Toshiba revamps its laptop lines with Sandy Bridge Intel CPUs

New Qosmios, midrange M-series and A-series, and budget L-series laptops all get upgraded to Intel's new processors.

The new Toshiba Qosmio X505 boasts some impressive specs.
The new Toshiba Qosmio X505 boasts some impressive specs. Toshiba

LAS VEGAS--Last year, Intel's new processors predictably resulted in a slew of new laptops afterward bearing the updates. To no surprise, Toshiba's newly updated laptop lineup incorporates Intel's second-generation Intel Core i-series processors , and the product line affected is big: new Qosmios, new M-series and A-series laptops, and even some new budget L-series laptops, too, along with a new version of the Satellite A665 3D Vision-enabled notebook we reviewed last year. Click below to check out some pictures of the models, and read on for specs.

  • The Satellite A665 3D Edition adds an integrated 3D emitter to last year's Satellite A665-3DV, removing the plug-in dongle that went with the included active-shutter 3D Vision glasses. A new Intel Core i7-2630QM or Core i5-2410M CPU is paired with Nvidia GeForce GT 540M graphics, up to 8GB DDR3 RAM, and up to a 640GB hard drive. Other notables: Blu-ray disc drive, integrated 4G WiMax, and a USB 3.0 port. Prices range from $1,249 to $1,599.
  • The Qosmio X505 adds the same Core i7-2630QM or Core i5-2410M CPUs into its massive 18.4-inch-screened chassis, along with an impressive Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M GPU with 1.5GB of DDR5 memory. A dual-hard-drive option can add up to 1TB of 7,200rpm storage. Prices range from $1,299 to $1,899.
  • The Satellite A665 and M645 are representative of Toshiba's midrange laptops, a 15.6-inch and 14-inch laptop respectively. The A665 (non 3D) comes either with a Core i3-2310M, Core i5-2410M, or Core i7-2630QM, or alternately with AMD Phenom II dual- or quad-core CPUs. The M645 just comes with a Core i5-2410M CPU. Graphics range from an Nvidia GeForce 310M up to a GeForce GT525M, all with Nvidia Optimus; USB 3.0, a slot-loading optical drive, WiMax, and Intel Wireless Display 2.0 round out the other notables. The A665 ranges from $684-$1,049; the M645, $749-$1,099.
  • The budget Satellite L600 series comes with either last-gen Intel Core i3-380M/Core i5-480M CPUs or second-gen Core i3-2310M/Core i5-2410M CPUs on the Intel side, or AMD Athlon II/Turion II dual-core/Phenom II dual-core/Phenom II quad-core CPU options. The L series has laptops in all screen sizes from 13.3-inch up to 17.3-inch, and prices range from a reasonable $469 up to $849.
 

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