Looks like Toshiba's dipping its toes a little bit deeper into that pool known as WiMAX-ready laptops. In addition to the previously-announced Satellite U405, we've now got a quartet of older models with a new 4G flair: Satellite E205, M645 and A665, and Protege R705. All have prices starting between $760 and $1,080 and will hit retail around September 26th. Just make sure you double-check the laptop you're picking up is the newer version with the right antennas. All the additional info you seek can be found in the press release after the break.
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Toshiba Introduces New 4G WiMAX-ready Laptops
Range of WiMAX-ready Laptops Provide Unplugged Connectivity Plus Fast Download and Upload Speeds City-wide
IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today rolled out a range of premium 4G WiMAX™-ready laptops 1, designed to give consumers broader wireless coverage all over town, not just at wireless hotspots.
"We are expanding our effort to provide more WiMAX-ready laptops to our line as mobile connectivity becomes even more essential for productivity and digital entertainment."
"A WiMAX-equipped laptop gives on-the-go consumers the connection speeds they're used to in the office or at home without the need for additional hardware," said Carl Pinto, vice president of product development, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. "We are expanding our effort to provide more WiMAX-ready laptops to our line as mobile connectivity becomes even more essential for productivity and digital entertainment."
WiMAX is currently available in 54 cities nationwide.
Select models of Toshiba's premium consumer laptops will include built-in WiMAX technology.
The Satellite® A665 laptop blends Toshiba's new Fusion® X2 styling with multimedia performance to boost high-def entertainment, productivity and creativity. Offering a 16-inch diagonal HD TruBrite® widescreen display2, a premium audio package, the latest Intel® Core™ processors and optional NVIDIA® GeForce™ graphics, as well as a suite of exclusive convenience-driven features like Sleep and Music for enjoying music through the speakers without having to power up, the Satellite A665 provides major horsepower for fast multitasking and a perfect palette for brilliant multimedia. WiMAX will be available on the Satellite A665-S6086, Satellite A665-S6094, Satellite A665-S6097 Satellite A665-S6098 and the 3D-capable Satellite A665-3DV6 models, starting at $804.99 MSRP3.
The Satellite M645 laptop is a compact, versatile PC delivering robust multimedia performance, uncommon convenience and truly elegant styling. Featuring a 14-inch diagonal HD TruBrite widescreen display, the latest Intel Core processors and a premium audio package with harman/kardon® speakers and Dolby Advanced Audio™ technology, the laptop delivers a stunning mobile entertainment experience and is easy to carry. WiMAX will be available on the Satellite M645-S4063 and Satellite M645-S4070 models starting at $759.99 MSRP.
The Portégé® R705-P35 epitomizes portability and power. With a 13.3-inch diagonal widescreen display, the laptop has a starting weight of just three pounds4, measures about one inch thin and features a premium raised tile keyboard and a long battery life rating. Built-in Intel Wireless Display5 technology makes it possible for consumers to wirelessly connect the laptop to a big screen HDTV and enjoy digital content with great image clarity and amazing sound - at the touch of a button. The Portégé R705-P35 is priced at $899.99 MSRP.
A Best Buy® Blue Label™ laptop available exclusively through the retailer, the thin and light Satellite E205-S1980 laptop now features NVIDIA® GeForce™ 310M graphics processing unit (GPU)6 with energy-saving Optimus™ technology. With a 14-inch diagonal LED-backlit HD TruBrite® display, the Satellite E205 is equipped with Intel Wireless Display technology, the new Intel Core i5 processor, a sleek slot-loading DVD drive and LED backlit keyboard. The Satellite E205-S1980 is priced at $1,079.99 MSRP.
Toshiba's WiMAX enabled laptops will be available on Sept. 26, 2010 at select retailers.
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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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1 WiMAX™ wireless use requires separately purchased subscription service. Access limited to coverage area.
2 Display. Any small bright dots that may appear on your display are an intrinsic characteristic of the thin film transistors manufacturing technology. See Display Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com
3 Price. Reseller prices may vary. MSRP means "Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price."
4 Weight. Weight may vary. See Weight Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com
5 Wireless. May require purchase of additional software, external hardware, or services. Transmission speeds may vary. See Wireless Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com
6 Graphics. GPU performance may vary. See Graphics Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com