Toshiba unveils $800 Satellite U845t: a touchscreen Ultrabook for the budget crowd (hands-on photos)

Toshiba unveils $800 Satellite U845t a touchscreen Ultrabook for the budget crowd

We've been expecting to see some budget Ultrabooks at CES, especially as the category has been around for a while and just about all notebooks are due to receive updates with Windows 8-friendly touchscreens. Toshiba just unveiled one such sub-$1,000 system, the Satellite U845t. It's a 14-incher with a touch-enabled, 1,366 x 768 screen, and it will be available for $800 when it debuts in March (on March 10th, to be exact). It's not Toshiba's first Ultrabook with touch -- the Satellite U925t claims that honor -- but it's the first entrant in the budget category. At four pounds and 0.8 inch thin, it's not the thinnest or lightest system out there, but it packs solid specs: a Core i3 or Core i5 processor with up to 6GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive with 32GB of SSD memory. Connections include HDMI, Ethernet and an SD card slot, along with one USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports. We got an early look at the U845t at Toshiba's (very clubby) press event; check out our gallery

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Jose Andrade contributed to this report.