Toshiba's Artsy Notebooks

The Art of Toshiba

The Art of Toshiba

For their 25th year in making notebooks, Toshiba decides to go straight for the glam factor and jazz up the notebook scene with some pretty looking notebooks. Art has come to Toshiba's notebooks folks, and pretty these notebooks definitely are. Held at the Art House on 09 June, Toshiba's launch event even had oil paintings of its notebooks!

A sizzling salsa dance also help kept everyone on their toes with their slinky and sensuous moves.

Of course, the event is not without its 'stars' and so Toshiba trotted out its latest additions to its very formidable arsenal of notebooks. On one side, we have the top of the line Premier series of the Toshiba Satellite M500, while folks familiar with the Toshiba Portege M800 will love the refreshed M900. If you're the budget conscious sort but still in the market for something pretty, there's always the Toshiba Satellite L510, which should fit your budget quite nicely (updating the previous L310 series). Due to be launched in July, these notebooks look ready to sizzle with their affordable price points and overall looks. Stay tuned for our assessment of some of these models in the near future!

The upgrade to the Toshiba Portege M800 is the M900, and features an Intel Core 2 Duo P7350 (2.0GHz) or P8700 (2.53GHz) processor, 2/4GB RAM, ATI Mobility RADEON HD4570 graphics, 13.3-inch screen and a starting price of S$1699. Cheap? We think so.

The heavy hitter and premier model of the launch is the Toshiba Satellite M500 and features a Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 (2.53GHz)/P8800 (2.66GHz) processor, 2/4GB RAM, ATI Mobility Radeon HD4570, 14-inch screen and hybrid SSD/HDD storage. The base model will cost you S$1999, while the hybrid SSD/HDD model will cost you S$2599.

The budget consious will appreciate the Toshiba Satellite L510 which features a Intel Core 2 Duo P7350 (2.0GHz) processor, 1/2GB RAM, Intel GMA/ATI Mobility Radeon HD4530 and 14-inch screen. Prices start from S$1299 for the lowest end model, which is quite affordable actually.

The Toshiba NB200 isn't new, but it finally sports three new colors to complement the original brown. Look out for the blue, white and pink models soon!

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