Toshiba has announced new Satellite Pro laptop models for business users, including the value Satellite Pro C series and the Satellite Pro L series, offering buyers a choice of different screen sizes and optional discrete graphics.
Set to be available from the second quarter 2012, all the new Satellite Pro models are based on the latest Intel processors and aimed at professionals seeking reliable, affordable and stylish business systems, Toshiba said.
The new Satellite Pro laptops are part of Toshiba's wider 2012 portfolio, which also includes new consumer laptops, TVs, monitors, and other devices.
The mainstream Satellite Pro L series consists of three models, the L830, L850 and L870 (pictured above), with 13.3in, 15.6in and 17.3in TruBrite high-definition screens, respectively.
Selected models in this range can optionally be configured with a discrete AMD graphics accelerator, for professionals running more demanding graphics-intensive workloads.
All models ship with up to 16GB of DDR3 memory and hard drives up to 750GB, with a choice of DVD, Blu-ray or rewritable Blu-ray optical drives, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and gigabit Ethernet. Buyers can choose Windows 7 Professional or Windows 7 Home Premium.
Meanwhile, the Satellite Pro C series is targeted more at the value-conscious buyer, with the Satellite Pro C850 providing a 15.6in 1366 x 768 screen, a large touch pad supporting multi-touch gestures and a dedicated numeric keypad for those working with spread sheets.
This model also features hard drives of up to 750GB and a choice of Windows 7 Professional or Windows 7 Home Premium, plus a DVD Super-Multi drive, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and Ethernet.
Toshiba also announced new netbooks, the Mini NB510 and Mini NB520, powered by Intel's new 1.6GHz dual-core Atom 2600 processor.
Both offer the familiar netbook specifications of 10.1in display and 1GB of memory, while hard drive capacities up to 320GB are available. Both also weigh in at 1.32kg with a quoted battery life of up to 10 hours.
Pricing for the new systems has yet to be disclosed.
Finally, Toshiba also announced new accessories, including the Hi-Speed Port Replicator 2 docking station, Dynadock U3.0 universal docking station, and a Mobile LCD monitor.
The latter is a 15.6in LCD display that ships in its own carry case that doubles as an adjustable stand. It uses DisplayLink technology that uses the host computer's USB port for both video and to draw power.
Daniel Robinson is technology editor at V3, and has been working as a technology journalist for over two decades. Dan has served on a number of publications including PC Direct and enterprise news publication IT Week. Areas of coverage include desktops, laptops, smartphones, enterprise mobility, storage, networks, servers, microprocessors, virtualisation and cloud computing.