully presented
Weighing as little as 2.1kg and from just 21.3mm thick, the new Satellite laptops and Ultrabooks™ are as practical as they are beautiful. A stylish, silver-brushed aluminium chassis with hair line finish reflects the premium look and feel, while the durable textured pattern underneath offers essential durability for mobile computing. With display sizes of 39.6cm (15.6") for a comfortable viewing experience, a slim design that's light to carry, and an illuminated keyboard that makes it easier to type in dimly-lit environments, these laptops combine usability, convenience and reliability.

Powered by performance, inside and out
All new models are packed with a range of the latest technologies. The U50t features 4th-generation Intel® Core™ processors for Ultrabooks™ and Intel® HD Graphics 4400 that bring every image to life.

In addition, the Satellite M Series offers a choice of 4thgeneration Intel® Core™ processors with a choice of Intel® HD Graphics 4400 or NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 740M graphics with 2GB VRAM and NVIDIA® Optimus™ technology for a better entertainment experience. AMD's next-generation APU processors for power efficiency and acceleration through most tasks are available on the M50D and M50Dt.

Superb audio-visual quality
Toshiba's new Satellite U and M series laptops include impressive audio-visual specifications. High quality stereo speakers with DTS® Studio Sound™ audio enhancement optimises sound quality for crystal-clear definition and rich, deep bass, while the HD LED display provides a brilliant viewing experience with colours that are more vibrant, with sharper detail and entertainment that's more immersive.

Fully connected and ready to go
All models come with a host of full-size ports for convenient connectivity anywhere, so users have everything they need to sync, share and view. Even without a network connection, Intel® WiDi™ and Wi-Fi® certified Miracast™ technologies offer simple streaming between compatible devices, while rich 3D multimedia content can easily be viewed in high quality on 3D ready TVs, using the HDMI port with 3D TV support.

Additionally, each new Satellite laptop comes with a handy Bluetooth® 4.0 connection, full-size HDMI® port and SD card slot, plus an HD webcam with noise-cancelling stereo microphone. Of the three USB ports available, two are USB 3.0 for even faster file transfers between devices. With hard drive storage of up to 1TB, it's easy to store and enjoy plenty of movies, games, photos and more for maximum entertainment.

The new Toshiba Satellite U and M series:
Up to 16GB RAM (2 x 8GB slots)
39.6cm (15.6") HD display
Spacious clickpad with gesture and palm rejection support
Connectivity: 2 x USB 3.0 (1 x with Sleep-and-Charge), 1 x USB 2.0, 1x HDMI® 1.4 with 3D TV support, SD card slot, Gigabit LAN, Bluetooth® 4.0, Intel® Wireless Display ready, Wi-Fi® certified Miracast™, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n)
High quality speakers with DTS® Studio Sound™ audio enhancement
HD webcam with stereo microphone
Up to 7 hours battery life
Premium silver aluminium finish

Toshiba Satellite U50t Ultrabook™:
4th generation Intel® Core™ processors for Ultrabooks™
Intel® HD Graphics 4400
Ten-point touchscreen display
Up to 1TB HDD
Weight: starting from 2.3kg
Dimensions: 377.5 x 249.5 x 21.3mm

Toshiba Satellite M50, M50D, M50Dt laptops:
4th generation Intel® Core™ processors or latest AMD APU processors
Intel® HD Graphics 4400, NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 740M with 2GB VRAM graphics or AMD Radeon™ HD graphics (AMD models only)
Optional touchscreen capability
Up to 1TB HDD
Weight: starting from 2.1kg
Dimensions: 377.5 x 249.5 x 21.3mm

The new range of Toshiba Satellite laptops are available during the third quarter 2013.

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Toshiba adds Haswell to refreshed Satellite U and M laptops