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More details on new Toshiba Satellites

Toshiba released full configuration information for the newest Satellite line.

Someone at Toshiba has taken PR 101, where you learn that two headlines are better than one and that a trickle of information is often better than a single splash (unless you're Apple). Thus the handful of press releases that hit the wires this morning, which provide further details of the new Satellite lineup the company announced last week.

Last week's announcement focused on the new Satellite look (which Toshiba describes as "gray pinstripes set upon a field of black" and my colleague Dan Ackerman describes as "a distinct metallic sheen"), and the new Sleep and Charge feature, which lets you charge USB devices even if the laptop is powered off. This week's news listed the full specs of 11 preconfigured Satellite models that are available at Toshiba's site. We've listed all the details after the jump.

The 13.3-inch Satellite U405-S2830 ($1,149) includes these specs:

  • 2.1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T8100
  • Integrated Intel GMA X3100 graphics
  • 3GB RAM
  • 250GB (5,400rpm) hard drive
  • DVD burner with Labelflash
  • Built-in Webcam and microphone
  • 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi
  • Three USB ports
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Stereo speakers (NOT Harmon Kardon, as on other Satellites)
  • One-year standard limited warranty.

For $200 less you can purchase the Satellite U405-S2820, with an older 1.83GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5550, just 2GB of RAM, and 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi.

The 14.1-inch, 5-pound Satellite M305-S4822 ($949) includes:

  • 1.83GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5550
  • Integrated Intel GMA X3100 graphics
  • 3GB RAM
  • 250GB (5,400rpm) hard drive
  • DVD burner with Labelflash
  • Built-in Webcam and microphone
  • 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi
  • Three USB ports
  • Harman Kardon stereo speakers
  • One-year standard limited warranty.

For $100 more you can get the Satellite M305-S4826, which features a 2.1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T8100 processor but otherwise identical components.

The 15.4-inch Satellite A305D-S6831 ($949) includes:

  • 2.2GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-64
  • Integrated ATI Radeon X1250 graphics
  • 3GB RAM
  • 250GB (5,400rpm) hard drive
  • DVD burner with Labelflash
  • Built-in Webcam and microphone
  • 802.11a/g/n Wi-Fi
  • Four USB ports
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Harmon Kardon stereo speakers
  • One-year standard limited warranty.

The $1,149 Satellite A305-S6839 swaps the AMD processor for a 2.1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T8100 CPU, 256MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470 discrete graphics, and a 320GB hard drive. And the $1,299 Satellite A305-S6845 provides a 2.1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T8100 CPU, 512MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 discrete graphics, and two 200GB hard drives.

The 17.1-inch Satellite P305-S8825 ($1,049) includes:

  • 1.83GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5550
  • 256MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470 graphics
  • 3GB RAM
  • 320GB (5,400rpm) hard drive
  • DVD burner with Labelflash
  • Built-in Webcam and microphone
  • 802.11a/g/n Wi-Fi
  • Four USB ports
  • Harman Kardon stereo speakers
  • One-year standard limited warranty.

Opting for the Satellite P305D-S8818 will save you 100 bucks and will buy a 2.1GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-62 processor and just 2GB of RAM. The P300 series also incorporates Toshiba's Regza Link technology, which is basically HDMI-based control codes designed to better integrate TV and A/V sources using a single remote control.

And finally, Toshiba's gaming line will get a refresh with the 17.1-inch Satellite X205-SLi5 ($1,999), which includes:

  • 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T8300
  • 512MB NVIDIA SLi Dual GeForce 8600M GT graphics
  • 3GB RAM
  • 320GB (2 x 160GB, 7,200 RPM) hard drives
  • DVD burner with Labelflash
  • Built-in Webcam and microphone
  • 802.11a/g/n Wi-Fi
  • Four USB ports
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Four Harmon Kardon stereo speakers with sub-woofer
  • Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
  • One-year standard limited warranty.

Throw down another $500 and you can get the Satellite X205-SLi6, with a 2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T9300, 400GB worth of storage, and a USB HDTV Tuner. The Satellite X205 series also boasts HDMI and S/PDIF connections as well as Dolby Sound Room for near-5.1 stereo surround sound.